|Linda Templey (Chair)|
|I have lived and worked in the North East all my life, the last 17 years in the Morpeth area. Married to John, we have 3 children, 2 sons who both attended KEVI and a daughter who has just started year 12. I worked for 32 years in the NHS in a range of nursing and management positions including at Board level. I have wide experience in governance, human resources, safeguarding and quality. This experience has proved invaluable to me as an Academy Councillor for the last 3 years as I have learned about the many challenges facing the education sector
I am delighted to have recently been appointed Chair of the Academy Council and look forward to working pro-actively with my fellow councillors and staff to ensure every child continues to receive an excellent education and enrichment opportunities whilst at KEVI.
In my spare time I also volunteer for Castle Morpeth Scouts, enjoy walking with our dogs, as well as trying to do yoga and learn French (both with varying success!)
|Wendy Fail (Vice Chair)|
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|I joined The Three Rivers as Subject Leader for the Creative Arts in 2011 and am now an Assistant Headteacher of Newminster Middle School. I have previously worked in several schools and taught from Pre-Reception age to Year 13. I am very interested in how pupils prepare and are prepared for the next stage in their journey through school life.
My main roles at Newminster are Art Teacher, Pastoral Care for Key Stage 2, Health and Wellbeing, Pupil Premium students, Teaching and Learning and CPD. My main focus is to ensure that every child reaches their potential by feeling happy and secure at school and having access to a wide range of engaging learning and enrichment opportunities.
Both of my daughters attended Morpeth Schools and benefited from the fantastic location and experiences that The Three Rivers have to offer.