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23/05/22

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Super start to our Sustainability festival 2022 week with lots of fascinating articles in Aquila to explore: from ancient eco warriors history to plant power science. https://t.co/OWb1PGamoO

23/05/22

We love this, older pupils sharing their passion for reading. https://t.co/tzaIqo9Dkf

23/05/22

We are immensely proud of the the work we do and the shared values of our community: Achievement, Care and Excellence. Join our team, vacancies available in Leadership, Teaching and Support. Apply now https://t.co/RMEWtUTtie https://t.co/D6NzhZPsQX

23/05/22

Retweeted From SRA Primary

Primary have started their book week by dressing up as their favourite book characters. Take a look at a few that were shared in the assembly with Miss Leat this morning. Look out for some more pictures coming soon! https://t.co/YwStm6T16s

19/05/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

A few helpful hints from ahead of tomorrow's GCSE mathematics paper. https://t.co/PG20DDIClY

19/05/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Good Luck to all our RBA students. You've got this!! https://t.co/L2wkivVKKx

17/05/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Thank you to students for their Top 5 revision tips. https://t.co/xMeyWJuNch

16/05/22

We are hiring! Teaching opportunities available for September 2022. We know that recruiting and retaining the best possible staff underpins all our success and so we place great emphasis on CPD. ECTs welcome to apply. Apply now https://t.co/zC4yGezqlM https://t.co/gWzJ8GKbGf

16/05/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

With GCSE exams starting in earnest this week, here are a few revision reminders. You can do this! https://t.co/1u0Xp5KBYR

12/05/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational English Teacher and Key Stage 5 Lead to teach across the age and ability range. https://t.co/54Id4QWDqF https://t.co/SlZHLgaI3z

12/05/22

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/32CQPZCw22

12/05/22

Retweeted From SRA Primary

A final breakfast before the last SATs paper today! Bring it on! A big thank you to everyone involved in making it such a successful week 🎓🤩 https://t.co/RkHcrPABn5

12/05/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Year 11 Leavers' Ceremony today 11.00am. Good luck Year 11 - you've worked hard for these exams so give your best effort! You can do it https://t.co/ejY27Z93z4

09/05/22

We are hiring! Teaching opportunities available for September 2022. We know that recruiting and retaining the best possible staff underpins all our success and so we place great emphasis on CPD. ECTs welcome to apply. Apply now https://t.co/zC4yGezqlM https://t.co/9eb8hnIREg

09/05/22

We are hiring! Term time opportunities to join our friendly support teams: Admin Assistant - Harpenden First Aider - Hoddesdon Student Services Manager - St Albans Teaching Assistants - Dunstable, Harpenden and St Albans Apply now https://t.co/Zn4hoBCJQV https://t.co/kv2RrlDeBr

09/05/22

This month sees the return of SATs, GCSEs, BTECs and A Levels for the first time in 2 years... a reminder to all our students across the Trust, we are proud of you! https://t.co/ho2q2vR5oM

03/05/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

* Year 3 Bath class - Fellowship Afloat residential * And they are off...! Bath class were full of excitement for their first residential trip - a fantastic adventure awaits them. https://t.co/UlQeJ8ZmDr

27/04/22

Retweeted From KRahim

This week I completed my first ever assemblies about Ramadan and how the virtues can represent our ACE values. A wonderful opportunity and huge interests from all students from different backgrounds. 💫 https://t.co/S2axkLUFYr

27/04/22

Fantastic, display the ethos of the Trust https://t.co/zc1SqqRdQB

27/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

* Student Service Manager - NEW VACANCY * We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic and efficient colleague to support and assist the Heads of Year in their pastoral role and to provide admin support. https://t.co/e18bONcvCm https://t.co/yZEWX2Aha7

27/04/22

Retweeted From Alban Teaching School Hub

Thank you to for hosting one of our NPQSL cohorts on their first face-to-face event. https://t.co/xXNR0PoK4Y

27/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational Early Years Lead to join our friendly and supportive staff. The successful applicant would be expected to work closely with the senior and middle leaders. https://t.co/FpnTDXEAzb https://t.co/CJ3XN9M2oo

26/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational Early Years teacher for reception class to join our friendly and supportive staff. The successful applicant would be expected to work closely with the senior and middle leaders. https://t.co/btuhLZXMus https://t.co/voEwIf75oQ

26/04/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

📢 We are hiring! Following an internal promotion we are seeking a P-T English Teacher to join our successful English faculty. We are proud to encourage and support staff CPD, to allow us to retain exceptional staff. Apply now https://t.co/YuVfcnJafj https://t.co/Rs6L7ZMinn

26/04/22

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

A celebrity chef opened a technology suite at a Harpenden school. https://t.co/ljD7mX6mve

26/04/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Exciting opportunities coming to RBA! Are you looking for something new? https://t.co/z81zgnQgEq

25/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

* Primary Teacher - Year 5 vacancy * Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational Primary Teacher for Year 5, with additional responsibility for Science and Computing, to join our friendly and supportive staff. https://t.co/L670IDRMlz https://t.co/8F1dP4arEV

25/04/22

We are hiring! SET are looking for exceptional individuals to join our Trust. With leadership opportunities currently available, there has never been a better time to join us: Assistant Headteacher Deputy Headteacher https://t.co/8YpjO48XdP https://t.co/9jHuGGIL0A

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Massive thank you to and for all the supporting in making a success. Students were buzzing with excitement. Next week Miss Burlton will be leading our SLT assemblies to really highlight why today is so important. https://t.co/Yym5P6oUZW

23/04/22

Thank you to our wonderful governors & trustees giving up their Saturday to work together on making a difference for all our young people! https://t.co/l9rQ3lPd1y

22/04/22

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Some more amazing writing by year 4 to you clearly care about your future and looking after our planet https://t.co/kpoXuVo8fP

22/04/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

SJL welcomed to official open our refurbished food technology room. We are immensely grateful to the Savoy Education Trust for their investment in our school which will enable us to provide the very best educational experience for all our young people. https://t.co/SSTdEJPY2T

22/04/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

📢 We are hiring! 📢 We are looking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher to work with staff & students at our school as we continue to provide an outstanding educational offer. We welcome you to apply now https://t.co/vCNRuLmM2D https://t.co/YcDFN9EwVC

22/04/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Our eco garden is a wonderful way for students to connect with nature, their planet, their Earth https://t.co/57NQ5eFnXB

21/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support in both the primary and secondary phase of the school. For more details and how to apply, please visit our website: https://t.co/5pPnLi3PXv https://t.co/eVv8jzkdVK

21/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational Maths Teacher to teach across the age and ability range. This opportunity is open to experienced qualified teachers and early career teachers. https://t.co/Gm1sYr1kup https://t.co/tFpy2kq0uR

21/04/22

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational Computer Science Teacher to teach across the age and ability range. This opportunity is open to experienced qualified teachers and early career teachers. https://t.co/cF27ENjy4H https://t.co/cSfGcGBZdL

20/04/22

Great news! Well done all. https://t.co/QtAdI6dfKi

19/04/22

📢Primary Allocation Day 2022 📢 Welcome to the pupils and families joining the Scholars' Education Trust in September 2022 https://t.co/3acehaqUYd

08/04/22

Retweeted From Herts for Learning

Lots of schools are on trips this week; these guys were having fun in the snow!⛷️❄️ What school trips are you planning for the summer term? https://t.co/pPMkTgeKhL

Trust Board Profiles

A list of the relevant business and pecuniary interests for our Governing Body can be found here

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Martin Sidders - Chair of Trust Board

After qualifying many years ago as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers I have spent most of my career in the Retail and Construction industries.

I have enjoyed roles in accounting, treasury, company secretarial and taxation that have taken me all over Europe and to the USA. I am currently the Finance Director of a Housebuilder based in London.

While I take a particular interest in financial and legal aspects of the school I also have a keen interest in Special Educational Needs and have previously served as a governor in a Specialist SEN school.

In my spare time I play badminton (badly) and enjoy history.

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Geoff Payne - Vice Chair of Trustees

Geoff Payne became a member of the Trust Board in 2017.  He was a member of the Governing Body at Sir John Lawes School from 2013 to 2018 and he attended Sir John Lawes School himself.  He was a governor at a large secondary school in Islington, rated outstanding, for over twelve years, serving as Chair of Governors for four of them.  He is a Circuit Judge and sits in the Crown Court dealing with criminal cases.

Catherine Baxendale

Catherine Baxendale

I was born in Hertfordshire and have lived locally with my family for more than 20 years.

I have had a broad and varied corporate career having worked with large and small organisations, both private and public sector, and have also worked with national and local charities.

I bring specific specialist knowledge and skills in strategy, governance, marketing and HR.

I am delighted to help and support local schools and the wider community in a variety of ways.

I also serve on the National Services Committee of the NSPCC and as a guest lecturer at the London School of Economics.

I am passionate about children, their education and well being, and the chance for people to develop their potential.

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Joel Bellman

Joel has lived in Hertfordshire for over a decade, and has children at one of the Trust's schools.  He is passionate about the Trust's vision: to enable its schools to develop young people of whom we can all be proud, who achieve more than they ever believed possible and who are prepared to contribute to society at every level.

Joel's background is in finance, governance and technology.  He is currently a partner at a digital consultancy, specialising in large scale delivery projects using modern web and mobile technology.  He enjoys cycling, playing the piano and relaxing in the garden.

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Paul Burrett

I have recently retired as a Headteacher of an Outstanding School in South Bedfordshire. Before working in a leadership role, I was a Music teacher in secondary and middle schools.

I have experience of taking a school into a multi-academy trust and I have also served on the Central Bedfordshire School’s Forum and have been a mentor for new Headteachers. Previously I have also enjoyed a role in teacher training.

In my spare time I am still an active musician and I enjoy tinkering with classic cars.

I am looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of Scholars' Education Trust.

Andy Cunningham

Andy Cunningham - Chair of Finance & Audit Committee

Andy started his teaching career in 1972 as a Physics teacher at Kingsbury High School in the London Borough of Brent.  Moving to Hertfordshire four years later he moved through a number of promotional posts to become Headteacher of two Hertfordshire schools.

After 14 years of Headship Andy transferred to work for the Hertfordshire Education Department first as Principal Secondary School Adviser and then as acting director of the Building Schools for the Future programme.  During this time Andy supported the changes taking place at the Bushey and Samuel Ryder Academies, both of which involved Sir John Lawes School.

After retiring in 2011 part time consultancy work followed, for 5 years, mainly as a schools’ adviser for Luton and for the past four years Andy has been a Governor at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted.  Andy also chairs the trust's Finance & Audit Committee.

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Victoria Garvin

I became a member of the Trust Board in March 2022 and my two daughters currently attend one the Trust’s schools. I am pleased to support the Trust and its schools, and I am looking forward to supporting the success of Scholars' Education Trust.

I am dynamic, versatile and commercially focused, with significant and broad knowledge of Governance functions. I am a governance consultant and have worked for many years within the financial services sector overseeing the application of governance practices across businesses. I have also been a Trustee of a large Company Pension Scheme and a school governor. 

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Sean Hegarty

I became a member of the Trust Board in 2021. I have seen both my children go through one of the Trust schools and I am delighted to help the Trust deliver on its vision and values. 

My focus is supporting the Trust in the areas of Finance, Strategy & Governance, having held senior finance leadership roles in the Media, Technology, Travel & Leisure and Education Support Services. I am currently the CFO of a Fintech business in London and try to get out into the countryside for fresh air and long(ish) walks at the weekends.

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Bill Rammell

With a degree in French I spent my early career in Local Government and Higher Education management. I then served for 13 years as the MP for Harlow, the last 8 of those as a Government Minister at the Foreign Office and the MOD, but most relevantly as Minister of State for Further and Higher Education.

After 8 years as Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, I moved into the private sector at the end of 2019.

I have worked in and around Education all my working life and I have an absolute passion for the capacity of education to transform and change lives for the better.

I am keen to use my experience to help ensure all our students in the academy schools fulfil their potential and as many as possible benefit from going onto University.

In my spare time I’m a keen football and cricket follower, I’m an avid reader and I walk 40 miles a week.

Claire Robins

Claire Robins OBE

Claire started as an English teacher at Goffs School in Cheshunt and moved through positions of responsibility at various Hertfordshire schools before becoming Deputy Head at Sir John Lawes.

Ten years ago she became Headteacher and the school achieved an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED grading in 2008. She became an NLE (National Leader of Education) in 2009 and has led Sir John Lawes' work as Education Partner for the Bushey Academy, Samuel Ryder Academy and Sheredes School.

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