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Rev Louise Ellis

Chair of the Trust Board, Chair of the Achievement Committee

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Louise has a degree in Theology and Applied Social Sciences and an MTH in Pastoral Theology. She is currently Vicar of Lilliput and an Assistant Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Salisbury as well as being a Bishop’s Advisor on National selection panels.

Louise moved to Lilliput in 2017 having previously served as a governor for the primary school in her previous parish. On arriving in Lilliput she first became Foundation governor at Lilliput Infant School before moving on to the Trust board of one of the founding Trusts in July 2019. Louise has continued her Trustee role within Coastal Learning Partnership as the Chair of the Achievement Committee.

 

Emma Jackson

Vice Chair of the Trust Board

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Emma has been involved in education for the majority of her working life. She started out as a Maths Teacher in Secondary Schools in Rugby, Swindon and Bournemouth, before becoming a Maths Consultant for Dorset Local Authority between 2001 and 2005.

A move out of education came in 2006 when Emma took on a newly created role as the Operations Coordinator for St. Mary’s Longfleet Church in Poole overseeing the church budgets, resources, administration and volunteers; a role where she honed her leadership, organisational and problem-solving skills. In 2012 Emma returned to work in the education sector this time at Bournemouth University where she is a Team Leader in the Student Lifecycle Team. This team oversee the organisation and administration of centrally run activities for all students including enrolment, examinations and graduation.

Emma was appointed as a Foundation Governor at Longfleet CE (VC) Primary School in October 2012 and was the Chair of Governors there from September 2013 until becoming Chair of Trustees at one of the founding Trusts when it was formed in July 2016. Emma now continues her role as Vice-Chair for Coastal Learning Partnership.

 

Martin Baynham-Knight

Chair of the Resources Committee

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Martin is an economist who specialises in providing strategic and financial insight to support major transport investment decisions.

Martin is the Strategy Director for a major international transport operator. Martin drives the long-term planning and strategic development of the business in the UK; oversees the financial and strategic elements of bids and acquisitions; and leads on key risk mitigation activities. Prior to this Martin was a consulting economist, advising governments and businesses on strategic planning and transport investment for more than a decade. This included a broad spectrum of work, from financial modelling for multi-billion-dollar international rail projects to economic appraisals for small local public transport upgrades. Martin was a parent governor of Courthill Infant School from 2015 until becoming a Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee at one of the founding Trusts when it was formed in July 2016. Martin has continued his Trustee role within Coastal Partnership Trust as the Chair of the Resources Committee.

 

Sue Bowen

 

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Sue worked as a journalist for 15 years, writing and editing newspapers in Warwickshire and Hampshire. Specialising in crime and court reporting, Sue was recruited by the Home Office in the 1990s to work as the Senior Information Officer inside the press office at Scotland Yard. This role involved advising senior leaders in the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office and working alongside national newspapers, radio and television news stations. Sue was involved in national anti-stalking, domestic violence and terrorism awareness campaigns.

Sue’s parents were both headteachers and in 2001 She left journalism and retrained to become a teacher, following the family tradition. Sue started her teaching career in Portsmouth and worked at various schools in the city before becoming a church school headteacher in East Hampshire. In 2016 Sue joined the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Education Team as a Schools Advisor. Her role is to help support the 160 church school across both dioceses, running courses and staff training on leadership, vision, Christian ethos, worship and Religious Education. Sue also support schools with headteacher recruitment. She is a church school inspector and sits on the Isle of Wight Schools Forum, Hampshire and Portsmouth SACRE and the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Learning Partnership. Sue has spent time working in Rwanda developing mutual learning opportunities for school leaders in the country and headteachers in the Winchester Diocese.

 

Simon Cox

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Simon has a 20+ year career spanning engineering, business consulting and information technology. He is currently a Managing Director at a leading financial services institution, where he is recognised for his extensive experience in technology transformation, security, controls and operational excellence at scale.

Simon was educated through the state school system and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering & an Engineering Doctorate from University of Wales, Swansea. His experiences drive his passion to play an onward role in supporting the educational system to maximise the benefits and life chances for others.

Simon had been a Director of the original founding Trusts. Simon will continue his role as a Trustee within Coastal Learning Partnership.

 

Dai Hounsell

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Following his retirement as a Vice-Principal of Edinburgh University in 2014, Dai Hounsell has continued to undertake part-time research, professional development, and online postgraduate teaching focusing on his lifelong interest in university learning, teaching and assessment. He holds unpaid positions as Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at Edinburgh and Visiting Professor in the Centre for Excellence in Learning at Bournemouth University. He is also engaged locally in voluntary activities, as Chair of Governors at St. Mark's Primary School in Swanage, a Director of the Saturn Education Trust, and an active member of the Swanage Volunteer Bureau and the Rotary Club of Swanage and Purbeck. Dai was a Trustee from one of the original founding Trusts and will continue his role as a Trustee within Coastal Learning Partnership.

 

Paul Howieson

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Paul is an experienced school leader with over twenty years working in senior leadership and advisory posts. Paul was Headteacher of Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s CE Junior School for five years before then becoming the CEO of one of Coastal’s original ‘founding’ trusts, Harbourside Learning Partnership. Paul become the CEO of Coastal Learning Partnership from its opening on 1st March 2020.

 

Very Rev John Mann

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Very Rev John Mann has been the Team Rector at the Swanage and Studland Team Ministry, since 2017. John was originally Ordained deacon in 1979, then priest in 1981; Assistant Curate in Cloughfern, 1979–82; St Columba, Knock, 1982–85; Rector: St John the Baptist, Ballyrashane, 1985–89; Parishes of Bentworth, Shalden and Lasham, Dio. of Winchester, 1989–93; Rural Dean, Alton, 1992–93; Rector: Ascension, Cloughfern, 1993–2002; St John, Malone, 2002–11. Preb. of Clonmethan, Nat. Cathedral of St Patrick’s, Dublin, 1999–2011. Hon. DLitt Ulster, 2018. Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism, 2018.

Very Rev John Mann joined Swanage St Mark’s CE Primary School as a local governor in November 2017 and since then, he has been heavily involved within the school. John will continue his role as a Trustee within Coastal Learning Partnership.

 

Brendan McCarthy

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With expertise accumulated over a 25-year career at an international law firm in the City of London, Brendan brings to the Trust a wealth of experience in property and insurance law, risk and incident management as well as legal and contractual issues. As a partner, Brendan has fulfilled a number of management roles relating to compliance, accountability and strategy. Brendan was a Trustee from one of the original founding Trusts and will continue his role as a Trustee within Coastal Learning Partnership.

 

Brendan Mullany

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Brendan is a retired business consulting professional. Brendan was Partner/Vice President in a global Professional Services Firms (1984-2006). Brendan brings 12 years’ governor experience including role as Chair. (2006-present), 9 years’ experience as Chair of Dorset Schools' Forum and member of Dorset Strategic Alliance for Children and Young people. (2009-2019). Brendan is also Member of Interim Executive Board for Sherborne Learning Centre (2018-present).

Brendan was a Trustee from one of the original founding Trusts and will continue his role as a Trustee within Coastal Learning Partnership.

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