Vice Chair, TEAM Education Trust Chair, Pupil & Progress and Premises Committees
Paul qualified as a Maths teacher in 1996 and has worked in 5 different secondary schools during his career. He was a Deputy Head at an “Outstanding” school for six years and led on teaching and learning, CPD and data. He was instrumental in the school gaining another “Outstanding” Ofsted grade in 2009. He has been a Headteacher in three secondary schools with experience of bringing about rapid improvements in Ofsted grades; having taken one school from “Special Measures” to Ofsted “Good” in 18 months and another from “Inadequate” to “Requires Improvement” in 8 months. As a Headteacher, Paul has gained extensive experience of managing budgets, overseeing building projects and staff restructuring.
Paul has served on primary school governing boards and is currently a governor of a primary school in Nottingham. He has also been a member of the Schools Forum and was invited to be a member of the Nottingham Education Improvement Board. He is a trained facilitator and has delivered courses on leadership, coaching and teaching and learning. As part of the quality assurance programme within his current MAT he has led quality assurance visits to other schools, working collaboratively with Headteachers.
As a Royal Navy veteran and with a background in Personal Training, Pilates and Holistic Therapies, Helen is a thoughtful and creative yet meticulous teacher. She holds a Pilates Trainer Professional diploma, a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction, a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complimentary Therapies and a first class honours degree in Sport Studies
Helen is experienced in both athletic and injury recovery techniques within the Pilates vocabulary and is a keen 5K runner in her spare time. "The exercise routines I teach are full of modifications in order to protect the neck, wrists and knees whilst keeping the workouts flowing and challenging. My training style and research are highly consistent with the needs of my clientele, providing a safe and effective form of exercise".
Jenny’s career has spanned over 40 years including being an International HR Director for Siemens Business Services and founding Talentino in 2011– now considered a thought leader in SEND and early career development in Special Schools in England. Her full CV can be found on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-connick-frsa-2571985/
Talentino has afforded Jenny the privilege to work with over 50 Special Schools across England and really understand what the enablers and barriers are to improving life outcomes after school for students with SEND, and in particular learning difficulties. Under the banner of Talentino, Jenny has sought to influence the careers landscape at a national level politically and has recently been appointed as the SEND lead for the national Careers and Enterprise Company.
Jenny has stewarded Talentino to win places on many Social Enterprise programmes, most recently graduating from the Barclays Scale Up programme at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
In 2017, Jenny was rewarded for her services to Education by being invited to the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. She is entrepreneurial, creative and passionate in everything she tackles bringing energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Jenny is also a Governor at The Avenue Special School in Reading and previously at Brookfields Special School.
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.
Trustee, Chair, Strategic Finance & Audit Committee
Roger articled to a small firm of chartered accountants in Nottingham and qualified in 1963. He worked in London for Price Waterhouse (now PWC) before moving to the commercial accountancy sector. Following this he held several jobs as Financial Director with three small to medium sized firms, the latter in electrical engineering.
Roger has worked in the finance section at Nottingham City Hospital, progressing to departmental manager in charge of physical disabilities until retirement in 2003. Following retirement, he worked part time as business consultant for a further 5 years.
Roger has specialist knowledge in general management and all aspects of financial accounting, analysis and reporting. He has a lifelong interest in sport, both as participant and as a supporter and was also President of Notts Lincs & Derbys RFU and treasurer on two separate occasions.
Roger has a sound understanding of human nature and a real interest in using his knowledge and experience to help other people where possible.
Clare has worked in the Education and Skills sector for the last 20 years, developing her knowledge and awareness of the barriers that young people and their families face around positive progressions and developing bespoke solutions, in partnership with educational providers, to address these and reduce the impact on the lives of young people.
Clare has a background that includes teaching; social care; advocacy and delivering careers guidance - all with the aim to improve the educational attainment and prospects for marginalised young people aged 11- 25.
In 2014 Clare became a Director of Derbyshire Education Business Partnership (DEBP), a social enterprise specialising in supporting the aspirational decision making of young people to shape their future. In setting the strategic view of the company, Clare has helped grow the staff base from 5 to 23 employees over a period of 3 years and secured a variety of contracts to provide outstanding employability programmes in schools (primary and secondary) across the D2N2 LEP area.
Over the last 3 years Clare has volunteered her time to be an Enterprise Adviser with the Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network; supporting 2 special educational needs schools within Derbyshire, to strengthen and broaden their offer around careers and employability. Clare also works closely with the Senior Leadership Teams at Derby City schools to improve employment opportunities for young people with additional needs.
Clare’s vision has always been to bring education and business closer together, to truly address the needs of young people and improve their outcomes; showcasing the skills of young people to assist employers to recognise the value they bring and using positive role models from across all sectors to inspire the younger generation.