Trustees

The Greenwood Tree Academy Trust is made up of the following Trustees:
 
Mary Miles
Foundation Trustee and Chair of Trustees
Date of appointment: 1 April 2015
Date of re-appointment: 19 March 2019
Tenure of office expires: 18 March 2023
Mary was elected as Chair on 12 September 2018.
 
Mary has worked in the educational sector for many years. This has involved teaching young people aged 4-18 in a range of urban areas. She held a Headship in Milton Keynes and spent 18 months on a secondment to the Milton Keynes local authority leading the inspection of Early Years inspection team.

Following a move to Dorset Mary worked part time as Assistant Director of the local Dorset School Centred Initial Teacher Training Partnership until retirement.

Mary has been involved in school governance as a class teacher, headteacher and for the past 14 years as member of the local governing body at Puddletown CE First School where she has been Chair for the last four years.

Declarations of Interests: Nil
Other: Governor at Puddletown CE First School Local Governing Body
 
Keith Campbell
Foundation Trustee 
Date of appointment: 1 April 2015
Tenure of office expires: 31 March 2019
 
Keith has served in Dorset Police, as an officer and a member of staff, for forty years. He currently works as a manager in the collaborative information management department that provides services to both Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Police. He has a background in a range of records management functions and has extensive experience of project management, writing policy and guidance at a local and national level. 
 
He lives locally in Crossways and has one son, who attended both Frome Valley CE First School and St. Mary’s CE Middle School. As an interested parent, he successfully applied to become a parent governor at Frome Valley CE First School in 2007, becoming the chair of the local governing body in 2010. In that capacity, he became involved in the process, and chaired the meetings, that led to the establishment of the Greenwood Tree Academy Trust (GTAT) and was then asked to became the chair of the Full Trust Board.  
 
Keith considers it a privilege, and a source of great pride, to have the opportunity to be part of the broader GTAT team working to support and improve the development and education of the children and young people at our schools.   
Declaration of Interest: Nil
Other: Governor of Frome Valley CE First School
 
Peter Churchill
Co-opted Trustee
Date of appointment: 1 May 2019
Tenure of office expires: 30 April 2020
 
Peter Churchill is by training an environmental scientist who has worked in academia, industry and public service. For the last 29 years he worked for the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC), the science and knowledge arm of the Commission, first as a scientist at the JRC's Ispra, Italy site working on remote sensing and environmental issues, and since 1996 as a manager of a range of scientific and administrative Units. He ended his career at the JRC as the Adviser for Scientific Development to the JRC's Director General, based in Brussels.  He retired from the Commission in August 2016, and since September 2016 he has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham.
 
Declaration of Interest: Nil
Other: Nil
 
Kevin Connolly
Trustee
Date of appointment: 1 April 2015
Date of re-appointment: 1 April 2019
Tenure of office expires: 31 March 2023
 
Kevin is currently Chair of Governors at Piddle Valley CE First School, having previously been a parent governor and chair at Milborne St Andrew First School during the conversion to academy and the formation of the Greenwood Tree Academy Trust (GTAT). Having two children go through Milborne St Andrew First School at the time the formation of GTAT, he was very enthusiastic about the opportunity to build on the strong working relationships between schools in the local pyramid. This was not only in terms of improving standards across the schools, but to enable our first schools to be part of an organisation that recognises their importance to the communities they serve. 

Kevin has been employed by NATS as an Air Traffic Controller for 25 years. As well as operational controlling and management, he has performed a range of roles within the organisation including line management, managing professional competency and safety, and airspace/procedure development.

Declarations of Interest: Nil
Other: Chair of Piddle Valley CE First School Local Governing Body (until Easter 2019) and Spouse is Chair of St Mary's CE Middle School Local Governing Body
 
Tamasine Ennion
Trustee
Date of Appointment: 19 June 2018
Tenure of office expires: 18 June 2022
 
Tamasine was previously co-opted to the Board from 19 June 2017 for one year.
 
Tamasine is an Employment Taxes Manager and a Chartered Tax Advisor, and has been working for PricewaterhouseCoopers for the past 16 years. She specialises in the taxation of employee compensation and benefits, and advises a wide range of employers from both the public sector and industry. Tamasine advises clients on a range of issues including managing HMRC enquiries, taxation of termination payments and employment status, as well as developing payroll and benefit processes. 
 
Tamasine has been a parent governor for the past 6 years, and is currently Vice Chair at Puddletown First School. Tamasine is married to an Assistant Head at another local school, and all 3 of her children currently attend GTAT schools. 
 
Declarations of Interest: Governor at Puddletown CE First School
 
Mark Sandercock
Trustee and Vice Chair
Date of appointment: 1 April 2015
Tenure of office expires: 31 March 2019
 
Mark has worked within the local authority as part of the school improvement service from 2004 – 2016. Prior to this time, he was headteacher of two first schools in east Dorset, both of which were judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Mark’s role within the local authority covered numerous duties; supporting schools pre and post Ofsted inspections, working with leaders and governors in schools causing concern and also providing challenge and support as a School Evaluation Partner. In addition, for some time he was responsible for the overall quality of Early Years provision across Dorset, in both the private and maintained sector. His final two years with the LA was in the role of Principal Advisor responsible for school improvement across all phases of education as well as responsibility for the moderation programme at Early Years, Key Stages 1 and 2.

Currently Mark works with a number of schools in his capacity as an independent education advisor. Mark is a member of the Church of England, confirmed and served for some time as Church Warden at St Nicholas and St Laurence Church. 
 
Declarations of Interest: Nil
 
Previous Directors
 
Sarah Cooper
Foundation Trustee
Date of appointment: 25 May 2017
Tenure of office expired: 15 July 2019
 
Declaration of Interest: Nil
Other: Governor of St Mary's CE Middle School
 
 
 
 

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