Our specialism as a Multi Academy Trust is knowledge and understanding of how to get children brought up in white working class areas to achieve their best.
Sir Neville has an honorary doctorate from our partner university, Bishop Grosseteste. Originally from Lincoln, he has gone on to win international acclaim as a conductor. Recently being honoured with The Companion of Honour Award to go along with his knighthood and CBE. Sir Neville and Lady Marriner have taken a real interest in our Trust’s policy of providing violin tuition for every child in Year 3 (year on year).
Specialism: Ofsted, Teaching and Leadership & Management
I originally left school without qualifications and joined the army to study Music. I have worked in education for 36 years and started in schools originally teaching Music and History before moving in to Further Education as support teacher for deaf students after qualifying at Manchester University.
• North Nottinghamshire College Support Teacher for deaf students and Teacher Training Lecturer.
• 1985 to 1990 Youth work and YTS provision
• 1991 to 2007 Newark and Sherwood College – Curriculum Manager
• 2007 to 2010 Lincoln College Director of School for Access Studies
• 2010 to 2013 Lincoln College Director of Curriculum Development
• 2002 to present Part Time inspector for Ofsted
• 2013 to present Educational Consultant
• School Governor 12 years
Qualifications include BA Hons, Teacher of the Deaf Certificate, Master of Education Degree.
Specialism: Community, HR, Further Education & School Governance
Three sons and two granddaughters.
I enjoyed my teaching career, and work included being Curriculum Leader, involved with quality management including lesson observations, courses and external moderation/verification for NVQs, Functional and Key Skills. Roles also included responsibility for pastoral care for a range of students. Undertook risk assessments and completed training/qualifications in Health and Safety.
I have been a Chair of Governors since 1990 initially as a parent governor. I have been involved in the amalgamation of an infant and junior school, and becoming an academy. Outside of teaching, interests have always been my family, travelling and reading. I have three sons who all attended Bowbridge Primary School, attended University and have successful careers. I lived and worked in Bermuda, USA and Italy. My travels include Mexico, Canada and Europe. I have always enjoyed reading and look forward to reading to my grandchildren.
My working life so far, has been delivering and developing mental health services. I now write and deliver training to businesses and the third sector in mental health awareness. Alongside this I have been a finance worker for a number of years. Away from work I have volunteered on a number of boards and committees. I was treasurer and then chair of a local pre-school (2006 – 2013) I have been a primary school governor/trustee for 5 years and I sit on the strategic board for the Notts Mind Network. Away from work I have always been involved in sport. I played netball for 13 years and managed my team for 3 of those. I am involved in local football through my children’s teams and hold admin and finance roles at both of my sons clubs.
Married 43 years with one son and two grandchildren.
Outside of teaching major interest has always been sport.
Football: 56 years committee work, Founder of Bassetlaw Schools FA. Chair/Treasurer/Secretary and Currently in post.
Cricket: Co-founder of Bassetlaw Schools Cricket Association 1988.
Table Tennis: Secretary: Dukeries Table Tennis League (age 17)
Other interests: Theatre, travel, choral music (as boy and man).
Specialism: Community & School Governance
Hello. My name is Lynn Murray and I was previously Chair of Governors at Forest View Junior School in New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire. I have served on the Governing Body for approximately twenty two years; seventeen years of those as Chair. During my time on the Governing Body I have worked with four different head teachers under five different government regimes. I think it is fair to say that over the years I have witnessed and, for the most part, embraced many changes in education.
I am a mum to four children and have five grandchildren so understand the many challenges families face in society today. I would like to say that the one thing I have never lost, is my belief that a good education is the right of every child no matter where their origins.
Tim is head of student accommodation services and student discipline at Nottingham Trent University. Responsible for a 24 million pound budget and a large workforce, Tim ensures value-for-money is delivered through accurate budget setting, forecasting and monitoring. He manages procurement and project management frameworks that deliver high quality outcomes within tight budgets and timescales. Tim has been a school governor for the past 18 months and has chaired the finance committee.
Specialism: SEND & Reading
Lorraine has been a governor/trustee for 4 years. She is a qualified teaching assistant and has worked in several local schools, mainly supporting children with special educational needs. Lorraine has 3 children aged 18, 11 and 9, and the youngest has Down’s syndrome. She has been volunteering in school weekly for the last 7 years, listening to and encouraging children to read, and currently reads and shares stories with pupils in Foundation Stage, helping to promote a love of books, an area which she is passionate about.
Specialism: Construction / Business.
Specialism: Teacher Training / University.
Specialism: Financial Management/ Housing and Tenancy Law