Oswaldtwistle School Management Committee Biopic's
Michael W. Clack – Chair of Management Committee
Michael has over 25 years’ experience in UK and International Education. Michael’s experience in international education has been wide and varied. Most recently he was Principal of large international school in Dubai where he was highly commended at the Education Journal Middle East Awards 2017 for Principal / Head teacher of the year. Prior to that, he was Head teacher of the oldest established British school in continental Europe. In both schools he has led several project management initiatives including the re-design of a campus comprising the construction of a multi- purpose recreation complex, secondary section and a nursery.
Michael has a wealth of experience, not only as a Lead Improvement Partner and Peer Accreditor for the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), Team Inspector for British Schools Overseas, but also as a Team Visitor and Team Chair for the Council of International Schools (CIS). Michael is a registered and qualified Instructor for Safeguarding and First Aid for Mental Health.
As an International consultant and educator, Michael has provided strategic and operational guidance in accreditation, governance, inspection, professional development, planning and training to schools and colleges in Africa, Australasia, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and South America
As Regional Head of Schools at Orbital Education; Michael’s responsibilities include the appointment and management of key personnel and Principals, accreditation and inspection, governance and policy development, quality assurance of teaching and learning and safeguarding and child protection. He is also responsible for schools in China, Qatar, Russia and Slovenia. In addition, he is the Board Representative and Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection for all Orbital schools.
Michael holds a BA from the University of Lancaster and postgraduate qualifications from the University of London and University of Cambridge. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Member of the Chartered College of Teaching (MCCP). Michael is also a governor at two other UK schools.
Peter Mayer – Chair of the Finance Committee
Peter is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior finance roles. He’s worked in many business sectors including manufacturing, I.T, Education and Media, in both the UK and oversees.
He is currently working as a freelance business consultant, as well as being part-time Finance Director for a Manchester based Start-up Company.
Alexandra Seaward – Standards & Effectiveness
Alex is the Quality Assurance Co-Ordinator at Myerscough College and supports across all provisions and curriculum areas in the delivery and assessment of qualifications and training. Alex also works as a consultant for an Awarding Organisation where she works with various land-based colleges across the country to undertake quality assurance processes and ensure standardisation is achieved across qualifications.
Alex's background is within vocational education, specialising in the land-based sector. Alex has been the curriculum lead for various qualifications where she maintained a high standard of all teaching, learning and assessment activities.
Alex has recently completed a Master of Education where her research focus was a study of students' perceptions of work-related experience and how this supports young people gaining employment.
Alex is passionate about contributing and making a difference to the education of young people and also creating opportunities for everyone to succeed. She is keen to support teachers within their own practice and encourage the fantastic work that they do.
Andy is Head of Human Resources at the Orbital Education Group, an expanding group of international schools specialising in providing British Education to an internationally diverse student population.
Andy has over 10 years’ experience in Human Resources and People Management Roles, 5 years of which within Education, previously working for Acorn Care and Education Group, the largest combined children’s services provider. In addition to his experience in education, he also has substantial HR experience across a number of other industry sectors, including Residential Care, Professional and Legal Services, Digital and Media.
Andy has a wealth of experience supporting schools to deliver high quality education, through the attraction, development and retention of talented individuals and developing People Strategies which support wider goals.
Andy holds a graduate and post-graduate qualification in Law and has experience working with legal firms across various legal fields, prior to developing a career in HR. In his previous roles, Andy has also worked as an Employment Law Advisor for the Legal Services Commission
All Committee members can be contacted via the school address:
The Oswaldtwistle School
Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle
Tel: 01254 231553
Clerk/Advisor to PRU Committees
Learning and Skills Team -Governor Services
Lancashire County Council
Tel: 01257 516145 Email: Helen.Parkinson2@lancashire.gov.uk
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