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.


Foundation Director Vacancy

A vacancy exists for a Foundation Director for The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust

Foundation Director Vacancy (PDF)


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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