Trustees

Mr Doug Jackson
Chairman of Heathfield Educational Trust
Doug Jackson is an Independent Business Consultant specialising in Sales & Marketing and International Trade. He and his wife Carol (retired School Teaching Assistant) have three sons who each attended Heathfield School. Doug was Chairman of the Parents’ Association for 3 years. He is currently Chairman of Heathfield Educational Trust. Doug may be contacted during working hours, including holidays by: • Email: djackson@hkschool.org.uk • Post: Heathfield Knoll School, Wolverley Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 3QE • Phone: 01562 850204
Mrs Sarah Burns
Deputy Chair of Heathfield Educational Trust
Sarah Burns has been a current parent for almost 9 years. She has been a Police Officer for 28 years, mainly operating within the Criminal Investigation Department and has a vast experience of the different facets of policing. She has worked extensively in the area of child protection and safeguarding and will bring this experience to the Trust. Away from work, Sarah runs a Beaver Scout section, and regularly assists the Cub Scout Leader. She is also the safeguarding co-ordinator for West Mercia Scout County and is responsible for referring concerns to the appropriate authority.
Mr Tim Bayliss
In a teaching career spanning over 30 years, in both maintained and independent sectors, Tim Bayliss has held various positions of responsibility including Head of Geography, Head of Year, Head of House, Senior Sixth Form Tutor, Advanced Skills Teacher and Interactive Electronic Whiteboard (IWB) mentor. A trained ISI inspector and Chartered Geographer, he is published widely, including GCSE and A-level textbooks for Oxford University Press - in addition to co-authoring award winning A-level e-resources for Cross Academe. He has both lectured and led workshops on Effective IWB Practice in Geography Teaching and GIS, for regional and national Promethean, Royal Geographical Society and Geographical Association conferences. He has also contributed to research projects in the production of exemplar materials for NESTA, the Geographical Association, the Royal Geographical Society, Ordnance Survey, BECTA and United Learning. Tim was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2003.
Mrs Jennifer Hine
Jennifer Hine is a primary school teacher, having taught at Heathfield School for nineteen years before retiring in 2015. She has experience teaching in state and independent schools which enabled her to gain an invaluable knowledge of different teaching styles and approaches to learning. During her years at Heathfield, Jennifer worked predominantly as a year two and year three form teacher and as primary subject teacher in art and religious studies.
Mr Matthew Barnett
Matthew Barnett grew up in Bewdley and attended Heathfield when it was a preparatory school in the 1960s. His father and uncles were all Old Wolvernians. Having worked in journalism and public relations for 30 years, his career included a spell as National Press Officer for the Independent Schools Council in London, while more recently he was head of PR for Supergroup Plc (Superdry fashion brand), managing its media relations and corporate PR through a major flotation. Married with four grown up children, Matthew has an honours degree in History and an MA in the History of Art.
Mr Richard Painter
Mr Richard Painter is a Self Employed Consultant Solicitor. On leaving Shrewsbury School in the summer of 1965 he took up employment with Painters the family's firm of Solicitors in Kidderminster and since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1971 he has been a partner at Painters with his Grandfather, Father and Uncle ultimately holding the offices of Senior Partner and Managing Partner at times between 1991 and 2012. When he retired from the partnership in 2012, he did, however, remain with the firm as a Consultant, a position he still holds now as a self-employed Consultant, assisting the Partners whenever such assistance is required. During all of this time, he has been mainly involved in dealing with Residential and Commercial property Matters and some private client work. After completing 54 years in the practice, he will be standing down at the end of this year. During this time, he has been involved in many sporting activities and on various boards and committees such as Kidderminster Harriers Football Club, Football in the Community with the Harriers and Stourport Hockey Club. He did also serve for many years as a Governor of the former Knoll School and is now in a similar position at Heathfield Knoll School. He is married with two children both of whom have left the nest.