SPT Leadership/Admin

Guy Chappell

Executive Director


Guy has worked in both the commercial and private sector . He has twenty years’ experience of working within education strategic development, finance, capital and administration management.
Guy has a degree in Economics and Politics and a Masters in Education in Change Management within Education. Guy previously held the post of Director of Business and Enterprise at Penair School, has been the Head of Commissioning for Cornwall LA, the CEO of the SWGfL Trust, and Head of IT for Cornwall LEA. Guy has previous experience of working with and developing Multi-Academy Trusts, has been a Chair of Governors at two Primary Schools and a Special School and is currently the Chair of Trustees of a Children’s Charity and a Specialist Leader in Education. Guy is very committed to maximising the use of resources to deliver the best learning experiences for all children and young people in Cornwall.

Kat Rowe

ARB Lead Practitioner


Kat has worked in education for 12 years, initially as an English teacher, but spent the last 7 years working as a secondary Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo) and ARB Manager before moving into her current role with the trust. She gained a BA (First Class Honours) in English and Special Educational Needs through the Open University and a Masters degree with Distinction (MEd) specialising in SEND in 2011; her dissertation was focused on leadership and management of a new ARB build in the local area. Kat has represented Primary and Secondary ARBs in Cornwall for two years as part of the Cornwall Council Liaison group for Specialist Provision and has enjoyed the opportunity to further develop her strategic leadership skills. Having a son with significant needs, Kat brings a unique parental as well as professional understanding of the importance of providing quality education for young people with additional needs.

Tracey Allen

SPT Communications & Project Manager


Tracey has worked in a corporate business environment in London and Hertfordshire for over twenty years and has enjoyed a successful career working in Human Resources, Change Management, Project Management and Process Improvement roles. She became a graduate of the CIPD in 2000 and gained Green Belt Six Sigma certification in 2011. After relocating back to Cornwall, Tracey joined the SPT at its formation in 2016. She is currently a parent governor at Newquay Tretherras, where her son attends school. Tracey is committed to collaborative working between special and mainstream provision and believes that every child has the right to the best learning opportunities, talent and resources possible.

Special Partnership Trust,
c/o Pencalenick School,
St Clement, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TE
01872 520385 info@specialpartnership.org