David Shelton - Chairman
David was Vice-Chair of Governors at Jesse Boot Primary School in the mid 1980s and was a governor at Greenwood Dale School for approximately twenty one years, becoming Chairman during that time.
David worked for Boots for thirty three years and was Editor of the company’s staff magazine. More recently, he has been a partner and Editor of a small magazine distributed around the Trent Valley.
Kate Ransom - Vice Chair
Kate trained in London to teach Mathematics and Science. She taught first in Surrey and then in Leicestershire. Her last post was as Head of Mathematics at a Leicestershire Secondary School. Kate was a Governor of Greenwood Dale School for twelve years in the role of Vice Chair and Chair of Finance.
Trevor Frost - Vice Chair
Trevor has lived in the Sneinton/Carlton area all his life and his three children were all educated at Greenwood Dale School. His association with the school started as a pupil; he then joined the PTA in 1986 and later became a Parent Governor.
Trevor worked in the textile and clothing industry as a buyer. He now works with his daughter in her floristry business. He very much looks forward to serving on the Trustee board.
John has been in Financial and Retail management roles for over 20 years and is currently the Director of Retail at Interflora. He is a mathematics graduate and Qualified Chartered Accountant, bringing with him executive level experience of financial governance in small and large companies.
Educated in Nottingham at the Jesse Boot and Greenwood Dale predecessor schools, John has been involved with the school in various governor and Trustee roles for over 15 years. John is currently the Chair of our Audit Committee.
John lives in Newark.
Sheila has had a long association with the local predecessor schools. In the past she has been a member of the Greenwood Dale PTA and the governing bodies of both Greenwood Dale School and Jesse Boot Primary schools when her five children attended these schools.
Sheila currently works in the primary phase of the Nottingham Academy as a teaching assistant and lives locally.
Ann was born and educated in Nottingham and, having finished her teacher training, returned to Nottinghamshire to teach PE in 1976. She moved to Greenwood Dale School in January 1992 as a main scale teacher of geography. In 1994 she was promoted to Head of Year, a position she continues to hold in the Nottingham Academy.
Ann became a school governor in 1995 and served as a staff representative until the closure of the school in August 2009, when she was invited to take up a position as a Trustee on the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.
Paul Roberts OBE
A graduate in Philosophy and Mathematics, a teacher and schools inspector, Paul Roberts was Director of Education in Nottingham and subsequently in Haringey leading the Government intervention in Haringey Council.
He was a Director of Capita Strategic Education Services before joining the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) for local government.At IDeA he was Director of Strategy and subsequently Managing Director, overseeing the organization’s £50m programmes of work based on knowledge management, peer review and support for local authority elected members.As author of the joint DfES/DCMS report “Nurturing Creativity in Young People”, Paul was adviser to government Ministers on the development of the cultural offer for young people and is now chair of the trustees for Creativity, Culture and Education (www.cceengland.org)as well as holding board positions with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Nottingham Contemporary, the Greenwood Academies Trust, the Innovation Unit and the Public Services Innovation Laboratory Committee at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). He is currently a member of the Monitoring Board for the National Music Education Plan.Paul is a FRSA and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to Education and the Creative Industries.
Professor Nigel Hastings was Pro-Vice Chancellor and also Head of the College of Arts, Human and Education at the Nottingham Trent University, which he joined in 1995. He retired from this position in 2011.
Alistair Scullion is Managing Director of Experian’s Automotive Business in the UK & I. Prior to this he has held a number of senior management roles at Experian including, most recently, Marketing Director for the UK and EMEA. An Economics graduate from Durham University, Alistair began his career at Barclays Bank where he gained experience in commercial lending, risk management, product management and marketing.
In 2001 he joined IBM Business Consulting Services where, working closely with the executive teams of major UK and European Banks, he led the implementation of strategic transformation programmes. He has a Masters in Business Leadership and has attended executive education programmes at Henley Management College and Harvard Business School. Living in Derbyshire with his wife and two children, Alistair is a doting father, keen golfer, sports watcher and avid follower of current affairs.
Barry Day OBE - Chief Executive
Barry started teaching in 1974 and has worked in a range of challenging inner city schools. As well as being a class teacher of mathematics and ICT he has been a Head of Mathematics, a Vice Principal and an outstanding Headteacher.
Barry has a Masters in Mathematical Education from Loughborough University and an Honorary Doctorate from Nottingham Trent University. He was the Midlands Headteacher of the Year in 2007 and was awarded an OBE for Services to Education in 2008.
His key responsibilities are:
Group vision. quality and standards. Developing new business and liaising with Ministers, the DfE, Local Authorities and Partnerships for Schools (PfS). Ensuring the efficient delivery of new projects.
Graham Feek - Deputy Chief Executive
Graham is a qualified accountant who has held a number of senior positions within public sector organisations over the past twenty years. Before joining the Trust he was Director of Resources within the Children’s Services department of a major Local Authority.
His key responsibilities are:
Quality and standards of support structures.
Project management of new Academies, liaising with Local Authorities, and Partnerships for Schools.
Group finance and legals.