Trust Members

The Quality First Education Trust has five Members, who are responsible for ensuring that the company’s charitable and educational objectives are delivered. The Members have ultimate control of the academy trust because they can appoint and remove the governors, change the constitution (subject to DfE approval) and other fundamental decisions relating to the trust as a charity and a company.

Kate

Kate Amis

Trust Member

Senior project manager in the public and private sector, with a background in secondary education

Julian

Julian Coningham

Trust Member

Solicitor with a track record of commitment to equality, diversity and tolerance

Brian

Brian Ledbetter

Trust Member

Senior professional in global financial and business development

Tom G

Tom Gately

Trust Member

Outstanding former primary headteacher with a keen focus on moral and spiritual leadership

Michael

Prof Michael Gibson

Trust Member

Highly regarded academic with a passion for teacher training, educational research and history

Trustees

Trustees may also be known as Governors or Directors. They have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the trust, by ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the outcomes for which it has been set up. We have nine Trustees. Our Board of Trustees meets at least termly.

Julian

Julian Coningham

Trustee (CHAIR)

Solicitor with a track record of commitment to equality, diversity and tolerance

John

John Grove

Executive Headteacher

Outstanding leader with a track record of improving schools and a lifelong commitment to equality

Rachael Dupont2

Rachael Dupont

Trustee

Experienced lawyer with particular expertise in HR, commercial contracts, property and compliance

Brian

Brian Ledbetter

Trustee

Senior professional in global financial and business development

Liz

Liz Stoyel

Trustee

IT professional with a keen interest in inclusion, SEND and pupil health and wellbeing

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Karen Parkinson

Trustee

Experienced primary and SEN teacher

Geoff

Geoff Morris

Trustee

Education recruitment professional

Adeeremi

Aderemi Shodipe

Company Secretary

Company Secretary: Aderemi Shodipe