Governance

GOVERNANCE
Forres Sandle Manor Ltd. is administered by a Board of Directors. There are four Directors
who meet regularly to discuss all aspects of school life. This is where policy is formed and
major decisions are taken. In addition, there is a Board of Governance which includes all
Directors and up to six ‘Advisors’ at any one time, presided over by the Chair of Directors.
The Board of Governance meets each term attended by the Headmaster and Director of
Finance with standing agenda items on education, safeguarding and health & safety.
Members of the Board of Governance make an active effort to attend a number of formal
school events through the year as well as more informal occasions where possible. In the
event of a major problem or disagreement, parents can write to the Chair of Directors, c/o
Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge, SP6 1NS. There are also various committees which
meet regularly to discuss specific focus areas of the School development plan such as
academics, boarding, welfare and safeguarding.

Robert Tasker

Robert Tasker

Chair of Board, Chair of Safeguarding and Boarding Committee:

Robert is Head of EF Academy Torbay a 14-19 Full Boarding School. He holds responsibility as the School’s DSL and SENDCO within his role as Head. 

Prior to joining EF, Robert held various senior roles including Pastoral Deputy Head and Head of Boarding at St John’s School, Sidmouth, a 3-19 boarding school. Whilst at St John’s, Robert was asked by the IES Board to write a ‘Boarding Policies, Practices and Procedures’ protocol for all IES Schools within the group in anticipation of the purchase of a greater number of schools worldwide.

Robert started his career in the education sector at the age of 19 whilst in Australia, developing talented young performers for the Australian Cricket Board. His teaching career started with King Edward’s school, Bath where he took the role of Director of Cricket. Robert later moved to Wyvern Community School, where he supported the Senior Leadership Team in bringing the School out of special measures and through a successful subsequent OFSTED inspection. 

Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Secondary Education and Physical Education with Geography from Exeter University.

Outside of work, Robert keeps himself busy with property development, playing or watching sports and spending time outdoors with his family. Rob also serves as a Safeguarding Governor for another 3-19 independent boarding school.

Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer

Director, EYFS Advisor

Michael is Head of Thetford Grammar School, a 3-19 day and boarding school with a history of education dating back to the 7th Century, in Thetford, Norfolk. He is also a serving member of the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

 

Prior to joining Thetford Grammar School, Michael was Deputy Head of a full-boarding international senior school in Devon and compliance advisor to the school’s sister campuses. Between 2006 and 2016, Michael worked at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury in a range of senior leadership roles including Director of Boarding and Director of Inspection Compliance in addition to teaching English, Religious Studies and Philosophy to GCSE and A level.

 

Michael has a bachelor’s degree in English and Religious Studies from Canterbury Christchurch University, a post-graduate certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Chichester and a master’s degree in English and American Literature from the university of Kent. He has written for the Boarding School’s Directory for Service Parents, John Catt Education, and is co-author of the Think RE! series of textbooks and teaching guides.

Toby Mullins

Toby Mullins

Director

Toby has been a Head for over 22 years in a wide variety of different settings. He started his career in boarding schools, was the Housemaster of a large girls’ boarding house at Framlingham College before his promotion to Deputy Head at Churcher’s College. His first Headship was at Seaford College where, in his 15 years, he increased the roll from under 300 pupils to over 600. A three-year spell in the midlands as Executive Principal running two large secondary academies in deprived areas was followed by two short spells setting up two schools in the ‘for profit’ sector.

He has an MBA from London Business School, where he specialised in leadership, new venture development, managing change and project management. He is also a qualified executive coach and works with clients from both the business and educational sectors. He has been an ISI inspector since 2001 and currently carries out both compliance and educational quality inspections.

Toby has been both the Chairman of the Society of Heads and also of the ISC, which he took on at a very difficult time early in 2011, when it looked as though the organisation was doomed, and brought the discussions to a successful conclusion later that year. He is an experienced board member having served on six governing boards, both state and independent, and is one of the trustees at The Children’s Trust, a major charity for children with acquired brain injury.

Cherry Han

Cherry Han

CEO and Director

Cherry Han is CEO and director of Education Assets management, managing three UK independent schools since 2017 when she settled in UK with her family. She left Coca-Cola as General Manager, China in April of 2017. Before Coca Cola, she served for Ingersoll Rand (a top 500 multi-national company with HQ in US) as Vice President of Asia Pacific for over 10 years for the responsibilities of public and government affairs, communications and enterprise branding across Asia Pacific. 

Cherry worked with multinational companies including Microsoft China and Microsoft Research Asia covering a broad spectrum of responsibilities including 5 years experiences of P&L business owner. Cherry has extensive experiences of leading teams to facilitate business growth under tough & difficult situations.  Cherry also served as Independent Director of a public listed company in China, and Senior Consultant for career development in Management School of Fudan University, both for over 10 years.

Cherry Graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, Cherry also holds an MBA degree of Bradford Management School, Bradford University, UK and an EMBA degree of Guanghua Management School, Peking University, China.

Richard Stevenson

Richard Stevenson

Advisor

Richard has worked in a variety of schools, including day and boarding, single sex and co-educational, prep and senior school, tied prep and stand-alone. After completing his degree in politics, economics and philosophy, Richard headed the science, IT and DT departments in a large independent school. He moved to the position of Academic Deputy Head at Holmwood House before being appointed to headship at Kelly College Prep, then subsequently, Castle Court School in Dorset.

During 15 years of headship, Richard re-positioned the schools and restructured the businesses and curriculum, leading to growth in pupil numbers, finances, development and academic achievement. He has been an ISI inspector, taken a lead role in training and has an outstanding track record of mentoring, coaching and appraising for success.

Richard is a people person; his ability lies in strategic thinking, the building of teams, growing a business and appointing outstanding people. His excellent understanding of building construction and development as well as his extensive experience in bringing development projects to fruition, on budget and on time, is a worthy addition.

Mark Howe

Mark Howe

Advisor, Chair of Education Committee

Mark Howe, Head of Ipswich High School, a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18.   Mark is trained as a teacher of history and has experience of working in the UK state and independent sectors, as well as being a Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form in a British international school in China.

In 2016 Mark became Headmaster at an independent boarding school in the South West of England and during his four-year tenure the school enjoyed its best ever examination results, student enrolment and won national independent school awards.  

Mark holds the Postgraduate Certificate of innovation in Education at Warwick University.

When not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Nicola (also a teacher) and their two young daughters, Elodie and Dottie. As a family they enjoy being outdoors, walking, swimming and exploring new places.

Lorraine Lee

Lorraine Lee

Advisor, Chair of Wellbeing Committee

Lorraine Lee has a background in Child Psychology, Child Development and Positive Parenting. She has worked with parents, teachers, trainee teachers, children, young people and athletes for over 19 years. She is well established as a valuable expert in these areas. 

Lorraine has featured in national publications discussing the impact of technology on young people and been a guest specialist on Southern Television (ITV Meridian Tonight) and BBC Morning Live.

Her passion is to help families thrive fully and equip every adult surrounding a child’s life to understand, empower, and enjoy that child. She has a particular interest in children being enriched by their education and becoming active participants in their own learning. She believes children should know how their brains work and how to use them fully.