Gill Howell
Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Gill has a wide range of experience spanning both administration and education.  She was Head of Business Studies at a large 11-18 school in Staffordshire before coming to work in Stoke-on-Trent on a variety of initiatives including widening participation and served...

Sue Thomas
Trustee & Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Whilst now mostly retired, 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,...

Andrew Smith
Trustee and Member

Andrew was born in Burslem and after studying law at Cambridge 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...

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...
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