Who we are...

Brian Jones (Chair of Trustees)

Brian is our Chair of Trustees whose role is to ensure that the school's governance meets the standards expected of the Independent School Standards and Ofsted.  Brian is an Executive Chair of the SENAD group of schools and has extensive experience of working with young people and adults with disabilities.  Brian has worked at CEO and Director level within local authorities, as well as the voluntary, and independent sectors.  He has significant experience of the design and set up of high quality children and adult services across Britain.  

Chris Coen (Trustee)

Chris is a trustee who is also part of the local business community within Newark.  Chris serves as a company director of a construction firm and provides strategic leadership for the school in matters of Health and Safety/Finance.  Chris also has a son on the autistic spectrum and through his lived experiences can ensure the needs of families are represented fully on the trustee board.

Jim Barrie (Trustee)

Jim is a retired local business man who is also a serving councillor of the Collingham Parish Council.  Jim has immense knowledge and networks within the local community of our school which he utilises to support Hope House School.