Sandra Hodge


Sandra is a founder member of the Aspire MAT.  She was Chair of governors at Sandy Hill Academy for many years and was also the Chair of Aspire Trust Board until stepping down last year.

Chris Hender


Chris is a founder member of the Aspire MAT.  Chris has a background in education as a trained teacher.  He was also a Director of the Trust and a member of the finance committee until recently stepping down.


Keith Dormer


Keith is experienced in school governance, having chaired two governing bodies within the MAT and a large secondary school for several years.  He spent several years working with children in care for a national charity and prior to retirement, he lectured in financial services and ran a business and training consultancy.


Askel Vuer 


Askel Veur (meaning ‘Great Wing’ in Cornish) is The Diocese of Truro’s Academies Umbrella Company.

The Board of Directors has diverse skills encompassing school improvement, higher education, legal expertise, governance and business acumen.