The Denbigh Alliance Trust has announced with much sadness the death of its CEO, Andy Squires who passed away peacefully at Willen Hospice on Saturday 8th January 2022 following a short illness, aged 51.
Andrea Frame, Head of Denbigh School commented ‘Andy Squires gave almost 20 years of dedicated service to the Denbigh Community and as a leader in the wider Milton Keynes Education community. In his roles of Deputy Head, then Headteacher of Denbigh School and latterly as CEO of the Denbigh Alliance Trust, Andy had a positive impact on thousands of students’ lives. He worked tirelessly to provide the highest quality of education, care and opportunity to every one of those students.’
Throughout his time in Milton Keynes, Andy was instrumental in the creation of the Denbigh Alliance Multi Academy Trust, The Tommy Flowers SCIIT, The Enigma Maths Hub, The Computing Hub, the Denbigh Teaching School Alliance and the creation of the Watling Academy. Ian Bacon, Head of Watling Academy said ‘all these initiatives were a product of Andy’s vision and desire to bring the best of education to Milton Keynes’.
Andy and his uncompromising and principled approach to education has been the driving force behind the Denbigh community for many years and he will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him. His charismatic nature ensured that Andy made friends wherever he went, and all in the Denbigh Alliance community are truly grateful to have had the honour of working with him and for him.
John Cove, Chair of the Denbigh Alliance said: ‘The Denbigh Alliance Trust is committed to continuing Andy’s legacy of providing the highest quality of education, care and opportunity for all students within the Trust and the wider Milton Keynes community. Those at the Trust will always remember the impact and difference that Andy made to everyone he worked with’.
At the request of Andy’s family, the Trust has set up an online Tribute page for people to leave messages of condolence and a process for collecting donations for Willen Hospice and the Neuroscience Unit at John Radcliffe Hospital via https://andysquires.muchloved.com/
A link to the Tribute page will be available via the Denbigh Alliance and School websites.