The Attwood Academies Board is made up of a number of leading figures from business, the charity sector and education. In addition to their considerable experience they are, par one, all local to Bexhill.
Sara was a head hunter for twenty years, specialising in consumer PR. She worked for Whitehead Mann and The Miles Partnership in London.
Sara is now a JP in Kent working with Magistrates in the Community.
As well as being a director of the Attwood Educational Foundation, she is also a mentor for children in London.
The Attwood Education Foundation, Attwood Partners Ltd, Kassiopi Holidays Ltd
Richard Munton was a partner at Cinven, one of Europe’s largest private equity firms. In that capacity, he served on the boards of a wide variety of public and private companies including United Biscuits, Odeon Cinemas, Newsquest, IPC Magazines and Avio SPA. He was also a member of the Tonbridge School Foundation and a director of Thanet Schools, a group of primary academies.
He is a Chartered Engineer and has an MBA from London Business School.
The Attwood Education Foundation, Munton Contract Farming Ltd, Welfex Ltd, Little Adelphi Freehold Company Ltd
Debbie Stedman-Scott is Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s People, a national employment charity that works in some of the most disadvantaged communities around the UK. Since the charity was founded in 1984, it has helped over 465,000 people on their journey back to work.
Debbie is a leading thinker in the employability sector, her specialist expertise is sought by policy makers’ and advisory boards.
She was named Charity Principal of the Year in 2005, Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 and Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex in 2007. In January 2008, Debbie was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to the unemployed.
In July 2010, Debbie was ennobled and took her seat in the House of Lords as The Baroness Stedman-Scott of Rolvenden.
The Stefanou Foundation
New Philanthropy Capital
Frank has a considerable reputation as one of the country’s leading educational thinkers and innovators.
His career in education has so far spanned 44 years. Most recently he was National Schools Commissioner, 2013-2016, with oversight of all Academies and FreeSchools. He established the Regional School Commissioners structure as part of the mechanism to co-ordinate and oversee the development of the academies programme. Prior to that he had been Chief Executive of Leigh Academies Trust from 2008, one of the first MATs, having created it from the original Leigh City Technology College, of which he was Principal from 1997.
From 1992 to 1997 he was the first Head of The Lincoln School of Science and Technology, which was the very first specialist school and the model for that programme.
In 2013 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire for his services to education.
He is currently Chairman of Shoreline Enterprises , Vice Chairman of Leigh Academies Trust, Chairman of George Salter Academy and a Director of Challenger Trust.