Jos Parry (Chair of Governors – Sidney Stringer Primary School and Director)
I came to Coventry to attend Coventry University (Lanchester Polytechnic) in 1973 and fell in love with the city. I completed my undergraduate degrees and doctorate in Coventry and spend ten years in research posts at Warwick and Birmingham Universities before working for 20 years in Local Government at Coventry City Council. My local government career included 10 years with Education and Children’s Services and 5 years as Assistant Chief Executive. Since retirement I have worked part-time as a project management consultant.
I have previous experience as the Chair of Governors at a Coventry Primary School and became Director of Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and Chair of Governors at Sidney Stringer Primary Academy in 2015 shortly after the primary school opened. I firmly believe that education is the door to opportunity and I am committed to working with schools in the MAT to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils.