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Governance

At Dudley Academies Trust we have a highly committed board of trustees and local advisory committees who are all passionate about improving the educational outcomes for young people in Dudley.  The Trust, under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider, has a broad strategic vision to drive future success.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, the board of trustees, or directors, have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the Trust, including the running of the academies maintained by the Trust.

In order to support the effective operation of the Trust and the Academies, the Board has established a number of committees to which it has delegated certain of its powers and functions. These committees are detailed below.

Board Of Trustees – Dudley Academies Trust

Trustees

  • Lowell Williams, Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Andy Comyn, Trustee
  • Martin Dudley, Trustee
  • Nigel Ford, Trustee
  • Helen Georgiou, Trustee
  • Pat Hazlehurst, Trustee
  • Steve Johnson, Trustee
  • Megan Price, Trustee
  • Thomas Westley, Trustee
  • David Whatton, Trustee

In attendance

  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

 

Schedule of meetings for 2020/21

Friday 16th October 2020

Friday 11th December 2020

Friday 5th February 2021

Friday 26th March 2021

Friday 9th July 2021

 

Business & Audit Committee – Dudley Academies Trust

Members

  • Andy Comyn, Committee Member
  • Peter Davies, Chair
  • Nigel Ford, Committee Member (Vice Chair)
  • Steve Johnson, Committee Member

In attendance

  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive
  • Chris Christoforou, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
  • Central leadership team members as required
  • Internal and external audit providers as required

Schedule of meetings

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

 

Educational Standards and Performance Committee – Dudley Academies Trust

Members

  • Lowell Williams, Chair
  • Helen Georgiou, Committee Member
  • Pat Hazlehurst, Committee Member

In attendance

  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of meetings

Monday 12th October 2020

Monday 15th March 2021

Monday 28th June 2021

 

Personnel, Performance and Pay Committee – Dudley Academies Trust

Members

  • Lowell Williams, Chair
  • Andy Comyn, Committee Member
  • Martin Dudley, Committee Member
  • Megan Price, Committee Member

In attendance

  • Jo Higgins, Chief Executive
  • Central leadership team members as required

 

Schedule of meetings

Friday 25th September 2020

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Friday 11th June 2021

 

Local Advisory Committee - The Link Academy

  • Megan Price, Chair
  • Matt Brookes, Parent Committee Member 
  • Kuldip Sandhu, Parent Committee Member
  • Jonathan Morgan, Staff Committee Member
  • Martin Bradney, Committee Member
  • Philip Clarke, Committee Member
  • Emma Edwards-Morgan, Principal

In attendance

  • Central leadership team members as required

Schedule of meetings

Thursday 1st October 2020

Thursday 19th November 2020

Thursday 21st January 2021

Thursday 11th March 2021

Thursday 17th June 2021

 

Minutes of meetings

Minutes of all meetings will be made available upon approval by the relevant Committee.  

Should you have any queries regarding governance of our Trust, please contact Gill Darwood, Senior Officer – Corporate Governance via gill.darwood@dudleycol.ac.uk