Jack is born and bred in Kingston upon Hull and has been involved in teaching for 43 years. He is an ex head teacher of a large estate primary school and taught all his career in challenging inner city schools. Jack has always believed in the importance of schools working together to learn from and support each other. While head teacher he was co leader of a very successful Network Learning Community of 13 primary and 2 secondary schools supported by the NCSL , sharing ideas and new learning. Later he led a Learning Network Community involving multi agencies including health, social services, police and educationists to try to ensure joined up working in the best interests of all children. Jack worked as the Extended Schools Reorganisation Advisor for Kingston upon Hull to facilitate the setting up of the Extended Schools programme across the city. Since retirement he has been working part-time at Hull University with PGCE students training to be the next generation of teachers in the Hull and East Riding area. Jack was asked to become a trustee of the Enquire Learning Trust when it was started in 2012 and gladly accepted. He is married to Pam, until recently, a primary school teacher and they have two grown up sons. He is an lifelong supporter of Hull City Tigers football club and has greatly enjoyed their recent success, especially last year’s FA cup run. He is involved as the league secretary of the local table tennis league and still plays on a weekly basis, occasionally winning the odd game!
Trevor spent 38 years in the chemical industry where he held a number of roles in Research, Technology, Operations Management, Training Management, HR Operations and Organisation Development. He then experienced 10 years of self employment, as a sole trader, in the field of HR consultancy specialising in recruitment and staff development. Trevor has been a Governor at Roseberry Academy since 2000 and is currently vice chair. He was a Governor at Stokesley Secondary between 2006 and 2012. Now enjoying retirement his interests include cooking, gardening and fine wine tasting.
Graeme is an independent Educational Consultant. His specialism is School Effectiveness. Graeme has previously been a successful headteacher and a school improvement adviser in Hull. Graeme is currently the Chair of Governors at Buckingham Primary Academy.
Anna is a school governor at Linden Road Primary School. She is a community governor and also has twin boys at the school. Anna wanted to become a governor because she wanted to contribute to the life of the school and be constructive, informed and involved. Anna has worked managing a team of Youth Support Workers helping young people in Manchester overcome barriers to getting into education, employment or training, Her hope is that some of those skills and some of that experience will benefit Linden Road Academy and now in her wider role as a Member of the Trust.