Steve is Chair of the Board of Directors at Chulmleigh Academy Trust and has held the position since 2011. He has strategic responsibility for the Trust and its governance arrangements for its four schools, one secondary and three primary schools. Steve has been involved with education for over 40 years, teaching in different phases and different settings, with primary secondary, special, further, higher and adult experience. He has held a wide range of different roles in three different local authorities, including school improvement, continued professional development, project management and strategic leadership. He has held strategic responsibility for Governor Services in two different local authorities. He is a National Leader of Governance and has provided support for the governance of other schools through this role. Steve is passionate about children and young people accessing the highest quality teaching and learning and the importance of effective leadership and governance in achieving excellent outcomes.