Budbrooke Primary School Governors

The Community Academies Trust have recently made changes to the Local Governing Body at Budbrooke Primary School to support and strengthen governance. The Governing Body now comprises of:

Edward May – Chair (Executive Director and Founding Trustee – Community Academies Trust)

Liz Appleyard – Vice Chair (Parent Governor)

Alison Bardsley – (Executive Director – Community Academies Trust)

Stacey Jordan – (Headteacher – The Priory School, Telford)

Jenny Walbank – (Headteacher – Stoney Delph Primary School ,Tamworth)

Rob Parry – (Director - For Schools Education Services)


Our Trust’s Governance Charter describes the purpose of the EAB - Education Advisory Board:

‘Where a school is subject to intervention the responsibility for the governance of the school is delegated to a new and smaller task orientated governing body known as an Education Advisory Board. The EAB’s primary role is to support the turnaround of the school or to establish a new Academy/Free School (or Academies in the Hub) and to facilitate the establishment of a Local/Hub Governing Body to whom delegated responsibility can be given. The EAB is established by Main Trust Board and may be appointed before the School joins the CAT network in order to support the conversion of the school to CAT Academy status or the opening of a new academy ahead of handover. The EAB shall meet at least twice a term, more if necessary.

The EAB will ensure that the strategic plan for the school is being implemented and will advise on the development and review of the plan, focusing on the key areas of action, identified in the Sponsor’s Statement of Action. The EAB will report to the Main Trust Board and to the Executive Leaders on progress, recommending further action as necessary.’

The EAB will evolve into a Local Governing Body over time. This will occur by inclusion of parent, community and staff Governors, as well as appointment of a new Chair.

Ed May can be contacted as Chair of Governors via:

The Polesworth School,
Dordon Rd,
B78 1QT 
01827 702216