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Introducing our Governors

Lisa Gadsby

I am a parent governor at Stoke Park and Mum to 2 lovely girls. My youngest daughter is in year 9 and my eldest daughter has just completed year 11 and has moved onto an apprenticeship. In my day job I am an Early Years Trainer and Consultant working across a range of schools, nurseries and childminders to support and improve practice.

I am passionate about parental involvement in schools and ensuring that parent voice is heard. I enjoy very much working with the leadership and governance team at Stoke Park and feel the huge benefit of being part of The Futures Trust. I am responsible for safeguarding governance and meet regularly with Stoke Park’s Designated Lead to ensure we have a cohesive and carefully considered approach to safeguarding our pupils.

Eva Fryc

Eva is a Regional Network Lead for STEM Learning Limited responsible for the West Midlands Region. Managing a network of Science Learning Partnerships, Computing Hubs and STEM Ambassador Hubs as well as managing stakeholder relationships across the region to support the organisations aim of a world-leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for all young people across the UK.

Prior to coming to Stem Learning, Eva has worked for Engineering UK, supporting employers with their STEM outreach strategies and engaging with stakeholders to increase opportunities for young people. In her spare time, Eva volunteers as a STEM Ambassador in addition to her Governor role.

Louise Kennedy

I am currently the Head of Music and Quality nominee of Vocational Courses at Stoke Park School. This is my fifth year at Stoke Park School. I have been working in Coventry as a teacher for the past 13 years where I have worked as a head of music, head of performing arts, quality nominee and teacher training coordinator. I am also the in-school cultural champion for City of Culture Coventry and digital lead for the Arts Mark programme across the trust schools.  Outside of school life I play piano and violin and am currently involved in a couple of Coventry community orchestras.

Andrew Ball

Andrew is Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Quality in Nottingham. He has been teaching in the Sixth Form sector for 19 years and has been a Senior leader since 2014. He leads on UCAS, careers, work experience, data, quality assurance and curriculum development for the college. Previously he worked at a large vocational college in Southampton as Senior leader in charge of teaching, learning and assessment. He was also an Ofsted nominee and Quality nominee for vocational courses. Andrew is keen to support The Futures Trust’s development across all year groups, providing expertise and challenge using his Sixth Form experience.

Wiji Arulampalam

I joined the team of LGB at Stoke Park School, in Dec 2021. I am an economics professor at the University of Warwick with 38 years of service there, and 43 years of overall research experience. My research focuses on answering various policy questions to provide evidence-based solutions, using large micro data and econometric analysis.