Chair, TEAM Education Trust
Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry with postgraduate specialisation in Marketing and Psychology, Elvio Gramignano has diverse and extensive business experience having worked both in large multinational organisations such as Bayer, Chiron, Ciba-Corning, as well as medium-to-small sized enterprises like Lima Corporate, Bellco and Corin. Furthermore, he has also managed businesses in Europe, Asia and North America. A large proportion of his career has been dedicated to the healthcare industry, encompassing positions of increased responsibility in sales and marketing. He has also managed a small food business company and in 2006 founded a consultancy firm focussed on the creation of international sales networks.
In recent years, Elvio has developed exceptional knowledge of the value and impact of strategic thinking and planned marketing to fully leverage the opportunities being presented by the digital revolution – especially in businesses that encompass trust, authority and deep interpersonal relationships.
After refining and successfully applying his methods, these concepts are being extended through the provision of services to support small and medium sized medical device enterprises to deliver high quality communication to their patients via tailored strategies integrating digital elements. Driving this new challenge is Elvio’s passion for personal development, especially his belief in everyone’s ability to reach their full potential when appropriately supported, trained and coached.
Elvio brings his strategic thinking and business mindset to T.E.A.M. Education Trust to support the growth planned for the next few years together with his passion and dedication for people-development to deliver excellent results for all those in our community of schools.
Helen has had substantial experience in school and executive leadership, including both headship and advisory positions and is currently Chief Executive Officer of a Multi Academy Trust. She was an accredited School Improvement Partner and has trained as a coach through the Local Leaders of Education programme, as well as completing the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Executive Headteacher programme and more recently the National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership. She has led schools through very successful Ofsted inspections and has been recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding school leader.
Helen has served on primary school governing boards and is currently Chair of Governors at a Doncaster primary school and a trustee for a Multi Academy Trust in Barnsley.
Over the years Helen has enthusiastically maintained her vision for education and has been sustained by the knowledge that ‘every child matters.
As an experienced leader “Headteacher”, I am passionate about raising achievement at individual, class, team and whole school level. Insistent that all teaching is based a passion of love for learning; meeting all differentiated individual learning needs. Having robust and healthily deep rooted knowledge of data analysis, provides one with the depth and breadth of how to strategically improve and move forward within a given educational setting. My experiences stems from working with in private, special and state education schools; delivering high level of professional services and embedding and offering strategic solutions to the requirements of each educational needs.
Having worked in various educational settings as a senior leader for many years- transforming education at all levels. Drawing upon my previous experience within corporate and educational environment, knowing the importance of relationships between educators, students, carers and other professional bodies, so as to find the best fit for each education setting. Aiding educational professionals and providers to achieve their ambition of becoming good and outstanding.
Ian Lowe is an experienced CEO, Systems Leader, Executive Coach and head teacher, with a track record of developing people and organisations within complex, multi layered academic organisations and structures, including Primary, Secondary and Special Education. He has developed a reputation for ethical leadership and highly inclusive practice where the needs of children are met by creating multi-disciplinary teams that collectively improve outcomes. Warwickshire Task Group Chair - challenging and supporting schools in category. As an independent consultant he set up Ethical School Solutions. His recent work includes working for Multi Academy Trusts leading strategic operations, school improvement and inclusion as well as supporting Warwickshire in school improvement and coaching in their HT’s ‘Listening Ear’ support. He has extensive experience in public speaking. At events such as the BETT show and National Autism Conference. His passion lies with high quality ethical leadership and practice that support well-being but raise outcomes. He firmly believes in leadership building a sustainable and high performing organisations that continually self-reflect, challenge and improve over time.
Clare has over 30 years’ of experience working for the NHS as a nurse and then as a midwife. Since 2018 Clare has worked for HSIB as a maternity investigator. Clare is married with two children: Abbie who has ASD & Jack. When Clare isn’t working she enjoys holidays, concerts, family time and reading.
Nigel is an extremely passionate educationalist. He has had substantial experience in school and as an executive leader, including both headship and currently Diocesan Director of Education. Nigel has achieved his National Professional Qualification for Headship and Accreditation as Advanced Skills Teacher.
Over the years Nigel has maintained his passion for education and strives to help every child to achieve their best, to support every school leader in the fulfilment of their vision and to encourage every school to thrive.
Sarah is an experienced strategic senior leader of alternative educational provisions for pupils with significant mental health needs and pupils excluded from school. She has over nineteen years’ experience in leading inclusive provisions to develop for pupils who are disaffected and marginalised.
Sarah has worked with children and young people since 2001 and has successfully managed senior leaders, area heads to improve the educational experience of pupils. Furthermore, she has experience of commissioning of services with Care Commissioning Groups, Transforming care for children and young people, multi-disciplinary safeguarding boards and SEN/schools and Alternative Provisions.
Currently, Sarah is studying for her PhD Exploring pupils’ experiences of returning to school after transition from mainstream school