Chris Hatton (Director/Chair) read more

Chris has been a member and director of Legra Academy Trust since its launch. He formerly served as a governor at Belfairs Academy. 

He is a journalist and newspaper editor, overseeing a portfolio of titles including the Echo, the daily paper for south Essex.


Bev Williams (CEO / Director) read more

Bev is CEO of Legra Academy Trust and Principal at Belfairs Academy.

Strength and resilience run through the very fabric of all of the academies within our Trust. We are a great team who encourage each other to always achieve excellence. 


John Hunt (Director) read more

John is Chief Operating Officer of Finance & Quality at Bromley College of F&HE. 

John is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and lives in Essex with his wife and three children. 


Claire Hankey (Director) read more

Claire is a director of communications and engagement working across numerous NHS health and care organisations. Her role encompasses public participation, stakeholder briefings, media relations and community and staff engagement.

A former local and national journalist she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Claire lives in Essex with her husband and is mum to two young children.


Adam Tregoning JP (Director) read more

Adam is currently Mayor's Officer & Macebearer to the Mayor of the Borough of Southend-on-Sea.

Adam is also a Magistrate on the South Essex Bench covering Southend & Basildon Magistrates Courts.


Cllr Fay Evans (Director) read more

Councillor Fay Evans, former Mayor, is a well-respected member of the community and continues to have strong links with the Local Authority.

Cllr Evans believes that children are our future and education is so important.


Janet Jones (Director) read more

Janet has worked in the secondary sector of education for 40 years. She began her career as a linguist, was involved as a teacher trainer and over the past 20 years has worked as a successful senior manager in a variety of schools in Essex and elsewhere. As a headteacher she brought her experience to schools and communities where a fresh approach was required.

Essentially a pragmatist, she understands the needs of the community around the school and she is committed to creating a quality service for students and their parents.