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Governance Structure




Cadmus Governing Board

The Governing Board has overall responsibility and accountability for delivering against the federation’s vision. It will undertake the due diligence in respect of any school wishing to join the federation, will look to opportunities to grow services in support of the whole federation, and ensure sustained school improvement and financial sustainability across the federation.
The Cadmus Governing Board is made up of 24 members in compliance with federation legislation and comprises of:

1 LA Governor to be appointed by LA

2 x Parent Governors – to be elected across all schools

1 x Staff Governor – to be elected from across all schools
14 Co-opted Governors (including 7 chairs of the local governing committee co-opted for the skill set they bring to the board)

6 Headteachers (4 Headteachers & 2 Executive Headteachers)


Local Governing committees

Each setting has a governing committee. Cadmus is firmly based on the principle that our schools are at the heart of our local communities and that decisions should be taken as close to those communities as possible.


The Senior Leadership Team

The COO leads the federation in conjunction with Executive Headteachers / Headteachers and Heads of School from across all of the Federation’s settings. They will share best practices, grow the Federation, and advise on the strategic actions needed to drive ongoing federation and school improvement. Other leaders within each school may be called upon to support this process. Executive Headteachers / Headteachers / Heads of Schools and their leadership teams will lead the day-to-day operational management and strategic development of Federation schools.


The Schools Leadership Team

The senior leaders across all of the Federation’s settings lead the day-to-day operational management of Federation schools. They work with the Senior Leadership Team to share best practice, and implement the strategic actions needed to drive ongoing school improvement. They also support the Senior Leadership Team in the development and delivery of strategic actions needed to drive Federation development and improvement.

Cadmus Governing Body


NameType of GovernorPosition 
Roland RobertsLA Gov WalsallChair of Governors Cadmus / Alumwell Junior School
Mary Clarke-MortiboysCo-optChair Butts Primary School / Vice Chair of Cadmus Family of Schools.
Nicola RudgeCo-optChair Chuckery Primary
Ross DoodsonCo-optChair Millfield Primary School
Colleen JonesCo-optChair Whitehall Junior School
Sam RogersCo-optChair Leighswood School
Bernadette ReillyCo-optChair Palfrey Junior School
Cllr Aftab NawazCo-optVice Chair Butts Primary School
Deb RajaniaCo-optGovernor Butts Primary
Rebecca HawesCo-optGovernor Alumwell Junior School
Ilyas TarajiaCo-optVice Chair Palfrey Junior School  
Vacancy Co-opt  
Vacancy Co-opt 
VacancyParent Governor 
VacancyParent Governor 
Max VlahakisChief Operating OfficerChief Operating Officer Cadmus
Angela HillExecutive HeadteacherExecutive Headteacher – Butts Primary School/ Palfrey Junior School.
James PearceHeadteacherInterim Executive Headteacher - Chuckery Primary School / Leighswood School
Elizabeth AttwoodHeadteacher Whitehall Junior SchoolHeadteacher
Alison StaceyCo-HeadteacherCo-Headteacher Millfield Primary School.
Kerry BoamCo-HeadteacherAlumwell Junior School
 Staff GovernorTBC
Claire WalkerClerkClerk Cadmus Family of Schools
Cheryl CollisAssociate GovernorHoS Palfrey Junior School
Emily KinseyAssociate GovernorHoS Palfrey Junior School
Donna MarusamyAssociate GovernorHOS Butts Primary School
Michelle SheehyAssociate GovernorLeadership Practioner Cadmus
Jane HanmerAssociate GovernorHOS Leighswood School
Tracey PearsonAssociate GovernorHOS Leighswood School
Lisa Upton Associate GovernorCo-Headteacher Alumwell Junior School


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