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Governance

DUDLEY ACADEMIES TRUST GOVERNANCE

At Dudley Academies Trust we have a highly committed board of trustees and local advisory committees who are all passionate about improving the educational outcomes for young people in Dudley.  The Trust, under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider, has a broad strategic vision to drive future success.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, the board of trustees, or directors, have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the Trust, including the running of the academies maintained by the Trust.

In order to support the effective operation of the Trust and the Academies, the Board has established a number of committees to which it has delegated certain of its powers and functions. These committees are detailed below.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – DUDLEY ACADEMIES TRUST

Trustees

  • Lowell Williams, Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Andy Comyn, Trustee
  • Martin Dudley, Trustee
  • Nigel Ford, Trustee
  • Steve Johnson, Trustee
  • Megan Price, Trustee
  • Thomas Westley, Trustee
  • David Whatton, Trustee
  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive (in attendance)

Schedule of meetings

Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 13th December 2019

Friday 7th February 2020

Friday 27th March 2020 (Strategic Planning Day)

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Friday 10th July 2020

 

BUSINESS & AUDIT COMMITTEE – DUDLEY ACADEMIES TRUST

Committee members

  • Andy Comyn, Committee Member
  • Peter Davies, Chair
  • Nigel Ford, Committee Member (Vice Chair)
  • Steve Johnson, Committee Member
  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive (in attendance)

Schedule of meetings

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE AND PAY COMMITTEE – DUDLEY ACADEMIES TRUST

Committee members

  • Lowell Williams, Chair
  • Andy Comyn, Committee Member
  • Martin Dudley, Committee Member
  • Megan Price, Committee Member

Schedule of meetings

Friday 11th October 2019

Friday 6th June 2020

 

LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE - BEACON HILL ACADEMY

  • David Whatton, Chair
  • Carol Bate, Committee member
  • Claire Gallagher, Vice Chair 
  • Alison Durnall, Staff Member
  • Parent Member – to be confirmed
  • Michael Emery, Committee Member
  • Ian Mander, Committee Member
  • Claire Millard, Committee Member
  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive (in attendance)
  • Academy Principal (in attendance)

Schedule of meetings

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

 

Minutes of meetings

Minutes of all meetings will be made available upon approval by the relevant Committee.  

Should you have any queries regarding governance of our Trust, please contact Gill Darwood, Senior Officer – Corporate Governance via gill.darwood@dudleycol.ac.uk