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The Trust Board

C.I.T - Community Inclusive Trust. Where learning comes first

Meet the Trust Board

The C.I.T Trust Board lead strategy development and hold the Chief Executive to account for delivery of the business plan. The Board define the vision and strategy; operate within financial constraints, and create a strong and effective governance structure.

Paul Boucher

Chair of the Trust Board – Trustee and Member

Paul has been Chair of the Trust Board since it was formed in 2014. Having a strong commitment to furthering the education and welfare of children and young people in Lincolnshire, Paul has huge experience in maintaining Outstanding Schools. Paul works for Lincolnshire County Council producing directories of provision for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and their parents.

Peter Bell

CEO – Trustee (Ex officio, non-voting Trustee)

A National Leader of Education and member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Head Teachers Board. Peter brings drive, ambition and the skill set to ensure that the individual pupils across the Trust receive the highest levels of education and care. Peter is fully invested and passionate about achieving our purpose of putting learners first.

Graham Cook

Trustee and Member

Graham is a qualified architect and has been a member of the Trust Board since it was formed in 2014. Graham’s professional qualifications give him insight into the practical aspects of maintaining school buildings and the financial aspects of running a MAT. Graham brings a parental perspective to maintaining the best possible, high quality education and opportunities for pupils across all ages and levels of ability.

Kathleen Weekes


A retired Senior Healthcare Professional and Senior Civil Service Government Nurse Adviser, Kathleen has over 30 years’ experience as an Executive Board Level Nurse in the NHS. With strong leadership skills and experience of managing large teams, Kathleen brings high standards to the Trust to challenge decisions to ensure the highest standards of education for all the children attending C.I.T schools.

Lucy McClements

Trustee and Finance Committee Chairperson

Lucy is a qualified accountant with 20years experience in financial services regulations having started her career at the Bank of England. Lucy has a deep knowledge of governance and risk management including the application of policies, procedures, and systems. Lucy supports the Trust in developing approaches to effectively govern and risk manage, to ensure the individual schools thrive in a well-controlled Trust operating environment.

Sandy Paley

Truest Member

Experienced in teaching, leadership, governance, MAT budget management and HR, Sandy is currently the Head of School for a large Outstanding Secondary School in Nottinghamshire. Sandy is passionate about improving the education and welfare of young people and supports the vision of C.I.T. Sandy contributes to the development of our strategy, whilst supporting the monitoring of the delivery of our vision.

Kathryn Goodman


Having spent a lot of her career in the delivery of Welfare Services, Kathryn saw first-hand what can happen when young people fail to get the support and education they need at an early age. Kathryn joined the Trust Board to help ensure that our young people are given the best possible start in life, are encouraged to do well and realise their potential. Kathryn also supports the Trust with her experience in business and commerce, and HR.

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