Governing Body

Core Functions of The Regional Governing Board (School Improvement Committee)

All Governors need to:

  • deliver the character, mission and ethos of the Trust and the academies;
  • hold the leadership to account for its educational performance;
  • ensure financial resources are well spent.

Working together we can make a huge difference

All our Governors are expected to abide by The Principles of Public Life:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership

Excelsior MAT Documents

Regional Governing Body - School Improvement Committee

Name Dae of Appt Date Stepped Down Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Appointment
Jasmine Armstrong 01/09/19 - Weightmans LLP Trustee Board
Richard Cartmell 15/10/19 - - Parent
Jeanette Corbett 10/10/19 - - Staff
Reuben Evans 01/09/19 - - Parent
Brian Hardeman 01/09/19 - - Trust
Grace Harker 01/09/19 - - Staff
DebbieHolland 01/09/19 - - Head of School
Sarah Marnock 01/09/19 - - Trust
Karl Nightingale 01/09/19 - - Staff
Louise O'Brien 15/10/19 - - Parent
Jonathan Smart 01/09/19 - - Exec Head
Hayley Wadley 01/09/19 - - Parent
David Williams 01/09/19 - - Headteacher

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Governing Body Profiles

Jasmine Armstrong

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.

Richard Cartmell

I'm a parent to two children both at Colmers Farm Primary School. I'm passionate about the education that both they and the other pupils receive and was delighted to be accepted as parent-governor. I'm a senior leader within Network Rail managing the day to day operation of train services on the West Coast Main line. I will share the skills I use every day to support and offer guidance to the head teacher by challenging the school’s performance whilst championing the on-going improvements within the school.

Jeanette Corbett

I became a staff governor in September 2019. I am a school administrator working at Colmers Farm school since 1995. Both of my sons went to this school so I have a long history with the school and surrounding area.

My previous jobs were in Administration working at Nacro helping prisoners to rehabilitate into the community.

I am a Nan to two amazing grandchildren who keep me very busy. I became a staff governor because I feel that the school has improved immensely and is going from strength to strength. I wanted to be part of the schools ongoing growth.

Reuben Evans

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.

Hayley Wadley

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.