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Eileen Leech

  • Eileen worked in Education for over 40 years. She qualified as a teacher (Cert Ed.) in 1964 completing a three year course at Avery Hill College, University of London.
  • After teaching in primary schools in Coventry and Warwickshire, Eileen became deputy head teacher at Brookhurst Primary School, Leamington Spa in 1968.
  • In 1971, Eileen was appointed as an Advisory Teacher for Primary mathematics.
  • Eileen took up the up the position of Head teacher of Milby County First School, Nuneaton in 1982.
  • After 8+ years of successful headship, Eileen was appointed as a Local Authority Adviser/Inspector for Coventry City Council where she worked with head teachers to manage and develop schools across the city until her retirement.
  • During the 14 years she was with the City Council she trained as an Ofsted Inspector undertaking inspections in both the primary and secondary schools.
  • She was promoted to the position of Principal Adviser for School Improvement in 2001, leading and managing the Coventry team of advisers in their work with schools.
  • Since her retirement Eileen has worked as an independent Associate Education Consultant on a part-time basis. She has been an elected member of the Coventry Diocesan Board of Education since September 2004 and chairs their School Effectiveness Committee.
  • She has also previously had experience as Chair of Governors in another primary school.

Lois Whitehouse

  • Lois is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant – FCCA with 17 years post qualifiying experience . Lois is an experienced finance professional within top 20 FTSE company.
  • Lois is currently business partnering within a international utility company, specialising in Support Function costs, driving value for money and delivery of efficiency and effectiveness of services to a value of £350m.
  • She has been a Local Authority Governor for over 0 years and was Chair of the Inspire Education Trust from its formation in 2011 until 2018.
  • Alongside the Executive Principal Lois has been instrumental in the formation and vision of the Inspire Federation.
  • Lois is a Governor at Bluecoat C of E Academy.

Linda Wainscot

Linda is the Diocesan Director of Education responsible for 75 Schools across the Diocese. The Diocese has over 80% of the Schools which are good or outstanding. Linda has been at the forefront of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust from its inception and continues to advise the National Society on issues around Academies.
Linda has over 35 years of experience in a variety of educational contexts with teaching and leadership experience in Secondary, Primary, Teacher training and Further Education.
DDE on the National Executive Committee of the Association of Anglican Directors of Education

Ralph Bonnell

Appointed by: Strategic Board – Inspire Federation before conversion to academy status
Date Appointed: 01/09/15
Tenure: Undefined
Other School Governor Post Held: Currently on the Local Governing Body of Clifford Bridge
Business Interests Declared: Does not have any financial interests in the school