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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

Directors

John Wells

John is an experienced headteacher and National Leader of Education with over 20 years experience of taking schools on their journey to Outstanding. He mentors and coaches MAT leaders, headteachers, working with secondary and primary schools across the region in his role as a School Improvement Adviser.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 11 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21

4 of 4 FA & R                         

3 of 3 Strat Risk                                          

4 of 4 P & A                           

Alister Christopher, Chair

Alister has been involved in the Clevedon Learning Trust since its inception, as a Member. He was voted into the position as Chair of the Trust Board, effective from the 1st September 2018. Recently retired, he previously held executive positions in organisations in the IT industry (Senior Vice President at Gartner Inc.). With global experience in building teams and direct People & Leadership responsibilities, he has learned and executed on the premise that the combination of developing people and the responsible use of the resources available are the key to building strong organisations.

Appointed by

Members

Term of Office

27/06/2018 - 26/06/2022

Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21

10 of 11                                                      

Committee Attendance 2020/21

4 of 4 FA and R

4 of 4 P and A

Kaye Case

Kaye has spent all her working life in Education.  She taught in many Primary Schools throughout Cheshire, Avon, Bristol and North Somerset.  Kaye held the Headships at Banwell Primary School, Mary Elton Primary School in Clevedon and latterly The Virtual School in North Somerset. The Virtual School oversees the education of all Children in Care to the local Authority.  Kaye currently works as an Education Consultant to The North Somerset Adoption Team. Kaye lives in Portbury and has three grown up children and is a very hands on Grandma to some of her ten grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 10 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21 1 of 1 Strat Risk
Roger Grinyer

Roger began his career as an education journalist at Times Newspapers. He then became Head of Information Services at Lancaster University where he also became Chair of Governors at Carnforth High School. He later moved to London and then relocated to Bristol as Head of Communications at the Higher Education Funding Council for England which has now become the Office for Students. With three children attending Clevedon School he became a parent governor completing a three year term. He was then invited to join the Clevedon Learning Trust as an independent trustee.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 11 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21
Chris McFall

Chris is National Education Development Manager for Apple UK, where he manages and directs various education programmes and initiatives. Previously he worked as ICT Strategy Lead for North Somerset Council. Chris brings a wealth of education experience to the team, as well as strong project management and strategic skills.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 8 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21 2 of 4 P and A
Hilary Neal
Retired as a Senior Civil Servant in 2011, Hilary had a long career in advice and administration for a wide variety of Government policy areas, particularly the environment, local government and biodiversity conservation. Most recently, as Deputy Director at the Government Office for the South West, she was responsible for managing the strategic relationship between central Government and local partners, particularly in Bristol and its surrounding area.  She chairs the Board of Trustees of Curzon Cinema and Arts and has a number of other strategic responsibilities supporting and representing the charitable and social enterprise sectors in the region.  She moved to Clevedon with her husband and children in 1991.
Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/04/21 to 31/03/25
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 11 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21

3 of 3 Strat Risk                         

4 of 4 P & A

Paul Kennard

Retiring from the Royal Air Force in 2015 after a 23 year career,  Paul served as an helicopter pilot, including operations in many of the world’s trouble-spots.  When not in the cockpit, Paul served stints in Research & Development, Test & Evaluation and Acquisition, gaining an exposure to broader issues than many of his peers.  He has been responsible for the delivery of risk assessments in operational, trials flying and commercial scenarios.  Since leaving the RAF, Paul has established his own Consultancy company, where he continues to provide advice and guidance to MoD, Industry and the broader NATO community, and he is also a contributing editor to a helicopter magazine.  Paul was a member of the LGB at Puriton for nearly a decade, and is proud of the small contribution he has made to improving standards at Puriton.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/11/2017 - 30/10/2021
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 8 of 11
Committee Attendance 2020/21
Margaret Gwynne

Margaret has recently retired from a long career in education, originally in the secondary phase. She was head of 2 secondary schools over 12 years and served as interim head of 12 primary schools, including several Church of England schools. Much of her school leadership work has focussed on raising performance and securing OFSTED standards.  She has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a communicant member of Holy Apostles (C of E) Church, in Cheltenham, and serves as a Foundation Director of the Trust. 

Appointed by Bath and Wells Diocesan Board of Education
Term of Office 08/03/21 to 07/03/ 25
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 5 of 5
Committee Attendance 2020/21

 

Kerry James

Kerry draws on more than 30 years experience across public and private sectors, having worked in Higher Education, Social Services and the Law. She is passionate about supporting young people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their potential. Kerry began her career as a social worker at the sharp end of childcare in North Bristol and worked with young offenders on alternative to custody programmes. Later, she trained and practised as a solicitor, before moving to legal education where she was appointed to senior roles at the University of the West of England, the University of Law and Burges Salmon (the law firm where she trained). Kerry now works independently as a coach and trainer, mainly with women moving into leadership roles and people returning to work after a career break.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 27/04/21 to 26/04/25
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 2 of 2
Committee Attendance 2020/21

 

Michael Perry

Michael has worked for a number of multinational professional services and stock exchange listed organisations in functional leadership roles. He has worked with Board and Executive management at all levels of these organisations, all of which were undergoing significant change, providing challenge and support and also leading initiatives and projects when required.  He left full time employment in September 2020 to set up his own consulting business but also to find time to pursue voluntary roles and, in addition to his role with CLT, he is the Trustee Treasurer for a South West based cancer charity.

Appointed by Members
Term of Office 14/07/2021 to 13/07/2025
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 N/A
Committee Attendance 2020/21 N/A

 

Ex-Directors

Laura Richards
Appointed by Members
Term of Office 12/07/2019 - (Resigned) 20/05/21
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 9 of 10
Committee Attendance 2020/21

2 of 2 P & A


Zoe Vanstone
Appointed by Members
Term of Office 01/01/2019 - (Resigned) 01/02/2021
Board Meeting Attendance 2020/21 5 of 6
Committee Attendance 2020/21

2 of 2 FA and R

Declaration of Interests Register

Directors and Members Declaration of Interests Register can be accessed here