The Stamford Endowed Schools has announced its new Chair of Governors, Mr Tom Cartledge, after a thorough recruitment process supported by RSAcademics. Tom (pictured left) will take up the role in July at the end of this summer term.

Tom is Lincolnshire born and bred and is CEO of his family group of design-based companies. He has two children at Stamford School in Year 7 and Year 9 and is passionate about the school, its development, progress and growth. Tom comments: “I very much hope to bring my passion and support of the schools in my new role as Chair of Governors as well as helping the Governing Body to continue to deliver pastoral excellence and shape a school that we are all engaged with.”

Alongside his business interests Tom has recently raised £25m of government funding to develop seven new education pathways in Newark where he is also on the board of his local rugby club.

Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, Mr Will Phelan (pictured right), commented: “We had a very strong field of applicants, but Tom immediately jumped out to me as someone who understood the ethos and values of Stamford, and who will continue to drive the ambition of the Governing Body”.