A former secondary school teacher who joined Cambridge Education ten years ago and is now the Development Director of its UK and European business. He works across the education and social care sectors covering a wide range of projects from national programmes for central government to school improvement for individual schools. Most recently he has spent two years on a part-time secondment as the founding Chief Executive of a multi Academy trust of seven schools in the southwest. He regularly delivers training nationally to senior leaders and Directors of multi-academy Trusts and has worked with over forty Trusts in the past year.
He is a non-executive director of an Academy Trust, and has also been governor of a maintained school.
The direction of travel has been set: Most schools will be academies and the vast majority of these in Trusts. Governing a trust is different from governing an individual school. This session will look at lessons learned, emerging themes and whether we can reduce the need to re-invent the wheel.