Our Trustees

Sue Windle

Chair of Trustees

(Quality Improvement Committee)

Sue is the Chair of Trustees and was, until her retirement in 2008, a Quality Manager at Chesterfield College where she started working as a part-time lecturer in 1980. In that role she has been involved with Landmarks since 1997 and was very pleased on her retirement to be invited to become a Trustee and was Vice-Chair 2009 – 2014, becoming Chair of the Trustees in 2015. Sue lives in North Derbyshire with her husband, they have three grown up children and two grandchildren.

 Kim Kirk

Vice Chair of Trustees

(Health and Safety Forum)

Kim joined the board of Trustees in April 2014 and is a qualified solicitor with 2 years post qualification experience.  Kim works as an assistant solicitor specialising in private client work at a solicitors practice in Derby. She lives in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and spends much of her spare time with her horse Charlie.

John Spooner

Joined the board of Trustees in 2005.  John was a teacher for 32 years, in both secondary and primary, retiring from full time teaching as a Deputy Head in 2001.  He continues in education in the role of a supply teacher.  John’s main hobby is being a member of a local brass band.

Paul Battiste

Paul B

(Staff Council)

Paul worked for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Youth Service as leader for over 20 years and during that period he developed an interested in Autism and was fortunate to be offered a position within a local Autism Charity (NORSACA) as an Assistant Tutor. During this time Paul worked in all aspects of care and support including both residential and outreach support.

In 2001 Paul moved to Spain to set up a service offering respite care but had to return to the UK due to health reasons. Upon his return Paul got involved with the National Autistic Society and served as Trustee and National councilor, being involved in numerous campaigns. Paul also developed an eight bed autism specific residential home, which was opened in 2006 and continues to be successfully providing consistent residential support for people and young adults with Autism.

Paul is committed to the role of Trustee and works alongside the Board and College leaders to ensure Landmarks provides high quality education, care and support in a safe and successful environment.

Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards

(Safeguarding and Prevent)

Sally is a lead Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  She has almost 30 years experience working with both children and adults with communication needs; including specific language disorder, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum.  Her current post is managing the two service level agreements which provide the SLT service into two specialist colleges.  Sally manages the SLT staff and carries a clinical caseload in both colleges. Sally is passionate about her profession and providing people with a means of communication and a voice.




Christine O’Neil

Chris worked at Portland College in Nottinghamshire for almost thirty years in the finance department as college cashier with a special responsibility for student finances and benefit advisor.  Prior to that worked at TBS bank and Magistrates court (finance).

Acted as a school governor for many years in Derbyshire to two schools one main stream and the other a residential special school.
Retired in 2015 Chris lives in Chesterfield with her husband and has one son and one grandson.
Hobbies include watching football and is a season ticket holder with Chesterfield Football Club.






Educational Consultant to the board

Chris Pickup

Chris has many years proven experience in all aspects of developing quality education provision for learners with learning difficulty and/or disabilities across the sector, both in day and residential provision. Chris has extensive experience working within a range of GFE, Adult & Community, ISC’s and LA’s. I also have twenty years experience as an additional inspector in SEN/LLDD and experience of being inspected!

Trustee Minutes

As part of our commitment to openness and transparency, we routinely publish the minutes of the Trustees’ meetings.

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