Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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About Us

Trust Board

The Beckfoot Trust Board of Directors/Trustees are:

  Role  Date of appointment Term of office
Jenny Cryer  Director 01/09/2019  31/08/2023
Surita Dalal-Wilson   Director 01/09/2019  31/08/2023
Ryan Dolan Director 09/12/2022 08/12/2026
Diane Fairfax Director 01/09/2021 31/08/2025
Michael Kelly Director 24/07/2012 23/07/2024
Homera Najib Director 01/09/2021 31/08/2025
Erum Pervez       Director 01/09/2019  31/08/2023
Paul Speight Director 08/12/2016 07/12/2024
Kim Tollervey Director  24/07/2012 23/07/2024
Shirley Watson CEO 06/04/2020 05/04/2024
John Winkley  Chair of Directors/Trustees 24/07/2012 23/07/2024


To contact a Director please email Jill Vinnicombe

A register of attendance by Directors to Trust Board Meetings can be found in the Financial Statements here 

Financial Information

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest January 2022

Scheme of Delegation September 2022

Beckfoot Trust Governance Credentials

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The Board ensures it manages the three core functions of governance as described in the DfE ‘Governance Handbook’: 

    • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 
    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 
    • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent