Alison Cresswell Chair of Governors
I have many years of experience as a Governor, initially on the board of Brailsford School where I later became Chair of Governors and then, after the Federation of Brailsford and Bradley C of E Schools, I became Chair of Governors for the Dales Federation.
I have two children who attended Brailsford Primary School before moving on to their secondary education, and I have a background of working as a Healthcare Professional within the NHS.
I am motivated by a wish to ensure that all children are able to access an excellent, wide ranging education in a setting that they feel happy and safe, that will empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the wider world. As a Governor, I aim to work with our schools to achieve this.
Faye Leatt – Parent Governor
I work for University Hospitals of Derby & Burton, as the Workforce Development Lead. I have a passion for developing our people and proud to be driving a ‘Grow Our Own’ this across health and social care careers.
As a professional coach, I encourage health, wellbeing and time to think for individuals and teams to help maximise their full potential.
As a Parent Governor I hope to complement the Board, from a business and people development perspective.
Having two children and currently renovating our home, keeps me on my toes.
James Travers – Co-opted Governor
I have been a governor initially for Brailsford and then for the Dales Federation for a number of years now, with specific interests in the Resources Management Committee & STEM subjects.
I have 3 children, the oldest of which has now moved on to QEGS but the younger two are pupils at Brailsford. I’m a Business Analyst by trade, with a strong background in finance, and a knack for asking difficult questions and getting to the root of the situation.
I’m a strong believer in education for education sake but am also acutely aware that a child’s formative experience at primary school set the stage for their achievements throughout life. I want the very best for all children, and that will be different for each of them.
I feel that by being part of Dales Federation’s governing body I can help ensure our children and staff have the resources and settings to be happy and confident in all that they do and to strive to be the very best that they can be.
Klara Bromley – Co-opted Governor
I joined the Dales Federation Governors in 2021 as a co-opted Governor.
I have many years of experience working as part of a Senior Leadership Team within the Charities Education Sector and have capabilities in strategic management, HR and governance. I currently own my own business with responsibilities for finance, recruitment and business development.
I’m a passionate believer in the importance of early years education and after completing my degree in Art Therapy, I have continuing interests in mental health, wellbeing and diversity.
Having previously worked within both Further and Higher Education settings, I am passionate about education and want to support the federation to gain the best possible outcomes for all children.