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The Charter Schools Educational Trust

Transforming lives through the power of inclusive education

Biographies

SIMON TUCKER -  CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

 

Simon works with governments and charities on innovation and new ventures. He is passionate about helping every child develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to thrive as an adult. He has a child at the Charter School East Dulwich and was part of the group that set up the Charter School East Dulwich. 

Simon was Chair of Governors and link governor for Leadership and Management at The Charter School East Dulwich until his appointment as Chair of Trustees in September 2018

Term of Office – 30 September 2018 to 29 September 2019

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Appointments and remuneration 1/1

KIERAN OSBORNE - CEO

Kieran Osborne is CEO of The Charter Schools Educational Trust. Previous to this he had been the Trust’s Educational Advisor.

He is also CEO of the Impact Trust in Bromley which also, at present, has two secondary schools. He was Principal of Hayes School from 2004-16. Hayes was his third Headship.

Kieran is a National Leader of Education. He is a senior partner of a number of school led partnerships and Chair of Challenge Partners. He has previously been Chair of the London and National Chairs of Headteachers and a Director of the Bromley SCITT which trains and accredits over 130 teachers a year.

For the last eight years Kieran has worked for the National College and DFE as a Teaching and Leadership Adviser. He has and continues to work with many schools and Trusts as an Educational Consultant and School Improvement Partner. He is committed to schools working together to achieve continuous improvement for all the pupils in their care.

EMMANUEL AMADI MVO  – MEMBER & VICE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

Manny is a trusted adviser to some of the world's foremost companies and NGOs. He has been a consultancy leader for over ten years, following his earlier careers in the business and NGO sectors.

Manny maintains a deep commitment to community and societal issues and has been directly involved with The Charter School as both a parent and a governor for the past ten years.

Manny was a part of the team which successfully bid for the opening of The Charter School East Dulwich in 2015.

Term of Office – 20 March 2014 to 19 March 2018
Committees – Education Standards, Appointments and Remuneration

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Education Standards 1/1
Appointments and remuneration 1/1

ELIZABETH BROWN – MEMBER, TRUSTEE & CHAIR OF GOVERNORS TCSND 

Elizabeth has been the Chair of the Local Governing Body of The Charter School North Dulwich since 2009 and all four of her children have previously attended the school. She is also the link governor at TCSND for careers education, advice, information and guidance.

Term of Office – 17 September 2015 to 16 September 2019

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Appointments and remuneration 1/1

SUE BOWLER – MEMBER  

Sue is the Joint Director of Operations and Strategic Development, Adult Local Services at Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as well as a parent at The Charter School North Dulwich.

JOHN GODFREY – TRUSTEE & CHAIR OF GOVERNORS TCSED

 

 

DAVID GALLIIE – TRUSTEE

David is the Greater London Authority’s Assistant Director of Finance, leading on the preparation of the Mayor of London’s £16bn budget for police, transport, fire and the Mayor’s Development Corporations. He is also responsible for the GLA’s investments of £2.5bn and borrowings of £4.5bn.

Previously he worked in senior finance positions at three London Boroughs, including running a local authority’s support functions for schools, including its education finance function.

David was Chair of Governors of the Charter School North Dulwich throughout most of the last decade and is also a non-Executive Director on the Elliott Foundation Multi-Academy Trust.

Term of Office – 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020
Committees – Audit

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 3/4
Audit 1/1

HELEN JEFFREY – TRUSTEE 

Helen is a senior government lawyer. Having for many years advised the Department for Education on schools and children’s law issues, she has recently taken up a new challenge at the Department for Work and Pensions, advising on EU and International Affairs and in particular on the department’s response to Brexit.

Helen was part of the parents group that campaigned for The Charter School North Dulwich and a member of the temporary governing body before the school opened in 2000. She served for many years as a governor of the school before it became an Academy and then as a member and trustee of the Academy Trust.

As a local resident and parent of two former pupils of The Charter School North Dulwich she has a long-standing personal commitment to ensuring the provision of excellent, inclusive local education.

Term of Office – 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 3/4

STEVEN RUSSELL – TRUSTEE
 

Steven is a partner in PwC's restructuring practice, with nineteen years of experience in corporate change management, specialising in advising companies in turnaround situations.

Term of Office – 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020
Committees – Audit

 

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Audit 1/1

CHRISTIAN HICKS – HEADTEACHER THE CHARTER SCHOOL NORTH DULWICH 

Christian has been the Headteacher of The Charter School North Dulwich since September 2013. Responsible for leading the school’s 1200 students and 150 staff, he is passionate about the pursuit of excellence within an inclusive community school, in order to improve the life chances of all students. He is committed to taking The Charter School North Dulwich from being one of the best state schools in London to being one of the best in the country. After a brief career in finance, Christian trained to become an English teacher before progressing into school leadership as part of the Future Leaders programme.

Committees – Audit, Education & Standards

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Audit 1/1
Education & Standards 1/1

ALEX CROSSMAN – HEADTEACHER THE CHARTER SCHOOL EAST DULWICH

Alex is the Headteacher of The Charter School East Dulwich which serves the communities of East Dulwich, Camberwell and Peckham. Dedicated to the proposition that education can transform young people's life opportunities, he is responsible for a rapidly growing, new school which opened its doors to students in September 2016. The Charter School East Dulwich will move into its brand new, state of the art building in January 2019 from their temporary home in Peckham.

Alex moved into teaching and school leadership after participating in the Future Leader programme following a successful career in finance.

Committees – Audit, Education & Standards

Attendance 2016/17:
Full Board – 4/4
Audit 1/1
Education & Standards 1/1