Ken Morton - Chair of the Board
Ken worked for 33 years with Leeds City Council. His senior level roles included Education Finance, School Improvement and his final 3 years were as Head of Service: Young People and Skills covering IAG, Connexions, Youth Service, Arts and Music Service plus overview of the city Learning Improvement budget.
Ken has chaired 2 Interim Executive Boards (1 High School and 1 Special) as they converted to academy status during the last 18 months. Also Chair of Kippax Ash Tree. Also a trustee at YAMSEN a small charity supporting musical opportunities for people with disabilities and a trustee at GIPSIL, a housing support charity in East Leeds.
Rachael Bajulaiye - Audit & Risk Committee
Rachael is a Director at Harriet Medical Services and a Solicitor (non-practising). She is also a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Rachel has particular interest in compliance, governance and child protection. She has worked as a Legal Advisor and a Company Secretarial Assistant and has previously been a trustee for a charity. She is a governor at Lady Elizabeth Hastings C of E Primary School, Ledston.
Andy Birch - Chair of Finance & Resources Committee
Andy is an IT Manager in the Education Sector and has worked at Primary, Secondary and Multi-Academy trust levels. He has nine years’ experience in being a governor and three years as Chair at Allerton Bywater Primary School. Andy has children in both primary and secondary schools within the Brigshaw Learning Partnership and, as such, he is keen to promote the educational outcomes for children and young people in the area. Andy has a wide range of knowledge in areas s
Neil Clephan - Audit & Risk Committee
Neil has twenty years’ experience as Headteacher at Roundhay School, a large 4 to 18 school serving diverse communities. H
Phil Curtis - Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
Phil has several years’ experience of finance in the academies and charity sectors. Some of his key responsibilities include the strategic direction, vision and delivery of the business support services, finance, administration, IT facilities and governance. As a member of the local community and serving as Chair of Governors at Great Preston C of E Primary School, Phil fully supports the ethos and values of the trust and is interested in the success of the partnership, particularly in supporting leaders in providing the best possible quality education within safe and supportive learning e
Simon Hilton - Chair of Progress & Standards Committee
Simon has 6 years’ experience as Headteacher of a two-form entry primary school in East Leeds, graded Outstanding by Ofsted in April 2015. He has worked as consultant Headteacher and provided support to schools requiring improvement. Simon has worked as an advisory teacher for the Local Authority with a specialism in English. He is committed to and has an active involvement in collaborative school partnerships to improve the outcomes and achievements for all pupils.
Nick Mitchell - Progress & Standards Committee
Nick Mitchell is the Partnership Development Manager at Leeds Beckett University School of Education and Childhood. After ten years as a secondary school Science teacher, he became a senior research fellow studying teacher development at Nottingham University before joining Leeds Beckett in 2009. Since then he has worked in teacher training and on developing domestic and international education partnerships. Nick has many years’ experience as a school governor and Chair.
Fiona is an experienced chartered librarian with over 30 years’ experience in North Yorkshire and Leeds. She has been Children’s Services Manager for Leeds Libraries for four years which has included managing and leading the School Library Service. Fiona chairs the Success Portfolio for the Libraries Services, developing rigorous performance data to show how members of the public are using libraries, mobiles and e-services. She is Training and Literacy Governor at Swillington Primary School and has made a significant contribution to the school in that role.