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Chris trained as a lawyer, beginning his career as a general-practice solicitor, before moving to the voluntary sector where he worked in community projects. He helped to establish and lead a social enterprise, Peaceworks, which developed gold-standard peer mediation in schools.
School Governance Experience
In 2012, whilst Chair of Governors, Chris helped guide Edward Bryant School’s conversion to academy status. The experience led to the formation of Schoolsworks, a primary-based school trust, and in 2014 Chris became its full-time CEO. Schoolsworks manages eight schools from Selsey to Worthing in West Sussex and between 2013 and 2020 enjoyed 10 consecutive ‘good’ Ofsted judgements. It also has a free school in pre-opening.