Claire Higgins (Chair of Trustees)

Claire Higgins CKH - PKAT 17 July 2019

Current role

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees for Peterborough Keys Academies Trust

Current role on LGB of a PKAT school

  • None

Governor, educational and school leadership experience

  • Ravensthorpe Primary School
  • Governor from September 2013 until April 2018
  • Chair of Finance and resources committee from 2014 until 2018
  • Link Governor for gifted and able
  • Part of Headteacher Performance Management Review
  • Completed LA Governors Services courses Level 1 and 2.
  • Completed Safer Recruitment course

Professional experience

  • Chief Executive and Board Member of Cross Keys Homes, the largest social housing provider in Peterborough. 400 employees annual turnover £80m 12,000 properties in and around Peterborough.
  • 25 years director level experience.
  • 30 years’ experience within the social housing world supporting disadvantaged and excluded communities to improve their life chances

Professional and education qualifications

  • BSc Hons Mathematics
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Housing (MCIOH)

Community involvement

  • Chair of the Safer Peterborough Partnership
  • Chair of Peterborough children and families commissioning board
  • Member of the Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Vice Chair of City College Peterborough
  • Board member of Placeshapers Ltd
  • Skills and expertise in relation to school governance

Skills and expertise in relation to school governance

  • School inspection and monitoring
  • Finance
  • HR & personnel
  • Premises & Capital projects
  • Strategic planning
  • Data analysis
  • Compliance
  • Business and corporate management
  • Legal
  • Change management
  • Communications
  • Community engagement
  • Social and community care