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Bellerbys College Board of Governors

02 March 2016


Bellerbys College has appointed a new board of governors to oversee the running and development of its four UK colleges based in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Brighton. 

Mike Everett, Study Group COO UK & Europe is the Chairman of the Bellerbys Board and welcomed two external members at the first meeting in February - Barnaby Lenon and Barbara Harrison, both highly regarded for their work in the education sector, both having a wealth of experience in education and school governance to help maintain Bellerbys’ reputation for excellence amongst students, parents and agents alike. He said:

“At Bellerbys we are always seeking to enhance student achievements, whilst providing a nurturing environment tailored to the needs of international students. It’s why 81% of our A Level students achieved A*-B grade in 2015 and why we have an outstanding record in student progression to university study. The board of governors will be a valuable new resource to aid in our continued focus on improving academic outcomes.”

Barnaby Lenon began his career at Eton, where he taught for 12 years. Since then he has served as deputy head of Highgate School, headmaster of Trinity School Croydon and, for 12 years, headmaster of Harrow. He has been a governor of nine schools and is chairman of governors of the London Academy of Excellence, a new free school which opened in 2012 in Newham, east London. He is also chairman of the Independent Schools Council and a board member of non-ministerial government department Ofqual.

Former CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust (and previously Education Director), Barbara Harrison has a breadth of experience across both private and public sectors, having been responsible for 14-19 education at a national level, served as Assistant Director of Education for a Local Authority and (prior to that) held senior positions in schools over a 20 year period. Most recently, she served on the Mayor of London’s Education Enquiry, for which she has had an ongoing role in evaluating outcomes, is a Governance consultant for the NGA, sits on a number of Boards (including having advised one of the Public Exam Boards on standards),  and works to support emerging Federations, Free schools and Multi Academy Trusts. She is also a former OFSTED Inspector.

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