Kelly has worked in education since 2002, beginning as a Key Stage 2 Primary School Teacher. She has held a variety of roles including AST (Advanced Skills Teacher), Deputy Head, Local Authority Advisor and Headteacher.
Kelly has experience of working in 3 local authority areas and one oversees her post.
She has been Principal at Epworth Primary Academy since July 2016 and she is currently training to become a peer leader within the local authority.
Peter has worked for a large agricultural and construction dealership for the past 30 years. He started as an Apprentice Engineer and for the past 15 years has held the position of Operations Manager. Main responsibilities include; employee recruitment, retention and development, delivering a distinct level of customer service and customer experience, finance and health and safety. Peter is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and was awarded the NEBOSH diploma in Occupational Safety and Health in 2005.
Peter currently sits on the BAGMA (British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association) Council of Representatives and is currently the Vice President. Through Peter’s interest and enthusiasm for training and development for young people, he has been involved for the past 3 years is developing the standards for the land based Trailblazer Apprenticeship and has worked with an awarding body to develop the end point assessments for this qualification.
Peter has recently been appointed as an industry expert to assist the DfE (Department for Education) and IfA (Institute for Apprenticeships) to help shape the new T- Level qualifications in Agriculture, Land Management and Production.
Louise qualified as a primary school teacher in 1998 with a BEd (Hon) degree. She worked as a primary school teacher at St Augustine Webster Catholic School for 6 years, then Scunthorpe CofE School for a further 6 years. Louise had responsibility for mathematics and physical education for 8 of these teaching years. During her time at her last post, Louise became an Advanced Skills Teacher for mathematics, spending 1 day per week working for the local authority. She started a family in 2009 and went part-time. After the birth of her 3rd child Louise decided to stay at home to raise her family. After her eldest child started school, Louise became a governor at Epworth Primary Academy and enjoys spending time voluntary in this school.
Richard has worked in schools and education for over 40 years starting as a History Teacher. Before retiring from full-time employment in 2009, he was a senior leader in a large South Yorkshire comprehensive school (11-18), responsible for curriculum, examinations, staff development and inclusion. Part of that time was spent acting as a staff governor.
Since retiring, Richard was invited to become a lecturer in education at Sheffield Hallam University, working on the Teach First programme and training participants to become History teachers.
Throughout this time, Richard has acquired public examination experience through working as the Chair of Examiners in GCSE History for AQA.
Louise qualified as a CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) accountant in 2005. She has worked in a variety of internal audit, accountancy and external audit roles. Louise specialises in public sector finance and has over 19 years of experience in the local government sector, having initially started her career working in internal audit for a local authority. This role involved working across the whole authority and Louise took a lead role in the audit of primary and secondary schools.
Louise currently works as an Assistant Manager for Mazars, having previously worked for the Audit Commission and KPMG. This role predominantly involves undertaking external audit work in the local government and health sector. Louise has extensive experience of attending Audit Committee’s and has undertaken work reviewing governance arrangements within specific organisations.
Louise has 2 children, the eldest currently attends Epworth Primary Academy.
After Diane qualified from Didsbury College a career in teaching started with a class teacher post in Bedford. This was followed by further positions in Doncaster and Thorne. Headship of a village school was followed by a move to Scunthorpe as Head of an Infant school which was awarded Beacon Status with a specific remit for promoting a 'Climate and Culture for Learning'. During this time Diane benefitted from professional visits to China and America. She also served on the board of an educational publication whilst having a range of articles published herself. She has given lectures and provided workshops for a wide range of organisations.
A particular interest in this aspect of education resulted in collaborative work with Jenny Fox Eades and contributed significantly to the publication of her book 'Celebrating Strengths-Building Strengths-based Schools'.
Diane retired from Headship in 2009and now pursues her own hobbies and interests.Sheserves as a school Governor and contributes to the family business in the leisure industry.