governing body

  • Maggie Tate
    Maggie Tate

    Maggie Tate retired 3 years ago from her post as Senior Deputy Head at a secondary school in Staffordshire. During this time she worked closely with the National Forest Teaching School. Maggie is passionate about securing improvement in schools and since her retirement has successfully worked closely with two challenging Birmingham schools. Within the community Maggie serves as a Magistrate in the Criminal Courts and has just been appointed to the Family Bench. She also volunteers at the local branch of Citizens Advice.

    In her spare time Maggie likes to play golf and enjoys walking with her two dogs and friends. Six grandchildren also keep her on her toes!

  • Stephanie Turner
    Stephanie Turner

    Gaining a First Class Honours Degree from The University of Leeds, in Theology & Religious Studies, Stephanie went on to gain a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and a post graduate qualification in Workforce Planning. As an Associate Member of the CIPD, Stephanie is an active member in the Derbyshire and Nottingham branch as a trained mentor.

    Stephanie has ten years HR experience in the public sector with considerable experience in recruitment, project management, workforce planning and employment law.

    In her spare time Stephanie is a keen swimmer. She joined the school of Governors in the summer of 2017.

  • Ian Burns
    Ian Burns

    Ian Burns is the Managing Director of Cameron Homes Limited, a privately owned residential developer; a position held since 1994.  Ian has experience as a Local Authority Councillor working at both Parish and District level.  He was a Trustee of the Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall and has lived in Burton on Trent for the last 11 years.

    Ian has a keen interest in supporting the transition of young people from education to the work place.

  • Katy Boyce
    Katy Boyce

    Katy is a Trainee Solicitor at Higgs & Sons Solicitors and she will qualify in September 2018. She has a Masters in Law and Business Management and a Law degree. Katy has a keen interest in education and lives within the community of the John Taylor Free School. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Jeanette Hodgkinson
    Jeanette Hodgkinson

    Prior to her retirement in 2005, Jeanette practised as a barrister from chambers in Birmingham. Former Responsible Officer at John Taylor High School, Former Chair of Quality, Compliance and Audit Committee.

  • Sue Plant
    Sue Plant

    Sue is the Head of School at John Taylor Free School. She has worked in education for the last 23 years with experience of a wide range of schools and different settings.  Her extensive leadership experience spans 2 highly successful Multi Academy Trusts based in the East Midlands.

    She has established a Teaching School Alliance and School Centre for Initial Teacher Training and understands the importance of professional learning for teachers and leaders.