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Lynda Walker

Trustee

I became a trustee of the Compass Learning Trust as I have been involved with both The Village School and Woodfield through the Challenge Partner Network. for a number of years.   From a selfish point of view as a trustee II hope to learn a lot from the excellent practice in both schools but I also believe, because of my experience, I can offer support and challenge to the Board from an educational perspective

In terms of the experience that I hopefully bring to the Board, I have been CEO of the Barnet Special Education Trust since Oak Lodge converted to be an academy in January 2017. The Trust was set up as a multi academy trust as we have permission to open a free school.

(The Windmill) which, as yet, has not been built.  I am the executive headteacher of both Oak Lodge School and Oakbridge Specialist Education, which is a subsidiary company of the trust, catering for young people aged 19-25 with complex learning needs. I am also an Ofsted Inspector, leading special school inspections in the East of England and a lead reviewer for the Challenge Partner network.