Daniel Lee

Daniel’s primary role is as a Church Leader at Excel Church.  In this capacity he has been going in to Wolverhampton Schools for the last 19 years supporting daily acts of worship, music curriculum and school governance.  Over this time Daniel has sat on governing bodies at a number of schools including Primary and Secondary Schools, Local Authority and Academies, where he has gained a vast wealth of experience in all areas of school governance.  Daniel has helped to support schools out of special measures and now in his current role as Chair of Directors at St Martin’s Multi Academy Trust, he has supported the school through transition to academy status.  Daniel has been Chair for over 4 years after previously holding the role of Vice Chair.

Lynne Law

Lynne is the Executive Headteacher, CEO and Accounting Officer for St Martin’s Multi Academy Trust, she is also the Chair and Director of ConnectEd, which is a School Improvement company working in partnership with Wolverhampton LA. Lynne’s philosophy is that every child should be given equal opportunities to learn and to this end, her main involvement has been working in challenging schools, particularly those in Special Measures


Reverend Raphael Duckett

Raphael has a degree in Business Studies, a Post Graduate qualification in Marketing and 10 years’ experience as working as a Senior Accountant.  Most recently he undertook Theological Training to become a Church of England Minister.  He has 20 years’ experience of working in Industry for blue chip companies and 15 years’ experience of working in the Church of England in various capacities.  Raphael has been Chair of Governors at a turnaround school in Telford, becoming a Governor at St Martin’s CofE Primary School when he was appointed Vicar of St Martin’s in 2006, he has held several different roles on the governing body, playing a part in the team that lead the school into Federation with Field View and then on to become a MAT.  Raphael is also the Chair of Governors at a large primary school in Wolverhampton, Chair of Trustees for Bradley Senior Citizens Centre, Diocesan Synod member, Locality Board Member, reservist in the Royal Navy and widely involved in local groups and committees.  As an appointed member of the Board as a Foundation Director, he sees his role as ensuring children in Bradley and Bilston receive the best possible education and a great start to their lives.

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas is a retired level 3 teaching assistant and, as a Christian, is an active member of St Martin's Church Bradley.She was for many years an officer with the Church Lads and Girls Brigade. In that capacity she was involved with working as part of a team to look after boys and girls spiritual, moral and cultural welfare and attending residential visits.

Elizabeth was a foundation governor at St Martin’s CE Primary School and is now a director of St Martins Multi Academy Trust.

Kerry Norman

Kerry Norman has worked in the Education sector for a number of years and is currently the General Manager for S4S who provide professional business support services to schools. Prior to this Kerry worked for over 20 years in the Leisure Industry gaining an extensive knowledge of leisure management and facility operations. Kerry supported St Martins and Field View in their transition to Academy status and has been a Director for the MAT since March 2015. In addition, she is Governor at another local primary school.

Carroll McNally

Carroll is the Head of Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School in Bilston where she has served the local community since 1994, being a school leader in Wolverhampton for 22 years. Prior to this, she worked in Catholic education in the neighbouring borough of Walsall. She has supported the development of school leadership locally and nationally and has worked extensively across a range of schools to improve pupil achievement and progress. Carroll believes it is the mission of all educational practitioners to search for the gifts and talents of each member of the school family and to support the growth and development of these. In this way, it is her belief that all are given the opportunity to achieve the best that each is able.

Dave Rowley

Dave was born in Wolverhampton in 1954 and attended Wednesfield Grammar, going onto study at Wulfrun College and Wolverhampton Polytechnic and qualified as a Civil Engineer. In later life he returned to study and obtained a degree standard qualification in Health and Safety and is a Graduate member of IOSH, The Institute of Safety and Health.His career has mainly been in the Construction Industry and he is currently the Regional Director for Ringway Infrastructure Services, part of a French company Vinci, which is the largest construction company in the World. Dave is responsible for 700 employees and for an annual turnover of 100 million pounds. He has a passion for the education of young people in Wolverhampton and to this end has previously served as a school governor on twogoverning bodies.Dave is married with three grown up children, and his hobbies include athletics, football, music and singing.

Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson is a Director of Peter Richardson Estates, which has offices in Telford, Shrewsbury and Wales.  He was born and bred in Wolverhampton.  He worked for a Local Authority for many years, specialising in private housing rentals.  He has experience of dealing with rental properties and rental property law.  Peter has a great interest in education believing all children should be given the opportunity to flourish within a supportive educational environment.

Stephen Robinson

Stephen is a graduate mechanical engineer with nearly 25 years of experience working in an industrial environment. He is a committed Christian and has been a member of St. Martin’s Church, Bradley for more than 30 years. He is also a member of the Parochial Church Council and serves as a Churchwarden. Stephen represents St. Martin’s at Wolverhampton Deanery Synod, and is currently the Assistant Lay Chair of the deanery, he has been a voluntary children’s and youth worker at St. Martin’s Church for many years and helps with their Ignite 5:14 ministry. Stephen is married with two children.

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