Bev Clubley

Bev Clubley

Chair & Director - Teaching & Learning

My entire career has been in education in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. I joined the staff of Jordanthorpe Comprehensive School, Sheffield, in 1982 as a teacher of English and drama. Having specialised in directing musical productions for the students and staff, as well as being assistant head of year, I moved to Eckington School in Derbyshire to be head of my own year group. Further promotions, to Dinnington School as assistant head and Thrybergh School as deputy, led to my appointment as headteacher at Thrybergh in 2009.

In 2011 I was also made executive head teacher of Dalton Foljambe Primary School which subsequently joined with Thrybergh to form the first 3-16 through school in Rotherham – Thrybergh Academy and Sports College.

I retired from full time teaching in the summer of 2014 to work as a consultant headteacher and develop new interests as an Ofsted inspector and local magistrate. I am chair of governors at a Rotherham primary school and I now volunteer one half day every week for a local hospice shop.

Jonathan Gallie

Director - HR & CPD

I joined the Board of Wickersley Partnership Trust in December 2016 having registered my interest in joining the board of a multi-academy trust through the Academy Ambassadors programme.
I am Head of Human Resources at Interserve Plc based in Sheffield. Interserve Plc, trading on the FTSE 250, has gross revenues of £3.4bn, operating profits of circa £87m and employs over 80,000 people. I work as part of the SMT and the board of directors for Interserve Learning & Employment, leading the 13 strong HR team.  The team includes HR Business Partners, learning and development, recruitment, shared services, payroll, recruitment and safeguarding.

My experience includes, restructuring an HR department into a shared services function, securing cost savings of over £80k p/a, designing and implementing a HR management training package, developing and scheduling a middle management training scheme, upskilling managers in core competencies around change management, project management and people management, together with 1-1 coaching and psychometric profiling. I have undertaken a variety of HR based projects, including a review of HR systems, implementation of new management information systems, company wide salary reviews as well leading the management of multiple TUPE transfers, restructures and job role alignments.

I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

David Mathieson

Director - Finance

I joined the Board of Wickersley Partnership Trust in May 2017 having registered my interest in joining the board of a multi-academy trust through the Academy Ambassadors programme.

I am an experienced commercial banker that has worked within retail, business and corporate markets with three major high street lenders and currently with Barclays Bank Plc. As an Area Business Manager, I lead a successful team of 10 Business Managers across South Yorkshire. My responsibilities include deputising for Head of Business Banking, business planning, driving performance across key result areas, coaching and mentoring, brand advocate in local market, adherence to compliance standards.

Prior to joining Barclays I worked at the Allied Irish Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.

These roles included new business development within the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire regions and especially the SME market.

I have under taken a range of leadership development training during my career, most recently a Diploma in Leadership and Management (ILM) in 2014. Other qualifications include: customer relationship management; business and finance; coaching and leadership development; disciplinary, capability and grievance procedures.

Graham Avill

Director - Asset Management & Operations

I joined the Board of Wickersley Partnership Trust in May 2017.

I have worked for companies in the South Yorkshire/Derbyshire area for most of my career. I have held a variety of leadership and management positions throughout my career which have afforded me the opportunity to travel the world and experience many different cultures. Since 2007, I have been Managing Director of Portobello-RMF Engineering Ltd, a medium sized engineering company based in Sheffield which employs 50 people and has been established since 1933. I am involved in all aspects of the company’s operations including HR, Health and safety, production and people management, financial accounting.

Prior to being MD, my career has given me experience in sales and marketing on an international level including design of company literature. I have extensive experience of contract management that includes estimating, quotation preparation, contract negotiation, publicity, liaison with technical departments and contract handover.

I am a qualified Mechanical Engineer by trade.

Vacancy

Director - Student Welfare
Helen O’Brien

Helen O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer

My entire career has been in education in Barnsley, Wakefield and Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

I joined the staff of Airedale Comprehensive School, Wakefield, in 1999 as a teacher of Science and Chemistry. My first promotion came in 2000, when I became Deputy Head of Science, followed by Head of Year in 2004. In 2008, I became an advance teacher supporting school improvement across Wakefield LA. Working with School Leadership teams developing and implementing action plans for whole school improvement. Providing LA training on teaching and learning pedagogy.

Further promotions, to Rawmarsh Community School as assistant head (2008) and as deputy (2011), led to my appointment as head teacher in (2014). Having a proven track record of school improvement through my role as an AST but more recently as Head teacher moving Rawmarsh School from Special Measures to Good in three years.

Excellent Classroom Practitioner, Head of Year, Advanced Skills Teacher, School Improvement Consultant, Curriculum Innovator, Resource Manager, Head teacher and School Leader, I put learning above all else.

Charity trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members. Charity trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of a charity.

Trustees and their responsibilities

(1) Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.

Compliance – Trustees must:

(2) Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensure that the charity prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law.

(3) Ensure that the charity does not breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there.

(4) Comply with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (if any) which govern the activities of the charity.

(5) Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets.

Duty of prudence – Trustees must:

(6) Ensure that the charity is and will remain solvent.

(7) Use charitable funds and assets reasonably, and only in furtherance of the charity’s objects.

(8) Avoid undertaking activities that might place the charity’s endowment, funds, assets or reputation at undue risk.

(9) Take special care when investing the funds of the charity, or borrowing funds for the charity to use.

Duty of care – Trustees must:

(10) Use reasonable care and skill in their work as trustees, using their personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient.

(11) Consider getting external professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the trustees may be in breach of their duties.

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2017/18

  • Trustee/Director
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • David MATHIESON
  • Graham AVILL
  • CEO – Helen O’BRIEN
  • Meetings Attended
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • Out of a possible
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2016/17

  • Trustee/Director
  • Alan RICHARDS
  • Jo CHEDGZOY
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • David MATHIESON
  • Graham AVILL
  • CEO – David HUDSON/Helen O’BRIEN
  • Meetings Attended
  • 1
  • 1
  • 8
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 8
  • Out of a possible
  • 1
  • 3
  • 8
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 8

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2015/16

  • Trustee/Director
  • Alan RICHARDS
  • Jo CHEDGZOY
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • CEO – David HUDSON
  • Meetings Attended
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 6
  • Out of a possible
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6