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Fields Multi Academy Trust

Our Members

Our members are as follows:

Mr Glyn Cartwright

Having trained as a teacher, Glyn entered the corporate world via sales. During a successful 25 years he progressed as Sales Director, Marketing Director, Managing Director and CEO of various companies, primarily in the Construction Products sector. For the last 15 years he has owned, and been involved in, companies operating around the world.

Glyn has tutored university MBA and MSc Business students over a period of 20 years and is currently completing a Doctorate in Business Growth with the University of Sheffield.

He has co-authored an online business assessment programme, featured on BBC2's "Working Lunch", and developed "The European Business Growth Catalyst" - a successful European Funded business growth programme. He has written, and is currently delivering, a UKCES funded Entrepreneurship and Leadership programme for business leaders, in partnership with Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Doncaster Council.

Dr Robert Harris, CSci, FRSB, FIBMS, PGCE

Robert has over 35 years’ experience in NHS and Higher Education settings. In Nottingham, he Initiated and developed the laboratory aspects of the Regional Bone Marrow Transplant Service and worked as tutor and examiner on the University of Trent Biomedical Sciences course. Later he became Senior Chief Biomedical Scientist and Laboratory Manager at the Academic Department of Haematology, University of Liverpool. On promotion to Laboratory Manager School of Cancer Studies, and shortly thereafter to Technical Director Institute of Translational Medicine, he sat on a number of key advisory and governance groups.

With a PhD, Robert has more than 35 science publications to his name and currently sits on three Project Control Groups for the design, procurement and delivery of major builds related to hospitals and medical research facilities. Robert is a Specialist Lecturer (HNC-BSc), course tutor and examiner at Liverpool John Moore’s University. He is both a Whixall Parish Councillor and Chairman of Whixall History Group.

Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education

Lichfield is one of the 42 Dioceses which make up the Church of England. Within this family of Dioceses, Lichfield can claim to be one of the most ancient with its roots in the Diocese of Mercia, founded in 656 AD and St Chad, who became the first Bishop of Lichfield in 669 AD. The Diocese now covers most of the County of Staffordshire, the northern part of the County of Shropshire and a substantial part of the former Metropolitan County of the West Midlands. The Diocese envelops all or part of 7 Local Authorities and has 206 Church Schools and academies in its remit.

The principle focus of the work of the Board of Education is on its Church Schools, which have approximately 45,000 pupils in them. This presents enormous opportunities to the Diocese, its schools and parishes to promote the Christian message and values among so many children and young people – the greater part of whom will have no links with their local church.

The Board provides excellent support services for its church schools through the Service Level Agreement. This provides the means for schools and academies to access advice, information and professional support on Collective Worship, Spiritual Care, Religious Education and the development of a school’s distinctive character as a Church of England school.

The Board works in partnership with the seven Local Authorities in the Diocese (Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton) and also with the Department for Education and a number of Academy Trusts. The Board also works alongside higher and further education providers.

The Board ensures that headteachers, teachers and governors have the intellectual and spiritual resources to promote the distinctive Christian character of our schools. The Board also supports the collaboration between clergy, parishes, church and community schools.