I’m Karen Eccles and I’m Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust. I have been involved with Tyntesfield Primary School for a number of years, most recently as a member of the Governing Body and Chair of the Personnel Committee. The philosophy that children and learning are the driving force behind everything that we do is something that means I feel extremely proud to be a part of this new Trust.
In my professional life I am a Human Resources Consultant. My work experience includes managing large (and small) change projects, working with businesses to create and implement people strategies, communication planning and implementation, coaching, facilitation of training and development, performance management, engagement and reward.
What this really means is that I use my skill set to help businesses of various sizes, to achieve their aims, through more effectively managing relationships with, and developing and supporting, their people. I believe this translates well to school communities where strong collaborative relationships, great communication and engaged people, including pupils, parents, staff, governors, trustees and anyone else instrumental in the life of the school, make for a shared understanding and lay the foundations for success.
I’m passionate about working hard to ensure the success of the schools and to give all the pupils within this Trust, now and in the future the best opportunity to thrive and feel privileged to be able to work with this Trust Board, all of whom share this passion.
I’m married with a grown-up daughter and I live in Altrincham.