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Trust Members

Mr Tim Beebe                                                                                                

Chair of Members and Director

Mr Beebe brings financial expertise to the Trust, with a good understanding for business finance gained through working as a Corporate Director of a major bank. He has been a Governor at Sir Harry Smith Community College for 12 years and during that time Chaired the Finance Committee, was vice chair and Chair of the Governing Body and has been a member of Sir Harry Smith Academy Trust board, prior to the creation of the Aspire Learning Trust.

Start date: 1st July 2016

Mr Jonathan Theobalds                                                                             


Mr Theobalds is a Graduate Engineer. Managing Director of Peterborough based Rivercircle, a medium sized specialist engineering company, designing and manufacturing automation systems and tooling for the automotive and industrial sectors.

School Governance: Served as Chair of Governors of the Deepings School, a twice Ofsted Outstanding graded, 1500 pupil comprehensive secondary school in South Lincolnshire 2008- 2016. Special interest and experience include academy conversion, standards, finance and building development. Served as Trustee of the CfBT Multi Academy Trust 2011- 2015.

Served as a Foundation Governor, Chair of Finance and three years as Chair of Governors at Sacred Heart Primary school in Peterborough 1996-2008.

Start date: 1st April 2017

Mrs Ruth Dickens                                                                                         


Mrs Dickens was employed as an HR Manager for Education Personnel Management Ltd, providing HR advice and guidance to the education sector and then as an in-house HR Manager at Hampton College, and is presently HR Director at Bluecoat Academies Trust, Nottingham. Mrs Dickens is a former Parent Governor at SHSCC and has two children at the College.

Start date: 1st July 2016


Member - vacancy

Mr David Barron                                                                                           


Mr Barron is very experienced former primary Headteacher with over twenty years’ experience in education Fenland. He has led Lionel Walden Primary School through four successful OFSTED inspections, with the most recent resulting in the school being judged as ‘Outstanding’. He has worked as a Headteacher representative on the Cambridgeshire Primary Heads Association for a number of years, supported other schools and in 2012 became a National Leader of Education. In 2014, Mr Barron successfully led Lionel Walden in being designated as a National Teaching School, in which he is still involved with as Director.

Start date: 1st July 2016