The Executive

ISA’s Executive Council comprises approximately 30 ISA Member Heads and Honorary Members, meeting regularly to consider the issues that most affect independent education, as well as how we can improve the services that we provide for our Members and the wider educational community. Members of ISA’s Executive Council represent our constituency as elected councillors, vice-presidents, honorary officers and co-ordinators elected at Area level. All are elected to serve as directors and trustees, supporting the Association and its Members through additional committee representation in areas such as education policy, finance and inspections.

The committee meeting dates for 2016-17 are available on request.

The Independent Schools Association Executive Council as at 1 January 2017 is made up of the following:

Honorary Officers

ISA Chair Sep 2016 – Aug 2017
Vice Chair Mr Alex Gear Oakhyrst Grange School
Vice Chair Dr Sarah Welch Gosfield School


Vice Presidents

Mr Michael Hewett
Mrs Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE
Mr Paul Moss
Mr John Wood


Elective Councillors

Name School Name   Elected 
Mr Amjad Ahmed Al-Furqan Colleges 2015
Mr Adrian Blake Arts Educational Schools  2015
Mr Andrew Hampton Thorpe Hall School 2016
Mr Barry Huggett OBE More House School  2016
Mrs Pam Hutley Hollygirt School  2015
Mrs Janet Lowe Greenbank Prep School  2016
Mr Nilesh Manani Swaminarayan School 2015
Mr Stephen McKernan St Edward’s Prep School 2016
Mrs Claire Osborn Normanhurst School  2016
Mr Phil Soutar St Wystan’s School 2016
Mr Jonathan Ullmer MBE CATS College, Canterbury  2015
Mr Richard Walden Honorary Member 2016
Mr James Wilding Claires Court Schools  2015



Area Coordinators

Area  Area Coordinator  School Name  Contact Number 
East Anglia Mrs Pauline Wilson Ursuline Preparatory School 01277 227152
London North Miss Kaye Lovejoy (Acting AC) Coopersale Hall School 01992 577133
London South Mrs Angela Culley The Mead School 01892 525837
London West Miss Vicky Smit Hurst Lodge School 01344 622154
Midlands Mr Matthew Adshead Old Vicarage School 01332 557130
North  Mr Jeff Shaw Scarisbrick Hall School  01704 841151
South West Mr Paul Easterbrook Hatherop Castle School 01285 750206