Logic governing body
Logic Studio School sits in Tudor Park Education Trust – a small family of schools working together to create opportunities and build strong foundations for the success of all our students.
Tudor Park Education Trust has 5 Members and a Board of 9 Directors who set the vision and ethos for all the schools in the Trust and ensure the overarching success of the whole family of schools.
Declaration of interests and meeting attendance – Logic governors
John works for Gaia Technologies as the IT Manager for Tudor Park Education Trust. Gaia is an IT Managed Service provider and has been providing IT support to Springwest Academy for over 9 years; Gaia is a main sponsor and founder partner of Logic. He has over 15 years experience in delivering IT solutions within education and has built strong partnerships across education. John works closely with teachers and students during work placements and as a governor at Logic is well placed to influence and develop future generations of engineers.
Simon is a chartered accountant with 15 years of experience within the financial sector, particularly within investment banking. After a BA in Economics and MA in Corporate Strategy & Governance from Nottingham University, Simon worked at Ernst & Young where he qualified as member of the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland). Thereafter, he has worked in various roles within investment banking and is currently M&A Director of Ascential plc, a FTSE 250 business to business media company where he is responsible for all acquisitions, disposals and partnerships within the organisation.
Alongside his career Simon is a Trustee of GREAT Initiative, a gender equality charity based in London. Founded in 2010, it works with both men and women to tackle the root causes of inequality. He is a keen cyclist and squash player.
Scarlett Dickinson: Staff governor
Scarlett joined Logic Studio School at the end of August 2016 in preparation for the school’s opening. She teaches business studies at level 2 and level 3 and is also the year 12 achievement coordinator. Scarlett trained as a business studies teacher at Nottingham Trent University and worked in a secondary school in Mansfield teaching GCSE and A Level business studies before joining Logic. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and theatre wardrobe whilst completing an MA in International Fashion Business.
Scarlett is currently the staff governor for Logic Studio School and is looking forward to being part of an innovative team as the school develops and grows.
Shannon was recently a student at Feltham Community College, now Springwest Academy, and has lived and grown up in the local community. She currently works for DHL International within the marketing department. Her role is focused on retail business, where she started work as an apprentice. Shannon knows how important it is to receive relevant advice and guidance in the final years of education; this is why she chose to become a governor at Logic Studio School. She wants to ensure students leave with the right skills, understand their options but most importantly have the self confidence to choose a path that suits them in order to excel in their future careers, whatever that may be. Shannon hopes that she is someone students can relate to and can offer them advice and experience to help them prepare for future challenges.
Jay Lockwood: Principal
Jay has worked in Feltham for eight years and is passionate about supporting students as they achieve great things, whilst at times also overcoming huge obstacles. He has been instrumental in the creation of Logic and is driven by the need to generate opportunities for young people that work in partnership with the conventional educational route. Pastoral care coupled with the need to understand the individual is at the heart of how Logic works, and is an ethos that is very much driven by Jay.
Tim Smeaton: Vice Chair
Tim has been a governor of Logic Studio School since its inception in 2016. As a governor he offers challenge and support to the leadership team, and works with them on strategic level planning. Tim has an extensive background in the technology sector, ranging for forming and advising technology start-ups to being the CEO of a public company. The insight he can give to Logic can aid its focus in developing young people into highly employable passionate junior technologists.
Fiona Wilson: Chair
Fiona Wilson is a Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s University where she delivers on the Post Graduate programmes including training the PGCE Secondary English trainees and the Masters out to middle leaders in schools. Fiona is a specialist in how emotions impact on self-worth and behaviour. She is currently completing her PhD in emotionally informed learning which explores how our environment, prior experiences and the people we engage with all impact on our behaviour, relationship with the world and ultimately our identity. Fiona previously worked at Feltham Community College for ten years and cares passionately about offering young people in the area the best possible opportunities to progress and flourish within their lives.