Our Team

Members

Trevor Edinborough

Trevor has many years of experience in the education sector and in school improvement, working across the public, private and charity sectors. He has worked extensively in the UK as well as internationally. He was a successful headteacher in two very different inner-city comprehensive schools and has had wide ranging experience in the delivery of local authority services at Assistant Director and Deputy Director levels. In addition, Trevor has significant international experience in the delivery of major education priorities and has a successful track record in the development and delivery of national government contracts. Having been instrumental in the progress the Trust as part of its Executive Team during its early years, Trevor has returned to Chair the GST Board.

Anne Edwards

Dr Anne Edwards is a research scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. She has worked on some key projects involving collaboration with scientists worldwide including: investigating ash dieback and bringing the issue to the attention of the public; a 10 year investigation of the gene function of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in rhizobium -medicago; an international Grass Pea project which includes scientists in Keyna, Ethiopia, Morocco and Australia focused on de-toxifying one of the key food sources in sub-Saharan Africa. She is widely published in academic journals. As a STEM ambassador for the JIC, Anne brings alive scientific enquiry for school students and has been the scientific force behind every GST Science Symposium. In 2015 she was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the public understanding of science and has also been recognised for her leadership of conservation in Norfolk.

Martyn O'Donnell

Martin O’Donnell has a wealth of experience in the education sector having worked as a Head and Executive Head and is now the Executive Director of Parallel Learning. He has successfully led Secondary Maintained Schools, Special Schools and Alternative Provision and is driven by an absolute belief that all young people deserve the very best opportunities. He is passionate about developing staff and is proud to have nurtured new leaders who are now successful leaders in their own right. He has been a key driver for many local authority initiatives, in London, Essex and Kent, having led strategic partnerships, school improvement projects and system leadership initiatives.