The PSHE Association is delighted to welcome four new trustees to our board to support our development over the coming years. Their mix of business and education expertise, set out in more detail below, will help us to achieve our aim that all school pupils should develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
Dr Geoff Baker is the Principal of Cromer Academy and Visiting Fellow in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia. Geoff has written several publications, including studies of employability skills development in schools and universities.
Peter Williams is a business and leadership coach with a background in business management. He is particularly interested in supporting enrichment in the national curriculum and the role that facilitation, coaching and mentoring can play in contributing to character-building and employability.
Tim Thomas is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience of investment activities and funding the growth of UK businesses. After working at Prudential, KPMG and PwC earlier on in his career, he has been in the private equity sector for the last 12 years.
Andrew Cooper is Head of the School Support Service at ‘Services for Education’, leading a team of advisers to support and train schools across Birmingham and the West Midlands. He has extensive experience in PSHE from his early career as a secondary school teacher, to his role as a local authority adviser.
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Chair of trustees Carol Beaumont said: “The new trustees join us at a time of unprecedented support for PSHE education and growth of the Association. We trust their considerable experience in the business and education sectors will help us to build on this success, bring even greater rigour to our approach and facilitate critical links with the business community.”