Governance

Governance

Three Spires Trust operates a flat governance structure as detailed below, demonstrating that all stakeholders are partners in the Trust and its vision for education.

The Executive Leadership Group and Central Support Team consists of Officers employed by the Trust to carry out the strategic and operational objectives set by the Trust board.

Our high-quality governance model provides confident and strong strategic leadership at all levels, which is shaped by our Christian values. By fulfilling this aim we ensure robust accountability, oversight, scrutiny and quality assurance for the educational and financial performance of the Trust and its academies.

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 to Three Spires Trust
Ven. Dr. 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
Revd. Roger FarnworthTrustee
  • Trustee, Rukungiri Orphan Partnership
23 September 2022
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
Helen RobertstonTrustee
  • Member, Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education
  • Headteacher, St Michael's Primary School part of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
20 June 2022
Tessa TennysonTrustee24 August 2022

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:

Contacting the Chair of a Local Governing Body

 

St Thomas’ CE Primary Academy – David Shemilt

clerk.kidsgrove@threespirestrust.org

The King’s CE Academy – David Shemilt

clerk.kidsgrove@threespirestrust.org

St Peter’s Collegiate Academy – David Lee

clerk.wolverhampton@threespirestrust.org