Meet The Governors
The Chair of Governors - The Very Reverend Matt Thompson
The Very Reverend Matt Thompson is the Dean of Birmingham. He has extensive experience as a school governor in a variety of schools, primary and secondary; church and community; maintained, voluntary aided, academy trusts and the independent sector.
Steve is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese in 2012/3. At the time he was Churchwarden of Emmanuel Wylde Green. The then Diocesan Director of Education was invited to preach one Sunday and said that the Diocese were looking for new school governors for the church schools that were about to convert to academies. They were looking for people with business skills, such as finance, project management, contracts and procurement, which the new academies would need as many of these activities passed from LEA control to the individual academies. Steve had recently retired from 42 years of full-time work as a railway signal engineer. After 25 years with British Rail, the privatisation process enabled him to learn new commercial, financial and change-management skills as his employment transitioned to the private sector. Steve felt he now had the time and relevant skills to offer to support an academy and was invited to join the governing body of St George’s. Steve became the Chair of the Finance Committee, an important role when St George’s was a free-standing academy, and subsequently, the Vice-Chair of the LAB after the school joined BDMAT. He remains in this role at the present.
For the Memorandum of Association click here
Articles of Association click here
Funding Agreement click here
Annual Directors Report and Financial Statements click here
Register of interests for the Accounting Officer click here
If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled. Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.
Governor Attendance Record
|Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent, ? = Attendance Not Marked, Blank = Not Required|
|Governor||Governor Type||03 Oct 2019||03 Dec 2019||03 Feb 2020||24 May 2020||09 Jul 2020||15 Oct 2020||10 Dec 2020||11 Feb 2021||24 Mar 2021|
|Timothy Bond||Foundation governor||N||N||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Mrs Sam Cosgrove||Co-opted governor||Y||Y||N|
|Revd Alison Cozens||Ex-Officio||Y||Y||N||Y||Y||N||Y||Y||N|
|Mrs Liz Flannagan||Staff Governor||Y||Y|
|Mr David Forbes||Foundation governor||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Miss Meera Mistry||Foundation governor||Y|
|The Very Revd Matt Thompson||Foundation Bishop Appointed||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Mr Stephen Tomlinson||Co-opted governor||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|