The Trustees are the Directors of the Multi Academy. They have a collectively responsibility to:
The Board of Trustees is responsible for all the Academies in the MAT. It exercises its role by delegating some functions to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy through an agreed Scheme of Delegation.
There will be eleven Trustees. Nine have been so far been appointed and there are currently two vacancies.
The Custodians of the Trust are officially known as the Members. They function in much the same way as shareholders of a company. Membership is shared by the Queen Mary’s Foundation and the Vine Trust Group, Walsall. The Queen Mary’s Foundation is a Corporate Member and appoints two further Members. The Vine Trust Group is a Corporate Member and appoints one further Member.
Together, they are responsible for:
John Punch is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the Director and Proprietor of a local building and surveying company and has wide experience in the education sector.
Vivian Fairbank is a former Chair of Governors and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Queen Mary’s Foundation. She is an advocate for gender equality and is Secretary of the local branch of Soroptimist International. She is also Vice Chair of the local National Trust Association.
John Vallance is a retired teacher. He is interested in local history and maintains the Archive Collection for one of the Trust schools. His work with young people includes a role as Group Bosun for a local branch of the Sea Scouts. He is also a Royal Yachting Association Instructor.
Brian Powell has experience as a Sales and Marketing Director. He also works in the Voluntary Sector in a number of roles: he is Chair of Governors at a local Special School and a Trustee of a Women’s Sanctuary, Global Outreach. He is Chair of Bentley beginnings Family centre.
David Lomax is a former Assistant Headteacher with experience in Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). He has served as a Governor and has been involved in setting up Free Schools.