Norvil McClurg Co-opted Governor

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Norvil, an Ulsterman by birth, is a retired businessman and, after periods in Scotland and Cumbria, has been settled with his family in Northumberland for the last thirty years. He has a fondness for the North East, having worked here frequently since the 1970’s and has a long association with Hadrian school, since its previous incarnation as Pendower School in fact. He was a member of the shadow Board of Governors responsible for the establishment of Hadrian in 1999 and has been a board member ever since.

His professional experience lies in business and management, the last twenty years of it as Director of a Healthcare business providing health and personal care to young people with profound and life limiting neuromuscular disorders and requiring round the clock care, enabling them to leave home to pursue independent living opportunities, often at college or university. His late son, Gordon with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, graduated with honours in Business from Newcastle Business School, following his father who studied for his MBA at the same University. With his father, Gordon, established his own care team, while living at University and went on to permanent independent living in his own home and established his business, Care Management Services, to provide and encourage the same opportunities for other young men and women across the UK and in Europe. Norvil has two other sons and three small grandchildren in Newcastle and remains committed to the value of all young lives and the harnessing of resources, personal and statutory to support and develop youngsters to integrate fully into our community and society living the fullest lives they can.

Norvil chairs our AAAP committee and has oversight responsibility in the School for Maths, SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities), Pupil Premium and Staff Wellbeing.