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IEB Interim Executive Board

Welcome from the Chair - Richard Sloan 

Welcome to EOTAS from the Interim Executive Board.  The Interim Executive Board acts in the same way as a governing body.  We are a team of volunteers committed to supporting the staff and students within EOTAS to achieve the best for all within its community. We uphold the EOTAS values and want every child, irrespective of background, fulfil their potential through the best education possible.

This voluntary work is highly valued and extremely important to the service and children of Swindon.  We work with leaders to make sure we continue to provide the highest standards of provision and hold high expectations for the quality of education.  This all leads to better choices and better lives.

The Interim Executive Board is always looking for additional members from the community to serve on the committee and act as a critical friend to the staff and the service. 

Please contact the clerk of the Interim Executive Board if you need further information.



Members of the Interim Executive Board 

Richard Sloan

Richard has been an educational professional for nearly forty years. Richard worked as a senior Local Authority advisor and Ofsted inspector before taking over as principal of a large city comprehensive. Judged by Ofsted to require Special Measures, Richard led the school to successful re-inspection two years later. Subsequently, Richard worked as a senior regional secondary school improvement advisor for the National Strategies. Richard has worked on the Academies Programme in the South West as an education advisor to the DfE for nearly ten years. Richard was chair of Olympus Academy Trust for six years before stepping down. Since then, Richard has taken on emergency chairing of trusts in difficulty. 


Paul Holroyd

Paul is an experienced Headteacher in a range of education settings including mainstream secondary schools, special schools and Pupil Referral Units.  He has demonstrated a proven record of school improvement by improving OFSTED grades at all establishments during full inspections.  Paul has also worked as an OFSTED Inspector and School Improvement Partner and is currently head of a Primary SEMH school.  Paul has always championed the needs of vulnerable pupils and is passionate that all young people should have equality of opportunity.

Paul Smith