|Mark Welfare (Chair)|
|I am a father with one son currently at KEVI and one at Chantry. I work for Northumbria Healthcare Trust and Newcastle University with roles in clinical medicine, teaching, course development, staff development and quality improvement as well as leadership. Work projects have included patient safety, patient experience, improving the reporting culture, reducing unnecessary and wasteful administration, research into effective teaching and learning (in a post-18 system) and leading staff in a new academic institution. I have been involved with other activities in our community, principally the rugby club and am a strong believer in well rounded opportunities for our children, in academic learning, sport and activity and the arts. I am committed to equality of education for all and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. I have outside interests in nature, especially birdwatching, and photography and have recently raised £100,000 for a specific charitable project.|
|I have been involved in education all my working life. I started out as a Geography teacher and had experience as a senior leader in a large secondary school. I then moved into advisory and inspection work, including for Ofsted. Before retiring, I was Head of Education for Gateshead Council. I am Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Education Committee of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and am interested in promoting high standards and ensuring that all students receive the very best curriculum to suit their needs and expectations. I have two grown up children, both of whom attended KEVI.|
|Michael Dennis (Staff)|
|I completed my training as a Science teacher at Newcastle University in 1993. Since then I have taught at five schools in West Yorkshire, Lancashire and more recently, the North East. I have had a number of roles including the running of a large Science department and I am currently the Subject Leader for Physics at KEVI. I live within the school catchment area in Rothbury and have three children. Two of them are currently students at KEVI and one is at Dr Thomlinson’s Middle School.
I thoroughly enjoy the classroom environment and have always strived to make the experience of students stimulating and enjoyable.
|Linda Templey (Community)|
|I have always lived and worked in the North East, the last 13 years in Hepscott. Married to John, we have three children, two boys who attended Chantry and KEVI and a daughter who starts at KEVI in September. I worked for 32 years in the NHS, in many nursing and management positions including at Board level. I have wide ranging experience in governance, human resources, quality, patient experience and staffing. I believe that this experience will help me deliver my role as Academy Councillor at KEVI.
Since leaving the NHS I am now a landlord, exam invigilator and volunteer for Castle Morpeth District Scouts in a number of administrative roles as well as helping at Cub and Scout meetings.
|As an alumnus of The King Edward VI School, I am privileged to now be able to serve the school as an Academy Councillor. After KEVI, I studied at Newcastle University, graduating with a Masters of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I am now employed as the Validation Manager at the Offshore Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, where I have worked for over 10 years. Through this time, I have been able to continue providing voluntary support to various engineering and performing arts initiatives in school, and am a true believer in the benefits of wider community engagement to reinforce students' core interpersonal skills.|
|As both an alumnus and an ex teacher of The King Edward VI School, I am delighted to be able to join the team as an Academy Councillor. Having worked in education as a History teacher, Senior Leader and Consultant I bring with me my passion for learning and interest in young people achieving their best possible outcomes. I currently work with the Challenging Learning Team as their Evaluations Manager and deliver training to schools in projects all over the world, we aim to deliver our strapline in as many different settings and countries as possible ‘Stronger Learning for Stronger lives.’|
|I am a parent of three, married and living in the Coquet Valley. We have been here for 12 years and in Northumberland for 20 years. Both our sons have hugely benefitted from a life at KEVI and our youngest is heading up in 2022. I believe that KEVI provides an outstanding education in a huge variety of ways and succeeds in promoting each individual child’s strengths. It is because of that, that I feel privileged to be able to support the school, as an Academy Councillor. I have been a Family Mediator since 2013 and work for NFM, in Newcastle and Northumberland. Previously, I was CEO of Relate (2004-2013) in our region and worked to provide services to couples, individuals, families, children and young people, both living together and apart. I worked with CAFCASS and on Domestic Abuse reviews Nationally at that time. I am currently a volunteer at Citizens Advice Northumberland and enjoy hiking in the hills and sailing at the coast.|
|As an alumnus of The King Edward VI School I am extremely excited and privileged to take up the role of Academy Councillor. After leaving KEVI, I attended the University of Dundee where I graduated with BSc (Hons) Environmental Management (First Class). I have worked in the environmental profession for over 20 years and I currently work for Northumberland County Council as the Senior Waste Management Officer, responsible for developing and implementing the Countywide waste minimisation, education and awareness raising programmes. I am passionate about education and providing the best possible opportunities for my learners. I firmly believe in the benefits of life-long learning and obtained a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Huddersfield when I was in my mid-30s, and I am currently studying part-time at the University of Sunderland for a Professional Doctorate in Environmental Education.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, travelling and sailing. I hold a number of sailing qualifications from the Royal Yachting Society and in 2012 I participated in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, sailing over 4000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean in a stripped down racing yacht.