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Meet the team


Jacqui Ford

Jacqui Ford is a Vice Principal of Weston College and has a background in the NHS and the training of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. She was instrumental in the creation of the NSETC in Weston-super-Mare, and the subsequent development of a multi-academy trust. Her work with students on the autism spectrum and disabled young people and adults has led to Beacon awards and recognition across the UK for the training she delivers.

William Harding

Will has over 40 years’ experience in a number of public sector organisations and is currently responsible for strategic and operational Human Resources and Organisational Development activities in a Unitary Authority. Over the years he has been responsible for providing HR services to a wide range of services including all education sectors. A graduate in Political Science, he is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development as well as holding a post graduate management diploma. He has a remarkable 30 years of service as a governor much of which has been at St Katherine’s school, Ham Green where he is currently Chair.

Darran George





Trust Central Executive Team:

Darran George – Interim Executive Lead
Jo Philpott – Interim Deputy Executive Lead
Cheryl McCanaan – Interim Executive Principal
Tracy Dews – Clerk to the Trustees


For information on the governance of Inspirational Futures Trust please download the following documents:

IFT Governance Structure and Remit

Register of Members Trustees and Trustee Business Interests 2016-17

Trustees Register of Attendance 2016-17

IFT Central Structure

North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

NSETC - List of Governors

Bristol Futures Academy

List of Governors