School Governors

The Mercian Trust

On 1st January 2018 Aldridge School joined The Mercian Trust.

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The structure of Governance at Aldridge School

In order to assist with the discharge their responsibilities, the Trustees have established LGBs for its Academies.  The role of the Local Governing Body includes:

  • day-to-day” oversight of running of the academies in terms of learning, standards, safety & wellbeing
  • carrying out the MAT’s vision policies & priorities
  • holding local academy leadership to account for academic performance, quality of care & provision
  • overseeing & monitoring the effectiveness of learning strategies
  • supporting the Board and its committees in relation to proper use of funds & delivering high quality educational provision
  • to advise and act as a critical friend to the Head Teacher and to advise the Board about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy
  • to represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community
  • to provide support to the Head Teacher in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaint procedures

The membership of each LGB shall be as set out in the LGB Terms of Reference approved by the Board from time to time. LGBs membership will include:

  • at least two parent members;
  • two staff members;
  • the relevant Principal/Headteacher;
  • up to four persons appointed by the Board of Trustees; and
  • [subject to Board approval,] up to three persons co-opted by members of the LGB.

The LGB meets four times a year.

The LGB has two sub committees, these are:

Provision – overseeing Personnel, Property, Health & Safety and Finance.

Outcomes – overseeing Curriculum & Development

The LGB also forms two adhoc committees when required these are

Discipline – overseeing pupil sanctions and exclusions

Pay – overseeing staff appraisal, pay and progression

Trust Board

Mr P Sturrock
Chair
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mr Will Hodson
Vice Chair
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mrs J Bonner
Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mrs M Crooks
Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mr K Davies
Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mr M Harland
​Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Miss R Hearsey
Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Mr K Hubery
Member
Date Appointed: 01/01/2018

Local Governing Body

Mr Will Hodson
Trust Appointed Governor
Chair
Date Appointed: 01/04/2016
Term of Office: 4 years

Mr Alex Lamb
Trust Appointed Governor
Director
Vice Chair
Date Appointed: 01/04/2016
Term of Office: 4 years

Cllr John Murray
Trust Appointed Governor
Date Appointed: 01/09/2018
Term of Office: 4 years

Mrs Dawn Walker
Trust Appointed Governor
Date Appointed: 27/09/2018
Term of Office: 4 years

Mr David Jones
Trust Appointed Governor
Date Appointed: 22/11/2018
Term of Office: 4 years

Dr Henry Slominski
Co-opted Governor
Date Appointed: 01/03/2015
Term of Office: 4 years

Mrs Melanie Davies
Co-opted Governor
Date Appointed: 03/02/2015
Term of Office: 4 years

Ms Heather Ford
Co-opted Governor
Date Appointed: 18/10/2018
Term of Office: 4 years

Mr Kevin Brevitt
Parent Governor
Date Appointed: 09/01/2015
Term of Office: 4 years

Mrs Elizabeth Marcano
Staff Governor
Date Appointed: 23/01/2015
Term of Office: 4 years

Mr Jamie Lowe
Staff Governor
Date Appointed: 16/11/2018
Term of Office: 4 years

Mr Ian Bryant
​Headteacher

The governing body can be contacted by emailing
governors@aldridgeschool.org or via the school address.