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Trust Governance

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Our board has three core functions:

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

Governance documents

We are required to publish a range of documents by the Department for Education. 

Structure of The Mead Academy Trust


The Board of Members comprises:

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees comprises:

Invited attendees (no voting rights):

Lindsay Palmer (Head of Teaching School)

Mel Jacob (Co-Chair of The Mead Advisory Group)

Kirsty Jamieson (Head of Inclusion)

Resources Committee Members 

The Resources Committee comprises:

Bob Quick (Chair, Resources Committee)

Peter Finn

Christian Checkley

Lyssy Bolton

Those who attend Resources Committee meetings:

Sheila Pedler (Staff, School Business Manager)

Mel Jacob (Staff, School Business Manager)

Gina Shanahan (Staff, School Business Manager)

Kerry Thain (Staff, School Business Manager)

School Effectiveness Group

Lyssy Bolton

Jayne Bullock

Lindsay Palmer

Kim Baker

Mike Haines

Updated December 2020