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
  • Helen Georgiou - Trustee
  • Pat Hazlehurst - Trustee
  • Steve Johnson - Trustee
  • Megan Price - Trustee
  • Thomas Westley - Trustee
  • David Whatton - Trustee

In Attendance

  • Jo Higgins - Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of Meetings for 2020/21

  • Fri 16 October 2020
  • Fri 11 December 2020
  • Fri 5 February 2021
  • Fri 26 March 2021
  • Fri 9 July 2021

Business and Audit Committee - Dudley Academies Trust

Members

  • Peter Davies - Chair
  • Nigel Ford - Committee Member (Vice Chair)
  • Andy Comyn - Committee Member
  • Steve Johnson - Committee Member

In Attendance

  • Jo Higgins - Chief Executive
  • Chris Christoforou - Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
  • Central leadership team members as required
  • Internal and external audit providers as required

Schedule of Meetings

  • Wed 23 September 2020
  • Wed 2 December 2020
  • Wed 17 March 2021
  • Wed 23 June 2021

Educational Standards and Performance Committee - Dudley Academies Trust

Members

  • Lowell Williams - Chair
  • Helen Georgiou - Committee Member
  • Pat Hazlehurst - Committee Member

In Attendance

  • Jo Higgins - Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of Meetings

  • Mon 12 October 2020
  • Mon 15 March 2021
  • Mon 28 June 2021

Personnel, Performance and Pay Committee - Dudley Academies Trust

Members

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

In Attendance

  • Jo Higgins - Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of Meetings

  • Fri 25 September 2020
  • Tue 19 January 2021
  • Fri 11 June 2021

Local Advisory Committee - Blowers Green Primary

Shadow Committee pending approval by Trust Board

  • Steve Leggett - Chair
  • Pat Hazlehurst - Committee Member
  • Kristian Cooksey - Staff Member
  • Lucy Williams - Staff Member
  • Surinder Sehmbi - Principal

In Attendance

  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of Meetings

  • Thu 8 October 2020
  • Thu 26 November 2020
  • Thu 28 January 2021
  • Thu 18 March 2021
  • Thu 24 June 2021

Minutes of Meetings

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

Contact

Should you have any queries regarding governance of our Trust, please contact: