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.

Mrs Susan Richings

  • Managing Director of SWC trade frames (Scarborough based) employing over 100 staff.
  • Governor of Scarborough UTC.
  • Member of the Scarborough Business Ambassadors.

Wider experience:

  • Qualified teacher with experience at secondary and tertiary level in teaching nursing and health and social care subjects.
  • Qualified nurse.

Mrs Kerry Hope

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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 have chaired the School Improvement Committee for the last five years. 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 am a member of the Finance and General Purposes Sub Committee together with the School Improvement Committee. 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

  • Head Teacher Scalby School since 2010
  • 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.