About Us

Our Governance

Schools Alliance for Excellence was incorporated on September 13th 2019 and is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee and registered at Companies House, number 12207090.

The Board comprises a maximum of 11 non-executive Directors who include the Chairs and representatives of the four Phase Councils, the two Surrey-based Teaching School Hubs, the Guildford Diocesan representative, two representatives of SCC, a MAT CEO and a Surrey Governor.

Schools Alliance for Excellence Board

Board Capacity Name Tenure Start Date Tenure End Date
School Director (Primary) Kate Keane September 2019 2025
School Director (Secondary) Ben Bartlett September 2019 2025
School Director (Specialist) Justin Price October 2019 2025
School Director (Early Years) Sian Bath

Sue Lewis

Donna Harwood Duffy

September 2019

July 2020

January 2022

May 2020

November 2021

2025

Diocesan Director Alex Tear September 2019 2025
Teaching School Hub Directors Ani Magill

James Kibble for Xavier

Andrew Carter for SFET

September 2019

February 2023

February 2023

February 2023

2026

2026

SCC Director Liz Mills September 2019 2025
SCC Director Jane Winterbone

Hayley Connor

October 2019

July 2022

July 2022

2025

Co-opted Director Caroline Williams July 2020 November 2021
MAT Director David Harris March 2021 2024
Governor Director Lisa Kent January 2022 2025

David Hargreaves

“System leadership arises when political leaders and school leaders openly debate and agree on the moral purpose of education and then work in partnership to agree and to implement the means by which such purposes can be realised.”