We are very sad to announce that on Friday 3 January, Alan Rodger, former governor and Chair at IVC and founding Trustee of MET, died peacefully at home. Alan served us for more than 25 years and was a devoted and wonderful advocate for our organisations. He was a deeply respected man whose impact was felt way beyond MET schools. He served wonderfully on Cambridgeshire’s Schools Forum, supported other schools’ governance and lobbied tirelessly for improvements to funding for our authority. He was also a formidable intellect who understood so well the challenges faced in our schools. He will very much be missed by us here at MET, within our schools and in the wider educational community.