Trustees and Staff

The Trustees

The three founding trustees of the Schools’ Educational Trust are:

Schools' Educational Trust - Robert DurwardRobert Durward
Quarrymaster, Author, Entrepreneur and Trustee of the Hometown Foundation, a Scottish Charity that aims to support individuals and communities to have a greater say in matters of importance to them.
Schools' Educational Trust - Frank LennonFrank Lennon
Scottish Educationalist, recently retired, Secondary Head Teacher who has spent 20 years in two Scottish secondary schools: St Modan’s High School in Stirling (1996-2010) and Dunblane High School (2010-16), which was recognised, at the time, as being one of the top performing schools in Scotland.
Schools' Educational Trust - Professor James TooleyProfessor James Tooley
Professor of Educational Policy, Newcastle University, founder of low-cost independent schools, Chairman of Omega Schools Franchise Ltd, Ghana and founder of “The Independent Grammar School:Durham”, the first low-cost private school in England, presenting a radical approach to independent education.

The Team

Schools' Educational Trust - Bill NicolBill Nicol
The day to day management of SET is undertaken by an executive team headed by Bill Nicol, who is responsible to the Board. Bill is qualified in Planning, Economics, Project Management and Business Administration and has worked in senior positions within the public, private and charity sector. He has spent the last three years promoting educational reform.

The Network

The Schools’ Educational Trust has an extensive network of qualified and experienced professionals, who are available to assist through the central management facility. The individuals are well versed in all aspects of the provision of education, including curriculum and leadership development, timetabling, budget control, HR, health and safety and property management.