Head Office Staff List

In order for the schools to run smoothly, there is an enormous amount of effort which goes on behind the scenes. With Head Office located so close to the schools in Loughton, areas such as finance, marketing, ICT, personnel, legal and general support are readily provided to ensure the schools can focus on the education.

Mr M Hagger B.A. (Jnt Hons), M.Ed., PGCE

Group Managing Principal

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As Group Managing Principal, Matthew Hagger performs many roles. Overseeing all operational, financial, regulatory and staffing matters on a daily basis, he meets regularly with parents of children at all four schools both formally and informally. Following the family tradition that began in 1982 when the Hagger family acquired Oaklands School, he is a qualified…

Mrs C Osborn

Group Education Principal B.A.(Hons), M.Sc., PGCE

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Claire Osborn has been Headmistress of Normanhurst School in 2010, having started with us in 2003 as Head of English and Assistant Head. In addition, Claire spent 3 years as Braeside Headmistress from 2016 and is now one of the Group Principals specifically tasked with overseeing the teaching and learning…

Mrs K Burton

Financial Controller

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As Group Financial Controller, Kelsey works with the Accounts Department to prepare the Group’s management accounts and the monthly management, budgeting and forecasting information. Kelsey also helps the Accounts Department with the administration of the fees invoices, credit control and supplier invoices.

Miss E Curtis

Group Personnel Manager and PA to the Group Executive Team

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Emma Curtis works at Head Office as the Personnel Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Group Management Team. Emma takes charge of all initial employment checks following the recruitment of new staff.

Ms D Davis

Lead Group Receptionist & PA to the Group Education Principal

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Diana is the Group Receptionist and is the first port of call for telephone queries and for welcoming visitors to Head Office.  Diana also takes card payments from parents and carries out a variety of roles to allow for the smooth running of the schools.

Mr M East

| Assistant Group Maintenance Officer

Mr M East

Mr S Elbaz

Group Driver

Mr Elbaz drives the school minibuses and vehicles which includes transporting pupils and staff on educational visits or sporting fixtures and other similar activities.

Miss H Grace

Group Accounts Manager

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Hollie is based at Head Office and is part of the Finance Department that looks after the processing of fees and purchase invoices for all four schools. She is available by phone or email to assist with any invoice queries parents or suppliers may have.

Mr G Griffiths

Group Maintenance Manager

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Guy joined the Oak-Tree Group as Group Maintenance Manager in August 2018. He oversees all maintenance at each school across the Group, including a team of around 20 Caretakers, Gardeners, Groundsmen, Maintenance Officers and Porters.

Mrs S Hewitt

Group Bursar

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As Group Bursar, Sharon oversees the processing and collection of the day-to-day fee payments, staff payroll, staff recruitment and departmental budgets. Sharon liaises closely with each school office and provides knowledge and experience having previously been Office Manager at Normanhurst School.

Mr M Isbell

Group Operations Manager

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Mike is the Group Operations Manager, having started in August 2018. With a previous background as General Manager of a large commercial group, he is well suited to the role within the Oak-Tree Group overseeing all regulatory compliance required by the Department for Education and other bodies, and to help…

Mrs V Langdon

Group Marketing Manager B.A.(Hons)

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Experienced in a variety of marketing roles, Vicky has responsibility for all things ‘marketing’ from PR to advertising. This includes editorials, photography, digital advertising, social media, websites, prospectus design and production, events and strategy.

Mr C Lembe

Group ICT Technician

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Christopher maintains the systems and hardware at the four schools.  Working with our external ICT support company, Christopher helps to ensure that the networks, systems and machines are working at all times.

Mr M Molaei

Group ICT Manager M.Sc.

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Mo Molaei is our Group ICT Manager, working with various service providers and contractors to ensure the schools’ ICT systems, software and hardware run smoothly.

Mr A Moore

Group Maintenance Officer

Skilled in many areas, the Maintenance team are happy to assist with general maintenance tasks across all four schools.

Mr D Newson

Group Maintenance Officer

Joining the team in 2018 as a Group Maintenance Officer. Skilled in many areas, Dave is happy to assist with general maintenance tasks across all four schools.

Miss R Picking

Group Marketing Assistant

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Rhianna forms part of the Marketing Team, and can often be seen around the schools taking photographs and gathering news. Rhianna has responsibility of keeping the website and school social media channels up to date, keeping in touch with feeder schools and nurseries and a number of other marketing tasks.

Mrs T Routledge

Group Accounts Assistant

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Tracey is part of the team in the Finance Department that looks after the processing of fees and purchase invoices. Tracey works in the Admin Office and takes credit card payments in person and by telephone and helps with any invoice queries.

Mr S Smith

Group ICT Technician

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Stephen is the newest member of the Group IT Team, working alongside Christopher, he maintains the systems and hardware at the four schools and ensures that all networks, systems and machines are working at all times.

Mr L Street

Group Maintenance Officer

Skilled in many areas, the Maintenance team are happy to assist with general maintenance tasks across all four schools.

Mrs K Wall

Group Receptionist

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Kristy is the Group Receptionist and is the first port of call for telephone queries and for welcoming visitors to Head Office.  Kristy also takes card payments from parents and carries out a variety of roles to allow for the smooth running of the schools.