PEOPLE

Advisory Board

The purpose of the advisory board is to provide our trustees with advice and guidance in the development of the Foundation and with the establishment of our centre of excellence for social and emotional learning. It is currently in the process of being established.

It is not envisaged to be in excess of six individuals during the course of 2019 and is expected to meet once a quarter. Whilst the individuals involved will be compensated for expenses they will not be remunerated. Further details will be posted on individuals as they join the board.

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
Albert Schweitzer, Missionary and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Lee Whitehed

Social Impact Specialist

Lee is a social impact expert, with a career spanning over 25 years. Lee has worked with organisations such as NHS Trusts, probation services and local authorities on the implementation and delivery of new and improved services. This is achieved through Lee’s experience in combining commercial, public and not-for-profit-sector organisations into planned agreements, thus maximising their ability to achieve greater success and social value impact.

Lee is currently working with the Office of Civil Society to help inform and reform the Governments understanding and engagement with the private sector when looking to implement the long standing move by the Government to payment by results process for public services.  Lee is also a contributor to the work of the Foundation’s Centre of Excellence.

Lilian Weatherley

Education Specialist

Lilian is an independent consultant and the Director of ‘Inspire to Learn Consultancy’. Lilian trained at the College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury where her main studies were Religious Education, Play with a purpose for the Under 5s’ and The teaching of Reading.

After training and working as a primary school and foundation stage teacher for many years, Lilian moved into secondary education. She became Head of RE and PSHE but also taught English, special educational needs, art, dance and drama. She has considerable experience of leading CPD at primary, secondary and tertiary levels as well as training governors and parish clergy for their work in schools. She also has experience with students in initial teacher training.

Sue Holmes

Education Specialist

Sue  is a scientist turned primary teacher, advisory teacher turned independent consultant. Sue held a dual role as Religious Education adviser for the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority and the York Anglican Diocese, and she has been a registered Church School inspector.

With wide-ranging experience both in and out of the classroom, Sue is currently an RE Quality Mark assessor, and Secretary to the National Association of SACREs (NASACRE).

Sue has lectured on RE elements of B.Ed and PGCE courses at Hull University and worked with PhD students on Spirit of the School research at York St John.  Sue is currently working on the Learn, Teach, Lead RE project to grow the next generation of lead RE practitioners.

Trevor Davies

Education Specialist

Trevor is the Head of Prospects Improve. His career has included teaching and headship. Trevor develops and leads on school and academy improvement and training, especially in leadership and management and leading inspections. He leads the team of advisors in working in approximately 400 schools across all phases. The main focus of this highly successful work is in developing leadership teams and improving teaching and learning in order to raise standards.

Trevor leads on developing and designing courses and conferences, often with the support of head teachers, to ensure that events are well focused and meet the needs of schools. As a specialist in the early years foundation stage, he works closely with nursery schools and children’s centres.

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