Trustees and Board

Trustees and Board

This is a holding site, the new S.P.A. website is being developed and will be launched in the new academic year.

School Partnerships Alliance

Charitable status

The School Partnerships Alliance (S.P.A.) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number 1196215). The journey from what was a small group of partnerships professionals just five years ago to this independent well supported charity has been swift and exciting. 

Opportunities

The trustees have high aspirations for the charity and since the Charity Commission approval there has been considerable cross sector enthusiasm for S.P.A.’s vision to promote and help develop sustainable and impactful cross sector partnerships which focus on addressing disadvantage; ones which promote mutual benefit and respect between the two sectors. 

S.P.A. will:

  • develop an industry wide “kite-mark” for partnerships across both state and independent.
  • offer professional CPD and share best practice.
  • convene an annual conference, bringing together schools, partnership professionals, like-minded organisations and government (both national and local).  
  • develop an industry wide “kite-mark” for partnerships across both state and independent.
  • offer professional CPD and share best practice.
  • convene an annual conference, bringing together schools, partnership professionals, like-minded organisations and government (both national and local).  
  • commission and disseminate research.
  • commission longitudinal impact assessment research, for the benefit of schools and the sector as a whole.
  • promote S.P.A. expertise.
  • facilitate an on-going relationship with organisations and government engaged in partnerships.

Trustees and Board

The trustees are Sarah Butterworth (Chair), Tom Arbuthnott, Nicki Mattin, Leo Winkley, Julie Robinson, Jodh Dhesi and Evelyn Forde

The Advisory Board comprises Lord Nash, David Laws, Kate Chhatwal, Stuart Burns, Rowena Hackwood, Fiona Boulton, Carl Ward, James Turner, Leora Cruddas, Andrew Halls, Ali Henderson, Jodh Dhesi and Professor Anne Bamford.

Sue Riley is the CEO.