Kingsbridge Trust Members
PROFESSor Megan crawford
Megan has been a governor of six schools and has set up three new primary schools and two new ‘all through’ schools in Milton Keynes. She was formerly Chair of a Trust in Devon. 
She is a Professor in the Research Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University and was previously Director of the Plymouth Institute of Education and Professor of Educational Leadership and Professional Learning.
Her career has developed from primary schools, where she was a Deputy Head, to teaching in HE. Her expertise is in postgraduate programmes - in particular, the needs of the part time student.
In 2009, Megan was awarded ‘Governor of the Year for the East of England’ and has been a National Leader of Governance. She has worked on research projects for the DfE and the National College and on many aspects of leadership in schools, including moving from Deputy to Head and managing performance.
Megan has written over 50 articles on both practice and theory. Her most recent book, ‘Developing as an Educational Leader and Manager’ was published by Sage in 2014.
Mr Tony holland
Originally starting as a parent governor at Middleton Primary School (MPS), Tony has spent the last four years working with the governing body, overseeing the goals, objectives, progress and results of the school, working to ensure that the school provides the best education and environment for children to learn and progress. He has been subject link governor for curriculum subjects, including Science, Art and Music, regularly reviewing these subjects with the subject leader from the school to monitor the quality and effectiveness of the subjects being taught. He is also the chair for two committees at the Local Governing Body level (LGB).
Tony was an active member of the Middleton LGB during the school’s initial conversion to an academy. Subsequently he has been appointed as a director of the Multi Academy Trust assisting through the school’s transition to the Kingsbridge Educational Trust.
Tony brings with him experience as a previous director of a management company, the position which he held for five years and 20+ years as a Consultant for a large international technology company, where he currently tries to create harmony between world-wide standards, industry and with UK and EU governmental policy and regulation.
Mr mike taylor
Mike works for a software company as a business consultant providing services to the retail industry.  He moved to Milton Keynes in 1991 to work for a local retailer and to Middleton in 2001.  He has four children who have all been educated at Middleton and Oakgrove schools.  Mike has been a governor at Oakgrove School since its inception and became a director of KET in 2016. 
He is passionate about and strongly supports the role that the school has in preparing the next generation for life beyond school, chairing the Outcomes & Curriculum Committee at Oakgrove School and meeting regularly with the Careers team at Oakgrove.

Jane recently retired after a long career in education in Milton Keynes. She was the founding headteacher for Middleton Primary School and enjoyed building the school up from the early days to the successful school it has become.

Jane is passionate about inclusion and feels that schools should have the highest possible expectations for every single pupil. She also believes that schools should be fun and should help pupils to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Since Jane retired, she has been able to spend a great deal of time with her horse, Northern Lights. She is learning all the time and competes in dressage, show jumping and cross country jumping.

Senior staff at Middleton and Oakgrove have continued to include Jane in the life of the schools and it has been her great pleasure to see the schools evolving and improving all the time.


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