Directors of the Trust

Last updated: 09/09/2018


List of Directors

  • Alison Ashworth (Principal)
  • Darren Beardsley (Principal)
  • Marie Buxton (Parent)
  • Eddie Diamond (Foundation)
  • Diane Gaskin (Foundation)
  • Peter Hughes (Principal)
  • Caroline Hyde (Foundation) CHAIR OF THE TRUST BOARD
  • Robert Lavery (Foundation)
  • Alix Lubomski (Principal)
  • Joseph McDonnell (Foundation)
  • Janet Sheehan (Foundation)

View the 'Meet our Directors' page

Company Secretary and Clerk to the Trust:

Mrs Anne Tindall


The Committees

The Committees report to the Directors.  

Committees are:

  • Audit
  • Finance
  • Standards and Catholic Life
  • HR and Pay

JOINT Audit AND FINANCE commiteeS membership

  • Edward Diamond
  • Diane Gaskin
  • Darren Beardsley
  • Robert Lavery
  • Diane Todd* (*Headteacher, non director)

Standards AND CATHOLIC LIFE Committee Membership

  • Marie Buxton
  • Darren Beardsley
  • Peter Hughes
  • Janet Sheehan
  • Cecilia Knight* (*Headteacher: non director)

HR AND Pay Committee Membership

  • Caroline Hyde
  • Joe McDonnell
  • Diane Gaskin
  • Darren Beardsley

Pay Committee Advisors

  • Giles Nightingale
  • Amanda Whelan
  • Katie Campbell

Other Responsibilities

  • Chair of the Academy Trust Board: Caroline Hyde
  • Vice Chair of the Academy Trust Board: Diane Gaskin
  • Accounting Officer: Darren Beardsley
  • Director with responsibility for Safeguarding: Caroline Hyde

Contact Information

Any queries to the governors should come through Mrs A Tindall, Company Secretary to The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust a.tindall@stmarysmenston.org


How Directors are Appointed

The Trust Board is made up of:

  • 10 Foundation directors appointed by the Diocese of Leeds
  • 2 Staff directors
  • 2 Parent directors
  • 4 Headteacher directors (one of which must be a Secondary School headteacher)

All directors serve for a term of four years.

There are currently 6 vacancies.


Attendance at Trust Meetings and Committees 2017–18

Name Meetings of the Board of Directors Meetings of the Standards Committee Finance and Audit Committees
Alison Ashworth 3 of possible 4 NA NA
Darren Beardsley 4 of possible 4 - 4 of possible 4
Marie Buxton 3 of possible 4 - NA
Eddie Diamond 4 of possible 4 NA 4 of possible 4
Diane Gaskin 4 of possible 4 NA 4 of possible 4
Peter Hughes 3 of possible 4 - NA
Caroline Hyde 4 of possible 4 NA 1 of possible 4
Robert Lavery 3 of possible 4 NA 3 of possible 4
Alix Lubomski 3 of possible 4 NA NA
Jospeh McDonnell 4 of possible 4 NA NA
Liz McGuire 1 of possible 2 NA NA
Janet Sheehan 3 of possible 3 - NA
Diane Todd NA NA 4 of possible 4
Cecilia Knight attending NA - NA

Details of all the Directors

All directors: Directors of the Schools are party to the Commercial Transfer Agreement

Alison Ashworth
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: none

Darren Beardsley
Start date: 01/09/2014
Declared business interests: Director of High Royds Sports Association

Marie Buxton
Start date: 26/11/2014
Declared business interests: none

Eddie Diamond
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: none

Diane Gaskin
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: Director of Goodison Ings Associates Ltd, Company Secretary, Shareholder and Director

Peter Hughes
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: none

Caroline Hyde
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: Company Director: Stuart Hyde Associates, Deputy Director of Education, Diocese of Leeds

Robert Lavery
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: University of Leeds, Purchasing Manager

Alix Lubomski
Start date: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: none

Joseph McDonnell
Start date:  01/03/2013
Declared business interests: Castle Construction

Janet Sheehan
Start date: 03/10/2017
Declared business interests: none

 

Former Directors of the Trust who have served within the last 12 months

Elizabeth McGuire (resigned 26/01/2018)
Start date of term: 21/10/2014
Declared business interests: none


Governance

“Governance is about not being neutral about the Catholic faith and Catholic teaching and learning institutions

Governance is about understanding and supporting the Church’s mission in education: we evangelise through proclamation, formation and implementation

Governance is about recognising and affirming that Catholic teaching and learning institutions exist in important faith partnerships - with the Diocese, with the deanery and parishes, with the family of Catholic schools, colleges, academies and university.

In the context of a distinctive vision and practice, governance is about appreciating collaboration with Local Authorities, other educational bodies and community groups and initiatives.

Governance is about encouraging excellence in everything; educating the whole person - respectfully, justly, and compassionately; having concern for the weak, the poor and the marginalised.”
— Mgr John Wilson Homily, Governors’ Mass, November 2013


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