George Richardson, MBE
I was born in Huddersfield and attended Almondbury Grammar School before going on to study at Huddersfield Technical College, which has now become Huddersfield University. I first stood as the local councillor for the area of Rastrick in 1995 and in 1997 was elected as the Vice Chair of Education within Calderdale. From there I was elected to serve on the Governing Body at Calderdale College and after two years I became Chair, where I remained in post for the next decade. I applied to sit on the Regional Board of the Association of Colleges, and became Chair within twelve months. I was then elected as Calderdale Colleges’ representative Governor at Trinity Academy Halifax and I now sit on all of the separate committees within the academy. I was awarded with an MBE for services to further education and I have a great affinity to education. I love to see children and young people succeeding and having seen the transformation in the provision of education within the area of north Halifax, it is literally a dream come true that Trinity Academy has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgement by Ofsted inspectors after just three years and that the academy now serves the whole community within the local area. I am also a governor at Old Earth Primary school in Elland, Brighouse High School, Woodhouse Primary School and I currently live in Rastrick.