Mark has worked in schools for over 25 years and has been in leadership positions for 22 years. He has been a Headteacher for over 11 years (7 years at Finham Park School).
National Leader of Education (NLE); has significant Ofsted experience and is a qualified Ofsted Inspector; he has taken different schools from 4 to 3, 3 to 2 and 2 to 1 in Ofsted terms.
Educational leadership; marketing, finance, operations; Human Resources, including recruitment; estates, curriculum; business; strategy.
John has been a Coventry City Councillor for 14 years and is now the Leader of the Opposition, a position he has held for 3 years. Before that he was the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, having previously been the Cabinet Member for Children, Learning and Young People.
John was educated in Coventry at King Henry VIII School and trained as an accountant. He had a number of senior positions with Coventry and international companies before opening up his own employment and training agency in Hales Street, Coventry. John now manages student halls of residence in Coventry.
John is married and lives in the Cannon Park area of Coventry. He has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time John enjoys playing golf and bridge.
Pauline is a retired teacher and has worked in the City of Coventry for over 30 years. Her involvement on governing bodies has been extensive with her area of expertise being SEND, Safeguarding & Inclusion, together with the health and welfare of young people. She held the position of SENCO, Inclusion Manager and Safeguarding Lead at a local secondary school.
She started her career as a teacher of PE and music and moved to Coventry to teach at a local secondary school in 1980. She strongly believes that all young people should have the best possible start in life and that school can play a big part in this. Pauline continues to be a keen advocate for sport and for all the expressive arts and sees them as an extremely valuable and intrinsic part of the school curriculum.
Both of my children attended Finham Park and I have been a governor of the school for 30 years and chair for 10 years before taking up my new role as Chair of the Multi Academy Trust.
In my working life I was Facilities and Services Director for Marconi Telecommunications and was President of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce 2014 to 2016, I now represent the British Chambers of Commerce on two national committees.
Awarded the MBE for Services to the Community in Coventry and Warwickshire in 2001.
I am a Parish Councillor for Finham and hold the position of Chair,
The Multi Academy is a very exciting time for us with great benefits to both staff and pupils alike and I will do all I can to make sure we deliver the core values across the Trust.
Originally from France, I followed my husband to the UK and have embraced British culture for over 20 years and am particularly fond of Coventry. Our 2 daughters currently attend Finham Park School.
I have many years of industry sector experience within Lean management, leadership and internal control. I am a Finance Manager at Peugeot Citroen Automobiles UK where I have been employed full time for over 15 years.
I had been a school governor for 9 years at both Primary and Secondary schools before becoming a Director of the Finham Park Multi Academy Trust.
I am truly committed to delivering the best education for the children of Coventry. I strongly believe in the values and ethos of Finham Park Multi Academy Trust and I am proud to be part of the Board of Directors.
Having initially worked as a corporate finance/commerce and technology lawyer, I have been Head of Legal/Company Secretary at both Tarmac and PSA Group subsidiaries in the UK. Currently a senior international lawyer working for PSA Group Global Head Office, I have significant boardroom and governance committee experience, with a strong strategic perspective. Originally a student at the University of Birmingham, I worked in the North East and Yorkshire for many years before being tempted back to the Midlands 15 years ago, where I eventually found myself working for Peugeot Citroën Automobiles in Coventry. I have a strong desire to use my experience and skills to “give something back” to the community, particularly in relation to the education and welfare of children and young people. I am grateful for this opportunity to be part of an organisation, which makes such a difference to the lives of children, especially in the Coventry and surrounding area. I am also a mentor for Law undergraduates at the University of Birmingham mentoring scheme.
Kirsty has over 27 years teaching experience and has been involved in Initial Teacher Education for the past 10 years. Kirsty works across Primary,Early Years and ITE 3-16 International programmes at the University of Warwick .
Kirsty has extensive experience of supporting schools as an Early Years and Literacy Consultant for Warwickshire Local Authority as well as an Early Years and Key Stage 1 moderator and school governor. She has experience of leading both literacy and numeracy in school and has taught all age groups from Nursery to Year 6.
Kirsty has also spent a number of years teaching aboard in both Singapore and Madrid. she has two boys who attend a local secondary school.
Truly committed to quality education for all, Kirsty is proud to be a Director for the Finham Park Multi Academy Trust.
|Name||Status||Appointed||Resigned||Responsibility/Committee||Interests- Pecuinary, Business, other Governance Roles||Role||Start Date of Other Roles||Skills|
|Mr Peter Burns MBE||Member & Director||18/03/2015||Chair of the Multi Academy Trust||Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Director.|
Governor of Coventry University.
|Director at CWCC, Governor at CU||Business / Voluntary|
|Mrs Fanny Anderson||Member & Director||18/03/2015||Member / Director of FPMAT Board||None||N/A||Finance|
|Mr Amrik Bhabra||Member||18/03/2015||Member of the Trust - no voting rights||None||N/A||Business / Primary Governance|
|Miss Alethea Fuller||Member||01/01/2019||Member of the Trust - no voting rights||Coventry Carribean Association Ltd||Director||01/03/2018||Strategic Governance / Public Sector|
|Mr Mark Bailie||Director||18/03/2015||Director of FPMAT Board||West Midlands Academy AND Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce||Member of WMA, Director at CWCC||Education / Leadership - Exec Head of Finham Park MAT|
|Mr John Blundell||Director||18/03/2015||Director of FPMAT Board||Coventry City Council Local Autority Councillor.|
Governor Grange Farm School
|LA Councillor at CCC, Governor at GFS||Local Authority / Politics / Education|
|Mrs Pauline Parkes||Director||13/09/2017||Director of FPMAT Board||Stivichall Primary||Governor||Community / SEND / Safeguarding|
|Ms Kinnary Vyas||Director||25/01/2019||Director of FPMAT Board||Legal / Regulatory / Company Law|
|Mrs. Kirsty Weeks||Director||19/11/2019||Primary Education / EY|
|Mr Russell Plester||Headteacher: Finham Park 2||13/01/2015||26/05/2016||Director of FPMAT Board||None|
|Mr Russell Plester||Headteacher: Finham Park 2||26/05/2016||Observer - no voting rights||None|
|Headteacher: Finham Primary||Observer - no voting rights||None|
|Mr Paul Green||Headeacher: Lyng Hall School||01/07/2016||Observer - no voting rights||None|
|Ms Perihan Yavash||Member||18/03/2015||Member of the Trust - no voting rights||None||N/A||Education / HE Sector|
|Board Meeting 06/10/2020||XO Meeting 22/10/20||Board Meeting 17/11/2020||Board Meeting 26/01/2021||Board Meeting 16/03/2021||Board Meeting 25/05/2021||Board Meeting 13/07/2021|
|Directors||Board Meetings||Finance Committee||Standards Committee||Pay, Appraisal & Personnel Committee|
|Meetings attended||Out of a possible||Meetings attended||Out of a possible||Meetings attended||Out of a possible||Meetings attended||Out of a possible|
|Peter Burns (Chair)|