Truda White - CEO
was a secondary Headteacher for 16 years, the last 12 in Islington where under her
leadership Highbury Grove School was judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding.
As a result of the significant financial support from the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust
, the school was able, over a number of years, to develop the music curriculum.
In 2012 every student, as they joined the school, received a classical instrument and weekly tuition.
The scheme is now known as the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme.
In addition to being a very experienced secondary Head Truda has been a school governor for over 20 years in both the Primary and Secondary sector.
She is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the Outward Bound Trust.
In 2013 Truda
was nominated for a second time for the Women of the Year Lunch for her
commitment to music, which resulted in the setting up of the MiSST
was also given the Freedom of the Borough for her
role in transforming education within the school and her
contribution to the Borough of Islington.
As CEO of the MiSST Truda
is responsible for the strategic direction of the charity and ensuring that the MiSST schools
have the resources and support to deliver the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme.
also works closely with the Trusts and Foundations
who support the charity financially as well as the Institute of Education
who will be undertaking a 10-year longitudinal study into the impact of students participating in music.