We take governance very seriously – we believe strong governance is the mechanism by which we are held to account by the most important people – the pupils, parents and communities served by our academies. You can read more about our approach to governance in our

scheme of delegation

Our Members, Trustees and local Governors are committed to #transforminglives. They give of their time and energy to oversee our work and take on a lot of responsibility.

We are always looking for others who may be interested in joining our governance – our mission will only be enhanced if we have more people involved in our governance from a wider variety of professional, social and cultural backgrounds. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.


NameDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate Stepped DownDeclarations of Interests
Patricia Mary Beanland1 June 2016--Chair of Governors at Moseley Secondary School since 2008
Bernard Dickenson21 November 2016---
Matthew McDonagh18 January 2018--Employee at Kier Construction since 2018; Director at MMcD Construction Ltd (construction consultancy) since 2016
Gurpreet Bhatia DL24 August 2020--Partner at Harbans Singh & Co since 1995; Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands since 2017; Advisory/Trustee roles: Centre for Sikh and Punjab Studies (2019), Sant Nirankari Mission (2014), Legacy West Midlands (2017), Your Trust Charity (Sandwell and Birmingham NHS Trust) (2018), Sandwell Business Ambassadors (2020)
Tracy Campbell24 August 2020--Headteacher, Executive Headteacher and Trustee at Plantsbrook Learning Trust since 2014
Carl Edwards3 January 201918 months27 July 2020Owner at Executive Business Management Ltd (Management Consultancy) since 2003
Michael A Edwards18 February 201911 months3 January 2020Trustee at King Edward 6th Grammar School since 2019


NameDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate Stepped DownTerm ExpiresAppointed byDeclarations of InterestsBoard Meetings AttendedPossible Board Meetings (2019-20)
Bernard Dickenson14 Nov 20164 years-14 Nov 2020Member Appointed-56
Patricia Mary Beanland22 Nov 20164 years-22 Nov 2020Member AppointedChair of Governors at Moseley Secondary School since 200836
David Trotman21 Mar 20174 years-23 Mar 2021Co-opted by BoardWife (Sue Trotman) is an independent consultant in PE and dance education since 201756
Margaret Wilson22 Feb 20184 years-22 Feb 2022Member AppointedNon-executive director at Pearson Education Ltd; Board member at Anglia Ruskin University; Director at Thrive Academy Trust since 2018; Exec Head/Governor at James Hornsby School since 2012; Deputy Lieutenant of Essex since 201856
Phillip Milligan1 Mar 20184 years-1 Mar 2022Co-opted by Board66
Tom Clark CBE1 Nov 20184 years-1 Nov 2022Member AppointedChair of Advisory Board at GovNet since 2016; Trustee at Foundation for Leadership in Education since 201766
Simon Jones14 Feb 20194 years-14 Feb 2023Member AppointedEmployee at Warwick Independent Schools Foundation since 201136
Alistair Milne19 Aug 20194 years-19 Aug 2023Member AppointedFounder and Director at Transformation through People since 2018; Consultant at LIBF since 2019; Trustee at Kenilworth MAT since 202066
Richard Elms16 March 20204 years-16 March 2024Member AppointedWife (Samantha Elms) employed part-time by Academy Transformation Trust since 201922
Michaela Jackson30 March 20204 years-30 March 2024Member Appointed12
Richard Priestley6 May 20204 years-6 May 2024Co-opted by BoardEmployee at Regen Holdings Ltd since 2017; Employee and statutory director at Axil Integrated Services Ltd and Regen Devco Ltd since 201811
Bernard Cook26 Jul 201727 months16 October 2019-26 Jul 2021Member AppointedDirector at Frost’s Garden Centre Ltd; Chairman/advisor/shareholder at Shipton and Co; Director at Dartmouth Land Co. (Management Ltd); Partner at The Smithy Partnership01
Neil Lucas15 Feb 201821 months4 December 201915 Feb 2022Member Appointed-12

Sub Committees

Audit and Risk CommitteeChairSimon Jones
MemberDave Trotman and Phillip Milligan
Finance and Resources CommitteeChairRichard Priestley
MemberMichaela Jackson and Richard Elms
Pay and People Performance CommitteeChairPhillip Milligan
MemberAlistair Milne and Bernard Dickenson
Standards and Outcomes CommitteeChairPatricia Beanland
MemberMargaret Wilson, Tom Clark, Richard Elms and Michaela Jackson

Local Academy Committees

Please visit academy websites for details of governor attendance and more information about the work of our Local Academy Committees.

Beck Row Primary AcademyChairLloyd Hughes
Vice ChairSarah Stevens
Bristnall Hall AcademyChairSara Burroughs
Vice ChairDavid Hubbard
Caldmore Primary AcademyChairAdele Fanshawe
Vice Chair
Great Heath AcademyChairLloyd Hughes
Vice ChairSarah Stevens
Iceni AcademyChairRob Muir
Vice ChairSeth Charlesworth
Jubilee Academy MossleyChairCath Boneham
Vice ChairGary Smith
Kingsmoor AcademyChairPatrick Toal
Vice ChairMelanie Scull
Mark Hall AcademyChairIan Beckett
Vice ChairKerry Vidler
Mildenhall College AcademyChairIan Gray
Vice ChairRev. George Samiec
North Walsall Primary AcademyChairHusna Begum
Vice Chair
Phoenix AcademyChairPat Hunt
Vice ChairDavid Brownsword
Pool Hayes AcademyChairJacqueline Thompson
Vice ChairLynne Williams
Ravens AcademyChairMaria Sampson
Vice Chair
Star Academy SandyfordChairSue Finney
Vice ChairFather Chris Routledge
Sun Academy BradwellChairSue Finney
Vice ChairFather Chris Routledge
Sutton Community AcademyChairPeter Crowe
Vice Chair
The Dukeries AcademyChairGill Empson
Vice ChairMargaret Staples
The Hathaway AcademyChairStephen Sweeting
Vice ChairNick Trencher
The Nicholas Hamond AcademyChairBrian Armitage
Vice Chair
The Queen Elizabeth AcademyChairAnn Webb
Vice ChairTed Walker
Westbourne AcademyChairCaroline Rayner
Vice ChairMichelle Taylor
ATT Further EducationChairMartin Rigley MBE
Vice ChairPeter Edwards

Accounting Officer

Debbie Clinton, Appointed 13/9/18,  Declarations of Interests –  Education Advisory Board Member for GovNet (events management company) August 2015.