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Middlesex Learning Trust

The Middlesex Learning Trust is the name of our new Multi Academy trust and is the name given to our overarching organisation. Whilst we remain The Compton School we have converted from a single academy trust (SAT) to a multi academy trust (MAT) which we needed to do to run a second school, our planned free school. This also means we may begin gradually to add schools into the Compton family by them joining MLT and thereby extending the opportunity of the excellent 'Compton education' to more local schools and children over time. I have become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MLT and with trustees will oversee the education of all schools in our trust. I will keep you updated with our plans as they develop.

Teresa Tunandine CBE.

CEO Middlesex Learning Trust

 

Members of the Middlesex Learning Trust

Sebastian Wood

Sebastian Wood

I have been Chair of Trustees for the Middlesex Learning Trust (“MLT”) since its inception in August 2017, having previously been Chair of the Governing Body at The Compton School from October 2008 until October 2016.  In the period before the MLT was established and as Chair of Trustees for The Compton School, I have been involved in the strategic planning and development of the multi-academy trust, including work on the Free School and wider MAT expansion.

My children were both students at The Compton School and I became a member of its Governing Body in December 2005. I was designated a National Leader of Governance in January 2014. 

My background: After studying modern languages at university, I qualified as a chartered accountant at one of the Big4 accountancy firms.  For the last 20 years or so I have worked in mergers & acquisitions, leading on the execution of transactions both in the UK and internationally.

Mr Howard Davies

Howard Davies

I joined the governing body of the Compton School  in 2013 and have been Chair of the Governing Body since October 2016.  I have two daughters currently studying at The Compton School.

My background: Group Head of Public Affairs at Standard Life plc since 2009, with responsibilities covering engagement with policy makers and public policy across the UK and the EU. Prior to that responsible for EU Public Policy at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and before that held a variety of strategy and commercial roles at RBS and NatWest in retail and corporate banking. I am also a school governor at Queenswell Junior School and a Board Trustee for the Whitehall and Industry Group. I am a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Dame Yasmin Bevan DBE

Dame Yasmin Bevan DBE

I am a member of the Middlesex Learning Trust which was formed in 2017.

My Background: Prior to retirement in December 2014, I was headteacher of Denbigh High School, Luton and Executive Head of Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys. I was also the first CEO of the Chiltern Learning Trust which initially included these schools and Dallow primary. Denbigh and Challney Boys were both outstanding schools and led the Chiltern Teaching School Alliance which had a very well established and extensive teacher training provision. I was an NLE, trained Ofsted inspector and a member of several DFE advisory groups. Before headship I taught at schools in Ealing, Harrow and Bristol.

I am currently a trustee for a large Academy group and a member of the Headteacher Board for northwest London and the south central region.

Andy Buck

Andy Buck

My background: A geography teacher by trade, Andy went on to become a headteacher for thirteen years at two schools in east London. In his second headship, his school was judged outstanding and he was designated a National Leader of Education. In 2009, he was appointed as a director at the National College for School Leadership and in 2012 was made Managing Director at one of the largest academy groups in the UK. Andy has subsequently founded two organisations: Leadership Matters and #honk. Both aim to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development for leaders at all levels in the system. He has written five books on educational leadership, including the best-selling ‘Leadership Matters’.

 

David Phillip

 

 

 

Trustees of the Middlesex Learning Trust

Sebastian Wood

Chair of Trustees :

Sebastian Wood

I have been Chair of Trustees for the Middlesex Learning Trust (“MLT”) since its inception in August 2017, having previously been Chair of the Governing Body at The Compton School from October 2008 until October 2016.  In the period before the MLT was established and as Chair of Trustees for The Compton School, I have been involved in the strategic planning and development of the multi-academy trust, including work on the Free School and wider MAT expansion.

My children were both students at The Compton School and I became a member of its Governing Body in December 2005. I was designated a National Leader of Governance in January 2014. 

My background: After studying modern languages at university, I qualified as a chartered accountant at one of the Big4 accountancy firms.  For the last 20 years or so I have worked in mergers & acquisitions, leading on the execution of transactions both in the UK and internationally.

Teresa Tunnadine

Chief Executive Officer

Teresa Tunnadine CBE

I became Chief Executive Officer at The Compton in August 2017 with responsibility for developing The Compton as a Multi Academy Trust including establishing a Compton secondary free school in Barnet. Previously I was Headteacher at The Compton between 1999 and 2016, and Executive headteacher 2016-17 having joined The Compton in 1992 as Deputy Headteacher when the school first opened. I became a National Leader of Education (NLE) in 2006 providing support for schools within London and nationally.

I am currently a member of the Regional School Commissioner’s Headteacher Board, providing advice on academies and free schools in North West London and South Central England (NWLSC). I am also Chair of The Department for Education’s Secondary Headteachers’ Reference Group and the Teaching School Council Lead, working on behalf of the National College, coordinating the work of the 110 teaching schools in NWLSC. I was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University and also a CBE in the birthday honours both 2013 for services to education nationally. 

Qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons) Geography from London School of Economics
  • PGCE from London University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Cambridge University
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
Mr Richard Chadwick

Richard Chadwick

I was elected as a Parent Governor in December 2013.  I am a member of the Finance Committee.  My 3 children are all currently studying at The Compton School. 

My background: After studying Geography and Anthropology at Cambridge University, I qualified as a chartered accountant at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms, before working in the telecoms and retail industries for over 10 years.  For the last 7 years I have worked in senior finance and operations roles for a large UK based charity delivering programmes for young people to develop skills and find employment or training.

Mr Howard Davies

Chair of Governors at The Compton School

Howard Davies

I joined the governing body of the Compton School  in 2013 and have been Chair of the Governing Body since October 2016.  I have two daughters currently studying at The Compton School.

My background: Group Head of Public Affairs at Standard Life plc since 2009, with responsibilities covering engagement with policy makers and public policy across the UK and the EU. Prior to that responsible for EU Public Policy at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and before that held a variety of strategy and commercial roles at RBS and NatWest in retail and corporate banking. I am also a school governor at Queenswell Junior School and a Board Trustee for the Whitehall and Industry Group. I am a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Ms Ann Marie Mulkerins

Headteacher of The Compton School

Ann Marie Mulkerins

I am Senior Associate Headteacher at The Compton School.  I joined the Governing Body in 2003 as a Staff Governor and currently serve as a Community Governor. I am a member of the Finance Committee.

Qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons) Geography from the University of London
  • PGCE from St Mary's College, London.
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • National leader of Education providing support for schools within London and nationally since 2006
Satbir Singh Choudry

Satbir Singh Choudry

I became a Trustee in 2017 and I look forward to helping the School progress.

 I studied the Ancient World at University College London, before completing an LLB and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013.

 

Mark Goodchild

Mark Goodchild

I joined the Board of Trustees the summer of 2017. I am a member of the [tbc] Committee.

My background: I am co‐founder and former Managing Director of Challenge Partners, a practitioner-led charity that enables schools to improve through collaboration. Before this I was a management consultant, working in the Financial Services industry. I am also a trustee of the Refugee Support Network, which helps displaced children access education, and I advise numerous other charities and social enterprises. I am a graduate from Oxford University.

Sheila Fitzsimons

Sheila Fitzsimons

I joined the Trust in September 2017.

My background: I am former Economics teacher but have spent most of the last 20 years working for a national newspaper in a variety of editorial and operational roles. I currently work in the Cabinet Office on the digital transformation of government services.

 

 

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