Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.  It is the trust board, not the members, who are the organisation’s key decision makers. In the academy’s Funding Agreement there are some critical decisions that sit with the members.

Members are often compared to shareholders of a company.  Like shareholders, members, have a real interest in the success of an academy and will  judge ‘success’ against how much the trustees are doing to achieve the objectives of the trust.  Like shareholders, members too have an annual general meeting (AGM) at which they can express their views and, depending on their rules, can vote on certain key issues such as remuneration policies. But beyond this, shareholders
have no day-to-day role in running the company.

Members are in effect the ‘guardians’ of the governance of the trust. That means they sit at the top of the governance structure.

Members of the Bordesley Multi Academy Trust are drawn from the Local Governing Bodies of its Schools

Our Members

Philip Roberts
Philip RobertsMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by the Members of the Board
Michele Clack
Michele ClackMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by the Members of the Board
Michele Clack has strong links to the schools in the MAT, having been educated at Holyoakes Field First School followed by Redditch County High School. A degree in Biological Sciences at Birmingham University followed. Michele has spent time in various occupations from Civil Servant to proof reader. She is best known as an author of historical romance novels under the pen name of Josie Bonham. She is a member of the Holyoakes Field First School local governing body.
Mrs Tracy Thomas
Mrs Tracy ThomasMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by the Members of the Board
Mrs Tracey Coward
Mrs Tracey CowardMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by the Members of the Board