John Simpson

I joined the Governing Body in 2012 and became Chair of Governors in 2016. I was previously a Governor at Myland Primary School. Before I retired I worked in the public sector. As a Director I gained experience of running large and complex organisations, and delivering major capital projects. I have also worked as an Audit Commission Inspector.

I hold graduate and post graduate degrees and I am a chartered professional.  I have completed the National College of Teaching and Learning, and County Surveyors' Society, development programmes for senior leadership roles. My daughter attended the school for 5 years. My interests include all sports and learning the piano and Spanish. 

As Chair of Governors, I work closely with my colleagues to ensure we provide a wide variety of learning opportunities in a safe learning environment. At The Gilberd School, we aim to provide the best opportunities for all our students, and every student is encouraged to reach their full potential.