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 (this is enacted through our School Effectiveness Group)
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent (this is enacted through our Resources Committee)

Key documents >

Our Board of Members

Christian Checkley

Peter Finn

Tracey Wright

Mike Haines

Our Board of Trustees

Christian Checkley
(Chair of Trustees)

Bob Quick
(Vice-Chair of Trustees)

Peter Finn

Lyssy Bolton
(CEO)

Kim Baker Lyne
(Chair, The Mead Academy Advisor Group)

Jayne Bullock
(Chair, Castle Mead Academy Advisor Group)

Anne Millin

Christine Folker

Invited attendees (no voting rights):

Lindsay Palmer

Kirsty Jamieson

Resources Committee

Bob Quick
(Chair, Resources Committee)

Peter Finn

Christian Checkley

Lyssy Bolton

Invited attendees:

Sheila Pedler
(School Business Manager)

Kerry Thain
(School Business Manager)

Mel Jacob
(School Business Manager)

Gina Shanahan
(School Business Manager)

School Effectiveness Group

Lindsay Palmer

Lyssy Bolton

Kim Baker Lyne

Jayne Bullock

Christine Folker

Anne Millin