The Inspire Learning Partnership has “Members” who are best viewed as guardians of the constitution, changing the Articles if necessary and ensuring the charitable object is fulfilled. The Members appoint some of the Trustees and can exercise reserve powers to appoint and remove Trustees. It is, however, anticipated that this power will rarely, if ever, be exercised. The Academy Trust will ordinarily have at least five Members.
Experienced community governor and now The Chair of Trustees
Masters in Chemical Engineering (M.ENG) and an MBA in Business Administration
25 years experience in Project Management and Business management
Brings key business principles and management structures to the board.
Runs own business as a business consultant specialising in digital channels.
Particular interest in supporting the Trust with its business strategy and customer service and has considerable experience in this field
Extensive experience in residential property and redevelopment.
Prior involvement with other Academies
Local to the area with a keen long term interest in the success of the local community.
Dr. Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Experience in school leadership, local authority, advisory work and national and international education consultancy.
Sits on a number of education boards in a non-executive director role,
Has a regular column for Headteacher Update magazine.
Regular contributor to conference panels, books, reports and publications about education and education technology.
Professor Mark E. Smith
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, having joined 1st October 2019 from Lancaster University where he was Vice-Chancellor for eight years
Plays a role in various sector bodies including the current Chair of UCEA, the employers’ association for universities. Mark is also a member of the HESA and HEFCW Boards, chairing the latter’s Research Wales Committee. He is the Senior Independent Member of the Council of the EPSRC, a Council member of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group and a Trustee and Board Member of Jisc. Mark chaired the national review of A-level content 2013-14. He is also a Professor of Magnetic Resonance, a Member of the Ampère Society’s Prize Committee and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Mark was awarded a CBE in 2019 for his services to Higher Education and Research.