Connected Learning

The Key to Success

Trust Members

Members have ultimate control of the Academy Trust because they can appoint and remove the Trustees and they can change the constitution. Though members have a very important role to play in overseeing the MAT, they will typically be less directly involved in the running of it than the Trustees and may only meet once a year.

Please click the arrow to view the Trust Member’s credentials.

Phil Barlow

  • Elected Member – Braintree District Council
  • Trustee – Witham, Braintree and Halstead Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Twice Mayor of Witham
  • Previous Chair of Governors at local secondary school
  • Worked at board level in both public and private sector

Rod Lane

  • Chair of Governors at Great Bradfords Infant and Nursery School
  • Chair of Governors at Templars Academy
  • Vice-Chair, Powers Hall Academy
  • Member, Essex Schools Forum
  • Member, School-led Improvement System Project Board
  • Member, Early Years & Childcare Partnership Forum
  • Member, Early Years Funding Formula Review Group
  • Member, SEND Capital Investment Project Board
  • Member, North Essex Children’s Partnership Board

Susan Sings

  • Chair of Governors of Powers Hall Academy
  • Ex-Executive Chair of Connected Learning Board of Trustees
  • Previous senior manager at Anglia Ruskin University

Anthony Welch

  • CEO, Premier Learning Trust
  • Headteacher, Holland Park Primary School
  • Executive Headteacher, Alton Park Junior School

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