Alan Hinchliffe

Name: Alan Hinchliffe


I have learned new things from each of my experiences of working in schools. My experience includes a range of Secondary School leadership posts: Deputy Headship in a 2000 pupil multi-ethnic South Bristol school, Headship in a Wiltshire Upper School located in a disadvantaged ward and Headship in a large Poole Secondary School,  with experience of changing that school to an Academy on gaining OFSTED outstanding status. Subsequently and prior to retirement, through one year working as an OFSTED HMI.

Professional Qualifications:

  • BEd St.Luke’s, Exeter University
  • MBA [Education] Nottingham University
  • Two Post Graduate diplomas – IT Education [RSA] and ‘Education Policy’ [Plymouth University].

Governance experience:

  • Student Member of St.Luke’s College Academic Board when they merged with Exeter University
  • Whilst teaching, a Member of the Governing Body of  Brislington School Bristol, Westwood St.Thomas School Salisbury & Corfe Hills School.
  • After teaching, a Director of Southern Multi-Academy Trust [Shaftesbury, Dorset].

Why a Trustee?

I fully endorse the Trust’s co-operative values and the more specific aims of the Trust Schools. I want to contribute in a way that is consistent with those values and helps those attending Trust schools to succeed. I hope my experience can add to the strength of the existing group of Trustees. Perhaps more directly, I recognise that – because the quality of schools matters so much to parents and because those schools shape and change lives – there is a type of ‘moral imperative’ for someone with my background to contribute, to support teachers, and to support the Executive Leader in helping achieve standards of excellence.