New Faces Around the School

Over the last few weeks some may have noticed new faces and some changes at the school. Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity to welcome three new Trustees, Matt Turner, Nigel Gamble, and Matt Gregory. A short introduction for each new member is below.

Shortly we will be saying goodbye to Stephen Holland who after many years and much hard work as a Trustee, will step down at the end of this term. We also have had the resignation of Lynda Bayley who has stepped down in order to work at the school three days a week as Finance and Administration Manager. During this time of transition Lynda will be working closely with the new Trustees and the School Management Team.

As always, if anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to email the SMT –

Matt Turner – Architectural Designer

Matt’s daughter Grace has attended the Rowans Day Nursery since September 2012. He has great faith in the Steiner Waldorf philosophy and hopes that Grace will continue her education at Michael House School until she is 16.
Matt recently completed architectural studies and is looking for a practice in Nottingham. Prior to this he completed a degree in surveying and worked for the Estates Dept for NHS Camden for approximately eight years. During this time he was involved with everything from working on a maintenance helpdesk, to resolving tenant/management issues, to assisting with the management of the Trust’s property portfolio (of over 100 properties), to managing small building projects (everything from a new reception desk to a £250,000 refurbishment of a GP surgery).

His work experience so-far has given him valuable experience in of dealing with people and with projects. He hopes to put these skills, and more, to good use at Michael House School.

Nigel Gamble BSc

Nigel has a granddaughter who currently attends the Rowans Nursery and is hopeful that she will continue through Kindergarten and into the Upper School.
Nigel has previously worked as a programme management consultant. His roles have been primarily on major change programmes for large corporate and government clients over the last 20 years. Prior to this Nigel was a permanent civil servant, working for the Employment Service (now the Department for Works and Pensions).
His skills and experience will certainly be a welcome and beneficial addition for Michael House School.

Matt Gregory

Matt currently has a step-daughter in Class 6 at Michael House School. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a member of other various charities such as:

  • Trustee of the Haemophilia Society
  • Patient Representative of the Haemophilia Alliance
  • Patient Representative of the Clinical Reference Group for Bleeding Disorders
  • Trustee of Macfarlane Trust
  • Board Member of the International Advisory Panel for the study into the psychosocial aspects of

    living with bleeding disorders

  • Past Vice Chair of Derby Samaritans.

    Matt’s experience includes a wide range of skills, from providing volunteer listening support and taking on maintenance duties to making governance decisions, and managing large annual budgets. Another welcome addition for Michael House School.

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