Brian Underwood

Brian has 4 children and 4 of his grandchildren attended St. Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy. Brian always took an interest in his children’s education and therefore joined the PTA and was Chair of that organisation before becoming a School Governor. Brian soon became Chair of the Governing Body, a position he held for many years taking the school through several Ofsted inspections. Having served for so long at St Peter’s Brian had little hesitation in agreeing to become a Foundation Director of the new CMAT and is now in his 5th year. Brian brings a wealth of experience of working in the education system and we’re delighted these acquired talents have been put to good use in our CMAT.  

Brian comments “I enjoy being part of a large organisation that can utilise the talents of not only its Foundation Directors but also all the brilliant and experienced staff we have so that we can together support any struggling schools and celebrate the many successes we have achieved. The Board is important to meet its responsibilities in ensuring clarity of vision, Catholic ethos and strategic direction within a controlled financial budget. This will then ensure all our students get the best education possible.”

Brian feels his faith is so important in his role as a Foundation Director of the CMAT; trying to bring Jesus into the education of the students. Brian states, “Knowing that God loves me and has a plan for me anchors my whole life. This sense of being and belonging permeates my voluntary work as a Street and School Pastor and enables me to provide care and support, particularly to young people, to help them fulfil their potential and hopefully experience God’s love through me. As a Psychotherapist, I feel that I am able to help young people and adults battle through major traumas and issues in their life and find the answers and healing to change. I love the close relationships with my wife and extended family.”