I was appointed to the new Governing body in September 2011 as a Local Authority Governor, but was originally asked by the Local Authority to be Chairperson of the newly formed Interim Executive Board in April 2009. Previous experience – Headteacher of Overdale CP (Eastfield) and Northstead CP. I was also a Local Authority inspector adviser. I am also a National Leader in Governance.
I am currently the Lifeboat Operations Manager for Scarborough as well as having business interests in restaurants and property both in the UK and Spain. I was a founder member of the Scarborough South Bay Trading Company which promotes businesses in the town. I was also instrumental in establishing the ‘Heroes Welcome’ initiative which started in one of my restaurants and is now established across the UK and overseas in places such as Gibraltar. I have also served as an officer in both the Territorial and Regular army.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1970, then the profession to work in industry in 1972. Career history:
I am Scarborough born and returned to the town 3 ago after 15 years running successful businesses across the North of England in the recruitment sector. Currently, I am Managing Director of Castle Employment Group, Yorkshire’ leading recruiting agency, employing 30+ people and turning over 6m+ across 4 sites in a Yorkshire. I am also aGovernor of Seamer & Irton Primary School. My involvement in the Trust stems from a passion for creating opportunities, raising aspirations and helping drive forward education locally. I am also a Mum of 2, aged 7 and 12.
I was appointed to the Interim Executive Board (IEB) in 2009 as part of a small team to oversee the creation of a new Governing Body for Scalby School. I am also the Vice – Chair of Governors at the Grimsby Institute with a particular responsibility for the Scarborough Portfolio. I retired as Headteacher of St. Augustine’s Catholic High School in 2009. My last OFSTED Inspection judged St. Augustine’s School as Outstanding. I serve on the Independent Appeals Panel for School Admissions and Exclusions.
I currently work as a receptionist at a GP surgery. Previously, I have experience as a hotel manager and managing a cleaning company which was a family business. I have 25 years experience as a school Governor at Northstead Primary School and 9 years experience at Scalby School where I have been the link Governor for safeguarding and SEN. All three of my children attended Scalby School and I have engaged in numerous charitable activities linked to the school community over a number of years.
I am currently CEO of Scalby Learning Trust, line managing the Headteachers of Newby & Scalby Primary School and Scalby School.
I have lived and worked in Scarborough for many years but have a strong allegiance to my Geordie roots!
My teaching career began at St Augustine's where I was Head of PE before leaving to raise our children, Harry and Beth, both former students of Scalby School. Since then, and with the support of husband Nigel, my experiences include
• working on long-term supply contracts at Pindar and Raincliffe Schools
• working as Behaviour Management Coordinator and Head of Year at Raincliffe
• KS4 Director of Learning at Raincliffe
• Head of Upper School at Unity City Academy, Middlesbrough
• Assistant Principal for Inclusion at UCA where I was also on the Board of the Headstart Project, working with multi-agencies, including NHS Middlesbrough, to secure significant funding from the Big Lottery to support young people with mental Health issues
• Teacher Governor
• Behaviour Consultant/Acting VP at Hillsview Academy, Middlesbrough
• NPQH and SEN National Awards
• Foundation Governor at St Peter's Primary School, Scarborough
Although I took advantage of early retirement, I have recently worked as Deputy Head for Behaviour across George Pindar and Graham Schools to help them through their transition into the Hope Learning Trust.
My family are my priority; we treasure time spent together as both Harry and Beth live and work away from Scarborough. Harry works for HSBC in an international role and is currently based in Toronto; Beth is a Lead Practitioner in Maths and is teaching in London.
David has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and is currently working as Head of Group Change at Family Fund in York. He was a Governor of Newby and Scalby Primary School from 2005 to 2013 where he served as Chair for his final 3 years.
He has 2 children who both attended Newby and Scalby Primary and Scalby Schools and therefore has both a governance and parental perspective. He joined the Trustees in November 2018 and is very much looking forward to working with the other Trustees in taking the Academy from strength to strength.
David lives in Scarborough, is a keen follower of Rugby League and a season ticket holder at Castleford Tigers.
Originally from Sheffield, I studied Law at the University of Cambridge. Realising that a career in the legal profession wasn’t for me after a stint as a trainee solicitor, I retrained to become a teacher, completing a PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University. Since then I have taught Law and Business at a sixth form college in Gosport and an 11-18 school in Melton Mowbray, where I was also Head of Sixth Form for a few years, before coming to Scarborough Sixth Form College in 2001.
As Vice Principal (Student Services) I am responsible for school liaison, admissions and marketing, so all the work that happens before College. My job also involves ensuring that all our support processes at college work as best as possible to ensure the academic progress, pastoral wellbeing and success of students, and that they progress onto a positive destination after they leave college. As part of that I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I have two children who both attend Scalby School.