Trustees

Term of office: 12-Nov-2012 – 12-Nov-2022

Appointed by: Members


Peter began his association with Tudor Grange in 1978 as a parent governor. He was then appointed to be a Local Authority governor and later elected Chairman of the Tudor Grange School governing body. He has worked alongside four Headteachers and with Mrs Bexon-Smith he planned and executed the move to academisation, which led directly to the establishment of a sixth form at Tudor Grange School. The original Trust has developed and grown into a Multi-Academy Trust, of which Peter is currently Chairman. There are now ten schools in the group and the Tudor Grange Academies Trust is one of the top eleven Trusts in the country according to recent Ofsted figures. Peter has been awarded an MBE for services to education.

Prior to retirement, Peter was a senior academic at the University of Birmingham and an NHS Consultant Dental Surgeon.

Term of office: 12-Nov-2012 – 31-Aug-2024

Appointed by: Members


Mike has been a Governor at Tudor Grange for over 35 years, first at Solihull and currently, Vice Chairman and a Founder Director of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust. Mike has vast experience and knowledge of schools within the Trust, their educational aspirations and ethos.

He is an Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University, where he was a member of academic staff for forty years. He has a background of teaching and research and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. In addition to his chemical qualifications, Mike had very close industrial links.

Mike has three children, all of whom were educated at Tudor Grange School Solihull.

Term of office: 11-Dec-2012 – 9-Dec-2024

Appointed by: Members


William has been involved with Tudor Grange School for over twenty-five years in the capacity as parent, parent governor and as a founder Director of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust. William has extensive knowledge of the school’s educational principles and ethos.

William is and has been a company Director for over forty years. He has been involved in a number of companies ranging from sales, marketing and corporate hospitality. William’s business knowledge and experience is invaluable in raising the Trust’s awareness of their commercial responsibilities in the challenging world of educational finance.

Term of office: 11-Dec-2014 – 9-Dec-2024

Appointed by: Members


Graham has lived most of his life in Solihull and attended Tudor Grange Grammar School.

He runs his own legal practise in Solihull and was also a church pastor for many years. He regularly undertakes Christian charitable work in Africa

Graham is married with four children and five grandchildren.

He enjoys bringing contribution and challenge to governors and staff with a touch of humour.

Term of office: 20-Sep-2017 – 20-Sep-2022

Appointed by: Members


Jennifer began her educational career in Warwickshire as a teacher of Geography and Business Studies. She moved on to become Head of Department and Head of Faculty before taking an advisor post in the London Borough of Redbridge. In the early 1990’s she became Deputy Head at Tudor Grange in Solihull where she was promoted to headteacher in 2002. Tudor Grange became one of the highest performing secondary schools in the country and became one of the first school sponsors in 2009 when they sponsored Elgar School to become Tudor Grange Academy Worcester. When she left her position as CEO for the Tudor Grange Multi Academy Trust in August 2014 the trust was responsible for three secondary schools and two primaries. In September 2014 Jennifer became one of the first Regional Schools Commissioners taking responsibility for the East Midlands and Humberside Region. She retired from full time education in April 2017 and has recently returned to her roots by becoming a Director of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust.

Term of office: 18-Sep-2019 – 17-Sep-2023

Appointed by: Members


After an initial period of teaching in Liverpool and Solihull, Peter left the UK to spend 10 years working in British International Schools gaining his first Headship at The British International School of Jeddah. He returned to the UK in 1992 as a teacher of Science. Peter became Deputy Headteacher of Small Heath School and Sixth Form Centre in 1995 and Headship followed in 2001. Peter left Small Heath School in 2014 to become Director of Access at The Schools of King Edward V1 Birmingham and to start his own consultancy company. During Peter’s tenure at Small Heath, the school was awarded five consecutive ‘ outstanding ‘ judgments by Ofsted. He became a National Leader of Education when the initiative first began in 2008. Peter retired in 2017.

Term of office: 5-Nov-2019 – 4-Nov-2023

Appointed by: Members


Jane has been a school governor in Redditch for 10 years. Following a career in marketing she wanted to ‘put something back’ and became a governor at the Redditch further education college in 2007.

She also wanted to make a positive contribution to her local community and serves as a Worcestershire County Councillor where she sits on the Corporate Parenting Board and Children and Families Overview Scrutiny Panel. Her particular interest is to secure an excellent education for young people and this has also led her to take on further school governor roles. She is currently Chair of Governors at Tudor Grange Redditch and Meon Vale Stratford.

She is a member of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and her hobbies include walking, gardening and watercolour painting.

Term of office: 10-Dec-2020 – 9-Dec-2024

Appointed by: Members


Neil has been a governor at Yew Tree Solihull for some 20+ years and served in most capacities on that Local Governing Board. His involvement with the school started when his daughter attended and he has been privileged to watch the school grow since then. Joining Tudor Grange Trust seemed a natural progression and the Trust has certainly given Yew Tree school a boost in support to help them achieve even greater things. By profession he works for HM Revenue & Customs as a Tax Inspector therefore public service has been key for him since joining them in 1984. He has been Chair of Governors at Yew Tree Solihull since 1 September 2018. Hobbies include running half marathons and films.

Term of office: 10-Dec-2020 – 9-Dec-2024

Appointed by: Members


Lucy is currently Chair of Governors at Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James.

Lucy attended Birmingham University in 1978 and has lived in the local area for the past 17 years. Lucy has run her own dental practice for 25 years, as well as being a partner in two orthodontic practices. Lucy is married to an orthodontist and has 2 adult children and 1 grandchild. Lucy is passionate about the importance of a good and well-rounded education and believes it should give each child the opportunity to move into adulthood with every chance of a successful and fulfilling life.

Members

Date appointed: 3-Sep-2010


Peter began his association with Tudor Grange in 1978 as a parent governor. He was then appointed to be a Local Authority governor and later elected Chairman of the Tudor Grange School governing body. He has worked alongside four Headteachers and with Mrs Bexon-Smith he planned and executed the move to academisation, which led directly to the establishment of a sixth form at Tudor Grange School. The original Trust has developed and grown into a Multi-Academy Trust, of which Peter is currently Chairman. There are now ten schools in the group and the Tudor Grange Academies Trust is one of the top eleven Trusts in the country according to recent Ofsted figures. Peter has been awarded an MBE for services to education.

Prior to retirement, Peter was a senior academic at the University of Birmingham and an NHS Consultant Dental Surgeon.

Date appointed: 3-Sep-2010


Mike has been a Governor at Tudor Grange for over 35 years, first at Solihull and currently, Vice Chairman and a Founder Director of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust. Mike has vast experience and knowledge of schools within the Trust, their educational aspirations and ethos.

He is an Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University, where he was a member of academic staff for forty years. He has a background of teaching and research and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. In addition to his chemical qualifications, Mike had very close industrial links.

Mike has three children, all of whom were educated at Tudor Grange School Solihull.

Date appointed: 7-Dec-2016


Sarah is currently Birmingham Diocesan Director of Education. Prior to joining the diocese in February 2015 she was Executive Head Teacher of St John’s CE Primary School in Sparkhill, which she led through two outstanding inspections. A National Leader of Education, she has been involved in supporting schools on their journey of school improvement, and served as Chair of Birmingham Local Authority Primary Forum and a member of Birmingham Schools Forum. She was instrumental in setting up the Birmingham Education Partnership with its vision of Head Teachers from all types of schools collaborating on leadership of education in the city.

Date appointed: 2-May-2019


Robert qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973 at which time he was working in London for a small accountancy practice, which subsequently merged into Binder Hamlyn.   Upon qualification Robert moved to Dorset to join the Rob Walker Motor Group (part of a newly listed PLC).   When the Group was sold in 1977, Robert moved to the Midlands and joined what is now HM Revenue and Customs, dealing with investigations into various forms of tax evasion and avoidance.   Robert retired from HMRC in March 2014, he is married with a daughter and a one-year-old granddaughter.

Date appointed: 7-Dec-2016


I have been a Councillor with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council serving the St Alphege Ward since 1994. My current role within the Council’s structure is that of Chairman of the Resources and Delivering Value Scrutiny Board.

In my professional life I was a teacher employed by the City of Birmingham and for twelve years I was a member of the Governing Body at Tudor Grange School, Solihull. I have followed with interest the development of Tudor Grange Academies and I have been very impressed with the vision and hard work which supports its success.

Register of Business (or Pecuniary) Interests

Name of GovernorName of BusinessNature of InterestDate of AppointmentRelationship with school, staff, including spouses, partners and relativesDate of entry
Dr W P Rocknilniln/an/a18/09/2019
Prof. M Winterbottomnilniln/an/a18/09/2019
Mr W Georgenilniln/an/a18/09/2019
Mr G PearcenilNilniln/a18/09/2019
Mr R EdwardsnilNilniln/a18/09/2019
Mrs J Bexon-SmithJJ ExecarPrivate car hire: DirectorSeptember 2018n/a18/09/2019
Mr P SloughNilNilSeptember 2019n/a10/01/2020
Mrs L Campbell nil Nil nil n/a 12/05/2021
Mr N Rollason nil Nil nil n/a 13/05/2021

Directors who have left over the past 12 months

Full NameRoleDate appointedDate resigned
Mr Ronald EdwardsTrustee11/12/201429/06/2021
Mr Jamie TurnerTrustee20/09/201723/10/2020
Trust BoardEducation Performance CommitteeFinance and Personnel CommitteeOperations CommitteeAudit and Risk CommitteeTotal AttendedMaximum attendance
Mrs J Bexon-Smith
(JBS)
11 / 136 / 6n/an/an/a1719
Mrs L Campbell
(LC)
8 / 82 / 2n/an/a2/21212
Mr R Edwards
(RE)
7 / 112 / 5n/an/an/a916
(resigned 29.6.21)
Mr W George
(WG)
11 / 13n/a6 / 67 / 7n/a2426
Mr G Pearce
(GP)
12 / 13n/a6 / 62 / 2n/a2021
Mrs J Potter
(JP)
13 / 13n/a5 / 6n/an/a1819
Dr W P Rock
(PR), Chair
13 / 13n/an/a7 / 7n/a2020
Mr N Rollason
(NR)
8 / 8n/a4 / 4n/a2/21414
Mr P Slough
(PS)
11 / 134 / 6n/a4 / 7n/a1926
Prof J M Winterbottom
(MW)
10 / 136 / 6n/a7 / 7n/a2326
Mr J Turner
(JT)
1 / 3n/an/a0 / 1n/a14
(resigned 23.10.20)
PRMWREWGPSGPJBSJPJT
18/09/2019111011101
16/10/2019111110101
05/11/2019111101101
12/12/2019111111111
22/01/2020111111110
04/03/2020110101010
18/05/2020110101110
03/06/2020111111111
10/06/2020111111111
24/06/2020111111111
15/07/2020111101111
19/08/2020111111110
26/08/2020111001111
Total number of meetings 131313111181212109
PRMWREWGGPJBSPMJTAN
20/09/2018110111001
17/10/2018101101111
07/11/2018111111111
12/12/2018111111011
23/01/2019111110111
06/02/2019101111001
20/03/2019111011111
11/04/2019 Special meeting111111011
08/05/2019111101111
05/06/2019111110100
10/07/2019111111101
22/08/2019110111010
Total number of meetings 121210101110107810
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