Julie Sullivan (Director and Chair Sidney Stringer MAT Board)
I have been a school governor for many years, at both secondary and primary schools in the city, and was chair of Sidney Stringer when it was decided to become an academy - a very difficult decision at the time but proved to be the right one. I have been Chair of the MAT for the last 5 years. I have also been a Director of two local charities for the past 4 years.
Previous to retirement, I worked for Warwickshire County Council as a Community Safety Manager, dealing with crime prevention, which included not only burglary and car crime but also domestic abuse, sexual assault and rape and the Prevent agenda.
I grew up and went to school in Coventry, have worked for Coventry City Council in the past, and want to ensure that all our students have access to an excellent education, providing a firm foundation for the rest of their lives.