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 Board
I am a member of the Trinity High School local governing body.
Wendy Rigby
Wendy RigbyMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by the Board
I am the current Chair of Governors at Birchensale Middle School, a role I take seriously, find enjoyable and one that is thoroughly rewarding. I joined the Governing Board at Birchensale in 2014 when my daughter joined Year 5. I joined as a Parent Governor and when my daughter left for high school, I became a Co-opted Governor. I have been a Police Officer, working in Birmingham for 28 years. During these years I have gained a wealth of experience in many areas of policing; my most enjoyable being within the safeguarding children arena and working in partnership with agencies such as Children’s Services, Health, Probation and Education.
Michele Clack
Michele ClackMember of the Multi Academy Trust appointed by 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.