Our Local Advisory Board Chairs

Paul Jeffery

Chair of Advisors St. Crispin’s School

BSc(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chartered Engineer (CEng), MIET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), Certified Diploma in Accountancy and Finance (CDipAF). Managing Director providing technology consultancy services to industry and schools. School governor for 11 years and current Chair of Local Advisors at St. Crispin’s.

Paul has been involved with local schools for over 15 years. Most recently he has been the Chair of Governors at St. Crispin’s School and previously served as Chair of the Finance Committee. His passion for seeing children getting the best out of their school years is fundamental to all he does. For Paul, the Circle Trust is an exciting extension of everything St. Crispin’s has worked towards, especially in the areas of “inclusiveness” and “excellence for all”. Paul’s professional career as both a Chartered Engineer and a business owner has lead him to develop a range of skills that are important to the governance of schools.

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Ben Kay  

Chair of Local Advisors at Nine Mile Ride School

With a BSc in Business Information Systems at Liverpool John Moores University, Ben has a great interest in how technology plays a positive and active role in education.
Being involved with the education of young people never fails to be one of the most rewarding aspects of Ben’s life. Professionally, he leads the Brand, Marketing & Digital function for a large brand, and it is from this position that he has the opportunity to bring some of his experience to the support of local schools. His responsibility is to work hand-in-hand with the school to encourage, challenge and support, but also to work together to plan for the medium and long term direction of travel.

He feels very privileged to lead the Local Advisory Board at Nine Mile Ride Primary. Working alongside the Headteacher and Senior Management Team and looking forward to how we can constantly improve to create better educational experiences for every child, in addition to a great working culture for every staff member.
Ben feels that from Early Years Foundation through to Year 6, and the transition in to secondary education, everything is geared to helping students achieve their best potential outcomes.
The creation of the Circle Trust provides Local Advisors with a new chapter to help more children in the local area with new and exciting learning opportunities.

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Diana Anderson

Clerk to the Circle Trust and also St. Crispin’s Local Advisory Board

Diana retired in November 2013 after 25 years at Imperial College London.  She was the Campus Administrator at their postgraduate campus, Silwood Park in Ascot, looking after both postgraduate students and academic staff. Diana was appointed as Clerk to the then Governing Body, now the Local Advisory Board at St Crispin’s in February 2014 and was then asked to become Clerk to The Circle Trust.

Having worked in higher education for so long Diana was delighted to become involved with such a successful and highly regarded school as St Crispin’s and to then utilise the experience gained with The Circle Trust. She also brings long-term experience of sitting on Schools Admissions Appeals Panels for both Bracknell and Wokingham Local Authorities, recently as Chair; and also chairs Independent Review Panels looking at permanent exclusions for both Authorities.