Interim executive board (IEB) members
Chair: Clive Sentance
Clive Sentance is Principal and CEO of Alcester Grammar School, a stand-alone academy trust. Prior to that he was headteacher at a non-selective boys’ school in South Birmingham. He has spent most of this century in school leadership positions in a variety of contexts, following a decade teaching in four different London comprehensives. He also had a spell with a leading City financial consultancy firm and is a part-qualified actuary.
Ted has nearly 40 years of experience across all phases of the education sector and in both metropolitan and shire settings.
From May 2000 he was Headteacher at Hagley Catholic High school, leading it through two Ofsted Inspections to an Outstanding judgement in October 2011. From 2013 he was a Local Leader of Education working with schools in all phases across the County.
From October 2014 to August 2017 he was Accounting Officer for the new St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy Company (Trust) consisting of Hagley Catholic High and 5 primaries. He was Chair of The Catholic Association of Secondary Headteachers of the Archdiocese of Birmingham from September 2013 to August 2016.
Since September 2017 he has been an Education Adviser employed by the Birmingham Diocesan Education Service, supporting secondary schools across the Archdiocese with a wide range of issues including pupil outcomes, curriculum design, financial management and staffing.
As MIS and Project Manager in the Business Improvement Team of Warwickshire County Council Education & Learning, Louise manages standardisation and structure development. This follows a similar role in WCC Information Management.
Previously, she spent four years dealing with FSA Level 2 (more complex) complaints for Barclays Bank, followed by 10 years with Warwickshire Police in HR, Intelligence, Information Management and Information Sharing related to Safeguarding Children and Families.
Her qualifications and experience include project management (Prince 2 Practitioner); British Chartered Society ICT (BCS) Data Protection; GDPR planning and implementation, Freedom of Information, CIPD Personnel and Development (HR), NVQ Business Management, Safeguarding children and adults, Equality impact assessments, Equality and Diversity, Mental Health and awareness.
Her children attend a Catholic school.
Jane brings high level strategic finance expertise from within and outside the education sector.
She qualified in 1993 as a chartered accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants for Scotland), and worked for 7 years as a manager in PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ General Audit Practice. She then joined Lehman Brothers Investment Bank, holding various positions within the global treasury department in Frankfurt and London including Frankfurt Treasurer and European Head of Cash and Network Management. Since 2010 she has been finance director of Myton school (secondary academy), Leamington Spa, with direct responsibility for Finance, HR, IT, Facilities, Admin, Marketing, major contracts and all support staff .
Experienced working with and in school governing bodies, she served as a governor at Harbury CE Primary school 2006-2010, and joined the Warwickshire Schools Forum in 2012. She has been chair of the Forum since 2016.
Daniel is currently a governor at a primary school in Leamington Spa, where he is chair of the finance and resources committee. For 5 years he has been part of a governing body which has worked with the head and staff to make significant improvements to the school. He has a good understanding of school finances and the budgeting process, as well as the role and importance of a strong governing body.
He is a chartered management accountant, and works in Leamington as the group financial controller for an international marketing agency. In previous roles he has worked in the area of business intelligence and so has a good understanding of data and its uses (and abuses!).