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 is currently a specialist Education Adviser working with the DfE National Sponsors Unit (NSU) and the DfE academies and free school programmes. He is 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.



Norman is a Chartered Civil Engineer by profession with quite a varied career to date. This includes Project Director of a Vocational Training Institute responsible for training 1600 students with 250 staff. He also established and subsequently managed a subsidiary of BAE Systems with Profit and Loss responsibility, including dividend recommendation to Shareholders. Consequently he brings business experience, specifically Governance, Finance, and Project Management.

Academically he holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA Master’s degree. He is married to a retired Science teacher and has 4 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. Norman is also the Vice-Chair of Trustees and Chair of the sub committe for finance, resource, risk and audit at the Sea View Trust in Blackpool. 


Members of Endeavour Learning Trust
Name Type Date of Appointment End Date
Mr George Lloyd Member 2.5.2017  
Mr Richard Sachs Member 15.11.2011  
Mr Norman Gibson Member 25.4.2019  
Vacancy Member    


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