Governors

Queen Mary’s Grammar School Governing Body

The school is part of the Mercian Trust, a multi-academy trust, which was incorporated on 1 January 2018. Prior to that date the school had a full governing body and the details of the Local Governing Board below were the relevant Governors until the 31 December 2017, unless appointed subsequently.

Following the formation of the Mercian Trust, the governing body converted to a Local Governing Board, which is legally a committee of the Mercian Trust Board. The details below are of the Members of the Mercian Trust, the details of the Mercian Trustees and of the Local Governing Board. The attendances are for the last academic year, and the details of the resignations are those that occurred in the last 12 months. The Local Governing Board has no additional committees except for Admissions, Staffing, Pupil Discipline, Pay, Head’s review and Complaints, and these are convened when required.

Details of Members of the Mercian Trust (from 1 January 2018)

Name Appointment Date Relevant Business Interest Governor roles elsewhere
Queen Mary’s Schools’ Foundation 1.1.18    
John Nicholas Punch (Chair) 1.1.18 Chairman of PTP Training Ltd None
Vivian Margaret Fairbank 1.1.18 None None
The Vine Trust 1.1.18    
Brian Powell 1.1.18 None None

Details of the Mercian Trust Trustees (from 1 January 2018)

Name Appointment Date Business Interest Governor roles elsewhere
Philip James Sturrock 1.1.18 Director, Pancathay Consulting Ltd Trustee, Queen Mary’s Schools’ Foundation; Member of Council, University College, London.
Melanie Jane Crooks 1.1.18 Director of Finance for Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance Birmingham Diocesan Academies Trust
Jane Bonner 1.1.18 None None
Rebecca Elizabeth Hearsey 1.1.18 None Queen Mary’s High School (Local board); Trustee Queen Mary’s Schools’ Foundation.
William Robert Hodson 1.1.18 Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd Aldridge School (local board)
Kevin Hubery 1.1.18 None Shire Oak Academy (local board); Leighswood School.
Kevin Davis 1.1.18 Director Performance Through People Ltd; The Vine Trust and associated companies Walsall Studio School (local board)
Mark Harland 1.1.18 Trustee of Vine Trust Group. None

Details of the Local Governing Board

Name Appointment Date Term of office expires Category Relevant Business Interests Governor roles elsewhere Attendance 2018-19
Paul Lee (Chair) 1.1.18 31.12.22 Foundation None None 7/7
Timothy Lawrence (Vice Chair) 1.1.18 31.12.22 Foundation None None 8/8
Ashvin Patel 1.1.18 31.12.22 Foundation Director Walsall Financial Services Ltd King Edward VI school, Handsworth 5/5
Richard James Langton Headmaster N/A Ex officio None None N/A
Alex Hudson 23.9.19 22.9.23 Staff None None 5/5
Sarah Swain 26.9.19 25.9.23 Staff None None N/A
Neil Moseley 1.1.18 31.12.22 Foundation None None 3/5
Karen Arleene Reid 12.3.19 11.3.23 Foundation None None 4/5
Jaswinder Dhillon 1.1.18 31.12.22 Foundation None Walsall College 3/5
Richard Kirk 11.12.15 10.12.19 Parent None None 3/6
Hamel Patel 21.3.18 20.3.22 Parent None Blackwood School, Streetly 5/5
James Picken 23.9.19 22.9.23 Foundation None None N/A
Daniel Hunt 23.9.19 22.9.23 Foundation None None N/A
Lee Roberts 23.9.19 22.9.23 Foundation None None N/A
Sundeep Grewal 23.9.19 22.9.23 Foundation None Park Hall School N/A

Governor resignations

John Lindsay Wood (Deputy Chair)

Resigned 7 February 2017

James Stuart William Wolffsohn

Term of office expired 31 August 2017 (and did not stand again)

Melanie Jane Crooks

Term of office expired 31 August 2017 (and did not stand again)

Jonathan Mark Pepper

Resigned 26 September 2017

Kevin Parker

Resigned on the creation of the Mercian Trust 1.1.18

Philip James Sturrock

Resigned on the creation of the Mercian Trust 1.1.18

Jane Bonner

Resigned on the creation of the Mercian Trust 1.1.18

Tina Smith

Resigned 23.9.19

John Vallance

Resigned 23.9.19

Alex Hudson

Term of Office expired 31.8.19. Re-elected 23.9.19