Tony Myers became a director of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York in October 2016 and Chair from July 2017. For 11 years he was a governor at Copmanthorpe Primary School, being Chair for 7 years and Vice Chair for 1 year. For many years he led music in his local church (in various locations). Recently he chaired the Church Council (PCC) and the group leading on redeveloping the buildings for mission. He previously spent 3 years as trustee and treasurer of Adoption UK, and as trustee and chair of York Family Mediation. A qualified accountant, Tony retired (from paid work!) in December 2014 following 25 years at the level of deputy chief executive / vice-principal, variously in a social care charity, two further education colleges, and a professional body.
Philippa Gowland is a lawyer who has worked in the field of child protection since 1998. She studied law at Exeter University and also completed a masters degree in family law and policy at the University of East Anglia. Teaching is her family’s profession and it instilled in her a passion for good education and a desire to give every child the opportunity to achieve their potential. She has a significant knowledge of safeguarding and child development, and her work with vulnerable families gives her insight into the obstacles that can limit children’s life chances.
Karen Osborne has spent her 35 year career in the Insurance industry, starting as a Commercial Underwriter, progressing to hold various senior management and director roles in the Commercial Insurance Company sector. She is currently the Commercial Branch Director of AXA Insurance in Leeds with 50 staff. Leeds branch won AXA Commercial Branch of the year for 2016.
Karen is passionate about ensuring that employees achieve their full potential and her proudest achievements are the people she has mentored, managed and supported over the years. This passion was extended during her time working with the David Young Academy, initially with their six formers providing work placements for internships. Karen was so impressed by the enthusiasm and potential of these young people that she went on to take a more active role with the school and joined the Local Governing body. Within a short space of time she was elected Chair of the LGB and became a Trustee on the Board of the Leaf Multi Academy Trust.
Andrew Simpkin is Head of Project Delivery for the Portakabin Group Sales business. Andrew gained his B.Sc honours degree in Building (Production Management) from Nottingham Trent University. He is a Chartered Construction Manager and Fellow of the CIOB and has been employed by Portakabin Group since 1988, operating at strategic level as a member of the group’s leadership team and the divisional business unit’s senior management team.
Ian was a Trustee of the Hope Learning Trust from 2017 to 2021, during which time he chaired the Resources Committee. He brings this experience to the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, Trust Board.
His background is in local government where, until his retirement, he was a Chief Planning Officer for unitary and metropolitan local authorities in the north of England having obtained a Diploma in Town Planning and a Law degree. He also was responsible at various times for highways, transportation, property and regeneration services and has been part of strategic decision-making groups within the public sector.
Through successfully facilitating the implementation of major regeneration schemes providing homes and employment with significant capital and revenue budgets, Ian is motivated by achieving the delivery of services and projects which make a difference in people’s lives.
Hope Sentamu Learning Trust is a Church of England multi-academy trust. The Trust Board, detailed above, comprises Trustees contributing particular skills and experience.
Sitting underneath the Trust Board are Local Governing Committees (LGCs), formerly Governing Bodies, of each academy that retain most of their decision-making powers. Their details are on the individual academy websites.
Trust Board meetings are also attended by Helen Winn, in her capacity as CEO and Accounting Officer of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust. Find out more about Helen here.
Hope Sentamu Learning Trust came into being on 1 September 2021, following the merger of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust and Sentamu Academy Learning Trust. The information below shows historic information for the two Trusts.
|Name||Date of appointment||Term of office||Committees|
|Tony Myers (Chair)||5/10/2020||04/10/2024||Resources|
|Peter Duffield||01/09/2021||31/08/2025||Audit (Chair)
|Philippa Gowland||04/07/2018||03/07/2022||Distinctiveness and Personal Development Committee (Chair)|
|Karen Osborne||05/05/2021||04/07/2025||Standards (Chair)|
|Fred Owen||01/09/2021||31/08/2025||Audit and Distinctiveness & Personal Development Committee|
|Andrew Simpkin||01/04/2019||31/03/2023||Resources (Chair)
|Alison Smith||01/09/2021||31/08/2025||Standards and
Distinctiveness & Personal Development Committee
|Ian Thomson||05/05/2021||04/05/2025||Resources and
Distinctiveness & Personal Development Committee
From/to: 17.05.2018 – 31.08.2021
From/to: 04.07.2018 – 31.08.2021
Mr David Judson
From/to: 01.09.2020 (recent renewal of term of office) – 09.12.2020
Mr John Kesterton
From/to: 08.10.2019 – 31.10.2020
Andrew Chubb – Accounting Officer
Business and Pecuniary Interests: SALT (Employee), Archbishop Sentamu Academy (Governor – to 31.08.2018)
SUB COMMITTEES OF HOPE SENTAMU LEARNING TRUST 2021-2022
Peter Duffield (Chair)
Plus an external accountant (TBC)
Distinctiveness and Personal Development Committee
Philippa Gowland (Chair)
Andrew Simpkin (Chair)
Karen Osborne (Chair)
Safeguarding Representative: Fred Owen
Health and Safety Representative: Andrew Simpkin
Pupil Premium Lead: Philippa Gowland
Come say “Hi” to Chloe, Jo and Laura at the UK Careers Fair today, at the Novotel, York. Find out about careers in teaching and education with Hope Sentamu Learning Trust 👩🎓 hslt.academy/vacancies/ #HSLT #Careers #TeachingJobs #York #Hull #Scarborough pic.twitter.com/Oe4XmysOi9
What a wonderful day we've had, our first as Hope Sentamu Learning Trust! "This merger means we can continue to develop, collaboratively, as one Trust. We are committed to ensuring that pupils and colleagues are given opportunities so that they can live life to the full." pic.twitter.com/jWOacCMF5w
We are so lucky to have 15 wonderful schools in the Hope Sentamu family and can't wait to see what the future holds. Looking forward to living out our vision together 'Life in all its fullness – a place to thrive' buff.ly/3DvM4FT #excitingfuture #newbeginnings pic.twitter.com/iVk2zgnTSs
Absolutely thrilled that as of today we are @HopeSentamuLT! This follows an exciting merger between Hope Learning Trust and Sentamu Academy Learning Trust. We can't wait to see what the future holds! bit.ly/2Yf06vA #excitingfuture #newbeginnings pic.twitter.com/ls4thKnCj0