Meet the Core Team


Kehri Ellis was appointed Chief Executive of North Tyneside Learning Trust in October 2012. Kehri joined the Trust after six years as Director of Newcastle Partnership and has a wealth of experience in successful partnership working. Her previous roles include Head of Social Investment at Sunderland Housing Group (now Gentoo) as well as a number of senior management roles within national charities. Kehri’s career began in housing, managing the homelessness and housing advice service at Sunderland City Council. Kehri has an MA in Housing Policy and Management, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Katrina Moffat

Katrina Moffat joined the Trust in September 2020 as Project Manager. She has held varied roles in the education sector including Student Recruitment Coordinator at Northumbria University, Programme Manager at Villiers Park Educational Trust, a national charity working with disadvantaged young people, and most recently, Programme Manager at NCFE supporting the development of qualifications. Katrina has an MSc in Project Management.

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Nicola Comrie has worked at the Trust in an administration and finance role since September 2015. Initially this was on a secondment basis from Norham High School. Since October 2017 Nicola has been employed directly by the Trust. Nicola works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, term time only.  Previously Nicola had worked at Norham High School for nearly 8 years as an Administration Clerk,  she was also Administration Manager for a food service company and a Commercial Registration and Billing Senior Team Leader for a utility company. Nicola’s key function within the Trust will be to provide administrative and financial support, including reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

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Currently on Materninty Leave – Melissa Laidler was seconded to the Trust from Norham High School in October 2016. Mel’s main role within the trust is to provide admin support for the Science Learning Partnership, as well as other general administration duties. She has worked at Norham High School as the Receptionist since 2013 and previously worked for the National Trust at Seaton Delaval Hall as a conservation assistant.

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