Governance - Raising Achievement Board


The Governing Body contact details are as follows:


Tim Render, Chair


Rachel Marshall, MAT Company Secretary

The Midland Academies Trust

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

Hinckley Road


CV11 6BH


T: 024 7624 3333


The Midland Academies Trust Website: 



Raising Achievement Board

Tim Render - Chair

A chartered public finance accountant and a trained town planner, Tim retired as Director of Finance for a major local authority in 2008. He now works as a consultant in finance and governance, and holds a number of non-executive roles. He is also the independent chair of the audit committees at North East Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Tim is a trustee and non-executive director in the public and private sector of various local charities including Hinckley Homeless Group, CAB, Food Bank and Worklink. 

Tim is also a Director on The Midland Academies Trust Board.

RAB - Tim Render

Grace Charles 

Grace has been a member of the Raising Achievement Board since September 2013.She is a past pupil at the school and has also been a Governor at New College Nottingham.

Grace has a wide range of experience of chairing and being a member of boards and committees. In her professional life she chairs boards which involves managing the Board and monitoring, evaluating and improving performance.

She joined the Raising Achievement Board to use her skills and experience, learnt in her personal and professional life, to give something back to her old school. Education is very important and Grace believes that schools play a vital role in raising aspirations of children and wants to be a part of helping our children to be the best that they can be.

Grace is heavily involved in working with the young people within her church community. 


RAB - Grace Charles

Viv Cruickshank - Parent

Viv is an independent business services consultant who was previously the Chief Executive of a specialist recruitment and consultancy business with previous senior leadership experience in logistics at BSKYB. Viv was appointed to the Raising Achievement Board  in ***

Viv has worked with further education colleges and primary and secondary schools, recruiting teachers, leaders and senior executives. This has given her a crucial insight into the needs, requirements and also the dedication involved across the education sector. Viv is an experienced, insightful business leader who has worked within the further education sector for over 10 years. She hopes to bring those skills, together with fresh drive and enthusiasm to the Raising Achievement Board. Her expertise is in change management and continuous positive improvements.

Viv is an avid and enthusiastic supporter of education and is passionate about helping young people to succeed at whatever they do. She wants to play a part as a parent assisting the School to achieve and exceed the aspirations it has for its students. 

Viv is a keen cook and baker, she also enjoys badminton and clay pigeon shooting. She also enjoys writing and is a beaver scout leader.



RAB - Viv Cruikshank

Sheila Passey

Sheila joined the Hartshill School Raising Achievement Board in May 2013, having previously been a parent governor at a primary school in Coventry. 

Sheila is a director of her own company which is involved in web design, copywriting and graphic design. She has over 20 year’s industrial experience and is a professional communicator (public relations, community and internal). She went through the education system to University, and is a trained facilitator and good at problem solving and likes to see everyone treated fairly.

Sheila joined the Raising Achievement Board as she wanted a more ‘hands on’ role in supporting the school to achieve its goals and at that time wanted to give a parental view point to the running of the school.

Her hobbies include reading, graphic design and arts and crafts.

RAB - Sheila Passey

Jonathan Peace

Jonathan has been a parent governor on the George Eliot RAB since July 2011.

Jonathan is a principal technologist working in the Aerospace Industry. He joined the RAB to help the school in raising the educational standards and pupil aspirations.

Jonathan’s interests include table tennis and collecting first day covers.


RAB - Johnathon Peace

Louise Roberts - Parent

Louise joined the RAB in November 2017.

After leaving school Louise worked as a secretary before deciding to fulfil her childhood ambition by returning to full time education and becoming a nurse. Louise qualified in 1995 and has been in her current post as a Clinical Nurse specialist for 12 years.

Louise joined the RAB to help maintain and improve standards to allow pupils to reach their full potential, leaving school with qualifications that will allow them to make choices about their future beyond school.

Her current work role involves audit, review of clinical guidance and measuring outcomes and those are skills that she can bring to the RAB. Louise has been an active member of Parent Voice for many years.

Louise plays badminton and enjoys Pilates, she is a fan of musical theatre and a member of Nuneaton Choral Society.


RAB - Lou Roberts

Oliver Rossetti 

Oliver joined the RAB in February 2018.

Oliver is currently a senior recruitment co-ordinator for Coventry University in Coventry and was previously marketing and recruitment manager for Coventry University in London.

He has a degree in film technology and visual effects, a Postgraduate Certificate with distinction in Career Guidance Studies and also an ILM, management and leadership qualification.

Oliver has worked in a number of schools and college supporting their career guidance strategy. He strongly values education as a tool for success within society and believed that his skills and experience can provide creative perspectives to enhance the approach to learning.

Oliver has a postgraduate certificate in careers guidance and has skills and experience in Partnership and collaborations. He believes in fairness and equality and wants to increase opportunities for young people.

Oliver enjoys baking, hiking, travelling and the movies.


RAB - Oliver Rosetti

Anthea Turner

Anthea joined the Raising Achievement Board in December 2015.

Anthea was a teacher and college lecturer and senior manager. She has also been a national educational advisor. Anthea was previously a Governor at Queen’s College, Birmingham.

Anthea joined the Raising Achievement Board as she has a very strong commitment to education and a determination to seek to ensure that it is of the best quality possible for all young people. She has a lifetime of professional experience in education in a wide range of different contexts.

Anthea is involved in voluntary work with the Warwickshire Youth Justice Service. She is a tour guide at Arbury Hall. She enjoys music and theatre and is a member of the RSC and CBSO. She mentors students at Queen’s College and is a supporter of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. She is also a Methodist local preacher.


RAB - Anthea Turner

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