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The Venerable Janet Mackenzie, Chair

Janet is the Archdeacon of Hertford. She has served on the Diocesan Board of Education since 2009 and has been Chair of the Diocese of St Albans Educational Trust since its formation in 2013. Janet spent her pre-ordination career teaching in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in mainstream and special schools, becoming deputy and then acting headteacher. She then worked for Luton Education Department as Primary Strategy Manager and also supported schools as SIA on occasions. Janet has been a governor and then Chair of a Lower School in Sandy, and then Governor and Chair of a community primary school in Luton, she served on the Governing body of the Church Junior School in Luton. She has also served on the Luton SACRE.

Andrew Wellbeloved

Andrew is the Headteacher of Townsend School in St Albans, a Church of England School graded Good by Ofsted. He is a member of the Board of Education.  He has extensive experience of leadership and management, both in an education setting and externally having in the past supported other schools. He represents other school leaders on the executive of the Hertfordshire Association of Secondary School Headteachers and for many years has represented the Diocese on SACRE. For nine years Andrew was a Trustee of a national youth organisation/charity for children/young people aged 6 to 18 providing strategic leadership, maintaining accountability, ensuring legal compliance, and creating a strategic vision.  Andrew is also a non-executive director of Herts for Learning, a significant not for profit organisation supporting the school improvement of Hertfordshire Schools.

Norman Hoare OBE

Norman was, between 1988 and 2012, the Head teacher of one of the country’s most successful non-denominational Voluntary Aided secondary schools, St Georges School in Harpenden. He led the school through major growth and a £10 million expansion programme, including conversion to Academy status, responding to popular demand and the exponential growth in sixth form numbers. Norman has also worked with the DfE and MoD on strategic planning for maintained boarding schools, staff development and responses to Forces schooling, contributing in his role as Chairman of the Boarding Schools Association and founder of the State Boarding Association. As a governor of a prestigious Sixth Form College (Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College) he continues to be involved in strategic planning and standards in the classroom.

Norman has also worked as a consultant to the Governors and Head of St Clement Danes School in proposing and establishing a new Free Secondary School in the Rickmansworth/Watford area.

Shirley Whales

Shirley is the Headteacher of Northaw CE VA Primary School having previously been Headteacher of Broxbourne CE VA Primary School, a Church of England School graded Outstanding by Ofsted.

If you have the skills, passion and drive for a Members role within DSAMAT, please do call us to discuss the support we can offer you, the Trust Secretary would love to hear from you on 01525 840183.