Members of the Academy Trust
Members have a similar role to shareholders in a company limited by shares. They:
- are signatories to the articles of association which includes definition of the trust’s charitable object and governance structure (where they are Founding Members);
- may amend the articles of association, subject to any restrictions created by the trust’s funding agreement or charity law;
- may appoint new Members or remove existing Members other than, where there is one, the foundation/sponsor body and any Members it has appointed;
- have powers to appoint Trustees as set out in the trust’s articles of association, and have the power under the Companies Act to remove any or all serving Trustees;
- may issue direction to the Trustees to take specific action;
- appoint the trust’s auditors and receive the trust’s annual audited accounts.
The role is voluntary and the term of office does not expire. It is a requirement that all Academy Trusts must have a minimum of three Members. The current members of Bourn Church of England Primary Academy are Robin Mellors-Bourne, Inga Spouse and Sharon Peer.
I live in Bourn with my wife and our three young children. Our eldest daughter has started in class Acorn so we will have children at Bourn Primary for quite a few years! I believe it’s essential that we give our pupils the best possible start in their journey through life and I want to do what I can to support the outstanding work that the staff do.
I’m Managing Director of a two hundred person company as well as being a pension fund trustee for our parent group. I have worked in a number of strategy and leadership roles in industries including environmental assessment, technology and financial services. I’m an engineer by training and have recently completed a certificate in coaching. I hope to be able to put my varied experience and energy to good use in helping the school to continue to thrive.
I enjoy many outdoor pursuits with my family and am a keen runner and cyclist.
From 2006 to 2020 I was first a Parent Governor and then a Community Governor at Bourn Primary. My sons attended the school from Reception onwards and are now at A-level and beyond. It has been an honour to work with the dedicated staff at Bourn for all those years, both as governor and as a member of the BSA committee, and it continues to be so, serving as a Member.
I have lived in Bourn since 2010 and all three of my boys have been through Bourn Primary Academy and onto Comberton VC. I am a partner in a large accountancy practice and understand the importance to any organisation of sound leadership, culture and governance. I served as a governor at Bourn for 10 years ending in 2022 and am delighted to continue my association with the school, which is such an important part of our local community