King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford

Board of Trustees

The Articles of Association set out the membership of the Board of Trustees (the ‘Board’) and delegate the management of the Academy to the Trustees who are responsible for its strategic running.

The day-to-day running of the school is delegated by the Board to the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team who are accountable to the Trustees. The Academy’s business is managed through a number of committees to which monitoring and decision-making responsibilities are delegated by the Board. These committees are accountable to the Trustees and make recommendations for items not covered by delegated authority.

Trustees contribute their own experience and expertise to the Board and the management of the school. They may also maintain their knowledge of the work of the school and the staff through link visits and through attending and participating in school events.

Board of Trustees membership:-

Up to 7 Trustees (appointed by Members)
Headteacher (appointed subject to Article 57)
Minimum of 2 Parent Trustees
Up to 2 Foundation Trustees
Co-opted Trustees

Trustees are appointed for a period of 4 years.

Name Category Position
Mary Turner Trustee Chair, Board of Trustees
Michael Adewole Trustee  
Christine Aldridge Trustee Chair, Curriculum Committee
Minal Backhouse Co-opted Trustee Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Jane Corsham Foundation Trustee Chair, Personnel Committee
Matthew Fitzsimmonds-Taylor Foundation Trustee  
Jo Martin Parent Trustee Safeguarding Trustee
Fahad Masood Associate  
Sidra Naeem Trustee  
Mike Nye Trustee Chair, Finance, Premises, Audit & Risk Committee
John Singh MBE Trustee  
Adam Smith Co-opted Trustee  
Ken Webster Parent Trustee  
Tom Carter Headteacher  
Rob Ager Staff Trustee  
Iwona Bainbridge-Dyer Secretary