Queen Mary's Grammar School Governing Body 2016-17

The legal responsibility for the school rests with the Board of Governors. Under the constitution of the school as an Academy, Members are appointed under the Articles of Association (who in the case of the Queen Mary’s Foundation are also the Foundation Trustees) and who are responsible for appointing Foundation Governors (who form the majority of the Governors at the school).

There are four categories of Governor: Foundation Governors, Parent Governors, and Staff Governors, who may then appoint Co-Opted Governors. The Headmaster is a Governor as of right. Parent Governors are elected by the parents, and the Staff Governors by the Staff: one from the teaching staff, and one from the associate staff.

There are two main committees, the Pastoral and Curriculum Committee (of which the present Chair is Jane Bonner) and the Business Committee (of which the Chair is Paul Allan Lee). There are also Committees dealing with Admissions, Appeals, Staffing, Pupil Discipline and Pay which are convened when required.


Details of Members:

Name Date of appointment Relevant Buisiness Interest Governor roles elsewhere
John Nicholas Punch (Chair) 25.11.13 Chairman of PTP Training Ltd None
Peter John Stretton; 25.11.13 None None 
Vivian Margaret Fairbank; 25.11.13; None Queen Mary's High School 
William Arthur Stephens; 25.11.13 None None
John Alfred Vallance 25.11.13 None Queen Mary's Grammar School
June Ann Aubrook 25.11.13 None  Mayfield Prep School
Susan Joy Blakemore 25.11.13 None  Queen Mary's High School
Philip James Sturrock; 25.11.13 None   Council Member, University College, London; Queen Mary’s Grammar School; Lyme Regis Organ School.  
Rebecca Elizabeth Hearsey; 25.11.13 None  Queen Mary’s High School; Mayfield Preparatory School.

Details of the Governing Body:

Name Appointment Date Term of office expires Category Relevant Business Interests Governor Roles Elsewhere Attendance 2015-16
Philip James Sturrock (Chair) 1.4.15 31.3.19 Foundation None Council Member, University College, London; Lyme Regis Organ School. 5/7
John Alfred Vallance (Vice Chair) 1.4.15 31.3.19 Foundation None None 10/10
Ashvin Kumar Patel 1.9.15 31.8.19 Co-Opted Director Walsall Financial Services Ltd King Edward VI school, Edgbaston 8/9
Timothy John Swain Headmaster N/A Ex officio None Walsall Studio School 11/13
Alex Edward Hudson 1.9.15 31.8.19 Staff None None 10/10
Kevin Stuart Parker 23.10.13 22.10.17 Staff None None 9/9
Timothy Lawrence 12.3.15 11.3.19 Foundation None None 9/9
Jonathan Mark Pepper 7.2.14 6.2.18 Parent None None 4/6
Paul Allan Lee 12.3.15 11.3.19 Foundation None None 8/9
Neil Christopher Moseley 12.3.15 11.3.19 Foundation None None 8/10
Karen Arleene Michelle Reid 12.3.15 11.3.19 Foundation None None 7/9
Jane Bonner 1.9.13 31.8.17 Foundation None None 9/10
Jaswinder Kaur Dhillon 1.9.13 31.8.17 Foundation None Walsall College 4/9
James Stuart William Wolffsohn 1.9.13 31.8.17 Foundation None None 4/9
Melanie Jane Crooks 1.9.13 31.8.17 Foundation None None 9/9
Richard Kirk 11.12.15 10.12.19 Parent None Ferndale Primary School 4/5

Details of Governor who stepped down in 2015:

Name Appointment Date Term of office expires Category Relevant Business Interests Governor Roles Elsewhere Attendance 2015-16
John Nicholas Punch 1.4.15 Stepped down 8.12.15 Foundation None None 0/2

Detail of resignation of governor (resigned 7 February 2017)

Name Appointment Date Term of office expires Category Relevant Business Interests Governor Roles Elsewhere Attendance 2015-16
John Lindsay Wood (Deputy Chair) 1.4.15 31.3.19 Foundation None None 3/6

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