Directors

Roger Carlton

Roger Carlton

Vice-Chair of the Bay Education Trust Board

Roger has been involved in education for over years as a secondary teacher, Governor and Chair of Governors of various schools, most recently at Curledge Street. Born in Devon, he has been Vicar of Paignton since 2010. He is involved in a number of community initiatives in the town and across Torbay, and is committed to supporting the work of the trust and the pupils it serves.

Jeana Johnson

Jeana Johnson

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Jeana worked within education for a number of years before retiring. She currently is Director with responsibility for SEND within the Trust.

Anthony de Burgh

Anthony de Burgh

Bay Education Trust Board Director

Anthony has worked as a Senior Manager in the Waste Operational Management sector for several years after a successful career within the recruitment industry. Anthony specialised in Business Recovery and Growth ending up as a Director for a leading regional independent recruitment business and establishing a platform in the South West for one of the UK’s top ten recruitment businesses.

Anthony started as a Parent Governor for Curledge Street Academy in 2013 when his two daughters started attending the academy. After a short spell away from governing duties, he was asked to join the Trust Board as a Director in 2017. Anthony is involved with the Finance, Audit and Personnel Committee where his business acumen and people management skills are put to good use.

Anthony lives with his wife, two daughters and family pets in Paignton, and has a keen interest in mountain biking.

Wendy Burridge

Wendy Burridge

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Wendy has been involved with the voluntary sector for over forty years. She is Chair of the National Residents Scrutiny Panel for Sanctuary Hosing and is Secretary of Foxhole Community Centre, having been with them since 2005.

Having lived in Foxhole Estate for over twenty five years, Wendy was asked to join the Governors at Foxhole Juniors in 2002, was involved with the Transition through to Kings Ash Academy, then became Chair of the Governors Board from 2003 until the Joint Local Advisory Group. Thanks to her involvement with Kings Ash Academy, she was asked to join the BET representing Ethos and Culture.

She is committed to working hard for the Trust and looks forward to helping where she can.

Stephen Criddle

Stephen Criddle

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Stephen Criddle OBE is the Principal and CEO of South Devon College, a large and highly inclusive general further education college, ranked amongst the top national college providers. Stephen joined South Devon College in 2003 as part of a leadership team transforming the College and in 2009 became Principal & CEO.

He has worked in education for over 20 years following time in industry and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Until December 2016 Stephen was a business Board member of the Heart of the South West LEP (HotSWLEP), representing further education, and is currently a Board member of the Torbay Economic Development Company.

Stephen is also a trustee/board member of a number of other educational bodies , and is passionate about the role of further education in raising aspiration, ambition and opportunities for local communities.

Stephen was enthusiastic to become a member of the Bay Education Trust in order to support the schools’ aspirations for local pupils to have the best possible learning experiences and great progression opportunities for their future lives, and to help the local area success.

Katie Turpin

Katie Turpin

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Katie Turpin was born and raised in Torbay and is a parent at Paignton Community and Sports Academy. Katie has been a Company Director, of her own small business, since 1999 and prior to that she was a Senior Systems Analyst for a large Financial Services Company. She holds a BSc(Hons) Degree in Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University.

Ros Ryman

Ros Ryman

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Ros Ryman started in the governing body when her daughter attended Paignton Community and Sports Academy and has continued as part of the LGAB, with a particular responsibility for attendance, now moving to the Bay Education Trust Board.

Ros sees her role to not only support but to ask questions as to how each academy manages, monitors and strives to improve attendance figures.

Andrew Medhurst

Andrew Medhurst

Bay Education Trust Board Director

 

Following a twenty eight year career in Human Resources and Financial Administration serving in the British Army in various parts of the world, Andrew joined Torquay Boys’ Grammar School in 2002 to take up the newly formed post of School Business Manager. As School Business Manager he held responsibility for all areas outside of the teaching within the school. When TBGS became a Limited Company on conversion to Academy status he picked up the role of Company Secretary, a role he held until March 2018.

He took early retirement in August 2017 and uses his time supporting SSAFA, the Forces Charity, as a Volunteer Caseworker. He is also the Chairman and Treasurer of the Civilian Committee supporting 200 Squadron ATC, and Treasurer for the TBGS Charitable Trust and TBGS Parents Association.

His prime interests are in the main Rugby Union; he is the Club Secretary at Torquay Athletic RFC. What little time is left is devoted to his wife, three adult daughters, granddaughter and two dogs.

Caroline Knight

Caroline Knight

Bay Education Trust Board Director

Caroline is a tutor and lecturer at the University Centre, South Devon College, teaching Criminology and Early Years Safeguarding. She also teaches behaviour management on teacher training courses and is the safeguarding trainer for the college.

She grew up in South Devon and joined the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary at the age of 18. She spent most of her career as a detective within the Criminal Investigation Department. She became the force expert on rape and sexual offences and was part of a multi-agency partnership that set up sexual assault referral centres around Devon and Cornwall. Caroline became a crime trainer for the police, specialising in sexual offences and child interviews and was also a safeguarding trainer for Devon and Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards. She retired from the Police in 2013 after 30 years’ service and joined South Devon College as a lecturer.

Caroline lives with her husband and two dogs in Paignton, has three grown-up children, two grandchildren and is an Exeter Chiefs rugby supporter.

Matthew Redwood

Matthew Redwood

Bay Education Trust Board Director

Matthew has been involved in schools and education throughout his whole career. He was a teacher for ten years and then held senior education officer posts across five Local Education Authorities. He lived in Paignton for twenty five years and his daughters attended primary and secondary schools in Torbay. While he no longer works in education, he continues to take a keen interest in developments and is delighted to contribute to the Bay Education Trust