“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Governors

Hello and welcome to Excelsior MAT Regional Governing Body.

The role of the Governing body is to help shape the strategic direction of the schools within Excelsior MAT and to safeguard the public interest in these schools. As our role is strategic, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the schools - we ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We oversee the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement within our schools. We are also responsible for ensuring that the schools' policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided. We support the schools in it’s continuous drive to improve the already high standard of education provided to our children. We are the critical friend of the schools.

Please find below a list of who our current regional governors are and also our past serving governors. 

Our Current Governors

Pecuniary Interests: Weightmans LLP

Type of Governor: Trust Appointed

Governor Role: Race & Equality

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2019

Further Information: I was a parent governor at Green Meadow Primary School and have subsequently joined the MAT’s school improvement committee and Excelsior’s trust board. Both of my children have attended Green Meadow Primary school and I enjoy supporting the schools within the MAT. I work as a lawyer in Birmingham and spend my free time with my family which usually involves walks and games at the local parks or cinema with friends.

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Head of School

Governor role:  Head of School

Date of Appointment:  01/01/2020

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Parent

Governor role:  Health & Safety

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Further Information:  

I was very pleased to be made parent governor at Green Meadow School in late 2017, and I have felt privileged to work with our talented teachers, leaders and the Excelsior Trust as we strive to bring the best possible learning environment for our children.

We have seen a lot of change recently, and with my own children at the school I am very keen to meet the requirements of a governor in monitoring, questioning, and working carefully on our ambitious plans to raise the standards of education at Green Meadow.

My occupation as Operations Manager for a Risk Management Business has also come in useful, as I can use my skills as a chartered health and safety consultant to ensure our children can stay safe and healthy while at school.

I’m looking forward to the future with a mixture of optimism and excitement. With our plans now underway and with clear sight of our objectives, I believe that it will not be long before Green Meadow School will be flourishing in ways its name suggests it should.

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Staff Governor

Governor role:  Staff Governor

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Head of School

Governor role:  Head of School

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Trust Appointed

Governor role:  Safeguarding

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Further Information:  I am a Mum to two primary aged boys. I also employed in the local community as a Health Visitor working with local families who have children under statutory school age. This is a public health nursing role which also includes extensive safeguarding work alongside multi agency partners. I have a good knowledge of the local community profile and the services available locally. I would like to share my skills and support Excelsior Academy as a Governor.

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Parent

Governor role:  SEND, Pupil Premium & Looked After Children

Date of Appointment:  15/10/2019

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Parent

Governor role:

Date of Appointment:  24/09/2020

Pecuniary Interests:  Dorridge Zinga Kitchen, Liberal Democrats

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Governor role:

Date of Appointment:  24/09/2020

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Executive Headteacher

Governor role:  Executive Headteacher

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Parent

Governor role:  Literacy

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Further Information:  

My name is Hayley Wadley and I have been a parent governor at Turves Green Primary School since 2018 and since 2019 I have been the Chair of Governors for the Excelsior MAT.

In 2004 I became a secondary school teacher specialising in Business Studies and Accounts. I am passionate about education and have seen first-hand how an excellent education can transform a child’s life. It is a pleasure to be part of the Governing body for Excelsior MAT and I know that we can make a positive impact on every learner’s future across all the schools.

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Head of School

Governor role:  Head of School

Date of Appointment:  24/09/2020

Pecuniary Interests:  None

Type of Governor:  Headteacher

Governor role:  Headteacher

Date of Appointment:  01/09/2019

Our Former Governors

Mrs Shiekh
Stood Down Nov 2015
Mrs Bari
Chair of Governors
Mr Hussain
Mrs Pulley
Mr Yasin
Mrs Bibi
Mrs Ahmed
Mr Sajad