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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy


Members of Fortis Trust 

Name Member

Peter Martin

Signatory to the Memorandum and chair of Trustees/Directors

Mark Gedye

Vice Chair of Trustees/Directors

Nick Pearson  
Cllr Elizabeth Turpin  
Chris Williams  


Role   Additional Roles

Chair of Trustees:

Peter Martin

Safeguarding Trustee


Heath and Safety Trustee

Vice Chair:

Mark Gedye

SEND Trustee

Arts Trustee

Well-Being Trustee

Clerk: Emma Chamberlain  
Principal: Marie Sweetlove  

Community Trustee

(Chair of Student Needs and Curriculum Committee):



Community Trustee

(Chair of Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee):

Paul Coyne  
Community Trustee:

Ian Chappell

Staff Trustee:

Christine Richards


Staff Trustee: Vacancy  
Parent Trustee: Vacancy


Parent Trustee: Vacancy  
Co-Opted Trustee: Matthew Hull Parent and Community Engagement Trustee
Co-Opted Trustee: Patrick Drumm RRSA Trustee


Clerk: Emma Chamberlain

No voting rights

(Not a Member or Trustee)

For details on how to contact the Chair, please click here

For Trustees who have served at any point over the past 12 months

Full Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Peter Martin

18.02.14 - 17.02.26


(Renewed at September 2021 meeting).

4 years

Board of Trustees

Mark Gedye

07.09.15 - 06.09.23

(Renewed at September 2019 meeting).

4 years Board of Trustees
Marie Sweetlove 01.09.17 - As long as in post Principal
Gillian Williams

10.07.17 - 04.03.22

(Renewed at June 2021 meeting).

4 years,

7 months

Board of Trustees
Paul Coyne 29.04.19 - 28.04.23 4 years Board of Trustees
Marian Wheeler 29.04.19 - 02.05.22 3 years Board of Trustees
Matthew Hull 27.04.20 - 26.04.24 4 years Board of Trustees
Patrick Drumm 27.04.20 - 26.04.24 4 years Board of Trustees
Ian Chappell 14.06.21 - 13.06.25 4 years

Board of Trustees

Michael Gray

27.09.21 - 07.02.22 4 months Board of Trustees

Christine Richards

31.03.22 - 30.03.26 4 years Board of Trustees