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Four New Trustees Join Our Board

Four new trustees join our Board 


Four New Trustees join the Board 


Four new appointments have been made to our Board of Trustees, boosting the membership to 11. Collectively they bring experience of education, finance, health and blue-chip organisations. Our new trustees are: 


Amanda Blackburn – a highly successful Executive Headteacher of two primary schools with a proven track record of raising standards, aspirations and achievement. Amanda has experience of leading training in national leadership qualifications and is an advocate for inclusive education. 


Malcolm Dennett – an FCCA qualified accountant with extensive management and consultancy experience of the public, private and charity sectors, including a number of NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups.


Graham Tiley – an experienced executive/non-executive director with a doctorate in geoscience and over 30 years experience in the energy sector. He served on the Board of the International School of Amsterdam for five years and is currently Chair of the Board of Dv8, an independent Further Education provider.


David Tow – a well-respected Headteacher and IT specialist with strong leadership skills and solid experience of primary education, school finance, organisational change, school monitoring and safeguarding. 


We’re very pleased to welcome these four impressive new trustees to our team. Their breadth of experience is a fantastic addition to our Board and compliments that of our existing trustees. They are already making a significant contribution to our strategic direction and vision, and we’re looking forward to working with them over the long-term to help us achieve our goal of positively impacting children’s futures.


Our structure sees us primarily governed by a Board of Trustees, who are also its company directors and the governors of all the schools. They bring together a range of skills and experience from within and around the education sector, and wider commercial areas.