Meet our Trust Staff
Wendy Whelan – Chief Executive Officer
I have a passion for ensuring that through education everyone can have access to equality of opportunity. Since 2015 I have also been a Pupil Premium Champion qualified in undertaking Ofsted directed Pupil Premium reviews. I have also chaired a number of Education-Business partnership groups in past roles and think it is important for our academies to make solid links with non-education institutions – to this end we are growing our number of partners working as part of our Trust.
I am very proud to be Chief Executive Officer of United Endeavour Trust. We are proud of our achievements, of our staff and students and we are ambitious for continual improvement which progresses us towards achieving high academic and pastoral standards. We have a strong commitment to developing the whole child and to working in wider partnerships to allow our students to experience active citizenship and a good preparation for employability and a life based on developing well-being. We have only been a Multi-Academy Trust since October 2015 but we have developed clear structures for the successful governance and management of the MAT which are being used as good practice examples with a number of developing MATs.”
Vickie Keeling – Trust Director and Head of Estates
Sarah Rowell – Head of HR
At that time new roles were being introduced in schools in the area of Business Management and I chose to pursue this. I worked in a Primary School initially for 18 months before moving to Clayton Hall to work in the Finance Office. Since then I have worked across the Trust in all areas of School Business Management which then led to me becoming the Head of Human Resources for the United Endeavour Trust.”
Matt Tierney – Head of Data
John Dooley – Head of IT
Shane Birchall – Head of Finance
After studying Accounting and Finance at Keele University, I started employment at an accounting firm called RSM in the audit department. I studied for my ACA accounting qualification and became a fully qualified accountant in 2016.
After six years at RSM, I joined United Endeavour Trust as Head of Finance in January 2019.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and also playing and watching sports.