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Directors and Members

The Trust is governed by its Directors, who are also Trustees, and their work is overseen by the Members.

Our Chair of Directors is an ex officio Member, and another director, Keith Greenwood, is an appointed Member. We have three further Members, all of whom are independent of the Board of Directors:  
Councillor Sue Croft, Councillor Simon Phillips and Reverend. Tony Rockey.

Our Directors/Trustees are:

Executive Headteacher - Michael Johnson

 Michael Johnson Executive Headteacher Member

I am the Executive Headteacher.  We are all proud of Chulmleigh Academy Trust and our family of schools.  We are here to work with you so that we, together, promote ambition and inspire all the children in our care.

Chair of Directors - Steve Baber

Steve Baber

Chair of Directors

I joined the Board of Chulmleigh Academy Trust in November 2011 and became Chair of the Board in September 2012. I am now retired from a career in Education and Children Services. While I have not previously been a member of a school Governing Body, my career offered me the opportunity to work with school governing bodies on a range of topics.

I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee, and my specific responsibilities are for SEN and Health and Safety. My link school for monitoring student performance is Chulmleigh Community College.

I aim to bring a positive approach to my contribution to the work of the Trust, and I consider that embracing change is fundamental to ensuring our schools continue to meet the needs of pupils; both in the current context of their lives and preparing them for future challenges and opportunities.

David Worden

David Worden

Foundation Director
Member (Representative of the Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance) 

As many of our existing parents will be aware, I taught at Chulmleigh Community College for over thirty years until 2008. During part of that time, I was the staff representative on the governing body and it wasn’t long after my retirement that I returned as a governor for the Chulmleigh Federation. 

When Chulmleigh Academy Trust was formed I was appointed as a Foundation Director by the diocese, so I have been involved for several years as a governor or director. Apart from my experience as a teacher, I am a senior examiner for AQA with particular responsibility for Religious Studies.

I am a member of the Resources Committee with the specific responsibility for Facilities.

One of my aims continues to be the provision of suitable facilities for students to have the opportunity to excel and be encouraged to make a positive contribution to society.  As a representative of the Church, it is important to me that the Trust continues to maintain a good and caring ethos.

Tim Newman

Tim Newman
Parent Director

I joined the Trust in November 2012, and I am currently the chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee, and I am the lead director for Academy Improvement.  

I was a teacher of English as a Foreign Language before going on to manage a network of 47 language schools, and I have been a governor of Kings Nympton Primary School. 

Outside of education I am Managing Director of a large call centre in Exeter where we provide public transport information for the UK (Traveline), and employ over 50 people. 

I aim to encourage and support the delivery of an outstanding education across the Trust.

Paul Osborne

Paul Osborne
Foundation Director

I joined the Board as a Foundation Director in March 2014.

I was a primary school teacher for 8 years with specialisms in Maths, ICT, DT, Science and Music. Since leaving teaching I have been involved with international teacher training and have run a successful ICT/Education company.

Vice Chair - Keith Greenwood

Keith Greenwood


I joined the board of directors in December 2012. My son attends Chulmleigh Community College and I have always been a firm believer in if you are interested in your children's education you should be in a position to have a say.

Previously I was a governor of my son’s primary school for eight years, and chair of that Governing Body for four of them. My link school is East Worlington School and I believe that with the staff we have, we can continue the excellent work in providing an all-round education in all of our schools.

I work for a large supermarket so I feel I can contribute a great deal to the HR and financial side of the academy.

Vice Chair - Paul Winter 

Paul Winter
Chair of Business & Finance

 Nina Philips






Dr Martin White 






Adrian Wade


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Nigel Sedgwick





Nigel Sedgwick