Diocesan Director for Schools – Diocese of Truro
I came to my current role of Director for Schools for the Diocese of Truro with 15 years’ experience of church school headship at The Bishops’ C.E.V.A Primary School in Newquay. This followed ten years, also in schools with an Anglican foundation, as a class teacher working in all year groups and leading most subjects.
As a governor and director on several governing and trust boards I am committed to working with schools to strengthen the positive impact they have on the lives of children, their families and the local community.
Married, with four boys ranging from 22 years to 9 years, I have a good deal of experience of all stages of education as a parent and a passionate interest in an education that enables all children to flourish.
‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10.10 is the core message of the Church of England’s vision for education.
Diocesan Director for Schools – Diocese of Truro – January 2016 to present.
Prior to this I was Interim Director for Education February 2014 to August 2014 and Interim Director for Schools September 2014 to December 2015.
I have completed the Executive Educators’ MAT CEO training, which included a module on MAT Governance. November 2015 to July 2016.
I am currently a Member for The Learning Academy Multi Academy Trust.
I am a Director of The Saints Way Multi Academy Trust and Venture Multi Academy Trust, both from September 2016.
I am a Governor of The Killigrew Partnership (since September 2016) and Chair of Governors at St Issey CEVA Primary School (since October 2016).
As part of my role, I am co-opted to The St Barnabas MAT School Improvement Committee (from November 2016).
I was a Director of the St Piran’s Cross MAT from October 2014 to November 2015 and am now their Academy Improvement Partner, attending their School Improvement Committee.
As part of my role, I advise Church and Community MATS on local and Trust governance and recently carried out a review of strategic leadership of a community Trust.