Meet Ian

Ian has worked with the Trust since 2014 helping to support the IT technicians across The Marches School and Sir John Talbot’s School. With the Trust continuing to grow in size and taking on more schools he helped shape the network. In 2020 he left his current employers and become the Head of Infrastructure for the Trust and has since become Director of IT.

Ian Hopwood, Team Members | Marches Academy Trust

As the Director of IT, I want technology across the Trust to provide a pathway to learning for all users and allow them to thrive in a digital world.

Ian Hopwood, Director of IT

About Ian

Ian has worked in the computer industry for over 15+ years in varying roles. He has worked on BSF (Building Schools for the Future) projects with RM and spent time working across multiple schools up and down the UK. He spent several months working for a world leader in security systems before becoming a full-time Trust employee in 2020. He has helped to shape the current network and infrastructures across all the schools, unifying processes and allowing schools to stay up to date with industry standards.

He was originally brought in to support the Marches School in 2014 and since then helped visualise and shape how technology is used across the Trust.

Other team members

Charlotte Allsopp | Marches Academy Trust
Nicola Fox | Marches Academy Trust
Claire Turner, Team Members | Marches Academy Trust
Alison Pearson, Team Members | Marches Academy Trust
Cavelle Priestley-Bird, Team Members | Marches Academy Trust
Sarah Finch, Team Members | Marches Academy Trust

Mandy Jones

Associate Executive Director of Education

Amy Chevin-Dooley

Associate Executive Director of Education (Inclusions)

Charlotte Allsopp

Associate Executive Director of Finance and Business

Claire Turner

Executive Director of Education

Alison Pearson

Executive Director of Education

Cavelle Priestley-Bird

Executive Director of People and Development