King Alfred Trust

  1. Our Team

Our Team

Caroline Baynes

Chair of Local Governing Body at King’s Gate Primary School

Has been a Trustee since the Trust’s formation

Worked as a corporate lawyer, was head of procurement for a large financial institution.

Currently working as a development officer for England Hockey

Nicola Gilbert

2010: appointed Headteacher of Pewsey Primary School.

2014: led school through academy conversion.

2017: designated National Leader of Education.

2019: opened free school – King’s Gate Primary

Richard Johnson

Chair of King Alfred Trust

Former Pewsey Primary School parent.

A former head teacher, currently working as a lead inspector for schools and educational consultant, specialising in Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Karen Shields

Chair of Governors at Pewsey Primary School for the second time and has spent 15 years as a school governor.

Has been a Trustee since the Trust’s formation.

Works in Business and Management Development supporting a variety of companies nationally through mentoring and coaching.

Wendy Spencer


Wendy joined King Alfred Trust in 2020

She has a School Business & Finance background

Linda Trapnell


Linda joined the Trust Board in October 2021. Linda has over 50 years’ experience in education. Linda is now and independent Education Consultant, working with University College London /Institute of Education on leadership programmes and coaching. Linda has over 10 years’ experience of being a Governor and a Trustee at a Multi Academy Trust in London.

Roger White

Roger joined the Trust Board in March 2021. He has an engineering background and brings with him a wealth of Business and Marketing experience.


Caroline Baynes

Robert De Berry

Alison Millett

Jonathan Thompson

Barry Davis