The Trust seeks to fill the Board of Trustees with people who live in the local area, where possible, whilst having regard for the balance of skills and experience that it needs to fulfil its functions. The Trustees are:

Sam Chapman, Chair of Trustees

Sam Chapman, Chair of Trustees

Professional Lead for Early Years at Babcock Learning

Sam chairs the West Clyst Local Advisory Board. She has responsibility for Early Years on the governing body. Sam joined the governing body in 2017.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Sep 2017 - Sep 2025 
  • Date of appointment: September 2017 

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Paul Whitmarsh, Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of WCPS Local Advisory Boards

Paul Whitmarsh, Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of WCPS Local Advisory Boards

Practice Manager at Aquila Financial Management

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Paul previously acted as a parent representative on the Westclyst Local Advisory Board before becoming a Trustee in July 2018; he continues to work on the Westclyst LAB and is also part of the Admissions Committee.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: July 2018 - July 2022 
  • Date of appointment: July 2018

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Jonathan Bishop, Executive Headteacher

Jonathan Bishop, Executive Headteacher

CEO, The Cornerstone Academy Trust

Jonathan is the Chief Executive of the Trust and sits on all sub-committees. He has been with the Trust since 1993, initially as a class teacher, Deputy and then Headteacher. He has 3 children.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Sep 2010 - N/A
  • Date of appointment: September 2010 

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Myles Gordon, Chair of Admissions Committee

Myles Gordon, Chair of Admissions Committee

Independent Mortgage Consultant

Myles joined as a governor in December 2014. Myles sits on the sub-committees for Personnel, Finance and Admissions. He is an Independent Mortgage Consultant. He has a child in year 4 at BCPS.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Dec 2014 - Dec 2022
  • Date of appointment: December 2014 

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Ken Dyson, Chair of Standards, BCPS and YVPS Local Advisory Boards

Ken Dyson, Chair of Standards, BCPS and YVPS Local Advisory Boards

HMI Inspector (Retired)

Ken joined the governors in 2010 and is the Chair for the Local Advisory Board but also sits on the other sub-committees. He is now retired but worked as a HMI Inspector for a number of years and has a wealth of experience from working with various educational bodies including as a regulator for Ofsted Inspections.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Sep 2010 - Sep 2022
  • Date of appointment: September 2010 

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Stephen Taylor, Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

Stephen Taylor, Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

Senior Cloud Delivery Manager JDA

Stephen sits on all sub-committees. He has been a governor since December 2014. He is a qualified Prince2 Project Manager and is a Chartered Member of the Institute for Logistics and Transport (CMILT). Stephen moved to Broadclyst in August 2013 and has a daughter in Year 4.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Dec 2014 - Dec 2022 
  • Date of appointment: December 2014 

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Rachel Billen, Chair of Personnel Committee and Pay and Performance Management Committee

Rachel Billen, Chair of Personnel Committee and Pay and Performance Management Committee

Solicitor at Browne Jacobson Solicitors

Rachel joined the governors in 2012. Rachel works as a solicitor for Browne Jacobson Solicitors and sits on the Personnel sub-committee. She specialises in employment law.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Mar 2013 - Mar 2025 
  • Date of appointment: March 2013

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John Waddingham, Chair of MCPS Local Advisory Boards

John Waddingham, Chair of MCPS Local Advisory Boards

Principle Hydrologist Environmental Agency

John joined as a governor in 2015. John sits on the Local Advisory Board and the Admissions Committee. He is employed as a Principal Hydrologist for the Environment Agency’s Hydrology service. John has two daughters currently at the Trust.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Mar 2015 - Mar 2023 
  • Date of appointment: March 2015 

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Matthew Pitts, Trustee

Matthew Pitts, Trustee

Deputy Head of BCPS

Matt joined the governors in 2015. Matt has been a teacher at the Trust for 4 years and acts as a teacher representative for the governors. He sits on the Local Advisory Board. Matt has a strong IT background and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Feb 2015 - Feb 2023 
  • Date of appointment: Feburary 2015 

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Bronnie Williams, Trustee

Bronnie Williams, Trustee

Teacher at BCPS

ined as a teacher on Broadclyst’s School Direct Programme in 2014 and has worked at the Trust since. She acts as a teacher representative for the governors and sits on the Local Advisory Board. Bronnie’s background is in Drama and the Creative Arts.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Sep 2016 - Sep 2024
  • Date of appointment: September 2016 

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Hayley McBain, Trustee

Hayley McBain, Trustee

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Feb 2021 - Feb 2025 
  • Date of appointment: Feburary 2021 

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Ashley Dyer, Trustee

Ashley Dyer, Trustee

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Feb 2021 - Feb 2025 
  • Date of appointment: Feburary 2021

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Henry Massey, Governing Body Member

Henry Massey, Governing Body Member

Director and Owner at Exe Squared Ltd

Henry was Chair of the Trustees until September 2020. He is an accredited National leader in Governance and led the governing body over the summer of 2010 to become one of the first primary Academies in the UK.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: Sep 2010 - Sep 2022 (stepped down 14th September 2021)
  • Date of appointment: September 2010 

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Stewart Noakes, Governing Body Member

Stewart Noakes, Governing Body Member

Stewart is an entrepreneur, mentor and advisor having started, grown and supported businesses in several countries. He is currently a Non-Executive Director on the boards of several software companies as well as a Governor of Exeter College.

  • Appointed by Board of Trustees 
  • Term of office: July 2018 - July 2022 (stepped down 14th September 2021)
  • Date of appointment: July 2018 

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Amy Partridge, Clerk to Trustees

Amy Partridge, Clerk to Trustees

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The full Board meets monthly, totalling 11 meetings a year.