The Attwood Academies Board is made up of a number of leading figures from business, the charity sector and education. Further details on the Attwood Academies Trust are available at: http://www.attwoodacademies.org/
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To contact the Trust Board, please contact the clerk to the governors on Info@eduaction.org.uk
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
Ralph is a qualified Solicitor. His legal career has spanned 35 years working as a commercial lawyer in two of the City of London’s leading law firms including postings to Hong Kong and Brussels. He has represented international clients in some of the largest commercial and trade disputes involving the European Commission and domestic competition authorities.
He served as Managing Partner at his last law firm for nine years gaining considerable management experience. During that time he lead the firm through a period of significant growth and expansion across Europe.
Ralph is also a qualified Mediator in dispute resolution and an accredited Executive Coach.
He is married with three sons.
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.
Steve leads the schools and academies team at KPMG, is a qualified accountant and his personal area of expertise is finance and financial management. He has worked with a wide range of Academy Trusts to support them across a range of areas of their development,including strategy development, financial management, due diligence, turnaround support and re-structuring among others. He is also the Chairman of the Challenger Trust, which is a member of the Challenger Multi-Academy Trust and is passionate about improving social mobility through learning outside the classroom.
Christine Bayliss is a leading Education Consultant supporting schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts on project management, governance, school marketing and PR. She set up her consultancy company CBECS in 2015 following 15 years service as a Civil Servant in the Department for Education. Her experience in Whitehall included spells at HM Treasury advising Ministers on Children’s services and on secondment to Manchester City Council serving as an Assistant Chief Education Officer developing the City’s education strategy ‘High Standards for All’.
Christine has lived nearly all her adult life in Bexhill and is a local district councillor serving on Rother’s cabinet as lead for Economic Development and Regeneration. She has two grown up children who both attended Bexhill High School – the predecessor school to Bexhill Academy. Christine is also a Trustee of Aurora Academies Trust which runs Glen leigh Park and King Offa Primary Schools in Bexhill.