Trustees & Members

Pauline Benton

Trustee

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Pauline has 31 years teaching experience in Primary Schools, specialising in SEN. She is the founder member of Cheadle Hulme Communicare.

Len Elias

Trustee

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Len is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). He has a MA in Management and extensive knowledge of Education Finance. Len has many years experience as a Governor in both the Secondary and Primary sector.

Sir Peter Fahy

Trustee

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Peter was a police officer for 34 years including 5 years as Chief Constable of Cheshire and 7 as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester. As well as dealing with every imaginable type of incident in that time, he took the lead in many change programmes and was active on national policy work including terrorism, workforce reform and leadership development. Peter is now the Chief Executive of the street children charity Retrak which is based in Cheadle Hulme and works in Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda. He is also President of Manchester East Scouts, Chair of the Plus Dane Housing Association and a trustee of the Catholic Diocese of Salford and a number of other charities. He has been a school governor for over 25 years and is an honorary professor at the University of Manchester. He was knighted for services to policing in 2012.

Tony Little

Trustee

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Tony is presently Group Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education, responsible for ensuring the quality of education across the global chain. He was previously Head Master of Eton College, 2002- 2015, and prior to that Head Master of Oakham School, Chigwell School, and House Master of Brentwood School.

Jenny Singleton

Member

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David Brown

Trustee

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David is Associate Headteacher of Cheadle Hulme High School, Ofsted grade Outstanding. He has 26 years experience as a teacher of Science and 16 years experience at Senior Leadership level. David is a Specialist Leader of Education for Behaviour.

Jane Dunkerley

Trustee

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Jane is Chief Financial Officer of the Laurus Trust. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and has over 20 years Education Finance experience in local and central government.

Estelle Goodwin

Trustee

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Estelle has been a Governor of Gorsey Bank Primary School for 10 years. She is qualified as a Lawyer and worked in commercial litigation and contentious employment law. Estelle founded and ran an international charity with educational projects in the Kibera slum, Nairobi. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing and her poems have been shortlisted in a number of national competitions including the London Magazine, Much Wenlock, Canterbury Poet of the Year and Shepton Mallet.

Linda Magrath

Trustee & CEO

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Linda is CEO of the Laurus Trust. She is Headteacher of Cheadle Hulme High School (Academy Converter and Sponsor) (Ofsted grade Outstanding) and has 32 years teaching experience, 23 as a member of a Senior Leadership team across 5 different schools in 4 local authorities in a variety of contexts. Linda is an Ofsted Inspector and a National Leader of Education – Cheadle Hulme High School has been a Teaching School since 2012.

Maurice Turnpenney

Member

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Maurice has 36 years experience as a secondary teacher in Manchester and Stockport. He has recently worked as a consultant and school improvement partner for 3 Multi Academy Trusts (United Learning, The Midlands Academy Trust and Salford Academy Trust). Maurice is a member of the Local Governing Body of Sheffield Park Academy with a particular overview of the use of data in academic progress. He is a former Chief Moderator in Religious Studies and Examiner in Economics.

 

Nicola Burgess

Company Secretary

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Nicola is Executive Assistant to the CEO of Laurus Trust.  She holds over 25 years administration experience, including 14 years at Cheadle Hulme High School, 10 of which as PA to the Headteacher. Nicola has been a School Governor, including both Primary and Secondary, for 12 years. Currently Vice Chair of Governors at a local secondary school.

Cathy Fisher

Trustee

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Cathy’s experience is within Payroll and Pensions administration. She worked for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for twenty years and acquired a wide range of management skills.

Tony Graham

Trustee & Member

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Tony, an Engineering Graduate from Salford University moved to the local area in 1989 to work for one of the UKs leading Engineering companies. He is still employed by the same company and now is involved with their education programme as a schools ambassador. Tony has been a parent governor since 2010 with two children, both of whom have been educated at CHHS from Year 7.

Charles Nevin

Trustee & Member

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Charles has 30 years experience of school governance and is a National Leader of Governance. His first career was in Banking IT followed by a second career as a Methodist Minister and lead Chaplain for Greater Manchester Police. Charles is the founder of the community café, Cafeunity in Heald Green.

Lisa Woolley

Trustee

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Lisa has spent the last 16 years in primary teaching and as Headteacher of Gorsey Bank Primary School secured consistently outstanding pupil achievement. Gorsey Bank now ranks in the 11th percentile of schools nationally and joint fifth when compared with similar schools.