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Mrs Claire Maclean  Executive Principal/CEO

Trust Board Directors Wanted

The central executive committee of the Tudor Grange Academy Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust Board (MATB), is looking to recruit new Directors. We are fortunate at present in having colleagues with skills in education, HR, the law, and business management but there is need for expertise in buildings and project management. If you possess these skills or any others and would be interested in playing a part in the development of a body that is instrumental in improving the life chances of the children in our schools please contact the MATB PA, Mrs Dot Green at or 01905 454627 ext. 4470.

Tudor Grange Academies Trust is a family of academies with a shared ethos, common values and collective goals. We are working together in a model of meaningful, focused collaboration to achieve excellence in our schools.

We are driven by four key values:

  • Our children will live ‘Happy, fulfilling lives’
  • Outstanding teaching and learning is our core focus
  • Outstanding Governance supports our schools
  • Leadership and professionalism drives continuous improvement

Our story so far…

Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull has always been a Beacon of excellence. Its focus on continuous improvement and belief that high quality teaching and learning is at the core of great schools has ensured that it has maintained its outstanding provision year on year.

Having secured outstanding provision for the students in their care, the Governors of Tudor Grange School, as it was, developed an ambition: every child deserves an outstanding education, not just the children within their school. They supported staff within Tudor Grange to engage fully in a wide range of national and international partnerships focussed on improving provision in schools. The Academies programme then provided an opportunity for them to sponsor a school in challenging circumstances, taking full responsibility for the quality of this provision and therefore potentially enabling them to realise their ambition.

In September 2009 Tudor Grange School, Solihull sponsored Tudor Grange Academy Worcester (TGAW). In November 2013 TGAW was graded ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness and ‘Outstanding’ for leadership and management and behaviour and safety; the school is now oversubscribed and the school of choice within its local community. This partnership provided a blueprint for Tudor Grange Academies Trust, (‘TGAT’ or the ‘Trust’), the Governors recognising how much Tudor Grange Academy Solihull had achieved but also learnt and benefitted through this process.

The success of the sponsorship of the Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester and the recognition of what school to school collaboration in a long lasting and hard relationship could achieve, gave rise to the vision for Tudor Grange Academies Trust: a group working together in a model of meaningful, focused collaboration to achieve excellence in their schools.

The Trust, as at April 2016, is a Trust of 6 schools: three secondary, one all through academy and two primary academies. The core vision of the Trust is to develop a Multi Academy Trust of six secondary schools, all within one hours travelling distance from Solihull, and groups of primary feeder schools around the secondaries which all exploit the benefits of a model for school to school partnership as in the model we have established through the relationship between Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James and Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull.

Our core values underpin the strategic vision for the Trust: we aim to be one of the top 3 performing MATs in the country. We understand that this is extremely difficult to measure and indeed that there is, as yet, no real consensus as to what a fair measurement looks like. However, we are confident that we know what is important and therefore a sharp focus on what we consider to be critical will ensure we become the provider of choice in the communities we serve:

‘Every child deserves an outstanding education.’

Our values inform key performance indicators; we constantly look at how close we are to achieving our vision. Maintaining a focus on what we consider to be important drives critical conversations, informed by the views of all our stakeholders and all the information we have about our schools. Restlessness characterises all our academies: we are not afraid to challenge complacency and weaknesses identified are seen as opportunities to improve, the energy and drive for the ceaseless journey comes from our key ambition: ‘Every child deserves an outstanding education.’

  • Mrs Claire Maclean Executive Principal / CEO
    Mrs Vivienne Stone-Fewings Executive Principal Primary
    Mr Christopher Key Executive Finance Officer
    Mrs Dot Green PA to Executive Principals and MATB
    Mr Jim Cook Executive Compliance Officer
    Miss Lorna Marson Executive Data Manager
    Mr James Mealings Executive Catering Operations Officer
    Mrs Michelle Plumtree Lead Finance Manager: Management Accounts
    Mrs Andrea McCann Lead Finance Manager: Treasury


    Mr Darren Turner Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
    Mrs Samantha Roach Tudor Grange Academy Worcester
    Mrs Jodie Bolter Tudor Grange Academy Redditch
    Mr Ian Harrison Tudor Grange Samworth Academy Leicester
    Mrs Anika Collins Tudor Grange Samworth Academy Leicester – Primary
    Miss Sarah Deakin Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James
    Mrs Paige Neale Tudor Grange Primary Academy Haselor
  • As a Trust we take 5.5% of GAG (General Annual Grant – main income to the school) for secondary and 4 % for primary, to fund central services to enable us to provide:

    • Educational support and challenge: central subject leads and shared curriculum and assessment resources, central specialist leaders of education, central data lead, central compliance and policies lead, central EVC lead, central behaviour SEND and safeguarding leads
    • Monthly Principal update and training and development meetings
    • Central EWO support
    • Central finance support and audit, strategic HR lead, policy writing
    • Access to Browne Jacobson quick call legal advisers; Trust membership of SSAT and FASNA
    • Catering support through an Executive Catering Operations Officer and access to Trust Pelican procurement
    • Insurance procured across MAT
    • Facilities management, health and safety services and capital works which qualify under safe, warm and dry strategic estates plan (The MAT receives a capital allocation to support the Estate of more than five schools)
    • Fully managed IT service and support
    • Central classroom, website design and implementation, graphic design and print service
    • Central management of uniform contract where the school adopts the Trust uniform
    • Access to the Teaching School Alliance core offer
    • One shared INSET day per year


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  • Directors

    Dr William Peter Rock (Diocese of Leicester appointed)
    • Appointed 03/09/2010
    Prof. John Michael Winterbottom
    • Appointed 03/09/2010
    Mr Ron Edwards
    • Appointed 11/12/2014
    Mr William George
    • Appointed 03/09/2010
    • Business Interests – Director of Gala Hospitality Ltd
    Mrs Alison Newman
    • Appointed 03/09/2010

    Mr Graham Pearce

    • Appointed 11/12/2014
    • Business Interests – Pearce Legal Limited


    Dr William Peter Rock
    Prof. John Michael Winterbottom
    Mr Robert Cooper
    Mrs Sarah Smith

    MATB Meeting Attendance 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015

    Dr William Peter Rock – Chair
    Possible Board Meetings 10
    Board Meetings Attended 10

    Prof John Michael Winterbottom – Vice Chair
    Possible Board Meetings 10
    Board Meetings Attended 8

    Mr William George
    Possible Board Meetings 10
    Board Meetings Attended 7

    Mrs Alison Newman
    Possible Board Meetings 10
    Board Meetings Attended 8

    Mr Ron Edwards
    Possible Board Meetings 7
    Board Meetings Attended 7

    Mr Graham Pearce
    Possible Board Meetings 7
    Board Meetings Attended 6

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Trust’s work.

    There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people (‘personal data’) continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the “subject” of the data – that is, the person whom the data is about.

    Under the Freedom of Information Act, Tudor Grange Academy Trust will publish all the documents which the Trust will make public as a matter of routine.

    If the information you are looking for is not available on our website, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, or by submitting a request on our contact page.

Proud TGA

Michelle Adey (Parent) 

“Both of my sons attend Tudor Grange Academy. I have seen first-hand how the Trust supports its Academies to constantly improve. My sons have enjoyed such a wide variety of experiences and a very personalised approach to their education and because of this they are achieving more than I could ever have imagined”.
Thank You