Endeavour Learning Trust Members
George is an experienced educationalist. Identified by Ofsted as an exceptional Headteacher, he created an outstanding Language College, a Department for Education (DfE) Training School and Leading Edge School. For over a decade, he successfully combined Headship with the role of Ofsted Inspector.
George actively supported the DfE in the development and expansion of the Training Schools programme and has substantial management and leadership experience; a Mentor for Academy Principals on the SSAT Academy Leadership Programme and a number of National College appointments, including the role of Trainer and Assessor on the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and the Headteacher 'Consultant Leaders Programme'.
George has retired from his role a specialist Education Adviser working with the DfE National Sponsors Unit (NSU) and the DfE academies and free school programmes. During his career he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Richard Sachs has had a long and successful career in the NHS focused on governance roles since 1996. During this time he has worked in a variety of NHS settings and he is currently the Director of Quality Governance at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The transferable skills that he has used in his governor and trustee roles include expertise around Risk Management, Reputational Management, Performance and People Management and Quality Improvement. His governance background in the NHS has equipped him with the ability to ask challenging questions in a non-confrontational way. Over the course of his career he has had management responsibility for large teams of employees and with that, the HR and legal responsibilities which such a role brings.
For over 20 years, Jenni has worked in organisations responsible for public funding of education and training. Since 2012, she has worked for the Department for Education with responsibility for financial management, governance and compliance in open academies. She currently leads the team responsible for open academies in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.
Jenni is Chair of the Trust Resources Committee bringing her extensive skills in financial management and compliance with charity and company law to the Trust.
Steph’s current role as Senior Innovation Advisor for The GC Business Growth Hub is to support Greater Manchester based businesses to innovate and collaborate with academia. She also leads a team of specialist innovation and eco-innovation advisors to support businesses across Greater Manchester to commercialise their ideas.
Having worked across the North-West and with over 20 years business development, coaching and management experience across all industry sectors she has helped both start-up and established high performing businesses to innovate and grow. She has owned/managed her own businesses, is educated to Masters’ level (Technology Management) and is an qualified ILM L7 Executive Leadership Coach.
Currently working with a rolling portfolio of circa 50 companies/clients on a range of projects to include: disruptive growth strategies, proof of market through to commercialising new products and services, product development, innovation culture, intellectual property and R&D Tax credits, improving and streamlining systems and processes, new business generation techniques and routes to market.