Trustee & Member Profiles

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Gini Cotton
Trustee

Gini has extensive experience as a HR professional and is fully CIPD qualified.  She provides HR support to schools and academies across Stoke-on-Trent as well as neighbouring authorities. Gini has...

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Ann Stone
Trustee

Ann has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified teacher.  Whilst working at St Mark’s CE(A) Primary School her roles have included Inclusion Leader incorporating the roles of SENCO (Special...

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Margaret Tatton
Trustee

Margaret is a retired deputy head teacher; who worked in a large inner-city high school. Prior to senior leadership roles, she was Head of Religious Studies; also teaching history, citizenship and...

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Robert Johnstone
Trustee

Robert is currently the Senior Executive Leader of the Orchard Community Trust-MAT. He is an experienced education professional with many years of experience in this field. He is a qualified teacher...

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Lorna Maden
Trustee

Lorna Maden has a long history of working in public service and is currently the Director of Finance Business Partnering at the Ministry of Justice.  She joined the Civil Service in the early 1990s...

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Nick Carter
Trustee

Before recently retiring from teaching Nick worked for 36 years at an Independent School in Newcastle-under-Lyme. During his career at the School Nick had a wide range of responsibilities with the...

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Stephen Lawley
Trustee

Steve had a long and active career with BT, starting as an engineering apprentice in Crewe. He worked his way up into management, and over the years through to a number of senior management...

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Rosalyn Fagan
Trustee

Ros is an experienced and successful services director whose strong leadership and business transformation qualities have been acquired working within the housing and public sectors over the last 17...

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Amitabh Singhania
Trustee

Amit was born in India and has lived and worked across Asia, Middle and Europe while managing global, regional and local teams.  Amit is a Chartered Accountant/ACA by training and has secured a...

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