Board of Trustees

The trustee board has the following 3 strategic functions: 

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

- Setting and ensuring clarity of  vision, values, and objectives for the school(s)/trust

- Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets

- Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

- Appointing the lead executive/headteacher (where delegated)

- Monitoring the educational performance of the school/s and progress towards

Agreed targets 

- Performance managing the lead executive/headteacher (where delegated)

- Engaging with stakeholders

- Contributing to school self‐evaluation

Overseeing financial performance, by:

- Setting the budget

- Monitoring spending against the budget

- Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained

- Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

A fourth key function is recognised: 

Ensure that other key players with a stake in the organisation get their voices heard by:

- Gathering the views of pupils, parents and staff and reporting on the results.

- Reaching out to the school’s wider community and inviting them to play their part.

- Using the views of stakeholders to shape the school’s culture and the underpinning

strategy, policies and procedures.

  Trustee Type Name & Length of Term
Pamala Hutchison Appointed by GB/board

Mrs Pamela Hutchison, (Member & Chair of Trustees)

28/6/2018 – 28/6/2022

Diana McAfee Appointed by GB/board

Mrs Diana McAfee, (Member & Trustee)

01/06/2017 – 01/06/2021

JeniCheang Appointed by GB/board

Mrs Jeni Cheang

04/03/2018 - 04/03/2022

Simone Davies Appointed by GB/board

Mrs Simone Davies 

28/6/2018 – 28/6/2022

EmilyGent Appointed by GB/board

Emily Gent

30/09/2019 - 30/09/2023

RayBrooks Appointed by academy members
Mr Ray Brooks 
21/10/19 - 21/10/23
TimBartlett Appointed by academy members

Mr Tim Bartlett (Member)

18/03/2019 - 

PaulBurnett Appointed by academy members

Mr Paul Burnett (Member)

18/03/2019 -

Luci Ledgard Appointed by parents

Luci Ledgard

14/11/2019 - 

Awaiting Image Appointed by parents

Claire Payne

14/11/2019 - 

Claire Simmonds Appointed by parents

Claire Simmonds

14/11/2019 - 

Awaiting Image

Appointed by Academy Members Andrew Ayres (Member)

16/03/2020 - 

The normal term of office for school Trustees is four years. However, Trustees are volunteers who can leave at any time and can similarly be re-appointed or re-elected.

If you have any questions for or wish to contact any of the Trustees, please email the Clerk to the Trustees -

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