Ken Nimmo

Trustee

Ken has worked in teaching for over 35 years and brings a wealth of expertise in the educational sector to the Board.

He has many notable achievements spanning his career. As Head Teacher at Turves Green Boys School in Birmingham, he oversaw a programme of school improvement that more than doubled exam results and helped the school gain a second specialism. 

As Head Teacher at John Willmott School in Sutton, he oversaw structural improvements and managed the transition of the sixth form to independent status.

Ken also chaired the South West Network for nearly 6 years, overseeing its expansion from an initially administrative mechanism to one playing a critical role in school improvement through curriculum innovation, teaching and learning developments and quality professional development of staff.

Since retiring from teaching Ken continues to work on a consultancy basis, both in the West Midlands and nationally.

 

As a Head Teacher one of my concerns was that schools, in order to meet ever increasing targets regarding examination success, found less time to commit to the also vital personal development side of educating young people. What I loved about the Envision programme at my school was the enthusiasm of the students when getting involved in a whole range of community activities and projects. The benefits to the students themselves and to the people and organisations they worked with was clear to see.