West Walsall, as part of the multi-academy trust E-ACT, has a single governing body (our Board of Trustees) comprised of seven independent volunteers who are ultimately accountable for the performance and strategic leadership of the organisation. E-ACT’s Board also includes the Chief Executive who is an ex officio Trustee.

The Board are supported by the Executive Leadership Team and National Team, underneath which sits six Regional Teams led by a Regional Education Director (RED) and Regional Operations Director (ROD), with a series of subject specialist expert system leaders within each of their teams.

Our REDs and RODs hold E-ACT Headteachers to account through 6 weekly formal ‘Raising Achievement Boards’ and, in turn, the REDs and RODs are held to account by the Executive Leadership Team through 6 weekly formal ‘Regional Performance Boards’.

West Walsall is part of the Midlands region and our Regional Team is:

West Midlands Regional Team

Name Title Email
Stuart Bellworthy Regional Education Director (Midlands) stuart.bellworthy@e-act.org.uk
Linda Gregory Regional Operations Director linda.gregory@e-act.org.uk
Andrea Packer System Leader for Safeguarding, Attendance and Behaviour andrea.packer@e-act.org.uk
Alison Quinn SEND and More Able System Leader alison.quinn@e-act.org.uk
Gemma Fleury Data System Leader gemma.fleury@e-act.org.uk
Cherie Grier Regional Co-ordinator cherie.grier@e-act.org.uk
(Specialist Subject System Leaders – dependent on needs of the region)

West Walsall Ambassadorial Advisory Group

Alongside the Raising Achievement Boards, E-ACT has established advisory bodies in each academy called the Ambassadorial Advisory Group (AAG). The Ambassador remit has four key elements:

  • Celebration: to help to make sure that celebration of staff, pupils and parents remains a priority for each academy, and to find the best way to do this.
  • Communication: to work with staff, pupils and parents to make sure that the academy effectively communicates to all stakeholders, so that everyone feels part of academy life and has the opportunity to access information and events.
  • Concerns or complaints: to act as an independent local point of contact for staff, pupils and parents to express their concerns. Academy Ambassadors will signpost people to the right channels for dealing with their issues and will ensure that any concerns or complaints are fed back to the AAG. Where any trends emerge, the Academy Ambassadors work with the Principal and other ambassadors to help find solutions. Academy Ambassadors will also always form the majority of members on any appeals panels.
  • Community: making sure that the pupils maximise on local opportunities by finding ways to keep the academy at the heart of the community and acting as a key link between the two. To really help the academy to explore what it can do to make the school a hub of community services.

West Walsall’s Ambassadors:

Name Title
Andrea Mayne Chair of the Ambassadorial Advisory Group
Adrian Andrew Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Andrew Dunkley Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Keith Constable Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Mahinder Dhadley Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Maxine Lathbury-Cox Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Nasreen Hussain Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Tracy Hammond Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Qamar Riaz
Sean Bennett
Luke Jones
Sobia Yousaf

West Walsall’s AAG meetings this academy year:

  • 15th September 2016 – 4:30pm
  • 17th November 2016 – 4:30pm
  • 18th January 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 8th March 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 3rd May 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 6th July 2017 – 4:30pm

Please note, the Board of Trustees is the governing body for E-ACT and all E-ACT academies, as the AAG is an advisory body only. Attendance of trustees at meetings are published on the trust website in E-ACT’s annual report, which also contains information on the structure and responsibilities of the Board and its Committees. Trustees’ business and financial interests can also be found on the trust website.

Important documents: