Trustees

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

Appointed by: Diocese of Leicester and 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. 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: Diocese of Birmingham and Members


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

He runs his own legal practice 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: 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 served as a Worcestershire County Councillor where she sat on the Corporate Parenting Board and Children and Families Overview Scrutiny Panel until May 2021. 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 attended Birmingham University in 1978 and has lived in the local area for the past 20 years. She ran her own dental practice for 25 years, as well as being a partner in two orthodontic practices.

Married to an orthodontist, with two adult children and one grandchild, Lucy is passionate about the importance of a good, well-rounded education and believes it should provide each child the opportunity to move into adulthood with every chance of a successful and fulfilling life.

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

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. 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 GeorgeCornish Sporting Club Ltd
Gala Management Services Ltd
Director
Employee
n/an/a17/11/2011
Mr G PearcePearcelegal Ltd
Corner Oak Trust
The Law Society
Director
Trustee
Solicitor
niln/a10/11/2021
Mrs J Bexon-SmithJJ Execar
Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust
Director
Immediate family connection
September 2018n/a10/11/2021
Mrs L Campbell nil Nil nil n/a 10/11/2021
Mr N Rollason nil Nil nil n/a 13/05/2021
Mrs J PotterNilNilnil n/a
10/11/2021

Trustees 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
Mr Peter SloughTrustee18/09/201910/11/2021
Trust BoardEducation Performance CommitteeFinance and Personnel CommitteeOperations CommitteeAudit and Risk CommitteeTotal AttendedMaximum attendance
Mrs J Bexon-Smith (JBS) 9 / 11 5 / 5 n/a n/a n/a 14 16
Mrs L Campbell (LC) 8 / 8 2 / 2 n/a n/a 2/2 12 12
Mr R Edwards (RE) 5 / 9 2 / 4 n/a n/a n/a 7 13
resigned 29.6.21
Mr W George (WG) 10 / 11 n/a 6 / 6 7 / 7 n/a 23 24
Mr G Pearce (GP) 10 / 11 n/a 6 / 6 2 / 2 n/a 18 19
Mrs J Potter (JP) 11 / 11 n/a 5 / 6 n/a n/a 16 17
Dr W P Rock (PR), Chair 11 / 11 n/a n/a 7 / 7 n/a 18 18
Mr N Rollason (NR) 8 / 8 n/a 4 / 4 n/a 2/2 14 14
Mr P Slough (PS) 10 / 11 4 / 5 n/a 4 / 7 n/a 18 23
Prof J M Winterbottom (MW) 8 / 11 5 / 5 n/a 7 / 7 n/a 20 23
Mr J Turner (JT) 0 / 1 n/a n/a 0 / 1 n/a 0 2
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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