St. Paul's Community Development Trust
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David Cusack – Chief Executive Officer

David started work at St Paul’s in September 2016. David has been in senior management positions for over twenty years working in the public sector/private sector and third sector. Appointed by St Paul’s who saw a strong motivational leader, with the ability to apply strategic and operational thinking and a strong track record in managing change. David has a positive attitude and a focus on delivering excellent customer services.

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Alison Moore – District Strategic & Operational Manager for the Hall Green District 

Alison has been working for St Paul’s Community Development Trust since 2002, establishing one of the first Sure Start Local Programmes in Birmingham which has evolved over the sixteen years into an Outstanding Children’s Centre provision.

Alison’s career spans 35 years, with strong roots embedded in Early Years and Family Support and roles that have enabled her to make significant impact on the lives of children, young people and their families. As Head of Children’s Services for the Trust for the last thirteen years she has helped develop and lead our very successful early years services including: Nursery Provision; Out of Hour Services; extensive Children’s Centre programmes and lead for Safeguarding.

Her new role as District Strategic & Operational Manager for the Hall Green District involves overseeing services across Hall Green, being responsible for performance and developing and improving service provision as part of the new 0 -5 Early Years & Well-being Service, known as Birmingham Forward Steps.

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Kerenza Palmer – Head of School

Kerenza started work at St Paul’s in September 2015. She came to St Paul’s as the Deputy Head teacher, having spent 8 years as head of departments in a SEN post 16 provision. In total Kerenza has over 15 years’ experience in management positions either in SEN or main stream sixth form settings.

Kerenza is recognised for her passion and commitment to supporting young people. She provides a strong, positive and supportive management style to ensure staff feel supported in carrying out their roles effectively. Kerenza’s focus is to provide a non-judgemental and inclusive learning environment for young people who have struggled in previous educational settings where they can succeed in line with their own individual capabilities.

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