Our Trustees

R.E.A.L Foundation Trust is governed by a board of trustees, made up of X people with a diverse range of skills and attributes. The trustees take a strategic overview of R.E.A.L’s activities and the most important role of trustees is to ensure that the organisation is acting at all times in pursuit of its mission and setting the strategy.

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SEAN RYAN | CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Sean’s career history in Education spans 40 years as well as being a former Director at R.E.A.L. Education. Sean has a passion for rugby, former Chairman and coach at oIlkeston RUFC.

JENNY EGGLESTONE
Previously a Bank Clerk and Scientific Research Assistant, Jenny is also a former Teacher and SEN specialist outside of mainstream education. Jenny is a keen gardener and wildlife enthusiast.

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JUDY KEELY
Judy is a former support worker for the Special Individual Programmes team in Nottinghamshire and worked with young people with additional needs for many years.

NICKY BAILEY
A former Teacher and Deputy Head, Nicky worked as a Specialist Support Team Coordinator in Nottingham City and also as part of the Special Individual Programmes team (SIPs). Nicky is also a former Director at R.E.A.L. Education

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DAVE COLLINS
Dave has spent the last 25 years working in the Banking and Financial Services sector, specialising in Commercial Financial planning. He is currently an Independent Financial Adviser for Cullen Wealth Limited. Dave is a big fan of sports and enjoys playing golf.

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