Darren Coniff

Darren Coniff is Northampton born and bred; a trained Chemist, Darren has spent all of his career in adhesives, bonding everything from canoes to Boeings.  Darren is now the Commercial Director for a chemical supply company based in Huntingdon.

Darren has been a governor at East Hunsbury since 2013 and Chair of Governors since 2015, serving on all sub committees and taking a special interest in the Special Unit at East Hunsbury.  Darren was instrumental in the school joining the Trust in 2017.  Darren has two children, is new to running and is an armchair sports enthusiast.

Scott Richards

Scott is a member of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service as a Fire Protection Officer, and in total has worked for the Service for seventeen years. Scott was formerly the Chair of Governors at Simon de Senlis Primary School and undertook a number of different roles over his years as a governor including being a member of the finance and personnel committee and the safeguarding and health and safety committee.

Carly Waterman

A teacher of English since 1999 and an experienced school leader, Carly has expertise in many areas inclduing teaching, leadership, curriculum and assessment.  Carly has taught in four Northamptonshire schools including Northampton School for Girls, where she was Deputy Headteacher from 2008 to 2017.  Carly has a master's degree in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Cambridge and the NPQH.  In September 2017, Carly established her own education training and advisory business supporting schools, advising government policy and contributing to research.

Despite being kept busy by a passion for education, Carly's most important job is being mum to two primary school aged girls.

Adrian White - Chair of Members

Adrian White was formerly the Chair of the Board of Directors for eight years, having previously been the Chair of Governors at Abington Vale Primary School.  Adrian works as Director of Operations at Carlisle Support Services, managing the Retail and Events business units.  Adrian's background has predominantly been in support services and he works with large retailers and some of the UK's major sporting venues, providing staff to deliver key projects and events. 

Adrian became a Governor in 2008, keen to support his children's primary school.  He is experienced in developing the effectiveness of governing bodies, putting in place the right systems and processes and encouraging Governors to support and challenge.  He oversaw the transition of Abington Vale Primary School from a 'requires improvement' to 'outstanding' category in a two year period, working closely with the local authority.