Directors of the Trust

Last updated: 07/12/2017


List of Directors

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

 

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

  • Elizabeth McGuire
  • 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
  • Elizabeth McGuire

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


Chair of the Trust Board

Caroline Hyde

Caroline is Chair of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust Board.  In addition she is a member of the Academy Council of St. Mary’s, Menston, where she deals with a range of governance issues including staffing, appointments, strategic development, admissions and performance review. She has been involved in school governance for over 10 years.

Caroline graduated from Birmingham University in 1985, having spent a year as a student sabbatical officer, with a BSc (hons) in Biology. She worked initially in NHS management and has a wide experience of public sector management and governance, particularly in relation to HR. She undertakes a number of other governance and quasi-judicial roles in education as well as being Chair of Leeds Diocesan Safeguarding Commission.

Mother of three children, all of whom attended Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s, the youngest is still in school. Married to Stuart, a retired senior Police Officer, Caroline lives in Ilkley and is also involved in her local Parish as a Confirmation catechist and Eucharistic minister.

She is also currently Deputy Director of Education at the Diocese of Leeds.


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 2016–17

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 2 of possible 2 5 of possible 5
Kieran Bentham 1 of possible 2 NA NA
Bernadette Boswell 0 of possible 2 NA NA
Marie Buxton 3 of possible 4 2 of possible 2 NA
Fr John Carlisle 3 of possible 4 NA NA
Eddie Diamond 4 of possible 4 NA 5 of possible 5
Diane Gaskin 4 of possible 4 NA 5 of possible 5
Lawrie Hogan 2 of possible 3 NA 2 of possible 3
Peter Hughes 4 of possible 4 NA 5 of possible 5
Caroline Hyde 4 of possible 4 NA 5 of possible 5
Robert Lavery 3 of possible 4 NA 3 of possible 5
Alix Lubomski 4 of possible 4 NA NA
Jospeh McDonnell 4 of possible 4 NA NA
Liz McGuire 3 of possible 4 2 of possible 2 NA

Details of all the Directors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth McGuire
Start date of current term: 21/10/2014
Declared business interests: none

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

 

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

Kieran Bentham (completed term of office 28/02/2017
Start date of term: 01/03/2013
Declared business interests: none

Lawrie Hogan (completed term of office 28/02/2017)
Start date of term:  01/03/2013
Declared business interests: Asset Protection Manager, Network Rail

Rev John Carlisle (end date 01/09/2017)
Start date of term: 05/09/2016
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

Trust Code of Conduct

All directors have signed the 2017–18 Trust Code of Conduct

to follow


Articles of Association