Leaders and Groups

For Members and Directors, their date of appointment is in brackets after their name.  The term of Office for Directors is four years.  For membership details of each academy’s Local Governing Board, please go to the academy’s website.

Members’ Board:

  • Graeme Easdown – (04/02/2016)
  • Will Griffin – Acting Chair (04/02/2016)
  • Ray Palin – (04/02/2016)
  • Guy Weir – Acting Vice Chair (04/02/2016)

Directors’ Board:

Directors:

  • Christine Bartley (01/09/2018)
  • Angela Bradshaw (11/10/2018)
  • Carol Dudson (04/02/2016)
  • Jill Fury (04/02/2016)
  • Will Griffin – Acting Chair (14/12/2017)
  • Gill Jenkins (01/09/2018)
  • Rob Knight (01/09/2018)
  • Jon Lovatt* (04/02/2016)
  • Roger Machin (01/09/2018)
  • Guy Weir – Acting Vice Chair (14/12/2017)

Associate Members:

  • Ruth Foster*
  • Nichola Gibson*
  • Steve Martin*
  • Elaine Preston*
  • Rob Shenton*

*Non Voting

MAT Student Council:

The Really Useful Generation Students’ Group (RUGS) – “Inspiring Development Strategies for Learning Across the MAT”:

  • Ash Green – Samanvi Machineni (Year 5) and Isla de Pee (Year 5)
  • Ellison – Emily Conroy (Year 6) and Ben Lee (Year 6)
  • Gladstone – Ruby Mills (Year 5) and Jacob Kelsall (Year 5)
  • Goldenhill – Paige Boot (Year 6) and Maison Cookson (Year 6)
  • Summerbank – Khadija Hussain (Year 6) and Abu-Bakr Mehmood (Year 6)

Executive Board:

  • CEO – Jon Lovatt
  • Deputy CEO – Nichola Gibson
  • Education Director – Post Vacant
  • Heads’ Group
  • Deputy Heads’ Group (By Invitation)

Education Committee:

  • Will Griffin (Chair)
  • Jill Fury
  • Jill Jenkins
  • Rob Knight
  • Roger Machin
  • Education Director

Resources Committee:

  • Guy Weir (Chair)
  • Chris Bartley
  • Angela Bradshaw
  • Carol Dudson
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Roger Machin

GDPR Steering Group and Management Committee:

  • Jon Lovatt (CEO and DPO)
  • Carol Stead (Hub Manager and CFO)
  • Heads’ Group
  • ABMs’ Group
  • IT Technicians (By Invitation)

Philosophy For Children Steering Group (Strategy 1):

  • Nichola Gibson (Facilitator)
  • Claire Annese
  • Jill Fury
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Steve Martin
  • Claire Pearson
  • Di Swift
  • Education Director

Inclusion and Wellbeing Steering Group (Strategy 2):

  • Rob Shenton (Co-Facilitator)
  • Elaine Preston (Co-Facilitator)
  • Jill Fury*
  • Nichola Gibson
  • Sarah Howson
  • Gillian Jenkins
  • Rob Knight
  • Jon Lovatt

Developing a Professional Community (DPC) Steering Group (Strategy 3):

  • Steve Martin (Facilitator)
  • Claire Annese
  • Jodie Cope
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Lorna Pateman
  • Berni Pearce
  • Clare Pearson

Curriculum Enrichment / Entitlement Steering Group (Strategy 4): 

  • Ruth Foster (Facilitator)
  • Rob Knight
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Steve Martin
  • Lorna Pateman
  • Elaine Preston
  • Rob Shenton
  • Education Director

The Worcester Process:

  • Worcester University
  • Heads’ Group
  • Deputy Heads’ Group
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Education Director

Other Groups and Networks (Facilitator):

  • Maths Leaders (Jodie Cope)
  • English Leaders (Clare Pearson)
  • Science Leaders (Claire Annese)
  • Art Leaders (Sarah Howson)
  • Phonics Leaders (Claire Annese)
  • PE Leaders (Matthew Hammersley)
  • Lead Teacher Educators (Lorna Pateman)
  • Home School Link Workers and Learning Mentors (Jill Dawson)
  • EYFS Leaders (Sarah Bailey)
  • SENCOs (Stephen Standford)
  • Chairs’ Group (Jon Lovatt)

LGB Chairs’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Rob Knight
  • Ellison – Roger Machin
  • Gladstone – Chris Bartley
  • Goldenhill – Angela Bradshaw
  • Summerbank – Jill Jenkins
  • Trust – Jon Lovatt

Heads’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Ruth Foster
  • Ellison – Nichola Gibson
  • Gladstone – Elaine Preston
  • Goldenhill – Steve Martin
  • Summerbank – Rob Shenton

Deputy Heads’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Jodie Cope
  • Ellison – Lorna Pateman
  • Gladstone – Claire Annese
  • Goldenhill – Sarah Howson
  • Summerbank – Clare Pearson

Academy Business Managers’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Michelle Sambrook
  • Ellison – Sallie Powell
  • Gladstone – Linda O’Donnell
  • Goldenhill – Gill Hardie
  • Summerbank – Sally Henderson
  • Trust – Carol Stead

Education Improvement Partners:

  • Julie Ash
  • Chris Davies
  • Bruce McAlpine
  • Christine Tarpey

Other Partners:

  • Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE)
  • University of Worcester
  • Keele University
  • Southstar
  • Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance
  • School Direct
  • PBM Training and Consultancy

Support Services:

  • Auditors – Hardings Accountants
  • HR and Legal – SAS Daniels
  • Payroll – Stoke on Trent City Council
  • Architects – Wood, Yorath and Goldstraw