The Kensington Aldridge Academy Intrepidus Trust (KIT) is a registered charity number 1175920 established on 23 November 2017.
The Trust was set up by a group of the school’s governors, who all live and work locally. They are supported by two part-time Administrators.
Trustees meet regularly to agree the strategy and activities of the Trust and develop ideas and opportunities to benefit the school and its pupils. The team comprises:
Lucy has a background in education, social entrepreneurship and the arts and is a trustee of CHK Charities, Nordoff Robbins and Home Start. She is also a member of the Financial Advisory Committee of Into University. In addition, Lucy mentors young artists and social entrepreneurs through the Patrons Programme, the School for Creative Start Ups and School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Lucy’s area of interest is delivering a real difference through giving, and having a greater impact through leveraging and scalability, in particular in the area of improving access to education for all.
Adam is one of the founders of Innocent Drinks and now runs JamJar Investments which helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses and have a net positive effect on the world around them. He is also Trustee of the Innocent Foundation, which tackles food poverty through their partnerships with charities around the world.
Ryan is Assistant Principal in charge of behaviour at Kensington Aldridge Academy. He joined KAA in August 2014 as Lead Teacher of PE. Since joining the academy he has founded a dynamic PE department, and has been Director of Learning for Year 7.
In 2015 Ryan completed a Master’s degree in Teaching & Learning from the Institute of Education. Before joining KAA, Ryan was Head of Boys PE at Phoenix Academy, an 11–19 school in Shepherds Bush, London. Whilst at Phoenix, Ryan had a number of responsibilities including GCSE programme delivery and Educational Visits Coordinator.
John has a background in publishing and marketing, and having set up the publishing company John Brown Media, he has since managed the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, been chairman of Wisden and launched Bob Books. He is currently Chairman of Camara Learning and travel company Wild Frontiers, and Director of Wanderlust and Oldie magazines. He is a Governor of Notting Hill Prep School, Trustee of the Keiskamma Trust, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Jane has been involved in education for most of her working life. After a few years in educational publishing, she turned to nursery education and set up and ran the current Acorn Nursery School in West London for over 30 years. In 2003 she was approached by Acorn parents to set up a co-educational prep school. Notting Hill Prep, an accredited Thinking School, is now in its seventeenth year and is celebrated for its ability to preserve and promote the joy of childhood within a dynamic and stimulating culture of academic rigour.
Shona Nichols is currently Executive Director of the Aldridge Foundation, which creates and funds innovative strategies and initiatives to support young people living in challenging circumstances and communities, equipping them with the skills to improve their academic performance, their life chances and to add value to the communities in which they live.
Shona was previously Executive Director, Corporate Development & Communications at Capita Plc and a member of its Executive Committee. She is an experienced senior business leader and communications advisor with over 30 years’ experience of working in leading businesses and consultancies across both the private and public sector.
Shona has been involved in charity and social outreach initiatives throughout her career. Through combining her business and financial acumen with her communications skills, she has delivered valuable support and outcomes to individuals and communities facing health, education and economic challenges and exclusion – striving to create equal chances and possibilities for all.
Eleni’s background is in the charity sector. As Deputy Director of Fundraising at homelessness charity The Connection at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Eleni looked after relationships with trusts, foundations and major donors. Previousy, Eleni was at Children Change Colombia, where in addition to fundraising, she worked with local partners to develop programmes supporting children affected by poverty and conflict. Eleni is also Trustee of the Foundation for the Promotion of Well-Being, a private foundation making grants to a variety of causes.
Sharing the role of Administrator with Eleni from September 2019, Sophie was previously class teacher at Lena Gardens Primary School, where she was variously responsible for Year 6, Upper Key Stage Two and leading on enrichments. She currently shares her time between KIT and as SENCO at Greenside Primary School where she works with pupils who have special educational needs. Sophie was born and raised in Notting Dale and is committed to drawing on her experience to have a positive impact in that community.