Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

Governing Body

Core Functions of The Regional Governing Board (School Improvement Committee)

All Governors need to:

  • deliver the character, mission and ethos of the Trust and the academies;
  • hold the leadership to account for its educational performance;
  • ensure financial resources are well spent.

Working together we can make a huge difference

All our Governors are expected to abide by The Principles of Public Life:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership

Excelsior MAT Documents

MAT Members and Trustees

MAT Scheme of Delegation 2022

Trustee attendance at meetings 2020/21

Trustee attendance at meetings 2021/22

Excelsior MAT End of Year Accounts 2019/20

Annnual Report and Financial Statements - Year Ending 31 August 2019 (pdf)

Annual Report and Financial Statements - Year Ending 31 August 2022 (pdf)

Executive Pay Report 2022

Regional Governing Body - School Improvement Committee

Name Date of Appt Date Stepped Down Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Appointment
Amanda Cross 31/01/23     Staff
Janine Arrowsmith 01/01/20     Head of School
Ruben Evans 01/09/19 18/10/22   Parent
Grace Harker 01/09/19     Staff
Debbie Holland 01/09/19     Head of School
Louise O'Brien 15/10/19 30/01/23   Parent
Jonathan Smart 01/09/19     Executive Headteacher
Hayley Wadley (Chair) 01/09/19     Parent
David Williams 01/09/19     Headteacher
Virginie Grzelczyk 21/03/23     Parent
Mikaylia James 21/03/23     Parent
Connie Jennings 21/03/23     Co-opted
Nargis Kaniz 21/03/23     Parent 

Also see:

Governor attendance at meetings 2021/2022

Governor attendance at meetings 2020/2021

Governor attendance at meetings 2019/2020

Governing Body Profiles

Jasmine Armstrong

I was a parent governor at Green Meadow Primary School and have subsequently joined the MAT’s school improvement committee and Excelsior’s trust board. Both of my children have attended Green Meadow Primary school and I enjoy supporting the schools within the MAT. I work as a lawyer in Birmingham and spend my free time with my family which usually involves walks and games at the local parks or cinema with friends.

Reuben Evans

I was very pleased to be made parent governor at Green Meadow School in late 2017, and I have felt privileged to work with our talented teachers, leaders and the Excelsior Trust as we strive to bring the best possible learning environment for our children.

We have seen a lot of change recently, and with my own children at the school I am very keen to meet the requirements of a governor in monitoring, questioning, and working carefully on our ambitious plans to raise the standards of education at Green Meadow.

My occupation as Operations Manager for a Risk Management Business has also come in useful, as I can use my skills as a chartered health and safety consultant to ensure our children can stay safe and healthy while at school.

I’m looking forward to the future with a mixture of optimism and excitement. With our plans now underway and with clear sight of our objectives, I believe that it will not be long before Green Meadow School will be flourishing in ways its name suggests it should.

Hayley Wadley

My name is Hayley Wadley and I have been a parent governor at Turves Green Primary School since 2018 and since 2019 I have been the Chair of Governors for the Excelsior MAT.

In 2004 I became a secondary school teacher specialising in Business Studies and Accounts. I am passionate about education and have seen first-hand how an excellent education can transform a child’s life. It is a pleasure to be part of the Governing body for Excelsior MAT and I know that we can make a positive impact on every learner’s future across all the schools.