Trustees

Trustees are responsible for governing the Trust and directing how it is managed and run. Trustees must also ensure that the Trust complies with all legal and statutory requirements.

Trustees work together to carry out their core functions:

  1. Ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
  4. Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the chief executive, principals, and other senior staff.

 

Academic year 2021-2022

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Professor Colin Diamond 

Director, McDiamond Solutions 

Director, McDiamond Property 

Member, Waverley MAT Birmingham

Member, Amadeus MAT West Midlands

Chair and Trustee, Compassionate Education Foundation

Chair, West Somerset Opportunity Area 

Member, Liverpool LA Education Improvement Board

Dec 2018

-

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

Mar 2017

-

Julian Hanson-Smith

Director, The Mission Group plc

Director, Apella Advisors Ltd

Oct 2012

 

Helena Mills CBE

Chief Executive, Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT)

Feb 2018

-

Gareth Stevens

Inspiration Services Limited - Director since March 2021

HOLSC CIC - Director since January 2016

Star Academies - Trustee since July 2021

March 2021

 

David Tibble (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Chair & Trustee, Heart Education Trust

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant)

Aug 2012

-

Lord Theodore Agnew

Minister in the Cabinet Office, Her Majesty's Government 

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

February 2021

 

 

 

Academic year 2020-2021

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Professor Colin Diamond 

Director, McDiamond Solutions 

Director, McDiamond Property 

Member, Waverley MAT Birmingham

Member, Amadeus MAT West Midlands

Chair and Trustee, Compassionate Education Foundation

Chair, West Somerset Opportunity Area 

Member, Liverpool LA Education Improvement Board

Dec 2018

-

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

Mar 2017

-

Julian Hanson-Smith

Director, The Mission Group plc

Director, Apella Advisors Ltd

Oct 2012

 

Helena Mills CBE

Chief Executive, Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT)

Feb 2018

-

Dame Rachel De Souza

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant)

Aug 2012

March 2021

David Tibble (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Chair & Trustee, Heart Education Trust

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant)

Aug 2012

-

Lord Theodore Agnew

Minister in the Cabinet Office, Her Majesty's Government 

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

February 2021

 

 

Academic year 2019-2020

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Meetings attended

Professor Colin Diamond CBE

Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham

Member, Waverley Education Foundation

Member, Victoria College Birmingham

Dec 2018

-

4 of 6

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

Mar 2017

-

5 of 6

Julian Hanson-Smith

Director, The Mission Group plc

Director, Apella Advisors Ltd

Oct 2012

 

6 of 6

Helena Mills CBE

Chief Executive, Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT)

Feb 2018

-

5 of 6

Dame Rachel de Souza

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant)

Aug 2012

-

6 of 6

David Tibble (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Chair & Trustee, Heart Education Trust

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant)

Aug 2012

-

6 of 6