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Strive4 Academy Trust

Striving for excellence...

Central Support

Pam Selvakumar – Finance Manager

Pam joined the Central Finance Team in February 2021 after many years of experience in school finance within Secondary and SEN Schools. She is highly motivated and runs the day to day financial administration of the Trust schools and works closely with the CEO on strategic financial management and reporting. Prior to her career in the Education sector, Pam has worked in Practice and Local Authority gaining valuable financial training and had the opportunity to experience a wide range of clients with varying financial systems, controls and audit requirements; helping them to manage their financial responsibilities and make financial decisions. Pam is also the Chief Financial Officer for the Trust.

Jennifer Small - Operations Manager

Jennifer joins Strive4 with many years of experience working at a senior level within the education sector. She is a confident “hands on” leader whose expertise is in managing and developing support teams to deliver high level services to internal and external customers.

Her previous roles have included a wide remit of operational and school business management and she is particularly skilled in developing finance and administration processes, procedures and systems.

Pete Wade - Compliancy Manager

Pete has a enjoyed a career working in Operational roles for a number of large organisations with a particular focus on Operational Excellence. During this time he rose to Board level with responsibility  for Financial and Budget control, People development and acting as Lead on Change Management processes to aid improved productivity and staff welfare. By bringing these aspects to the Academy Pete is supporting our development and continued growth. A former Governor of a local Junior school, 4 years as Chair, his experience in understanding the importance of creating a strong educational environment supports the ethos for our children's future.

Strive4 Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales registered number: 10863245.
Registered Address: Strive4 Academy Trust, Ray Lodge Primary School, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ