Members and Trustees

Members of Scalby Learning Trust

Mr John Scoble

I was appointed to the new Governing body in September 2011 as a Local Authority Governor, but was originally asked by the Local Authority to be Chairperson of the newly formed Interim Executive Board in April 2009. Previous experience – Headteacher of Overdale CP (Eastfield) and Northstead CP. I was also a Local Authority inspector adviser. I am also a National Leader in Governance.

Mr John Senior

I am currently the Lifeboat Operations Manager for Scarborough as well as having business interests in restaurants and property both in the UK and Spain. I was a founder member of the Scarborough South Bay Trading Company which promotes businesses in the town. I was also instrumental in establishing the ‘Heroes Welcome’ initiative which started in one of my restaurants and is now established across the UK and overseas in places such as Gibraltar. I have also served as an officer in both the Territorial and Regular army.

Mr John Armistead

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1970. Left the profession to work in industry in 1972. Career history:-

Joseph Terry – confectioners – York.

Rowntrees (now Nestle) – confectioners – York.

Dunlop & Ranken – steel stockholders – Leeds.

Dale Electric – electrical equipment manufacturers – Filey.

Pindar – printing, data management & franchisors – Scarborough.

Retired as Group Financial Director of Pindar in Dec ’08.

On the Board of Trustees of St Catherine’s Hospice Scarborough for the past 14 years.

Trustee and past Treasurer of Scarborough Hospital League of Friends.

Past President and current Treasurer of Scarborough Rotary Club.

Past President of the Humberside and District Society of Chartered Accountants.

A director of Scarborough Theatre Trust (Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round) for the past 5 years.

Ms Susan Richings

Managing Director of SWC Trade Frames (a Scarborough based manufacturing company) employing circa 140 staff.

Governor of Scarborough UTC.

Wider experience:

Qualified Nurse & Teacher with experience at secondary and tertiary level in teaching, health and social care & science based subjects.

Supporting Educational achievement and aspiration to encourage young people to be the best they can be.

My three children attended Scalby School.

Mrs Kerry Hope

Scarborough born, Kerry returned to the town 3 ago after 15 years running successful businesses across the North of England in the recruitment sector.

Currrntly Managing Director of Castle Employment Group, Yorkshire leading recruiting agency, employing 30+ people and turning over 6m+ across 4 sites in a Yorkshire.

Governor of Seamer & Irton Primary School.

A passion for creating opportunities, raising aspirations and helping drive forward education locally. Mum of 2, aged 7 and 12.

Trustees of Scalby Learning Trust

 Mr John Scoble

 See Members Information

 Mr John Senior

 See Members Information

 Mr Roger Cannon

I was appointed to the Interim Executive Board (IEB) in 2009 as part of a small team to oversee the creation of a new Governing Body for Scalby School. I am also the Vice – Chair of Governors at the Grimsby Institute with a particular responsibility for the Scarborough Portfolio. I retired as Headteacher of St. Augustine’s Catholic High School in 2009. My last OFSTED Inspection judged St. Augustine’s School as Outstanding. I serve on the Independent Appeals Panel for School Admissions and Exclusions.

Mr Peter Noble

I am a local solicitor with Pinkney Grunwells Lawyers LLP. I joined the governing body in May 2012. As part of my role I was a member of the Finance and General Purposes Sub Committee together with the School Improvement Committee until meeting structure was reviewed in 2015. . I hope to bring my knowledge and experience of business and the law to the role.

Mrs Stephanie Hartley

I currently work as a receptionist at a GP surgery. Previously, I have experience as a hotel manager and managing a cleaning company which was a family business. I have 25 years experience as a school Governor at Northstead Primary School and 9 years experience at Scalby School where I have been the link Governor for safeguarding and SEN. All three of my children attended Scalby School and I have engaged in numerous charitable activities linked to the school community over a number of years.

Mr David Read

  • CEO Scalby Learning Trust/Executive Principal Scalby School
  • Head Teacher Scalby School since 2010 until December 2017
  • Formerly Head teacher of Nidderdale High School from 2005 to 2010
  • Consultant Leader for NYCC involving mentoring two new Head teachers.
  • Led training for new senior leaders for NYCC.
  • Participated in inspections of other schools for NYCC.
  • Chair of the Coastal Heads and Principals group 2013 to 2015.
  • Director of NYBEP since 2013.

There is currently one vacancy at Trustee level to accommodate representation from another school that joins the MAT.