Trust Support Team

Guy Chappell

Executive Director

Guy is an experienced CEO with extensive board room experience as both a CEO and Trustee . He has worked in both the commercial, voluntary and public sector. He has twenty two years’ experience of working within education strategic leadership & management, policy & practice development, change, resource & administration management. He has a degree in Economics and Politics and a Masters Degree in Leadership & Change Management in Education.
Guy is very committed to ensuring that the Special Partnership Trust creates the best possible opportunities and environment for every learner in Cornwall, to aspire and maximise their potential. He has contributed to developing leading policy and practice in the field of Special Education, and is a proud father of three.
Guy believes the Special Partnership Trust has huge potential and is very excited to be leading such a vibrant, aspirational organisation.

Tracey Allen

Operations Manager

Tracey has worked in a corporate business environment in London and Hertfordshire for over twenty years and has enjoyed a successful career working in Human Resources, Change Management, Project Management and Process Improvement roles. She became a graduate of the CIPD in 2000 and gained Green Belt Six Sigma certification in 2011. After relocating back to Cornwall, Tracey joined the SPT at its formation in 2016. She is currently a parent governor at Newquay Tretherras, where her son attends school. Tracey believes that every child has the right to the best learning opportunities, talent and resources possible.

Hazel La Borde

Information & Communications Manager

Hazel has previously worked in the Housing Sector across both Devon & Cornwall in Performance Improvement and before that in Social Research working on Projects with the Regional Tourist Board, Exeter University & Plymouth University. She graduated in 2002 with a BSc in Sociology & Social Research, gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 2006 and qualified in PRINCE 2 Project Management in 2014. Hazel joined the Trust in 2017 and provides the role of Data Protection officer for all four Schools and the Trust, delivers internal and external communications, co-ordinate’s Trust Admissions and manages Information and Data. Hazel feels passionately about working in a nurturing and supportive environment with a focus on Education.

Rachel Benney

Finance & HR Officer

Rachel recently joined The Special Partnership Trust as our Finance and HR Officer. With a background in finance and administration Rachel has joined team to provide support to the schools and the Operations Manager. She enjoys problem solving, looking at process improvements and hopes to work with the schools to implement some positive changes within the trust.

Lianne Jory

Leadership & Governance Support Officer

Lianne has worked in education for 15 years and previously worked as Personal Assistant with the Local Authority. Alongside this role she worked as Clerk to Governors and Company Secretary for Primary and Secondary Schools in Cornwall, both maintained and academies. Lianne joined the Trust in November 2019 and provides support to the Leadership Team, Trustees and Local Governing Bodies.

Special Partnership Trust,
Registered in England and Wales: Company Number 7724160
Registered Address: Pencalenick School, St Clement, Truro, TR1 1TE
01872 520385