The Trustees are the people responsible under the Trust’s Articles of Association for controlling the schools’ management and administration. They have responsibility for directing its affairs, and for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the Trust’s charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public.
I have lived in the local area for 40 years and have been a school governor for 14 years at both primary and secondary levels, being Chair of Governors before becoming Chair of Trustees. My children have gone through the Trust Schools and are now in Further Education.
I own and run a local business, and in my spare time I'm involved in a Local Coastal rowing club.
Andy Hodgkinson(Ex-Officio) Chief Executive Officer & Accounting Officer
John MarchantVice Chair & Trustee
I have worked within education settings for the past forty years. Having qualified as a teacher of Geography, I held a variety of senior posts within the secondary sector including being a Headteacher. I was previously trained and qualified as a Registered Ofsted Inspector. I have a Masters Degree in Education Management and the National Professional Qualification for Headship.
I have worked in education in Essex and Suffolk for over 40 years. Following headship of a number of schools, I was employed as a Local Authority advisory headteacher. Recently I have been CEO of a consultancy company.
I have lived in the local area for the last 35 years and my background is in financial services. I currently work for the financial regulator
I have been a Governor for more than 12 years. I continue to combine my experience in industry, which includes risk management and financial matters, with the knowledge and understanding that comes from the experience of sitting on Local Governing Bodies and now the Trustee Board.
I have worked within education for my entire career, with experience in teaching and learning, across a number of settings including primary, secondary and special. I currently work within a large Trust leading on safeguarding. Being heavily involved in school improvement and accountability work, I am passionate about ensuring that every child has access to the highest quality provision.
I am a recently retired Headteacher, but in my time I have taught children in every age group in the primary sector. I have worked in education since I qualified as a teacher in 1974, except for a brief period as a Tax Inspector at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.