Members and Trustees
Our Members are responsible for setting the vision and direction of the Trust and for appointing the Trustees.
Joy Carter DLProfessor
Joy Carter DL
Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winchester since 2006. Her academic background is in Geochemistry and Health. Professor Carter is the current Chair of GuildHE, one of two representative groups in the Higher Education sector. She is a previous Chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities and for many years served on the Universities UK Board.
As an ambassador for skills and vocational learning, Professor Carter chairs the University Vocational Awards Council and serves as the Vice-Chancellor member of the Sixteen+ Ministerial Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Group which advises ministers. She is very engaged with values-led education at all levels and is currently the Chair of the Church of England?s Steering Group for their Partnership of Teaching and Educational Development.
In 2013, Professor Carter was invited to become a representative of the Lord Lieutenant and is now a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Hampshire.
Barry Harwood is currently Initial Teacher Education Partnership Manager at the University of Winchester. His is the academic lead for the school experience that students training to be teachers have to have. He also teaches science and professional practice, and has a particular interest in learning beyond the classroom and reflective practice. Prior to working in teacher education he spent 24 years working in primary education including 7 years as a deputy headteacher and 9 years as a headteacher. He has also acted as an advisory headteacher and consultant headteacher. He started his working life in personnel research and development with IBM and then moved to industrial engineering with Johnson and Johnson Ltd, before training as a teacher. Barry has also trained as an Ofsted inspector. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the College of Teachers, Member of the Management Institute and a holder of the National Professional Qualification for Headship. He has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Education and is currently studying for his Doctor of Education.
Barry is a Chair of Governors at a Secondary Academy, Vice Chair of Governors of a Primary Academy School (both graded Good by Ofsted) and is Vice Chair of Governors at an Infant School graded Outstanding by Ofsted.
The Trustees make up the Board of the Trust and are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Academy Trust. The Trustees meet regularly to make decisions on how the Academy Trust is run.
Chair of Trustees
Tommy Geddes is the part-time Ombudsman at the University of Winchester. He retired in 2013 from his post as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University where, over a period of 20 years, he was responsible at some stage or other for all of its non-academic affairs, including Finance, Estates, HR, Governance, IT, Health and Safety, Marketing, Environment, Legal Affairs and safeguarding.? He has been a school and FE college governor and is currently a member of the Council of Governors of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Janice de SousaDr
Janice de Sousa
Vice Chair of Trustees
Janice de Sousa has had a career-long involvement in studying and supporting high quality, values-based primary education. She trained to be an early years teacher at King Alfred's College Winchester, and taught in London and Edinburgh before studying for her doctorate at the University of Oxford. Janice has been employed by the University of Winchester for 23 years; as an Education Studies tutor, Head of Department, Chair of Academic Standards and currently as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. In this role Janice has oversight of all provision for trainee and practising teachers, academic studies in education, and educational research, as well being a member of the University Management Group. Janice has been involved with the development of the University of Winchester Academy Trust from its outset and is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to its continuing success.
Judith is a governance expert who, after a successful career in audit and risk management, now works with schools and their governing bodies to improve outcomes for children.
Judith is passionate that strong and effective governance is key to ensuring children get the very best from their time in education and has a track record of supporting governing bodies to achieve this.
Judith is also Chair of Governors for another school, a National Leader of Governance, Consultant for the National Governors Association and has been appointed as an External Educational Expert by the Department for Education. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Management Science from the University of Warwick.
Member of C&S Committee
Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
A local District Councillor, community volunteer and charity trustee with a background in brokering partnerships between the public, private and third sectors, Anne brings expertise and passion for building sustainable communities and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives.
After studying agricultural economics and business administration she worked for some years in central government. Subsequently Anne worked in collaboration with business pioneers to develop and promote standards for sustainable food production and to bring clean water and safe sanitation systems to people on low incomes living in high growth urban areas.
Conscious of the need to cut her own carbon footprint, Anne is now focused on ensuring her local community has access to great resources - schools and learning hubs, community energy schemes, sports, leisure and cultural facilities, bus services, and safe footpaths and cycle ways.
Chair of Curriculum & Standards
Professor Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill founded CRL with Guy Claxton in 2008. In addition to his work with CRL, Bill is a member of the Health Foundation Improvement Science Development Group, an International Adviser for GEMS Education, Trustee of The English Project, and Chairman of TLO Ltd (publisher of Building Learning Power). He is also, with Philip Pullman, a Patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.
Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, and leadership. He travels extensively to present keynotes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Melbourne, Auckland, Belfast, and Dubai. He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books. With Guy Claxton he is the creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: the Expansive Education Network.
Richard was formally Project manager for The University of Winchester within the estates and facilities management department. He was responsible for
Typical project management duties included the preparation of specifications and tender documents, programme planning, the appointment and management of contractors and design team personnel, client and stakeholder liaison, chairing design team and site progress meetings, preparing budgetary and other management information, fit-out procurement, agreement of variations and final account, and post-occupancy evaluations. Richard is pleased to be able to support school support staff to ensure all academies are safe, secure and well managed sites.
Member of FAR Committee
Jonathan de Sausmarez
Jonathan de Sausmarez
I have been in education for nearly 38 years of which the last 20 have been in Headteacher roles. In 2000 I was appointed Headteacher of Henry Beaufort School and then in 2011, Executive Headteacher of The Romsey School. Since 2004 I have supported a wide range of schools and academies, starting as a Consultant Headteacher with the Specialist Schools Trust and then from 2011 working as a Regional Director for the Academies Enterprise Trust. (AET). My role at AET meant I could spend 2 days a week working in schools in all phases, primary and secondary but also special schools. In 2011, I also led Romsey School to become an academy and then from April 2019 a Multi Academy Trust working significantly with Oakfield Primary School in Totton. This required a new leadership approach at all levels working with a new style governor and leadership team. I am not only experienced not only in the leadership, teaching and learning aspects of school improvement but also the financial and other backroom services required in running a MAT. I would be happy to support and share my learning with UWinAT as they embark on this exciting journey.
Member of C&S Committee
I trained at Oxford University's Department of Education, did my teaching practice in a local 11-18 comprehensive school and decided sixth form teaching was what I wanted to specialise in. I started with English teaching, took a post in pastoral work at Brockenhurst for 5 years, and then had leadership roles including 3 years as Principal at Richard Taunton, before taking over at Barton Peveril in 2008. Barton Peveril has grown in popularity from 2,200 students when I started to 4,000 today. I have loved working with young people, but also with my colleagues in the secondary and primary sector, from whom I learn something every time I meet them, especially in terms of pedagogy. I have had experience of governance in a University, colleges, charities and a national membership organisation. My beliefs about education could be summarised by concepts such as: opportunity; equality; excellence; kindness; good health; happiness.
Member of C&S Committee
Steve Brine has been the MP for Winchester since 2010, and during that time he has prioritised local primary education. He led a £10m campaign to provide badly-needed primary school places in his first term, which led to the expansion of several city primary schools, as well as a new 'all-through school' at Westgate. Steve has two young children of primary school age, and is delighted to be part of this exciting new project, which he believes is going to catch national attention when complete.
Jane read English at Cardiff University and holds a PGCE in post-compulsory education. She has significant experience of teaching in the FE sector and a particular interest in supporting students whose disadvantaged backgrounds, or learning difficulties and disabilities, can lead to behaviour that challenges.
Jane designs and delivers contextualised learning provision to offenders in Winchester prison. Her current role includes working with the prison's management to develop processes for evidencing the skills and attributes offenders are acquiring in vocational areas. This includes teaching about equalities and raising awareness of the need to understand and support difference.
She has a particular interest in how adverse childhood experiences impact individuals and how they can be supported with protective and compensatory experiences to overcome disadvantage and make positive choices that enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
Member of C&S
Marnie is Co-Director of the Institute of Education. The Institute of Education is home to over 1000 full-time students and 500 part-time students who are involved with a range of courses from within the Institute's portfolio. Marnie is jointly responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the Initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in the department; post-graduate courses and CPD; as well as research and knowledge exchange. She is the subject lead for Primary Foreign Languages (PFL) across all of our Primary ITE provision. She is also the Academic Lead for Quality through Leadership (QTL), the lead provider for the National Professional Qualifications for Executive Leadership, Headship, Senior and Middle Leadership across the south of the region.
Marnie actively works to form collaborative partnerships with colleagues from other HEIs, local schools, Hampshire Local Authority and other professional bodies in order to explore ways in which the University can support school-based research e.g. through formal accreditation and through CPD. She has a successful track record for attracting funding to provide CPD for teachers.
Prior to working in higher education, Marnie worked as a Headteacher in two junior schools in Hampshire. She is also the Chair of Governors for a large Infant School in the New Forest.
Marnie's research interests lie principally in the field of sociolinguistics. She is particularly interested in early foreign language teaching and learning and exploring the influence of social contexts and policy on the beliefs and practices of teachers. She is active within her discipline, is a member of a number of national professional associations for language learning and teaching and has co-convened and contributed to conferences focusing on early foreign language learning.
Member of C&S Committee
Local Academy Committees
Details of membership, interests and attendance at each LAC, can be found on the Governance pages of each school website.