Governance

Governance

Three Spires Trust operates a three-tiered governance structure as detailed below, with the Executive Leadership Group consisting of Officers employed to carry out the strategic and operational objectives set by the Trust board.

Member information

NameOffice heldDeclaration of business or pecuniary interestDate of appointment
David LeeChair of Trust Board
  • Managing Director, Lee Property Ltd.
  • Chair, Hothouse on the Redhouse
  • Chair, Birmingham Advanced Motorists
  • Priest-in-Charge, The Parish of Aston & Nechells
22 January 2021
Michael MetcalfMember
  • Chair, Lichfield DBE
  • Member, Lichfield DBF
  • Member, CECET
  • Trustee, Stafford Bridge Club
  • Treasurer, National Association of SACRE
  • Treasurer, SHCT Ride and Stride
24 January 2022
John NaylorChair of Members
  • Chair, Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance
  • Trustee, St Chad's Retreat Centres
  • Trustee, Cheswardine PCC
22 January 2021
Matthew ParkerMember
  • Bishop of Stafford
  • Trustee, Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance
22 January 2021
Claire Shaw
Corporate Member
  • Director of Education, Diocese of Lichfield
  • Corporate Member, Diocesan MATs
  • Trustee, De Ferrers Academy Trust
  • Chair of Governors, Lichfield Cathedral School
22 January 2021

Trustee information

NameOffice heldDeclaration of business or pecuniary interestDate of appointment
David LeeChair of Trust Board
Chair of QoL Committee
  • Managing Director, Lee Property Ltd.
  • Chair, Hothouse on the Redhouse
  • Chair, Birmingham Advanced Motorists
  • Priest-in-Charge, The Parish of Aston & Nechells
22 January 2021
Alexandra CoveyTrustee
  • Employee, GSK Consumer Healthcare
  • Director, Culture& Ltd
  • Advisory board member, Thirsty Horses Ltd
8 November 2021
Ben HalsteadFAR Committee
Audit Champion
  • Associate Director, Rostance Edwards (Staffs) Ltd.
  • PCC Member & Treasurer, St Thomas' Church
22 January 2021
Jonathan LawsonChair of FAR Committee
  • Director, Aceley Properties Ltd
  • Director, Aceley (SOT) Ltd
  • Director, The Swift Gallery Ltd
22 January 2021
Julie PilmoreQoL Committee
Safeguarding Champion
  • Headteacher & Governor, Christ Church Primary School
10 March 2021
Sukhbir FararQoL Committee
SEND Champion
  • Executive Principal & Director, Hamstead Hall Academy Trust
  • Ofsted Inspector

25 March 2021

Details of attendance at meetings can be viewed here.

Details of previous Trustees can be viewed here.

Contacting the Chair of Trustees

Email – chair@threespirestrust.org 

Telephone – 01785 526011

Local governing bodies

The Trustees have the ultimate legal responsibility for the governance of all Three Spires Trust academies.

Each academy also has its own Local Governing Body (LGB), to which clear roles and responsibilities have been delegated. The central purpose of the LGB is to provide support and challenge to the academy on behalf of the Trust Board, drawing on local knowledge of the school and its community.

Full details of each LGB, including memberships and attendance at meetings, can be found on individual academy websites, as below: