Matt Rampton

Matt Rampton has been a serving Headteacher and Executive Headteacher for over 14 years. He has taught in Lewisham, Southwark and Bromley in a range of primary specific phases.

He is a National Leader in Education and supports schools in Bromley, Medway, Norfolk and Southwark. He has a strong record in change management and has helped failing schools turn around and become successful places of learning.

Matt is a National Facilitator for Challenge the Gap and has a passion for improving the life chances of vulnerable children. He is a Facilitator for various educational improvement programmes including the Outstanding Teaching Programme and Improving Teaching Programme.

He is a Professional Coach and mentors Headteacher colleagues at different stages of their journey to realise their aims and ambitions for school improvement.

Matt is committed to collaborative working across schools. His school acts as strategic partner for two teaching schools.

A truly inspirational and supportive leader

Mario Di Clemente
Chief Operations Officer

Mario Di Clemente has worked in education for over 30 years since graduating with a modern languages degree. He has taught Spanish, Italian, French and English and has occupied senior management team posts since 2001 including as Principal of two colleges in London. He also has experience of both day and boarding schools.

He has led schools through highly successful inspections, both by Ofsted and the ISI, and is himself a school inspector. He has also served as a trustee on the UK Council for International Student Affairs and as Chair of the Council for Independent Education.

He has gained wide experience of senior educational leadership, staff and curriculum development, human resources, financial management and educational marketing. He has also mentored students and staff and is currently a school governor. 

Mario places the identification, development and fulfilment of individual potential at the heart of his educational philosophy.

Toni Dickenson
Chief Financial Officer

Toni acts as the Trust’s Chief Financial Officer/Administrator and reports directly to the CEO. Toni works closely with key members of the Trust Board, Finance & Audit Committee and advises individual local governing bodies on the Trust overall financial accounts via meaningful financial analysis reports. Toni has set up robust annual budget and monitoring processes across all the academies within the Trust that ensures financial balance.

In tandem, Toni ensures that the Financial Management Policies and Risk implications of policy initiatives are analysed and appropriately addressed achieving a medium-term plan which underpins the sustainable long term financial strategy for the Trust. Leads on asset and balance sheet management for the Trust by developing and maintaining an effective resource allocation model to deliver the Trust’s business priorities. Toni checks at an early stage, that innovative financial approaches comply with regulatory requirements and advises on resources, partnership opportunities and risk to support strategy development proposals for front line activities.

Tony Mahendra
Facilities Manager

Tony Mahendra recently joined the Chancery Education Trust as our Trust’s Facilities Manager. Tony has over 17 years of experience within the Facilities Management arena covering education, healthcare, retail and commercial environments encompassing both public and private sectors.

Tony is responsible for tenders, contracts, SLA’s, project management and licenses across all the Schools and Academies within the Trust, which assures better plans for future development in line with strategic business objectives. Having gained various experiences within Facilities Management, Tony also advises on Policy Management, HR, Finance and Contracts Management.

Tony looks after the Trust’s Health & Safety and Resources Management to maintain and follow best practices back to the Trust. In addition, he will be overseeing various Facilities related Trust projects to build up a sustainable future for the Trust thereby offering the necessary resources for the Trust.

The management of Total Facilities is pivotal to our Trust to ensure we meet the needs of our students, staff and visitors in both short and longer terms and Tony envisages to align the entire facilities operations under the Chancery Education Trust in the foreseeable future.

Shelley Floyd
HR Manager

Shelley Floyd has over 10 years of experience working in HR and Payroll within Pickhurst Academy and is the MAT’s central point of contact for all the academies within the Trust for HR & Pension related matters.  Shelley leads and supports in the management and delivery of day-to-day HR operations, including advisory, monitoring, recruitment for the Trust.  Due to Shelley’s background experience she is able to provide professional support, advice and guidance to academy Principals, the MAT Board and colleagues in relation to complex employee relations and other HR matters.  In addition, Shelley has developed, reviewed and implemented human resource policies and practices so that the MAT meets all strategic, legal and best practice objectives.

Rachel Penney
Trust Administrator

Rachel joined the Chancery Education Trust as a Trust Administrator. Rachel has over 20 years; experience in administration, having worked as an Executive Assistant for an International Corporate PR company working closely with clients in various areas including their financial results announcements.

Rachel is responsible for overseeing the monitoring cycle for the Trust, including staff appraisals and pupil progress reviews and providing any associated administrative support to the leadership team. In tandem, to this Rachel is responsible for updating the Trust’s Training Plan, liaising with staff and researching any relevant training courses required as well as making sure staff are booked on relevant refresher courses. Rachel is also the Trust’s point of contact with recruitment agencies relating to staff vacancies/job advertisements.

Pauline Cheung
Trust Administrator

Pauline joined the Chancery Education Trust as a Trust Administrator. Pauline has over 14 years within the education field and has worked across both primary and secondary school level. She has an insight of working in class as well as in a school administrative role. Before this she spent 11 years in book publishing as a Senior Book Production Manager managing a team of 3. Pauline also brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and graphic design.

Pauline is responsible for ensuring effective marketing across all the schools within the Trust, including websites, newsletters, brochures and signage. In addition to this ,Pauline is responsible for consistent policies across the Trust and is the lead Trust Coordinator for all aspects relating to Governance.

Pauline supports the leadership team and management of the Trust in its aims, objectives and aspirations.


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