Bolton Impact Trust – Trustees

Mary Powell

Chair of Trustees

Former secondary head teacher and has worked for a number of years as a school improvement partner in neighbouring local authorities. Mary is a Leader of Governance in Manchester and is also a governor at Manchester Health Academy.

Anthony Grimshaw

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

Anthony is a successful businessman in the building industry in Bolton, with a strong belief in the benefits of supporting the education of the Town’s disadvantaged pupils.

Mike Sidebottom

Chair of Standards Committee

Mike has many years of educational experience at a senior leadership level, with a strong emphasis on delivering high standards.

Keith Davies

Chair of Risk & Audit Committee

Keith has many years of experience in leadership within local government at Executive level, having delivered a large number of successful regeneration projects of major significance within Bolton.

Kevin Gribbin – Resigned 27th November 2017

Kevin works for a large corporate bank and joined the Bolton Impact Trust as a trustee in April 2016. He has 27 years` experience in banking with the last 20 years dealing with Corporate & Commercial Clients as a Relationship Director.

Dominic McKeon

Dominic is a a Secondary Headteacher within Bolton, with a proven track record of delivering high quality education practice.

Alan Slater

Allan retired from his post as Data Consultant at Ladybridge High School in July 2016 having spent over forty years working in Bolton secondary schools as a teacher of Chemistry, Head of Science, Assistant Head and Deputy Head at Rivington and Blackrod High School. In 2004 he became a key member of the Senior Leadership Team when Ladybridge High School was restarted having been in Special Measures as The Deane School. His main experience lies in the areas of Data Analysis, Assessment, Curriculum and Timetabling.

Paul Hodgkinson, Executive Principal

Paul started working at Youth Challenge Pupil Referral Unit in 1997 and held numerous positions there. He started as a voluntary mentor before becoming a class teacher and eventually the Teacher in Charge in 2003. During his time as Teacher in Charge, Youth Challenge was twice judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted. Paul became the Manager of the Bolton Pupil Referral Service in 2010 and supervised the federation of all of Bolton’s PRUs. In 2014 he also become the Interim Executive Headteacher of Lever Park School. He worked with the staff team on a Rapid Improvement Plan which eventually resulted in the School being moved out of Special Measures in 2016.

Paul has advised the DfE, Local Authorities and Schools on Leadership, Behaviour Management Strategy, Alternative Provision funding and Governance. In 2016 he became the new Executive Principal of the Bolton Impact Trust.