Hari has been a resident of Medway since 1973. During that time, he was a Governor at a primary school for 5 years and for the last fifteen years has been a Governor at a secondary school sitting on the Premises and Finance sub committees. He is a retired Foreign Investment bank employee with experience in Finance, Accounting, Project Management and IT over a period of 40 years. He is actively involved in social cohesion projects within Medway and particularly involved with local organisation which fights against racial issues in Medway towns.
Nick Oakley started working at Canterbury Christ Church University in September 2010. This led on from 22 years of teaching in schools in the south of England. His roles were as a teacher of French and German, subsequently Head Of Faculty and then most latterly as an Assistant Headteacher in an Outstanding Grammar School in West Kent. In his role at Christ Church Nick works as subject lead for secondary MFL trainee teachers and also as Area Lead Tutor for the School Direct programme for schools in the Medway area.
Christopher Pope: (Co-Director Princes Teaching Institute)
Chris was The Prince’s Teaching Institute’s first employee in 2007, and he has built it into a full-time provider of professional development for teachers that now reaches over 15% of schools in England and Wales. He was previously Vice President, Artists & Repertoire at the Decca Music Group, responsible for Decca’s artistic strategy. He has an MBA from the London Business School and has spent time at McKinsey & Co as a management consultant. He began his career at the BBC, having read Music at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Paul has 40 years’ experience in education in mainstream and, more recently, in a Special School setting. He has worked with pupils aged 3-19 years and a significant part of his career has been at management level including a very successful headship and deputy headship, supporting schools through Ofsted inspections. His most recent school achieved outstanding in all areas in its last two inspections. Since retiring in 2013 he worked as a Personal Academic tutor and a Link Tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University, supporting prospective teachers in a coaching and mentoring role whilst they have been on school placement in Primary and Special schools across Medway. He was also a Link Tutor on the School's Direct programme. Paul has experience of being both a school governor and trustee.