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Our Executive Team

Corinne Sheehan
Joint Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer

Corinne joined The Spring Partnership Trust in 2015 as Finance Manager across Hayes Primary School and St Mary Cray Primary Academy, before being appointed as CFO across the Trust for 5 years.  Corinne is now joint CEO and carries out the role of Accounting Officer for the Trust.

Corinne leads on the strategic development of the Trust, specifically in relation to Trust financial strategy, and ensures high level reporting and consistency across the Trust, as well as driving economies of scale and income generation for all our schools to maximise the funding and income on teaching and learning for the benefit of all pupils.

Previously, following completion of her law degree, Corinne joined a local firm of Chartered Accountants and built up a portfolio of audit, accounts and tax clients.  She then worked for Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, an Initial Teacher Training Provider, as their Finance Manager.

Gulcin Sesli
Joint Chief Executive Officer and Trust Safeguarding Lead



Gulcin carried out the role of Executive Head Teacher for the Trust with responsibility for Midfield, Leesons and St Mary Cray primary schools for 5 years. This involved responsibility for teaching & learning and the curriculum across the whole of the Trust.  Gulcin has a strong understanding of school improvement and, after leading Midfield for five years, had received an outstanding inspection.  Gulcin is now joint CEO and carries out the role of Safeguarding Lead for the Trust.

Prior to joining TSPT, Gulcin was a Deputy Head at a school in Dartford and was part of a journey of amalgamating an infant and junior school, which was a huge success. She has a great passion for the teaching of English and was a lead literacy teacher in the Dartford and Gravesend area for several years.

Verity Bolton
Chief Operations Officer and Company Secretary

Verity has responsibility for the Trust’s business and procurement functions as well as overseeing estates management, health & safety, trust policies, and governance.  Verity is involved in the development and implementation of the Trust’s strategic goals including the Trust development plan and also carries out the Company Secretary function for the Trust.  Verity has been with the Trust since it developed, having originally become involved with the education sector as a Clerk for one of the member schools.

After graduating from University - and prior to becoming involved in the education sector - Verity was part of the HR team at a global advertising agency where she was responsible for managing the training and development programme for the London office.