Richard Eastburn

Chair of the Governing Body and Founding Governor

Richard is the Chair of the Board of Governors and has held that role since the school opened in September 2012. Prior to that Richard worked with the other founders in writing the original bid, working with the Department for Education during the pre-opening phase in developing all that was required for the opening in September 2012.

Richard has a first class honors degree in business information technology Richard has developed his skills in business over the last 20 years. He has over 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing as a UK Sales Director with full budget responsibility. With extensive experience in building long-term relationships with companies, in recruiting staff and in writing policies and manuals Richard brings many valuable skills to the Board. Coupled with seven years’ experience of running his own business with full financial, HR, legal and marketing responsibility and extensive experience in the management of projects from inception to completion using targeted measurable achievements at each stage to assess the progress and success. Richard has a track record of delivering successful outcomes.

Richard is married with 2 daughters, 1 of which attends Sandymoor School, has lived in Sandymoor for 17 years and has always taken an active role in the community and is currently a member of Sandymoor parish council.