Trustees

Members of the PLT

Mr Richard Moodey – Chair

Mrs Jane Bass

Dr Diane Halstead

Mr Michael Chisnall

I qualified as a teacher in 1974 and worked in three middle/primary schools before being appointed to a deputy headship. In 1983, I took up the first of three headships in Kent. I qualified as a Ofsted inspector in 1994, shortly after Ofsted was formed, and spent four years as a school improvement adviser and inspector (all phases) in East Sussex. In 1998, I returned to Kent as a district education officer with responsibility for school improvement in schools of all phases. I was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) in 2003 and specialised in the inspection of teacher education. By 2008 I was a senior HMI and part of the corporate leadership team of Ofsted and professional adviser to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector. I took early retirement in 2011 and has since acted as an independent educational consultant. I am Chair of Governors at a Kent secondary school and in my spare time, I am a stage actor and director.

Mr Iain Martin

I qualified as an Architect in 1996 and have been in practice in the UK and abroad since then. After spending six years working in Berlin, I returned to England to work for a number of large practices before eventually becoming a Director in Capita Architecture, a role I fulfilled for five years. I resigned from this position in 2012 to start my own business – Studio LIME Ltd – a small architectural practice in Bristol. Having been a Director in a FTSE 100 listed company and then started, and managed, a successful ‘start-up’ company, I have business knowledge and experience which I hope will be useful to the Premier Learning Trust.

I am currently the Chair of Governors for a Primary School in the Southwest of England. I was involved in the formation of a Multi Academy Trust, which will include a Secondary School and six Primary Schools, and will become Chair of Trustees upon the formation of the Trust in 2017. My experience in other schools will allow me to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the Premiership Learning Trust.

I live in Somerset with my wife, two children and a dog called Snoopy.

Trustees of the PLT

Mrs Carol Carlsson Browne – Chair of Trustees

Chair

I qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and practised for almost 12 years, when I retrained as a teacher. I taught in a number of schools in North Essex, worked as a literacy consultant for Essex County Council and retired two years ago after six years as a local head teacher.

Although retired, I retain a keen interest in education. I have recently completed an MA in Children’s Literature and I am involved with initial teacher training with Tendring Hundred Primary SCITT.

I was a school governor from 1990 – 1998 and again from 2010 onwards. I am currently a trustee of two Multi-Academy Trusts. I have undertaken much training, including more recently the Certificate in School Governance Studies, Safer Recruitment in Education and Level 3 Safeguarding training.

I believe wholeheartedly in the state-funded school system from which my children benefitted, and now my grandchildren. I want all children to have the best possible education, while at the same time acknowledging that schools play an important role in children’s health and wellbeing.

Mrs Tracey Cullen-Kennedy

Vice Chair

As a company director and accounts manager I understand the importance of working in a team, which is why before becoming a school governor I decided to become more qualified in this area. After a year I achieved the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and also The Open University Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools (E111). Since becoming a school governor in 2011 I have carried out online courses and regularly attend and participate in training, e.g. an accredited Safer Recruitment course, SEND update training, Benchmarking, DATA, Safeguarding and have been awarded the Certificate of Governance.

I am proud to say I have been part of Holland Park Primary School since 2004 when my son first started in Reception. My son is now in year 13 at Clacton County High School, doing really well and my daughter is very happy in year 5. As a working parent I feel very lucky that I can arrange my working hours to enable me to do what I love, my voluntary work within Premier Learning Trust; Holland Park Primary School & Alton Park Junior School.

Mr Anthony Welch

CEO of Premier Learning Trust

Mr Iain Martin

I qualified as an Architect in 1996 and have been in practice in the UK and abroad since then. After spending six years working in Berlin, I returned to England to work for a number of large practices before eventually becoming a Director in Capita Architecture, a role I fulfilled for five years. I resigned from this position in 2012 to start my own business – Studio LIME Ltd – a small architectural practice in Bristol. Having been a Director in a FTSE 100 listed company and then started, and managed, a successful ‘start-up’ company, I have business knowledge and experience which I hope will be useful to the Premier Learning Trust.

I am currently the Chair of Governors for a Primary School in the Southwest of England. I was involved in the formation of a Multi Academy Trust, which will include a Secondary School and six Primary Schools, and will become Chair of Trustees upon the formation of the Trust in 2017. My experience in other schools will allow me to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the Premiership Learning Trust.

I live in Somerset with my wife, two children and a dog called Snoopy.

Mrs S Neill

I have been a member of the senior leadership team at Clacton Coastal Academy for the last four years, and since January 2016 as Head of Academy. I joined the teaching profession in 2007 following a career in engineering. In 2014 I joined the Future Leaders programme and am passionate about every child having access to high quality education and support to access a wide range of careers. My passion extends beyond my work where I volunteer with an educational charity in Uganda and more locally with Christians against Poverty.

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Associate Trustees

Julia Finch

Adam Jackson

Miss Michelle Cornish

Mrs Sarah Kamara

Record of Members’ Business Interests:

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Declaration of Pecuniary & Personal Interest

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body has been disbanded. Please check back soon for more information regarding the new Standards and Pupil Matters Committee of Trustees.

‘Stepped Down’ Governors

The following governors have ‘stepped down’ within the last twelve months.

Mrs Rachel Waller

Assistant Deputy Head, Class Teacher

Term of office: 01/10/15 to 30/09/19 (stepped down)
Appointed by: School Staff
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 75%

Mrs Norfolk

Headteacher – Alton Park

Term of Office: 16/05/16
Appointed by: Virtue of Office
Category of Governor/Appointing Body: Staff
Company Directorship/Charity Trusteeship: None
Membership of Professional Body: None
Business Interest Declaration: None
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2016/2017: 100%

Mr Moseley

Headteacher – Holland Park

Term of office: 1/9/16
Appointed by: By virtue of office
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Child at Holland Park
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: Headteacher at Holland Park Primary School
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2016/2017: 100%

Mrs Michelle Kerridge

Chair of Governors

Term of office: 04/10/16 to 04/10/20 (Stepped down 09/05/18)
Appointed by: PLT Members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at Local Governing Body meetings over academic year 2016/2017: 100%            Attendance record at Trustee Meetings over academic year 2016/2017: xx%                                                Link Governor for: Safeguarding, Literacy, EYFS

Mrs Joanne Hartman

Co-Opted Governor

Term of office: 16/05/16 to 16/05/20 (stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 50%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2016/2017: 100%                          Link Governor for: SEND & Training, Music, Art, Health & Safety, SMSC, Learning Mentor

Mrs Ann Oxley

Local Authority Governor

Term of office: 05/07/16 to 05/07/20 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body but nominated by Local Authority
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2016/2017: 80%                            Link Governor for: PE & Sports Funding

Mrs Tracey Cullen-Kennedy

Co-Opted Governor, Chair of the Resources, Finance & Personnel Committee.

Term of office: 07/07/2015 to 06/07/19
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finanace committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Link Governor for: SEND & Training Link, ICT Link, RE Link, SMSC Link, Learning Mentor

Mrs Marie Clifford-Hales

Partnership Governor

Term of office: 18/06/14 to 17/06/18 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 83%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 67%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 33%
Link Governor for: Geography & History

Mrs Nicki Harrison

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 31/12/14 to 31/12/18 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: School Bursar
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: none
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at personnel committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%

Ms Lorna Moss

Term of office: 16/05/16 to 16/05/20 (Stepped down)
Appointed by: Trustees
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Relationships between other governors or school staff: works part time as a MDA at Holland Park
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at curriculum committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at premises and finance committee meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 100%
Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2016/17: 80%                                  Link Governor for: French