Skilled individuals who set the vision and strategy for the Academy Trust

 

Our Members are responsible for setting the vision and direction of the Trust and for appointing the Trustees. The Trustees make up the Board of the Trust and are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Academy Trust. The Trustees meet regularly to make decisions on how the Academy Trust is run.

The members of the trust are:

 
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Professor Joy Carter DL

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Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winchester since 2006. Her academic background is in Geochemistry and Health. Professor Carter is the current Chair of GuildHE, one of two representative groups in the Higher Education sector. She is a previous Chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities and for many years served on the Universities UK Board.

As an ambassador for skills and vocational learning, Professor Carter chairs the University Vocational Awards Council and serves as the Vice-Chancellor member of the Sixteen+ Ministerial Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Group which advises ministers. She is very engaged with values-led education at all levels and is currently the Chair of the Church of England’s Steering Group for their Partnership of Teaching and Educational Development.

In 2013, Professor Carter was invited to become a representative of the Lord Lieutenant and is now a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Hampshire.

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Peter North

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Peter North has been a self employed property project manager and developer / consultant for over 30 years. He joined the Rose Road Association – a charity for profoundly disabled children –  as a trustee to oversee a property project in 1998 and continued for 13 years ultimately as Chair. He is also Vice-Chair of Trinity Winchester, a homelessness charity, and a Governor at the University of Winchester. Peter has a keen interest in photography and art and is am currently involved in establishing an online art gallery.  He is a supporter of Southampton football club and a keen follower of current affairs and politics.

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Mr Barry Harwood

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Barry Harwood is currently Initial Teacher Education Partnership Manager at the University of Winchester. His is the academic lead for the school experience that students training to be teachers have to have. He also teaches science and professional practice, and has a particular interest in learning beyond the classroom and reflective practice. Prior to working in teacher education he spent 24 years working in primary education including 7 years as a deputy headteacher and 9 years as a headteacher. He has also acted as an advisory headteacher and consultant headteacher. He started his working life in personnel research and development with IBM and then moved to industrial engineering with Johnson and Johnson Ltd, before training as a teacher. Barry has also trained as an Ofsted inspector. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the College of  Teachers, Member of the Management Institute and a holder of the National Professional Qualification for Headship. He has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education and is currently studying for his Doctor of Education.

Barry is a Chair of Governors at a Secondary Academy, Vice Chair of Governors of a Primary Academy School (both graded Good by Ofsted) and is Vice Chair of Governors at an Infant School graded Outstanding by Ofsted.

The trustees are:

 
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Professor Joy Carter
DL (Chair)

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Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winchester since 2006. Her academic background is in Geochemistry and Health. Professor Carter is the current Chair of GuildHE, one of two representative groups in the Higher Education sector. She is a previous Chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities and for many years served on the Universities UK Board.

As an ambassador for skills and vocational learning, Professor Carter chairs the University Vocational Awards Council and serves as the Vice-Chancellor member of the Sixteen+ Ministerial Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Group which advises ministers. She is very engaged with values-led education at all levels and is currently the Chair of the Church of England’s Steering Group for their Partnership of Teaching and Educational Development.

In 2013, Professor Carter was invited to become a representative of the Lord Lieutenant and is now a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Hampshire.

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Mr Tommy Geddes
MBE (Vice-Chair)

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Tommy Geddes is the part-time Ombudsman at the University of Winchester. He retired in 2013 from his post as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University where, over a period of 20 years, he was responsible at some stage or other for all of its non-academic affairs, including Finance, Estates, HR, Governance, IT, Health and Safety, Marketing, Environment, Legal Affairs and safeguarding.  He has been a school and FE college governor and is currently a member of the Council of Governors of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Mr Steve Brine
MP

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Steve Brine has been the MP for Winchester since 2010, and during that time he has prioritised local primary education. He led a £10m campaign to provide badly-needed primary school places in his first term, which led to the expansion of several city primary schools, as well as a new ‘all-through school’ at Westgate. Steve has two young children of primary school age, and is delighted to be part of this exciting new project, which he believes is going to catch national attention when complete.

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Ms Maggie Hastie

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Maggie Hastie studied Linguistics, German and Philosophy at Edinburgh University, followed by a PGCE at Moray House.  She has taught at several Primary Schools across the south of England and has been a Headteacher at two Hampshire schools over the last 18 years. She has also worked for the local authority as School Improvement Partner and Local Leader.

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Mrs Jane Jessop

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Jane Jessop began her career in publishing and PR at Phaidon Press. She moved to Procter & Gamble where she worked in Brand Management. She is also a writer and garden designer. She has a son with Down’s Syndrome, who became an actor and was the inspiration behind the formation of Blue Apple Theatre which, in 2012, was nominated as the 1,000th winner of the Queen’s Award for voluntary Service.

Jane’s voluntary roles have included Governor of Pebmarsh Primary School, Governor Lankhills Special School, Governor University of Winchester, member of various PCCs, Founder, Trustee and Director Blue Apple Theatre, Chair of Governors Winchester & District Mencap Society (now Winchester GoLD) where she set up various sport, leisure and work experience activities to improve health, life skills and opportunities in the community for people with learning disabilities.

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Professor Bill Lucas

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Professor Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill founded CRL with Guy Claxton in 2008. In addition to his work with CRL, Bill is a member of the Health Foundation Improvement Science Development Group, an International Adviser for GEMS Education, Trustee of The English Project, and Chairman of TLO Ltd (publisher of Building Learning Power). He is also, with Philip Pullman, a Patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.

Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, and leadership. He travels extensively to present keynotes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Melbourne, Auckland, Belfast, and Dubai. He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books. With Guy Claxton he is the creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: the Expansive Education Network.

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Dr Janice De Sousa

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Dr Janice De Sousa is the Dean of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester.

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Ms Catherine Turness

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Catherine Turness is currently at the forefront of helping 874 businesses thrive as part of her role heading up the Business Improvement and District (“BID”) in Winchester. The BID delivers events, projects and services, aimed at enhancing the trading environment of the city. Prior to that she held similar project management roles in Berkshire, Surrey and Cornwall.  She therefore brings to the Academy Trust a unique sense of how to adopt best practice in working with local businesses and partner agencies.

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Mr Richard Webster

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Richard Webster, BA (Hons) MA, is a graduate of the former King Alfred’s College, and also studied at the University of Sussex. He has worked at the institution since 1994. Richard is a project manager in the Department of Estates and Facilities Services at the University of Winchester, where his principal function is the management of refurbishment projects of the University’s existing building stock.

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Cllr Anne Weir

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A local District Councillor,  community volunteer and charity trustee with a background in brokering partnerships between the public, private and third sectors, Anne brings expertise and passion for building sustainable communities and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives.

After studying agricultural economics and business administration she worked for some years in central government. Subsequently Anne worked in collaboration with business pioneers to develop and promote standards for sustainable food production and to bring clean water and safe sanitation systems to people on low incomes living in high growth urban areas.

Conscious of the need to cut her own carbon footprint, Anne is now focused on ensuring her local community has access to great resources – schools and learning hubs, community energy schemes, sports, leisure and cultural facilities, bus services, and safe footpaths and cycle ways.

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Rev Jeff Williams

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The Rev Jeff Williams is the Director of Education for both Portsmouth and Winchester dioceses, leading a team that advises and supports  over 100 church schools across both dioceses. Prior to that he had a lead role in education policy, working at the Department for Education in Whitehall. As Head of the Inspection, Accreditation and Performance Unit, Jeff worked also in government executive agencies where his responsibilities were broad, but predominantly focusing on the evaluation and inspection of schools and universities holding government funded and endorsed designation, particularly for Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development and System Leadership.

Jeff is an experienced teacher and leader in all phases of compulsory education, and has been a secondary headteacher and university lecturer in postgraduate programmes. In his leisure time, Jeff loves skiing, mountain walking, body boarding and rugby.

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    John D.F. MartinHeadteacher, Castle Hill Junior School
  • Provision is outstanding because there are very high levels of commitment across the partnership
    OfstedUniversity of Winchester Inspection Report