Oswaldtwistle School Management Committee Biopic's

Michael W. Clack

Chair of the 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 overseas.

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

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 Edgar

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.

Amie Hardie

Amie has been the School Administrator at The Oswaldtwistle School for seven years after starting her journey as an apprentice School Administrator. In the last few years, she has also taken on the role of School Examinations Officer.

Amie is committed to making a positive difference for the school, ensuring the staff and pupils’ perspective is heard, and wants to contribute towards shaping the future of our pupil’s lives.

Leesa Amin

Leesa has been a teacher at The Oswaldtwistle School for seven years and started her journey at the school as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). As PSCHE Lead, Leesa is involved in many whole school initiatives to promote personal development and build strong community ties.

Leesa is fully supportive of the schools aim of Making a Difference and wants to make a positive impact to the school community by giving staff and pupils a voice and influence. 

Nina Nelson

Nina is a qualified HR professional with over 15 years' experience working as an HR Business Partner in Local Government and Housing Association. More recently, and to fit in with bringing up her family, Nina has worked as Transport Manager and Company Secretary for her family Passenger Transport and Haulage business based in Clitheroe.

David Shaw David Shaw is a mainstream secondary school teacher with 25 years' experience. The move into teaching was not always the plan. Having attained a management degree, David worked in fresh food, hiring and training new staff in preparation for new store openings. Touring the country living out of hotels was intense, but the staff training was very rewarding. As a result, David went on to qualify as a business studies teacher, drawing on his experience to focus his teaching on the real world. David has worked in his current school for 20 years, as subject leader, as head of year and currently as curriculum leader for computing business and media. As a governor at Oswaldtwistle School, David draws on both curriculum and pastoral experience to support the school. Away from the classroom David enjoys walking in the beautiful countryside of the North West and is a keen musician with an ever growing collection of electric guitars. David is married with two grown up children.
Robert Foxon

To be confirmed.


All Committee members can be contacted via the school address:

The Oswaldtwistle School

Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle 


Tel: 01254 231553

Clerk/Advisor to PRU Committees

Helen Parkinson

Learning and Skills Team -Governor Services

Lancashire County Council

Tel: 01257 516145 Email: Helen.Parkinson2@lancashire.gov.uk

Management Committee

School Improvement Plan