Please see the following document for the structure of our Interim Improvement Board.
Andy has been a governor at High Storrs School in Sheffield since 1998 and was Chair of the Governing Board from 2005 – 2016.
Since 2005 Andy has delivered training to governors in primary, secondary and special schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. In addition, Andy has worked for a number of years to support other Chairs and Governing Boards in Rotherham and Sheffield.
In recognition of his work as an effective Chair of Governors, Andy was appointed a National Leader of Governance in February 2014 and now works with Governing Boards and Local Authorities across South Yorkshire to improve governance arrangements.
Andy is Chair of the Nexus Multi Academy Trust which comprises three Special Schools in Rotherham; he is also a Member of Thrybergh Academy and Sports College.
In recognition for his services to education, Andy received an MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Currently, I am a Director of PM Impact Ltd providing Leadership Support to Academies, schools and Multi-Academy Trusts. I am also a Director of Learners First which is a large, successful Teaching School Company delivering Leadership, Governor and School to School Support activities. This is based at Wickersley Teaching School.
I have a broad range of intensive educational leadership experience spanning 3 decades. During this period, I have worked successfully in a wide range of school leadership roles including 13 years as a secondary Headteacher in Rotherham. In each role, I would hope I have demonstrated my ability to impact positively on the performance of adults in the pursuit of better progress and outcomes for children and young people.
Since 2011 I have worked with the Department of Education as an Adviser and was recently re-appointed as an ‘Educational Specialist’. I have also had the privilege of serving as the Chair of Governors for Hall Cross Academy in Doncaster and additionally, I have chaired 3 Interim Executive (Governor) Boards, most recently for Abbey Special School.
I have been a parent at Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary for 6 years and I currently have two children in the school. I am married and self-employed with my own business.
I was asked in December 2016 if I would be a parent representative on the IIB which I felt was an honour. In January 2017, I made the decision to join the board and have really enjoyed helping to steer Sandhill back in the right direction.