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Board of Trustees

Harry James – Chair of the Board of Trustees  

Harry has been a National Leader of Governance for 6 years.  Other Governance experience includes Chair of Governors at the Holy Trinity Church of England Primary school (12 years) and a Governor at Strode’s 6th form college (3 years).  Harry is a Governor Mark Assessor, Coach & Mentor for Teach First and associate education expert for The Key for governors website.  Harry is currently retired and was previously the Head of Communication for The Post Office.
Appointed by Foundation/Trust
Term of Office: 13/11/19 - 12/11/22 

Dr Joanne Dixon – Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees  

Joanne is an ex Clarendon parent but has a continuing active involvement with Clarendon School as a Governor (Chair of Governors 5 years, Governor since 2000).  Joanne has previously also contributed as a both a parent and special school representative as a member of a number of borough and charity boards seeking to improve SEND provision locally.  Joanne is currently retired and was previously a Clinical Research and Medical Writing Consultant.
Appointed by Academy Members
Term of Office: 01/10/16 - 01/10/20 

Gaelle Newland
 

Gaelle is a parent of three disabled boys with complex needs. Gaelle is currently the Chair of Governors at Strathmore School and has previously been a governor at Meath School. Gaelle has a finance and economics background.
Appointed by Academy Members
Term of Office: 01/10/16 - 01/10/20

Lorna Goodwin
 

Lorna has a strong educational background, teaching for 12 years before joining St Mary’s University as a teacher educator for over 21 years, during which she completed her doctorate in SEND and Inclusion.  As an Academic Director in the School of Education at St Mary’s Lorna established and ran both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, mainly focused upon teacher training; developed SEND teacher training and placement programmes and expanded the outreach, CPD and recruitment activities of the School, including the UK’s inaugural First Star Academy .

Lorna moved to First Star Academies UK as Executive Director in 2018. First Star runs long term university preparation programmes for Looked-after Young People – raising aspirations and supporting transition to higher education and university success.
Appointed by Academy Members
Term of Office: 14/12/18 - 13/12/22

Paul Roberts
 

Paul is a Clarendon Parent and has been a Trustee since 2017. He has 3 children, of which two have special educational needs.

As well as being a qualified Electrical Engineer, Paul has worked in Investment banking since 2004 in various roles from trading to software development.  Paul is currently taking a career break to spend time with family and indulge his interests in technology.
Appointed by Academy Members
Term of Office: 07/12/17 - 06/12/21

Mike Harlow
 

Mike joined HM Land Registry as General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar in February 2018 and took the role of Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar from 1 January 2019 until 11 November 2019.

Mike graduated from Imperial College in mechanical engineering before converting to the law. He then worked as a solicitor in London for 15 years, acting for commercial property clients. Mike spent 11 years at English Heritage as its legal director and corporate secretary. He gained board-level experience of significant organisational change and major reform of heritage law and policy. Mike has also been a Governor at Strathmore school for 3 years.

Paul Hodgins 

Paul has been a councillor for Barnes since 2006. He is currently Leader of the Opposition, having previously served as Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Schools at Richmond Council. Paul graduated in Electrical Engineering in Canada and subsequently from the London Business School, and over the years has worked in the Consumer Electronics and Telecoms industries. Paul now leads a company in shared transport of micro electric vehicles.

19/20 Summary of Trustee Meeting Attendance

To view the Summary of Trustee Meeting attendance, click the PDF below

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