Our Partnership Board

Our Chair – Tim Coulson

Tim Coulson
Tim has a strong record in local education, as Director of Education at Essex County Council and lead education officer at both Reading Borough Council and the London Borough of Camden. Until 2017 Tim was the Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London, a key role in tackling educational under-performance.

Partnership board members

Stuart Allen, Headteacher, Mile Cross Primary. Stuart chairs the Priority 1 Legacy Team.
Brian Conway, Chief Executive of St John the Baptist Academy Trust and Executive Headteacher at Notre Dame High School
Alan Hopley, Chief Executive of Voluntary Norfolk
Chris Starkie, Chief Executive Officer of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.  Chris chairs the Priority 4 Secondary Careers and Aspirations Legacy Team.
Stephanie Beavis, Assurance Director and Head of Public Sector, at KPMG East Anglia
Chris Snudden, Assistant Director of Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council.
Corrienne Peasgood, Principal of City College Norwich.  Corrienne leads on the OA’s Post-16 strategy.
Jo Philpott, Headteacher of City of Norwich School.  Jo chairs the Opportunity Area’s Secondary Headteachers’ group.
Anna Frazer, Head of Employer Engagement, The Careers and Enterprise Company.
Deirdre Medler, Director of Initial Teacher Education at The University of East Anglia.
Sebastian Gasse, Head of Education Participation, Infrastructure and Partnership Service, Norfolk County Council.
Tim Lawes, Headteacher, Catton Grove Primary School.
Kirsten Francis, Head of Locality for South Norfolk and Norwich City Healthy Child Programme. Children and Young People’s Health Services Norfolk.
Bob Cronk, Director of Neighbourhoods, Norwich City Council.

The Partnership Board meets termly and meetings are also attended by the Regional Schools Commissioner, and the Department for Education Head of Delivery and Area Lead, who advise and support the partnership board.