Mr Brian Sandford
Brian Sandford has an honours degree in geography from the University of Wales and trained as a teacher at the University of Birmingham. He taught for 10 years at a comprehensive school in Gloucestershire and while there he completed a Professional Studies Certificate in Education and Open University Diploma in Education and Management.
Brian served for five years as the Deputy Head of a Northamptonshire comprehensive School before moving to Southend to become the headteacher of one of its newest schools, a post he held for 16 years before retiring. Subsequently he joined one of the oldest of the City of London livery companies as their Education Director, a post he held for 10 years.
Upon retirement, Brian became Freeman of the Company and also of the City of London. He has been involved with local junior schools as a governor for 15 years, 11 of them as Chair of the governing body.