Trustee

19 Apr

Vivien Ogg

Vivien Ogg BA (Hons) MSc (Aud) Vivien has over 30 years of experience as Head of Audiology and teacher at Mary Hare School – a special school for the Deaf in Newbury, Berkshire. In addition, Vivien had a key role in training teachers and audiologists under the Mary Hare /Oxford Brookes University partnership. She was an Audiology module leader and lecturer on the Teacher of the Deaf course and has led workshops and day courses for a range of...

19 Apr

Clare King

Clare King  BAHons FCA   After training with a large accountancy firm, Clare started her own practice, providing tax and accountancy services mainly to individuals and their families. Over the past 35 years, she has also been actively involved with a number of charities, usually serving either as Treasurer or as Chairman of the Trustees. Many of these charities are in the field of education, and she was Chairman of the Governors of Queenswood School for nine years up to 2014. She and her...

19 Apr

Trish Wrinch

Trish Wrinch Tricia spent over 30 years working in Human Resources. Now retired, she is enjoying working with her fellow trustees to support the vital work of the charity. Her link to it is through Queenswood School, which Sandy Blakeway Smith – the original founder of the Mandalay School for Deaf Children – also attended. She is currently Chair of the Old Queenswoodians’ Association and a Queenswood Governor. ...

19 Apr

John Parsons

John Parsons After teaching History for six years at Haileybury, where my long-lasting friendship with David and Sandy Blakeway Smith began, I joined the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), becoming ultimately Head of Translation there. I am currently Chairman of AAPOCAD, an association of retirees from seven international organisations), Chairman of AIACE, the association of Council of Europe retirees, and Federal President of the European Civil Service Federation (FFPE). ...

19 Mar

Pauline Edgar BA Hons PGCE

Pauline Edgar BAHons PGCE Pauline has worked in education in the state and independent sector for nearly 40 years. Before taking on Headship, she was Head of Sixth Form, Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and Head of History and Politics at Francis Holland School. She continues to be involved in education as a Governor (Islington Futures Federation). She is passionate about opening up educational opportunities for children whatever their circumstances. ...

29 Sep

Robin Youngs MD FRCS

Robin Youngs MD FRCS Robin is an ENT Consultant Surgeon in West Suffolk who has an interest in the treatment of deafness. He assisted David Blakeway Smith in establishing the Mandalay School for the Deaf Charity. He has been involved with deafness initiatives in low-income countries for 25 years and is also a Director of The Britain Nepal Otology Service. He has close connections with ENT surgeons in Myanmar, having organized educational activities since 2002. He established and was the Lead for...

27 Sep

Robert Frost BSc Hons, PGCert

Robert Frost BSc Hons, PGCert Robert is a senior lecturer at De Montfort University in Leicester and also a registered Audiologist, having previously spent nearly 20 years working in the NHS. Robert has worked in both Adult and Paediatric diagnostic and rehabilitative roles and developed a specialist interest in working with adults with learning difficulties and children with Hyperacusis and tinnitus. He continues to hold an honorary contract with a local NHS Trust to work clinically. Robert has also been actively...

09 Aug

Anne Dearle JP NFF B.Ed

Anne Dearle  JP  NFF  B.Ed Having been Froebel trained, she has had a life-long interest in child development and education.  By teaching a wide age range of children and adults, she developed a special interest in dyslexia and other problems which affect children’s and adults’ lives.  Consequently she set up Special Needs Departments in a number of preparatory schools and at Bryanston School in Dorset. She has been a magistrate for 31 years, gaining experience in all areas of court work.  However,...