We are overseen and guided by a small Board of Trustees, selected for their experience in the charity, financial and business sectors, as well as for their passion and interest in the development and growth of the PSHE Association.
They are made up of:
Mark Vickers - Chair of the Board of Trustees
Mark Vickers is an educational consultant focusing particularly on helping schools use the Well-being agenda to underpin success in young people’s lives. He is also the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s ‘Tackling Bullying In The Community’ Project Lead.
Until July 2009 Mark was the Executive Head teacher of Manhood Community College in West Sussex where he combined the role with his work as an Associate with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and work as a consultant leader. He was previously a senior leader for thirteen years in two schools on the south coast. Previous to that Mark worked for four years at the British International School in Thailand and started his teaching career in a community school in Essex.
Mark is currently a Trustee of the PSHE Association as well as a governor of a large FE College in West Sussex. He is also a School Improvement Partner to secondary schools and PRU’s in London and West Sussex.
Mark contributed to the recent PSHE review by conducting the consultation with young people around the country.
A former senior manager at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Jan Campbell has school, local authority and national government experience of PSHE education that spans policy-making, management, and hands-on delivery. She established the PSHE Association, starting work on its development in 2006 and then chairing its development group and interim council before becoming chair of trustees when the association became a charity in 2008 until February 2011 when she handed over to Mark Vickers.
Jan continues to be at the forefront of national developments in PSHE education contributing to curriculum review and development for both secondary and primary phases and sitting on government advisory groups including those for SRE, drug education and violence against women and girls. She also chairs the national PSHE education strategic partners group.
As a freelance consultant Jan contributes to the work of a range of national and local organisations as they develop policy and practice across the breadth of PSHE education and wider education.
Jan was recognised with an OBE for services to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, June 2011.
qualified as a social worker and FE lecturer and has spent most of her working life seeking to improve the life chances of children and young people. After many years working as a probation officer and social worker, she moved into education administration and strategic planning. Karin has worked at a senior level in local authorities and in a local learning and skills council; she has acted as an adviser to the DfES (as it then was) and as an additional inspector with Ofsted on 14-19 education. She also ran a successful consultancy business prior to retirement in 2009. Her interest in PSHE derives from her time as a secondary school governor leading on a review of the school’s PSHE curriculum, and is informed by previous experience of managing and delivering services connected with alternative education provision, learning support and special educational needs, early years curriculum and quality, and partnership with parents.
has a long history in promoting the emotional health and well being of children and young people across all aspects of their lives at home, in school and college, care, secure settings, in youth and community settings. She campaigns for children and young people's right to PSHE Education and has written widely on a range of topics. She is an independent consultant , working on a range of PSHE related projects and works with Teenage Pregnancy Associates. She was Chair of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group and former Director of the Sex Education Forum and Well–Being department at National Children’s Bureau. She co-founded the Anti Bullying Alliance and is currently Chair of the DfE advisory group on violence against women and girls. Gill was awarded an OBE in 2006 for her services to children and young people.