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The Futures Trust

The Futures Trust

The Futures Trust Board of Trustees

Mr Paul Crisp, Chair of Trustees
Managing Director of CUREE, a leading educational research organisation. A Teaching and Leadership Adviser and a National Leader of Governance for the National College of Teaching and Leadership. A Fellow of the RSA, and a member of the All Souls Group, the Association for Learning Technology and the British Educational Research Association. Formerly a vice-principal of a general FE college, a lecturer and consultant in education leadership and management and a local authority policy officer.

Mr Peter Thomas, CEO
NLE, Ofsted Additional Inspector, Pupil Premium Reviewer
Head Teacher for six years of President Kennedy School which in that time improved from RTI to Outstanding in all categories. The school has been in top 3% of all schools for progress between 2012-2017 and twice in the top 100 state performing secondary schools.

Mr Daniel Belcher
Senior Education Lead at the SSAT having joined SSAT in 2009 as Head of Leadership
programmes, working closely with leading educationalists and outstanding school leaders to develop the suite of high quality leadership programmes for teachers and leaders at all levels. Formerly Assistant Principal at Grace Academy, Solihull following several successful year at Tudor Grange School. A graduate of Durham University, PGCE (Oxford), a Masters in Educational Leadership and Innovation at University of Warwick.

Mr Wayne Copeland, Local Governing Body Chair, President Kennedy School

Currently Senior Commercial Manager at Draexlmaier Automotive UK with responsibility for annual sales in excess of c£500m. Areas of experience include developing strategy, market research and analysis, new business development, project management (Prince 2) and change management. Wayne is a former student of President Kennedy School. Wayne is also Chair of Finance, Resources, Audit & Risk Committee.

Mr Tony Fitzpatrick, Local Governing Body Chair, Barr’s Hill School
Formerly a Distinguished Engineer, a global technical executive position at IBM United Kingdom Limited. Tony worked for IBM Global Services in the UK for 33 years, and was Chief Technology Officer and Information Technology Architect for IBM’s public sector clients. A graduate of the University of Bristol, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of British Computer Society, and a Chartered IT Professional.

Mr Mike Moseley
Registration Executive at the Land Registry for over 30 years, responsible for registering title to land in England and Wales. Associate Member of the RICS since August 2011. DSDM trained and an NVQ assessor. Mike has served as a Governor at President Kennedy School since 2010.

Mr Paul Weston

Paul has a wealth of educational experience. He has taught in a wide variety of schools of different size, type and location. Paul has extensive headship experience and worked as an adviser and education officer for two Midlands shire local authorities. Paul gained a Master of Arts degree in School Improvement from Nottingham University, studying with Professor David Hopkins. Paul has been an Ofsted inspector since the mid-1990’s and was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for eight years. Most recently, he was Head of Education Standards and Improvement in a West Midlands local authority. He is now an independent education consultant. Paul is also the Chair of the Education Standards and Performance Sub-Committee.


Ms Kim Morris

Kim works for Lloyds Banking Group and her career spans over 25 years of banking experience. This includes branch banking, operations, transformation, conduct issues and operating model / strategy. Kim is also proactively involved in Lloyds Helping Britain Prosper plan, leading regional colleague activity for the 8,000 colleagues in the Midlands Region. Outside of work Kim is a keen runner and combines this with her passion for travelling. Kim is Vice Chair of the Finance, Resources, Audit & Risk Committee. 


Mrs Perminder Heer

Perminder is currently Head of HR at Xoserve Limited (the Central Data Service Provider for Britain’s gas market). She is a commercially focused HR professional with a proven track record of providing strategic input and executing high-quality HR services in fast-paced, demanding and cross-cultural environments. Perminder has extensive international HR experience gained from working in both multi-national corporations and SMEs.  She has led HR work streams on business transformation and has significant experience in HR Mergers & Acquisitions.  Perminder’s focus is working with businesses on transformation plans and providing support through change management.  She also has an MBA in International Business.