Barnaby Lenon was educated at Eltham College and Oxford University. He taught at Sherborne School, Eton for 12 years, was deputy head of Highgate School, head master of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow (12 years). He has been a governor of fourteen schools. He is chairman of governors of the London Academy of Excellence, a free school which opened in 2012 in Newham, east London. He is chairman of the Independent Schools’ Council, founder of the Centre for Social Mobility at the think-tank Policy Exchange, a trustee of the Yellow Submarine charity and a board member of Ofqual.
Tim was audit partner to leading schools in the UK over the 12 years to 2013 and has acted for schools of all sizes and types, including many of the UK’s very top schools. Tim graduated in economics and accounting from Bristol University and joined Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in 1980. He won a top prize in his part 1 institute exams and in 1992 became C&L’s youngest UK partner. Tim moved to Crowe Clark Whitehill in 2001 in order to work full-time with schools and charities. He set up Baines Cutler Solutions Ltd in June 2013.
Tim is a well-known speaker and commentator on sector issues and has worked on numerous research surveys including the Independent Schools’ Financial Benchmarking Survey; Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey; Fundraising and Development in UK schools; Head Teacher Activity and Time Survey and was the author of much of the fee affordability research referred to in the ISC’s affordability letter to schools in September 2015. In 2016 BCS launched a new “fee affordability and parental time survey” service, helping schools to understand the earnings and time/ workload profiles of their parental body.