Martyn worked in education for over 36 years and held various roles in North Yorkshire schools before his retirement in August 2020. He is proud to have been headteacher of both Sherburn High and Tadcaster Grammar Schools.
His last role was as Chief Education Officer of the STAR multi academy trust which is composed of 11 schools; 9 primary and 2 secondary. He therefore has first hand knowledge of the complexities of running a large educational organisation and the tangible benefits that schools working together can bring. He is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and that every child receives the very best possible education.
Martyn has three grown up children all of whom attended Woodthorpe School and is very excited to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the development of the South Bank Trust.