Details of Members, Trustees and Governors including attendance at meetings



OLDHAM, HENSHAW AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND EDUCATION TRUST (Henshaw Trust) represented by Colin PLATT (resigned 31 August 2016) and Jennifer DAUBNEY (appointed 7 February 2017)

CHAIR OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES represented by Janet GREGORY (Appointed 1 May 2015)

AREA DEAN, OLDHAM WEST DEANERY represented by Reverend David PENNY (resigned November 2017) and Reverend Nicholas Andrewes (appointed November 2017)


Pecuniary interests

Members relevant business and pecuniary interests and governance roles in other Education Trusts:

Reverend Nicholas Andrewes is Chair of Governors at St. Thomas Werneth CE Primary School since August, 2017. His wife is Chair of Governors at Broadfield Primary school since August, 2017 and is a self-employed (Associate) Art Psychotherapist with One Education since August, 2017

Jennifer Daubney is a member of Oldham, Henshaw and Church of England Trust since September 2014

Janet Gregory – spouse is a trustee of The Historic Chapels Trust charity since March 2015


Trust Board – Constitution and attendance

Janet Gregory – LL.B (Hons) - Barrister-at-Law
janetgregoryA Lancastrian by birth and upbringing, Janet practised for many years from Chambers in Manchester, and had a busy common law practice.
Recently she has concentrated on Education Law, and is a Chair of the Independent Appeals Panel, hearing school admission appeals and exclusion appeals for Manchester City Council, Calderdale Council and Oldham Council.
She has developed a keen interest and understanding of primary and secondary schools in those areas. She also has experience of Governance and was a member of the Standards Board for Kirklees Council.
Janet is married and has a grown up daughter and son.
Tim Mitchell - Former CEO, Positive Steps
timmitchellTim retired from his post as Chief Executive of Positive Steps, (an Oldham-based charitable trust) in March 2015. He held this post from 1998. In his role, he was instrumental in creating a One-Stop shop of young people’s services including careers advice and education employer links; as well as more targeted services for young people in the youth justice system, health and substance misuse services, and a young carers’ service. The charity expanded to encompass a range of whole-family support services and continues to deliver its mission of changing the lives of children, young people and families in Oldham.
Passionate about education and the development of children and young people, Tim is a trained careers adviser, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in career guidance.
Qualified to NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management, he has had the opportunity to transfer much of his knowledge to support the governance of a number of schools and colleges.
Always striving for creative and innovative approaches to engage and enhance educational opportunity for children and young people, Tim enjoys the opportunity to continue his interests with the work of The Cranmer Education Trust as a Trustee.
Reverend Canon Richard Hawkins - Former Team Rector for The Medlock Head Team and Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral
richardhawkinsRichard was appointed to serve as a Director of the Cranmer Education Trust by the Manchester Diocesan Board of Education until May 2019.
Born 1951 in Formby Lancashire and educated at Clifton College Bristol 1965-69, he joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery and an army officer in 1969, resigning in 1993 as major.
He attended Theological College Mirfield 1993-95, was ordained Deacon in 1995 and Priested in 1996 at Curate Holy Trinity, Weymouth 1995-1999, and was incumbent at St John the Baptist, Hey or Lees from1999- retiring September 2016. He retired from full time parochial ministry in August 2016.
As an army officer he gained a wide experience of life with many years at regimental duty in UK & overseas as a commander, administrator, instructor, staff officer dealing with soldiers, equipment, finances and estates.
“After God finally got me” – as a parish priest – Richard describes his work as “much the same but black uniform rather than green – a life dealing with and caring for people, administration, equipment, finances and estates.”
In addition, Richard has been at various times an active and vocal member of: Deanery & Diocesan Synods; Area Dean; Bishop’s Council; Diocesan Finance committee; Diocesan Stewardship Committee; Bishop’s Advisory groups on liturgy and sexuality; Crown nomination committee; Greater Chapter; Diocesan Advisory Committee (dealing with changes/work on all churches); Vice Chair of Governors of a VC Primary School & Chair of Finance Committee.
Richard comments: “Some might say of me that I have an eye for detail and ask the awkward questions – but by doing so I hope to seek the best for all by providing good education and life skills.”
Mary Tomlinson - Former Head of Access – Oldham Council
marytomlinsonMary is a retired Local Authority Officer who has lived in the area all her life. She knows the local area well and understands the diversity and complexity of education within the Borough and neighbouring areas.
She started her career in commercial accountancy with a large textile manufacturer in Saddleworth before taking a long career break to raise two children and care for a disabled sibling with multiple and complex needs.
She returned to work in the early 1990’s when she joined the Oldham Borough Treasurers department, specialising in Education accountancy and finance. Wanting to work more closely with pupils, parents and schools she undertook a career change within the Local Authority when she joined Pupil Services to manage school admission and exclusions and planning of school places until she retired in 2010.
Mary became a school governor and maintains her interest in education and current affairs and enjoys a very active and busy retirement. She has now expanded her interest in people and education by working in the local community organising outdoor, sporting and social activities for fellow retirees.
Eddie Moores - Councillor
eddiemooresEddie is a Governor with over 20 years’ experience, during this period he has served as a governor in both secondary and primary schools, and has experience as a local authority governor, parent governor and foundation governor and is currently a National Leader of Governance.
Eddie has a wide variety of work and life experience, he is married and has 3 grown up children. Eddie and his wife have been foster parents and they spent 7 years working together in a residential unit for young.
His working life was spent in the rail industry where he held a variety of both manual and managerial roles; he is currently an elected member of Oldham Council.
Eddie worships at Saint Mark’s Church in Chadderton and is a Deanery Synod representative for the parish.
Hazel Gloster - National Leader of Governance
hazelglosterHazel has spent her career within the Education Sector, mainly post-16 provision with the Greater Manchester Learning and Skills Council and formerly the Training and Enterprise Council in Rochdale. Hazel has worked within a broad range of provision, including the 14-19 Agenda, European Social Fund, NEET initiatives, together with LLDD provision and placement.
Hazel became a National Leader of Governance in 2013 following 12 years’ experience of governance which started with her local primary school, East Crompton St. George’s CofE Primary School.  She was appointed by the Parochial Church Council of East Crompton St. James’ Church and she is also the Manchester Diocesan Board of Education representative.
Hazel is currently working with the University of Chester Multi-Academy Trust where she is Chairperson of the university primary academy Weaverham, and also a member of the University Church of England Academy Statement of Action Committee.
Hazel’s passion is ensuring that all students reach their full potential and that excellent careers advice and guidance is available within their school from the age of 14.
Peter Winter - Business Manager
Peter was born and brought up in Gloucestershire but emigrated to the North in the late 90’s. His career started in the commercial trading world of building materials and then moved on to the international timber trade. He worked in procurement for a large corporate and more recently in general management in a small independent trading company. Peter has been involved with governance of his trade body and chaired committees on the environment and sustainability and he is also a trustee of a charity close to his home which aims to bring a Christian influence to its local community based on a Café business.
Having worked in large and small and therefore having been involved in most areas of business activity at some time or other Peter is now challenged to put his commercial acumen to use in education, taking on audit responsibility for the Cranmer Trust.
Peter is married with three children, one Old Blue, one currently at secondary stage and one in primary so he has a long term interest in education across the age spectrum.
Muzahid Khan - Business Consultant
Muzahid currently runs his business a marketing consultancy, prior to setting up his business he has had extensive experience in the public sector working for Oldham Council in Regeneration, Housing, Social Services. After leaving the public sector he has gained experience working with the third sector as a programme director of Involve Yorkshire & Humber the regional body for the third sector. He has also developed excellent networks in the private, public & voluntary sector through networking and supporting numerous charities. Some of his achievements include, leading on building a village health centre in Bangladesh offering free healthcare for the disadvantaged. For his voluntary work he has been recognised by HM Queen Elizabeth II as an young achiever and the British Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to the community as well as being included in the British Bangladeshi Power & inspiration 100.

Trust Board – Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trust Audit Committee – Constitution and Attendance

Local Governing Bodies

The Blue Coat School

East Crompton St George C of E Primary School

For Academic year 2017-18 the Local Governing Body has been replaced from 13 September 2017 with an interim management board whose details are shown in the table of business and pecuniary interests.

Mayfield Primary School

For the rest of the academic year 2017/18 the interim management board has been replaced with a new local governing body whose details are shown in the table of business and pecuniary interests.

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