Meet our Members
The profiles below show the knowledge and experience that our Members contribute to the governance of the Trust.
Prior to my studying for her degree Helen worked in banking and insurance. She qualified as a teacher, with an honours degree, Batchelor of Education, at the age of 36, and 5 years later she was appointed as a Headteacher. During her first position as a Head she obtained an MA, specialising in school improvement and effectiveness. In total, Helen was a Headteacher for 16 years, most latterly in a large Primary School with a Special Support Centre, and where she set up a successful governor-led 36 place Nursery, retiring from that post in 2016.
Since retiring as Headteacher, Helen has been, and still is, Consultant Manager of NW Crawley Locality, a group of 15 schools; she is the PVI member of West Sussex County Council’s Schools Forum; and she plays an active part in her family Childcare business, operating a large Nursery and providing Wrap-Around Care (Breakfast Club and After-School Club) for three schools.
Eighteen months ago Helen was asked to join the Governing Body of a large Primary School associated to the C of E Church which I attend; six months ago I was elected Chair of that Governing Body, and she is now fully active in that role.
Richard became a governor of Delce Junior School in 1998 and has served the school and, latterly, Castle Trust continuously since. During his time as Chair of Governors (2002-2010), he oversaw the appointment of two Head teachers and led the Governing Body through three Ofsted inspections.
After graduating from Birmingham University (BMus 2(i) Hons) Richard started working in the music industry where he has remained all of his professional life. He is now Chief Executive of Faber Music, a leading music publishing company based in London, through which he has strong links with music education. He is also a director of a number of music industry organisations, including the Performing Right Society and Printed Music licensing limited, the company which operates the Schools Music Photocopying licence.
Richard is deeply committed to education in general, and to Castle Trust and Delce Academy in particular, the school having provided a wonderful junior level education for all four of his children.
Anthony served on the Greenway Academy Local Advisory Committee from March 2015 to March 2019 and as a Member of the Trust since December 2018. Anthony contributes experience from the IT corporate sector and skills in strategy, programme management, governance and board level responsibility. Anthony operates as an IT Director and has gained his experience from numerous international organisations over more than 30 years.