Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (SCWA) opened in September 2014 when Crown Woods College became an academy and joined Leigh Academies Trust. Completely rebuilt in May 2011 and based on the principles of 'human scale education', SCWA consists of four 'home' schools.
It is now in the process of integrating the latest digital technology into the curriculum and developing a multimedia centre to broaden the range of opportunities for all pupils and to develop the skills necessary in those young people who wish to take up careers in the Content and Communications industries.
Sue Pandit - lead Stationer Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods.
Sue recently retired from a career largely in Higher Education. She was involved in printing and publishing education for several years both at Oxford Brookes University and the London College of Communication (previously London College of Printing). Her final position was as Dean of the School of Printing and Publishing at London College of Communication, University of the Arts. Sue has therefore been very involved in encouraging young people to enter the communications industry and has tried to help them address the challenges of finding good jobs as well as find ways to progress their careers in this sector.
Since retiring Sue has been increasingly involved in supporting a number of initiatives involving students at the Worshipful Company of Stationers. She was responsible for setting up a postgraduate bursary scheme which offers £6000 bursaries towards the fees for students on a range of MA courses including publishing, photojournalism, magazine journalism, digital media and packaging design.
Sue is now chairing Shine, the Stationers' School Media Awards initiative which encourages pupils at schools across the UK to participate in the creation of print and digital magazines. Shine is now in its 4th year and goes from strength to strength. Hundreds of schools enter their student-led magazines and then there is a wonderful awards event at Stationers' Hall every June.
As well as being a Governor of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, Sue also sits on the Governors' Sub-committee of Sherwood, one of the SCWA 11-16 schools, on Leigh Academies Trust's Academic Standards Committee and on the Stationers’/SCWA Curriculum Development Committee.
Sharon Hague - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy
Sharon was appointed Senior Vice President of Schools in September 2017 having held a variety of roles at Pearson. She is responsible for the development and delivery of Pearson UK's portfolio of learning services, qualifications and assessments including the National Curriculum Tests contract. Sharon graduated from Oxford and trained as a teacher. She taught in schools in Essex and Hertfordshire for 8 years whilst also working for Edexcel as an A level examiner.
Sharon is a mentor on the 30% Club Programme, which aims to accelerate greater balance of gender at all levels of organisations. She is also a speaker for Speaker for Schools, a UK charity which provides schools and colleges with assembly style talks from influential figures. Until recently, Sharon was also Chair of the Joint Council for Qualifications, a member organisation for the 7 largest Exam Boards.
Martin Randall - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy
Linda Drew - Governor at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy