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Ian Etchells

Ian is a graduate of Exeter University. He has spent 35 years involved in independent education, the last 20 years as a Headteacher of a prep school aged 3-13. He was an ISI schools inspector, Chairman of ISIS Wales, Chair of South West Heads and various national roles for IAPS. Now retired Ian advises Taunton School and does consultancy with schools concentrating on management change, marketing and financial sustainability. Furthermore Ian mentors and appraises new Headteachers.

Miranda Glover

Miranda works as a digital content strategist, currently working for The Global Academy of Digital Marketing. She has recently edited Understanding Social Media, to be published in January 2015. She is also a creative writer and has published three novels with Random House. In her spare time she teaches the short story and memoir writing at festivals and workshops.

Fiona Griffin

Fiona is a solicitor working for John Hodge Solicitors specialising in Family Law. Fiona has recently stepped down as a Governor of The Federated Schools of Middlezoy and Othery and was instrumental in both schools achieving 'Good' in their recent Ofsted inspection. As a governor Fiona was very effective in ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of both schools and holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of their pupils.

Suzanne Hough

Suzanne is an HR and employment consultant, who has operated at senior executive level with extensive HR generalist experience within the service industry, predominantly aviation. She has been responsible for delivering the operational aspects for cabin crew employees of Europe's largest Regional Airline, Flybe. She has been actively involved in recruitment, training and management of these employees and introduced a successful appraisal system for all cabin crew.

Other aspects of Suzanne's role included knowledge of employment contracts, welfare requirements, standard operating procedures, consultation with appropriate union groups, discipline and tribunal procedures.

Suzanne was a member of the Flybe operational project team , responsible for the merger and integration of 2 UK regional airlines. Suzanne has a wealth of experience of HR and man-management in the UK and overseas.

Maurice Hicks

Maurice is a former Headteacher of an 11-18 Secondary School. His leadership as Headteacher was judged to be 'Excellent' in two Ofsted inspections. The last two inspections (2010 and 2013) the school was judged 'Outstanding' in all areas with Maurice's leadership being described as having 'outstanding moral purpose, drive and vision'. From January 2014 Maurice has worked as a consultant for Incyte International and specialises in...

  • Headteacher/SLT mentoring and support
  • Middle Leadership and Management
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Effective Governance

Maurice is a team member for whole school reviews as well as having experience of supporting schools at all Ofsted Grades. In addition, he is currently a School Improvement Partner to a number of secondary schools/academies and Executive Officer for The South West Academies Group (SWAG)