Our Members have legal responsibility for the Trust and maintain a strategic overview of performance.

Victoria Hatton


Victoria is an associate solicitor at Browne Jacobson LLP specialising in providing education law advice to schools and academies. She has held school governor positions since 2010. She was Chair of Governors of Doubletrees School for 4 years and remains a trustee of the Moor and Coastal Partnership Trust, a cooperative learning trust.

Gaynor Edwards


Gaynor has worked in education since 1993, initially working in schools and since 1999 with the Local Authority supporting schools by providing financial guidance and training across the county and assisting with budget planning and monitoring. Gaynor has qualifications in both accountancy (AAT) and teaching (CertEd) and has experience in governorship, both as a trainer and a governor.

Sue Martin


Sue was CEO of Newquay Education Trust (NET) from April 2016 until September 2017. The Trust comprises: Newquay Tretherras (Cornwall’s largest secondary Academy); Newquay Junior (Cornwall’s largest Junior Academy); and Brannel School (a sponsored secondary Academy). It is responsible for the education of over 2800 students. Sue has considerable leadership experience, having been Deputy Headteacher of Penair School; a School Improvement Partner in Cornwall; Headteacher of Plymouth High School (1999 – 2007) and of Newquay Tretherras (2007 – 2016). She oversaw very successful programmes of school improvement and has led schools through Good and Outstanding OFSTED inspections. Sue was an Executive Headteacher for two years and became a National Leader of Education in 2009. Sue’s areas of expertise are: leadership development; cross phase school improvement; leading collaborations and multi academy trusts. She was Chair of Cornwall’s Sixth Form Together Partnership and the Kernow Teaching School Alliance. Sue is now the School Improvement Lead for NET.

Lisa Michell

Chair of Trustees

Lisa taught in primary schools for over twenty years. Her roles have included Assistant Headteacher, Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of Ladock and Veryan Church of England Schools which are part of the St Piran's Cross Multi Academy Trust. Lisa graduated from Keele University in psychology and biology but also has a passion for developing literacy skills and worked for a number of years as a Leading Literacy teacher and Associate Literacy consultant for the Local Authority.

Special Partnership Trust,
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Registered Address: Pencalenick School, St Clement, Truro, TR1 1TE
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