Meet the TRUSTEE BOARD
Mrs J DeanChair of Trustees
Mrs J Dean
Joan Dean has a long career in education. After attending Manchester University Joan started her career as a teacher in Oldham. Joan then became a deputy headteacher in Moss Side Manchester followed by her next role as the headteacher of a large primary school in central Manchester. Joan was appointed to Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools (HMI). In addition to inspecting schools in England ? both primary and secondary - Joan led many inspections of British Forces schools in Cyprus and Germany. From Ofsted Joan was seconded to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister where she pursued her interest in schools in disadvantaged areas. As a result of this work Joan became a Director at the National College for School Leadership More recently, Joan established a consultancy supporting local authorities and schools with school improvement strategies and leadership development. She has worked extensively in Manchester schools and has successfully run Manchester?s aspiring leaders
Mr M SnelsonVice Chair of Trustees
Mr M Snelson
Mike Snelson recently retired following more than 40 years as a professional working in education. His career included spells as a primary headteacher of two schools in the north-west; a School Improvement Adviser in Redcar and Cleveland; Ofsted team inspector; and Principal Adviser for Lancashire?s School Effectiveness Service. Most recently he has worked as an independent education consultant. Mike is married and lives in Lancashire. He has two sons (both teachers!) and four grandchildren.
Mr H RossTrustee
Mr H Ross
Hugh has worked in administration and management within the public sector for over 30 years and is presently as an Operational Leader for the Civil Service. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, Hugh has lead several initiatives throughout his career including transitions of large teams through both change of benefit and processes, he is also the Digital lead for his area. He enjoys helping out in the Community and has volunteered to assist amongst others at CAB Kirkham, Let's Grow Preston and the Harris Museum. Hugh is married and has lived in Preston all his life and is looking forward to supporting Fulwood Academy?to becoming an outstanding Academy.
Mr J CannonTrustee
Mr J Cannon
John Cannon has a wealth of experience. He qualified as a teacher of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities from Bristol University in 1972. He worked in several Special Schools including the Mellands Special School, Gorton, Manchester. John made a film ‘ Sense of Movement’ which was selected as a film of special importance by the National Film Archives. He developed a programme on behaviour modification with The Hestair Adrian Research Centre. He also taught at Fielden Park College, Didsbury, Manchester where he set up courses for students with Learning Difficulties. John has spent 4 years developing two large Nursing Homes in Settle and Bradford. He has previously been the Deputy Chair of Governors at North Manchester Boys School for two years. John brings valuable knowledge, expertise and experience.
Mrs J GarnseyTrustee
Mrs J Garnsey
Jane Garnsey is an experienced HR professional, fully CIPD qualified and has extensive experience within the telecommunications industry having worked at TalkTalk for the past 10 years. Jane has held a number of senior positions on the People Leadership Team during her 10 years there and is passionate about bringing her varied experience and network at Talk?Talk into the role of Trustee. Her current role is People Operations Director, with a large remit covering recruitment, payroll, systems, data, HR services and also property and workplace. Jane is dedicated to ensuring colleagues at TalkTalk have a great place to work through all the things that her teams are accountable for. Jane lives in Bolton and is married with two young children and very much enjoys making a difference in her role as Trustee for the Dunstone Education Trust.
Mr J NowellTrustee
Mr J Nowell
Jon Nowell has extensive experience gained from a number of leadership roles and is Operations Director at TalkTalk Business. Throughout Jon’s career he has worked on a number of initiatives in the education sector including leadership of an Education ISP and Building Schools for the Future. Jon previously spent five years as a school governor for a Primary in Cheshire , and has significant financial leadership experience. As part of his remit at the Dunstone Education Trust he chairs the Resources committee. Jon lives in Cheshire and is married with two Children and in his spare time manages an U15 Football team.
Mr D WalkerTrustee
Mr D Walker
David Walker is the Local Authority representative on the Trust board. David has been a local councillor serving the Sharoe Green Ward of Preston City Council since 2012. He is married to his wife Tina, and has 3 daughters. David's work sees him operating as the Managing Director of his family business, Preston Wholesale Meats, which he has been involved in for the past 25 years
In order to make contact with the trust board, please direct enquiries to the Clerk to the Trustee Board, Jacqueline Currey on,
By Post: Please address correspondence to Mrs J Dean, Chair of Trustees at the Academy Address
By Telephone: 01253 476513
By E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy Trust Members:
- Charles William Dunstone (Sponsor)
- Joan Marie Dean
- Tim Simon Morris
- Victoria Jane Hornby