Member of London South East Academies Trust
Stephen has been Chief Executive of Peabody since 2004. Founded in 1862, Peabody is one of London’s oldest and largest social housing charities. The Peabody Group now owns and manages 29,000 homes across the capital, and runs a range of employment and community projects. It has a development pipeline of over 8,000 homes, and has ambitious plans to regenerate Thamesmead in south-east London. Stephen was previously Chief Executive of Amicus, a group of housing associations in London and the South East, and a Director at Notting Hill Housing Trust. Before this he worked for the National Housing Federation and the Housing Corporation. Stephen was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architecture. He was Chair of g15, the group of London’s major housing associations from 2009 to 2011 and served as an adviser to the Mayor's Infrastructure Delivery Board. He has a particular interest in education and skills and has recently completed his term of office as Chair of the Court and Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from which he graduated. He is also a Trustee of Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation and organiser of Open House London.
Member, Trustee and Chair of London South East Academies Trust
Caroline worked in retail management and HR, before joining BEC/BTEC/Edexcel, now Pearson, for 31 years in roles including: recruitment allocation, training and management of all moderators; leading on developing BTEC Common Skills competences (precursor to Key Skills); leading on vocational qualification development across all sectors at all levels; managing the organisation’s NVQ portfolio, negotiating with Sector Skills Councils and funding agencies. During that time she also led, managed and developed individuals and teams of all sizes. She undertook process design and monitoring essential to ensure the quality and rigor of the curriculum and any work undertaken with regulators or government bodies.
Frank Toop MBE
Frank lives in Bromley and was a governor of Orpington College for nine years, chairing the Finance Committee for most of that time. He is a qualified accountant and has spent his working life in higher education, primarily at City University London. He was Director of Resources there until 2008 and was also University Secretary with a responsibility for governance. He was a member of the Audit Committees of Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Member and Trustee of London South East Academies Trust
John Moss is Dean of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. After teaching in comprehensive schools for 10 years he joined the University and oversees Early Years, Childhood and Education Studies and the Lifelong Learning Sector (including an extensive Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector programme and the University's 14-19 PGCE programme, which uniquely provides combined school and Further Education College accreditation for teachers). John is a longstanding member of Universities Council for the Education of Teachers and the National Association for the Teaching of English and has substantial experience in school governance. He is currently Chair of the Dover Christ Church Academy Trust Board, a Director of the Valley Invicta Academy Trust, and a Trustee of the Diocese of Canterbury Aquila Trust, as the University’s representative on the Diocesan Board of Education. John has joined the Trust as one of the UTC sponsors.
Sam Parrett OBE
Trustee and CEO, London South East Academies Trust
Sam is a Trustee and the CEO of Bromley Educational Trust. She is also Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges following the merger of Bromley College with the former Bexley College and Greenwich Community College in 2016.
Sam was appointed Principal of Bromley College in 2010 and oversaw its first merger with Orpington College in 2011. This consisted of a major transformation to align the college’s curriculum and services to meet the needs of the local community. As a result, academic and financial performance improved dramatically – leading to Bromley College, under Sam’s leadership, being in prime position to head-up the country’s first three-way college merger in August 2016.
In addition Sam is also now the Chair of Bexley-based Skills for Growth – a charity that aims to help young people to progress into or within employment, focusing particularly on those individuals with low prior attainment levels, those that are not engaged in education employment or training (NEET), and young offenders or those leaving care.
Peter worked in further education from 1982. He held teaching and managerial posts at Northwest Kent and Mid Kent Colleges, joining Bromley College in 1999 where he had posts of Head of School, International Business Manager, Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of HE.
Angela was a director at the National Audit Office where she had responsibility for preparing reports to parliament on a range of issues including local government and education.
During her career she has also worked as a director and chief executive in the NHS.
Angela joined the governing body of Orpington College in 2005 and was the chair for three years until 2011 when the College merged with Bromley College. Angela was the first chair of the merged Bromley College of Further and Higher Education from 1 August 2011 to July 2013.
Jo is the executive head of New Horizons Federation in Bexley, which provides co-ordination and develops a coherent and effective outreach provision through close collaboration and improved services offered to SEBD pupils and their families across the borough. It covers a full spectrum of services and provision for children with minor or short term difficulties, to those with long term and severe and complex needs. A number of pupils also have needs that cover a range of issues including education, youth offending, social and family problems. Jo was previously headteacher at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, a cross phase pupil referral unit catering for pupils covering a wide geographical area in North West Kent.
Trustee of London South East Academies Trust
Corinne is the Chair of Governors at New Horizons Federation in Bexley, which provides services for SEBD pupils and their families in the borough. Her career was as a secondary teacher in Kent, Croydon and Bromley -specialising in creative arts and English -before taking up the Headship of Westwood College, a mixed secondary school in Bexley, in 2003. She retired in 2012 and has been Chair of New Horizons Governors since its inception. Corinne and is committed to the provision of high quality educational opportunities for students with Special Educational Needs
Trustee of London South East Academies Trust
Jo is a Chartered Accountant having commenced her career as an audit professional before specialising in Corporate Finance. She has experience across a wide range of sectors and business models that has given her a strong grounding in evaluating performance, both financial and organisational. Jo’s previous roles include Leverage Finance Director for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she led the execution of leverage finance transactions, which included critically reviewing due diligence, presentation to credit committee, and legal documentation. Jo now works in a risk management role within the banking industry, as a Senior Credit Sanctioner which requires her to identify risk and provide genuine challenge. Jo is local to the Bromley area having attended school here as a child and has a very keen interest in the education sector, more specifically special education.
Trustee of London South East Academies Trust
Tracy was a secondary school teacher and senior leader in schools in Wandsworth, Croydon and Greenwich for over 20 years. She is now the Senior Assistant Director responsible for school improvement (Early Years, Primary and Secondary), Governors services, Special Educational Needs, including a range of Outreach Services and Educational Psychologists, the Professional Development Centre and the training programme for schools and Children’s Services and the Virtual School for Looked After Children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Tracy lives in Bromley.
Rhona Sapsford has been working within the SEND sector for over 23 years, 19 of which have been at Bromley College/London South East Colleges. During her career at LSEC, Rhona has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the SEND curriculum within the Nido Volans Centre, personalising the learning for young people with severe to complex needs, and implementing the changes highlighted within the Children and Families Act and associate Code of Practice. In her current role as Assistant Principal SEND & Foundation Learning, she is responsible for ensuring that all SEND programmes across LSEC offer the same high level experience for all learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
David joined Bromley College 13 years ago, starting as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing to his current position within London South East Colleges. Before starting his career in Further Education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a carpenter before moving into site and project management.