Aredi has project managed and worked as part of a team that has delivered 22 new academies and free schools, the majority from application phase through to opening. Having worked as a key site representative for several schools, Aredi continues to advise open schools on capital projects. As a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, the project management qualification used by the Department for Education (DfE), Aredi has worked as a Project Management Director for: primary, secondary, all-through and faith schools, within both single and multi-academy trusts and has been working with NSN since 2012.
Free school pre-opening experience
Aredi has worked as a Project Management Director for the Chapel Street Community Schools Trust, working full time to open their first seven free schools, which included Atherton Community School and Tyndale Community School (both rated Good by Ofsted in 2014 and 2015 respectively).
Other school experience
Aredi has project managed the opening of 12 new academies and set up an in-house project management facility for Oasis Community Learning (a multi-academy trust of 48 academies). She has advised three other trusts on the development of their free schools (including two single academy trusts).
All aspects of free school and pre-opening project management, governance, education, admissions, marketing, policies, consultation, headteacher recruitment, ICT procurement and site-related activities.
"Aredi is extremely knowledgeable in all the processes and requirements from the DfE to navigate successfully through the bid stage, funding agreement, readiness to open meeting and the pre-opening Ofsted visit. She has been a key contact for us with the ESFA on all site/building-related matters and has a detailed understanding of legal, design development, planning, ICT, and FF&E requirements. She knows the right questions to ask to make sure that the programme is met and final designs of the building deliver our ethos and curriculum vision."
Member and Trustee, Chapel Street Community Schools Trust