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The Trustees (Ethos Academy Trust)

All of our Trustees are appointed by the Trust Members.  Details of Trustee terms of office can be found on the register of interests.

  • Victoria Del Giudice, Trust Board Chair+

    Victoria brings to the board a variety of experience from industry, including Finance, recruitment and business management. After taking a break from employment to raise her own two children Victoria felt she needed to put her skills to good use and made enquiries about joining the original Management Committee of the Pupil Referral Service (PRS). After a year as Parent Governor, supporting the PRS to move from maintained schools to academy status, she was elected Chair of the new Trust board.

    Victoria’s passion and commitment to Ethos Academy Trust is driven by a desire to connect with people who want to share their expertise and passion with causes throughout Kirklees that need help to support the most vulnerable in our community. She actively seeks out opportunities to network and introduces charities, schools and the corporate world so that they work together for the benefit of all. Being part of shaping the future of education for those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties is an honour and a privilege that Victoria doesn’t take lightly. She will strive to ensure that Ethos Academy Trust only enhances the opportunities open to those young people in Kirklees.

  • Graham Dewhirst+

    Graham enjoyed a long career as a partner in a private equity company having originally qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has served on a large number of boards including a number of not for profit organisations.

    In 2015, with his family, he helped to create a charity focussed on helping young people in North Kirklees. The charity, Let June Make A Difference, is named after his late wife who died in April 2014.

    Graham enjoys music and watching sport from the comfort of an armchair.

  • Jem Greenwell+

    Jem is an executive business leader in the global food and beverage industry. Having progressed her career in different roles covering Sales, Marketing, New Product, and Packaging Development, Business Development and most recently General Management, she has created a strong platform on which her leadership credentials are built.

    Bringing a wide experience in strategic business planning for sustainable growth, successful change management, commercial leadership and customer understanding she considers these experiences valuable to support the central Ethos Academy Trust team in their mission to nurture inclusive learning communities. Believing that people are the key to any successful organisation; she brings experience of mentoring to help and support people to excel and realise their potential.

    She believes education should be available to all regardless of background and circumstance, and that the work of the Ethos Academy Trust plays a great part in ensuring the life chances of its students are maximised.

    Jem hopes that as a trustee, her business experience will help the Trust realise its growth aspirations and that it is able to support more and more children achieve their dreams.

  • Andy Percival+

    Andy Percival is the Principal at Southway, an Independent School in Leeds that provides alternative provision and education for students at KS3 and KS4. Southway meets the needs of students who not only struggle with conventional education or, due to particular challenging and often traumatic events in their lives, often need a period of time in an alternate setting. Prior to taking up the post at Southway, Andy worked as Deputy Head for Rodillian Academy leading both behaviour and teaching and learning during the 9 years he worked there. Andy also provided behaviour consultancy to schools, both within Leeds and across the country, taking a leading role in all the school improvement conferences.

  • Sarah Corbridge+

    An innovative and experienced digital leader with demonstrable success in directing large organisations within the public sector at local and national levels. A strong track record focused on delivery and engagement with experience in all areas of the digital agenda and how these make an impact across diverse elements of delivery. A dynamic individual with proven capability in getting the best from any team regardless of distribution, build, and location. An award-winning change agent with diverse expertise and a legacy of delivering high-impact projects and producing outstanding business results.

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Ethos Academy Trust

Field Hill Centre
Batley Field Hill
WF17 0BQ
Company number 10745840 registered in England and Wales.

Telephone01924 478 482


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