C.I.T. Finance

Welcome to C.I.T. Academies Finance Page

Below you will find all statutory information, please click on the relevant file from the table below:

Document Name

EFA Funding Agreement
Gender Pay Gap Report
Finance Policy - currently under annual review
C.I.T. Accounts 2016-2017 (incorporating the accounting policy)
C.I.T. Accounts 2015-2016 (incorporating the accounting policy)
C.I.T. Accounts 2014-2015 (incorporating the accounting policy)

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Michelle New   
Michelle Allbones
Head of Finance  

I joined the C.I.T. team as Head of Finance in April 2018.

The Trust has been outsourcing finance to an external consultancy for some years now.  Following an audit, it was agreed that bringing finance back in house would not only save money, but also improve internal processes and communications. Therefore, we are now very busy creating a fully functioning C.I.T Finance Team at the central office.

The purpose of this central finance function is to support and assist the schools to meet our strategic vision of creating a first class infrastructure that influences education and enables outstanding lifelong learning.

Although centralising will enable the Trust to achieve economies of scale, more streamlined approaches to procurement, budgeting and management of finance; the support of financial administrators within the schools, along with the school business managers who support them, are essential to the success of the central finance team.  The aim is to take the financial administrative burden away from the teaching staff so that they can concentrate on doing what they do best, teaching. 

I come from a varied financial and business background including accountancy practice, industry and other charitable organisations.  I have been a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant for over 20 years and have a Master’s Degree in   Planning and Development.  I’m very excited to join the education sector and to be part of the C.I.T. team.  I am keen to  play my part in helping to develop our Trust as one that achieves excellence in learning.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, baking and weightlifting (although not together!)

Darren Wilson
Financial Analyst 
I joined the finance team within C.I.T. in March 2018 as a Financial Analyst.

My main areas of responsibilities are to analyse historic data in order to reduce     unnecessary overspend across the Trust, and to implement the centralisation of  commercial services, utilities, procurement, and stock management. 

My aim is to assist the Trust in fully realising its purpose - “Where Learning Comes First” by helping reduce the burden of school business management that currently sits with heads and school staff. Thus allowing teaching and support staff more time to focus their energy on the children within their schools and help give the children what they deserve, the best education possible.

My background is in Commercial Business Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and Navigation as a Maritime Officer.

I’m married with 2 children and have interests in Judo, Cricket, Rugby and   Campanology. 

Chloe Lyon  
Chloe Lyon
Management Accountant

Lynn John
Ledger Controller

Natalie Whotton
Finance Administrator

Jasmine Turner
Finance Administrator