Queen Elizabeth School

Our Trustees

Trust Members

The Membership of the Multi Academy Trust is representative of the local community – a longstanding member of Queen Elizabeth School (who will also sit on the Trust Board), a key representative of the local community and a member of the Parish Church. This defines the school’s commitment to sitting at the very heart of the local community. Longer term, as the MAT grows, there are two membership positions available and these will be fulfilled by employers from the Studio School, an appropriate member of the Sports Partnership, wider community or Diocesan representatives.

Ty Power

Ty Power

Rev Richard Show

Rev Richard Show

Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson

Trust Board

The Trust Board comprises nine Trustees. A skills audit has been completed identifying a comprehensive mix of skills from experience of school governance, finance, IT, marketing, project planning, data analysis, ability to question and challenge and strong links with local community.

Ty Power

Ty Power

Ty Power offers expertise in all areas of managing a multinational company and in directing a leading national business/education organisation. Now retired, he is the former Operations Director of K Shoes Ltd. ( C and J Clark Ltd.) and former Executive Director and Director of the Graduate Programme of Young Enterprise.

Ty studied Economics and Business at the University of Edinburgh and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He is a member of the Cumbria Schools’ Forum, latterly representing Academy schools in the South of the County. Through the Schools Forum Ty has been involved in several revisions of Cumbria’s schools’ funding methodology and is well versed in schools’ financing issues. Ty was a founding member of the current Multi Academy Trust formed in May 2017, before which he was a Member of Queen Elizabeth School Limited Company.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Ability to question and challenge

Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd is a retired hospital doctor who worked at the Lancaster and Kendal hospitals. He has worked at a senior level in the public sector for many years and has a deep understanding of its complexities.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Public Sector,
  • Probity,
  • Ability to question and challenge

Stewart Lawrenson

Stewart Lawrenson

Stewart Lawrenson is a self-employed building contractor. Stewart is the Chair of Governors at a local primary school and a very well respected member of the local community. Stewart’s professional expertise offers support to the maintenance and buildings development aspects of the Trusts operation. Stewart is also the designated safeguarding governor.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Estates management
  • Community

Margaret Cunningham

Margaret Cunningham

Margaret Cunningham is a retired English Teacher and former Editor and Administrative Officer for a local company where she also had responsibility for Human Resources. Margaret is an active member of the local community through her church and charity work.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • HR
  • Ability to question and challenge

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke is an experienced Headteacher, having run an outstanding school in Kirkby Lonsdale since 1994. During that time Chris has Chaired the Cumbrian Association of Secondary Headteachers, been an elected Association of School and College Leaders Council Member and a member of the Cumbria Schools Forum.

Latterly, Chris has occupied a more executive role. In a system leadership capacity he sits on the DfE Headteacher Reference Group, is a board member of the Cumbria Association of System Leaders (CASL) and is a member of the Regional School Commissioner’s Headteacher Board (North).

As an NLE, Chris has a wealth of school to school support experience. He has been a leading figure in the South Lakes Federation since its inception in 2004, leading its Teaching School.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Leadership
  • Education improvement

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft is a Reader in Education (associate professor) at the University of Cumbria where she has worked with intending primary and secondary teachers since moving to Cumbria in 2002. Formerly she was a primary school teacher in Oxfordshire and Derbyshire.  She is passionate about providing young people with a balanced education, equipping them not only with the required skills and certificates for their future lives, but also an education which challenges them to think responsibly about their role as citizens in the world. She teaches and publishes in the areas of Religious Education, Anti-racism, special educational needs and school leadership.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Education

Fenner Pearson

Fenner Pearson

Fenner Pearson is the owner of a successful Kendal-based business. He has 30 years’ experience in IT and set up his own software house in 2004.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Business
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Data handling

Acknowledge & Close

Year 6 Open Evenings

We will be holding Open Evenings on the following dates:
  • Thursday 16th September
  • Wednesday 22nd September

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