Local Support Board

The Keystone Academy Local Support Board have been appointed by the Board of Trustees of the YES Trust. Their role is to oversee the work of the school and ensure that pupils are getting the best possible education experience that they can. They play a critical friend role to the Senior Leaders, challenging them to ensure the best outcomes for pupils are being achieved, but also supporting them and the school, and being part of The Keystone Academy community.

Our Governors:

Belinda Logan – Chair

Ali Bellaby – Headteacher

Steven Gray – Staff Governor

My name is Steven Gray, and it is my pleasure to be the Staff Governor at the Keystone Academy. I have been a teacher for 10 years and my primary role is teaching Mathematics, ICT and Outdoor Studies across Key Stage 2 and 3. I am really looking forward to helping teach and develop the skills of our children at Keystone and hope to bring my passion for teaching into the role of staff Governor. I am very privileged to represent the amazing staff here at Keystone and look forward to help the school progress into the new building at Bowbrook.

Tricia Slater – Safeguarding Link

I have worked in Education for 9 years and I am currently the Chief Operating Officer incorporating the role of Chief Finance Officer for a Multi Academy Trust consisting of 8 primary schools in and around the Shrewsbury area.

Before moving into the Education sector in 2013, I worked for 12 years in the legal public sector working in roles such as press and media relations, training and development and business management.

Between 2013 and 2018 I worked as a School Business Manager in a large primary school and it was here that I completed my Level 5 ILM Accredited Diploma in School Business Management in 2016. I recently completed the CIPFA Level 7 Diploma in School/Financial and Operational Leadership and Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies (Cert FRA). I am also a member of ISBL (Institute of School Business Leaders).

I am a DfE accredited SRMA (Schools Resource Management Advisor). The SRMA programme is part of the DfE’s wider work to help schools achieve excellent school resource management.​

In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband and 2 daughters and also our horse, 2 dogs and cat!  I love returning to see family in Ireland and take long walks along the coast near where I grew up.

Georgia Smith – Looked After Children Link

I have been living and working in Shropshire for almost 30 years but hail originally from Merseyside. My background is in secondary school teaching – English and History, having been a head of department and pastoral lead along the way.  My career progression has been into school behaviour management and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and I have studied post graduate qualifications in both areas via Birmingham University and Edge Hill University.  I am a qualified and experienced SENCO. I am currently a Specialist Teacher with Shropshire Virtual School, and part of my role is to support our children-in-care cohort to work toward excellent learning outcomes. In           addition, I support schools and early years providers to offer the additional nurture, adjustments and adaptations that our children often need in order to repair and rebuild their confidence, trust and self-esteem whilst being supported to reach their academic potential. I am very excited to be part of the Keystone Academy governor team and am very much looking forward to assisting in some way, toward the ongoing development and expansion of the school.

Boyd Robinson – Finance and Buildings Link

I am an accountant working in Telford for a financial services company. I was previously a Governor for six years at St Lucia’s Primary School in Upton Magna.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, watching my children’s sport activities and supporting my football team, Brighton.

Mike Dyer – KS4 / Post 16 / Careers Link

I am the joint Managing Director and Co-founder of The Inspirational Learning Group, a company that has worked with over 500,000 students nationwide on their National Careers Challenge. We work with UK companies who set secondary school students business challenges and compete on a national scale at their finale events at iconic venues such as Wembley Stadium and more locally at the Telford International Centre. Through the challenge I have worked with brands such as Ryman, Natwest, Alton Towers and Airbus. My passion for entrepreneurship has given me the opportunity to take up the role of a judge for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and I have also mentored a plethora of start-up businesses in the Shropshire and Staffordshire area. I want to use my business leadership and event management skills to help prepare the students at Keystone for the world of work by helping with Careers, KS4 and Post-16 links.

Hilary McGlynn

I have a specialist background working in services supporting neurodiversity. I currently work for the NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care Board where I am a member of the team that commissions and develops services for adults and children with learning disabilities and/or autism. Prior to this I worked for Autism West Midlands for 13 years, where I began in the Shropshire family service and ended up in a role covering all of the West Midlands. I live in rural North Shropshire with my husband. I have two grown up sons, who have almost left home (they keep coming back!) In my spare time I enjoy gardening and singing in my local community choir.


Other regular attendees:

Helen Perkins – Director of Education for The Yes Trust

Chris Heptinstall – Director of Business for The Yes Trust

Dan Blundred – Deputy Headteacher

Declarations of Interests Register

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