Ginny trained as a Social Worker at the University of Bristol, following which she specialised in caring for the elderly in the community. After a successful career, Ginny retired from full time work after the birth of her third child in 1994. Since this time, Ginny has been heavily involved in the Voluntary Sector in various diiverse roles including as a Member of the Board of Visitors at HMP Wellingborough later becoming Chair, Mental Health Act Manager at St Andrew's Hospital, Church Warden at St Peter's Church (Weston Favell), Chair of Governors at Weston Favell CE Primary School for eleven years, Member of the Peterborough Dioceses Church Schools Trust and Lay Pastoral Minister of St Peter's Church, Weston Favell. Ginny is delighted to be joining NPAT as a Member.
Peter Hall Jones
Peter is a leadership and culture change specialist and, having been a successful and nationally recognised Head Teacher, now works around the world, across all sectors, helping people understand how and why they think the way they do and giving them skills and techniques to think, behave and achieve differently. Since co founding the Curriculum Foundation Peter has worked extensively on helping teachers, Head Teachers and government officials develop irresistible, relevant, world class curriculum experiences for all learners.
Christopher was born in Northampton and since 2003 has been an elected Councillor on Northampton Borough Council. In May 2016, Christopher was elected as the 776th Mayor of the Borough of Northampton and also served on Northamptonshire County Council from 2005 to 2013 as well as being a Governor of the former Bellinge Primary School for many years. Christopher is registered as Severely Sight Impaired (Blind) but this has not impeded him from successfully taking on a number of voluntary positions such as being a Trustee of Northamptonshire Association for the Blind and a Trustee and Treasurer of Service Six, a charity dedicated to helping hard-to-reach, disadvantaged children, young people, adults and families as well as being a committed member of Northampton Guide Dogs. Christopher is often seen out and about with his Guide Dog, Sergeant.
Scott is the Chair of Governors at Simon de Senlis Primary School and a member of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service as a Fire Protection Officer, and in total has worked for the Service for fourteen years. Scott has undertaken a number of different roles over his years as a governor and currently, in addition to being Chair, sits on the finance and personnel committee and the safeguarding and health and safety committee.
Adrian White is the Chair of the Board of Directors having previously been the Chair of Governors at Abington Vale Primary School. Adrian works as Divisional Managing 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.