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 on the MAT Board of Directors as well as Chair of the George Eliot School RAB.

RAB - Tim Render

Grace Charles 

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

She joined the RAB to use the skills and experience that she has learnt in her personal and professional life to give something back to her old school.


RAB - Grace Charles

Viv Cruickshank - Parent

Viv is the CEO of a specialist recruitment and consultancy business with previous senior leadership experience in logistics at BSKYB.

Viv has worked with FE Colleges and Primary/secondary schools, recruiting teachers, leaders and senior executives, which has given her a crucial insight into the needs, requirements and also the dedication involved across the education sector.

Viv is an avid and enthusiastic supporter of education and am passionate about helping young people to succeed at whatever they do and wants to play a part as a parent assisting her son and the school achieve and exceed the aspirations that they have for their students. 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 along with fresh drive and enthusiasm to the RAB. Her expertise is in Change management and continuous positive improvements.

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

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 schools and colleges liaison officer for CU Coventry and marketing and recruitment manager for CU London.

He has a degree in film technology and visual effects and a 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 LGB in December 2015.

Anthea was a teacher and college Lecturer and a College Senior Manager. She has also been a national educational advisor. Anthea was previously a Governor at Queen’s College Birmingham.

Anthea joined the LGB 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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