Leadership and governance

One of the Trust’s four strategic goals is to provide ethical governance and executive leadership focused on fulfilling our vision for every child in a LETTA school. The Trust Board acts in accordance with its articles of association. Trustees are fully committed to their moral purpose, to education and to the local community.

The Trust’s vision, values and ethos underpins the work of all those in governance. Members of the Local Governing Boards work closely in partnership with headteachers and leaders to fully understand their schools. They make sure that all pupils in their school receive an exceptional education.

Trustees, governors and leaders observe the Nolan Principles of:

Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends

Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties

In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit

Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office

Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands

Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest

Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example

Trust leadership team


Chief Executive Officer (trust leader)


Director of School Improvement


Chief Finance Officer


Bygrove Head of School


Stebon Headteacher


Executive PA - Communications, Governance & Marketing

Central finance
and operations team


Chief Finance Officer (team leader)


Senior premises manager


Income generation manager


Executive PA - Communications, Governance & Marketing
Shelema Begum 5

Shelema Begum

HR manager

Samia Hussain

Finance & Procurement Officer



Gael Hicks

Mark Campbell


Ramakrishnan Venkatakrishnan



Chair of
Trust Board


Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

Oliver Woodward

Vice-chair of Resources Committee


Vice-chair of Trust Board


Resources Committee

Daniel Rose

Resources Committee

Ramakrishnan Venkatakrishnan

Chair of Resources Committee

Governance Documents

The LETTA Trust is an approved Kickstart Scheme Gateway organisation. The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people.

The LETTA Trust will support partner schools across Tower Hamlets and Newham to recruit talent through the Kickstart scheme, providing young people in East London with six months of paid employment and a programme to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours for success in the workforce. Local schools will benefit from additional capacity at a time when the school system is under huge pressure nationally.

As a Kickstart Scheme Gateway organisation, the LETTA Trust will provide:

  • support for young people who risk long term unemployment to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours desired by employers in the modern workforce;
  • additional capacity for local schools who are under pressure to maintain high standards of education and care in the face of a global pandemic, and financial and staffing shortages;
  • an opportunity for partner schools to make a significant impact in the local community at a time of great challenge.

The LETTA Trust and it’s partner schools are located in some of East London’s most vibrant areas, close to Canary Wharf, the Olympic Park and Lee Valley. We aim to provide exceptional opportunities for the communities we serve and our participation in Kickstart is an extension of this mission. We’re proud to be a part of this scheme and to continue to support our community.

The schools and organisations working with the LETTA Trust to deliver Kickstart are:

For more information about the Kickstart Scheme, visit the government website.   

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