The Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust is a partnership of primary and secondary school in the West Midlands, working together to help young people grow in confidence and blossom into effective learners who take their opportunities. The Trust is committed to achieving the highest possible standards through a flexible, inclusive approach, supporting each other and learning from the best educational practice. As a strongly community-focused Trust, we work with local industry to create improved life and employment prospects for young people.
Sharon Thorp is the Trust Business Manager and leads on all matters of finance, human resources, estates and facilities management over the MAT. Sharon is also the Data Protection Officer for the Trust and has been accredited as a School Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) through the DFE as a ‘school business experts’ and will use her expertise to help trusts and schools drive transformational change within the sector by supporting schools and trusts to maximise their use of resources in order to deliver positive educational outcomes including through effective integration of curriculum and financial planning. Sharon has fifteen years of experience as the School Business Manager of a large secondary school. Has been a tutor for the Diploma of School Business Management programme and has a Level 5 NCSL School Business Management qualification.