Members of the Trust take a high level overview, similar to that of shareholders but instead of holding shares, they offer a guarantee.  They delegate general power to the Board to oversee the management of the Trust.

Our Members at Transforming Futures Trust offer depth in experience and insights.

Nick Greenhalgh

Nick has a deep experience of SEN, having worked within special schools at a senior leadership level and the wider related sector for a number of years. Additionally, he has experience with and an ongoing interest in management consultancy. Nick is enthusiastic about helping organisations perform high quality work and meeting their objectives. Assisting board-level governance in schools is both a good fit for his skill-set and something that he is passionate about.

Becca Mattingley

Becca was educated in North Devon before studying Language and Communication and Research Methods at Cardiff University.  She was then employed in a variety of research and policy roles at Sport Wales until 2016. Since 2016, she has worked as a self-employed Research and Evaluation consultant on a variety of projects with sport, education, health and the voluntary sector. She is an Associate Consultant and splits her time between Wales and the South West of England.

Martin O'Sullivan

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Joan Watkins

Joan is passionate in her support of the Education and Development of our most vulnerable children at Transforming Futures.  With 42 years experience as a Nurse and Midwife, Joan is retired.  She is a former Plymouth City Councillor Cabinet Member Children Services and currently stands as a Councillor at Newport City Council.  Joan has been involved with Transforming Futures (formally known as Ace School Plymouth) from its inception, becoming a Governor 2012 and then Chair of Governors 2014.  Joan was a former Trustee for the Trust.  Joan is a War Widow, and mother to a son and daughter with five Grandsons age 6 to 20 years.

Paul Winterton

Paul is a retired teacher, having become a secondary science teacher after a career in hospitality. He worked in secondary schools before becoming a special education teacher for excluded pupils. He held a range of leadership roles within the special education sector. Paul was a qualified school inspector and also held an RSC appointed Trustee post for a failing school to help short term turnaround before the school was taken on by a successful trust.