The SupaJam Advisory Board meets on a regular basis and supports the ongoing and strategic development of SupaJam Education in Music and Media. The Board is there to oversee the Senior Leadership Team, challenging if necessary the decisions made in the interest of the SupaJam students.
Natalie Willbourn came in to Education following a career in the City. She has worked in a range of schools since entering teaching, both primary and secondary, but typically schools facing extreme challenges.
As an Education Consultant she has advised on Leadership, Accountability and School Improvement.
She is currently working as an Executive Headteacher leading a local secondary school and supporting a school in challenging circumstances in the South East. She Chairs the local inclusion Forum for schools in North West Kent and Gravesham and is also a Chair of Governors at a primary school in South East London as well as a Pupil Referral Unit in North West Kent.
Natalie joins the SupaJam Advisory Board and as well as being involved in all aspects of SupaJam will be overseeing Curriculum and Learning.
Alan has been employed a range of government agencies supporting post-16 education for over 20 years, with a particular focus on data and funding issues. This has spanned national projects down to working directly to support individual institutions in Kent and Sussex.
Alan joins the SupaJam Advisory Board and as well as being involved in all aspects of SupaJam will be overseeing Resources (comprising Finance, Personnel and Premises matters).
Michael Coltham is a Detective Chief Inspector with Kent Police. He has served in a number of roles ranging from the command of high risk firearms incidents, leading investigations into criminal business involved in international human trafficking, and protecting young people from being exploited by gangs. He is passionate about protecting the vulnerable from exploitation and harm. He currently works across the Eastern Policing Region to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 7 polices forces.
Michael is also a composer and music producer, working within the media industry where he produces music for libraries, TV and film.
It is the combination of a desire to help young people combined with a passion for music that drew him to SupaJam.
Michael joins the SupaJam Advisory Board and as well as being involved in all aspects of SupaJam will be overseeing Safeguarding.