Andrew Smith
Trustee, Member and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Andrew was born in Burslem and has spent most of his working life in Stoke-on-Trent, including a long spell as solicitor and then head of business services at Grindeys llp, a well-respected local legal practice. Andrew has extensive experience of school governance. ...

Sue Thomas
Trustee & Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Sue has extensive experience of working within the public, private and voluntary sectors in the Midlands, North of England and occasionally elsewhere.  She works to champion co-production and collaboration between children’s services, most of all championing the...

Rev. Sally Smith
Member

Sally is the former Vicar at St Mark’s Church, Shelton in the Hanley Team Ministry.  She was previously a Registered nurse for learning disabilities, and worked in this field before her ordination in 2009.  She also has extensive experience in fostering and adoption...

Philip Kidman
Member

Philip retired in August 2017 after working in a variety of special schools which, collectively, covered the range of needs as outlined in the SEN Code of Practice.   He was a head teacher for 20 years of two very different special schools.  The first one was a small...

Louise Riley
Member

With over twenty years of extensive experience within education as a school leader, advisor and coach, Louise has a wealth of knowledge supplemented with a real passion for inclusion. Her leadership of pastoral work and alternative provision has been commended as...

Christopher Tarr
Member

Chris has recently retired after a very long and active career working in a range of business sectors.  As a GPO technical apprentice, he rose to the rank of technical officer and also acted as assistant area engineer.  He then set up his own textiles manufacturing...
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