Education & Skills

Education & Skills

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Project Team members

Project Group Chair: Iain Martin – Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University

Anne Bailey – Director, Form the Future CIC
Lynne Birch – Schools Advisor, Cambridge County Council (Curriculum, Teach and Learning Team)
Stella Cockerill – Skills Careers and Enterprise Manager, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP
Andrew Daly – Principal, Swavesey Village College
Jill Duffy – Curriculum Development, Pearson
Hans Hagen – Chief Operating Officer & Research Lead, Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)
Simon Humphrey – Corporate Responsibility Manager, ARM*
Shirley Jamieson – Head of Marketing, Cambridge Enterprise
Anna McDonald – Director, Barclays*
Suzanne Hemingway − Strategic Director, Cambridge City Council
Heidi Mulvey – Head of Community Engagement, Cambridge University Press
Tim Oates – Group Director Assessment, Research & Development, Cambridge Assessment
Catrin Oliver – Assistant Principal/Director of HR, Cambridge Regional College
Jane Paterson-Todd – CEO, Cambridge Ahead
Vicki Sanderson – HR Director, Marshall of Cambridge*
Linda Sinclair – Head, Hills Road Sixth Form College
Abilgail Trencher – Partner & Head of Employment Law, Birketts*
Martin Wade – Schools Finance Manager, Cambridge County Council – Schools Finance Team
Hilary Wright – Group HR Director, Domino Printing Sciences*

* Member/Member organisation


The future of a successful and vibrant Cambridge is reliant on access to a suitable skilled workforce based on an integrated regional educational and skills ecosystem. Whilst there are a great many areas where the education and skills system is delivering in Cambridge, there are significant aspects were change is needed. At Cambridge Ahead we have elected to focus on three areas where we can make the most relevant and timely impact.


  1. To articulate and propose solutions for teacher shortages in the Cambridgeshire region
  2. To secure a fairer funding policy across all Cambridgeshire schools
  3. To drive the skills agenda through the advocacy and support for relevant and focussed apprenticeship initiatives

Project work streams

Two work streams have been created within the Project group:

  1. Education – currently covering teacher shortages and funding formula
  2. Skills – currently covering apprenticeships

Project details

Find out more about the Education work stream
Find out more about the Skills work stream

Achievements to date

Find out more about the achievements to date made by this group.