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 Standards & 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)

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Further information about our Governance Community is available on Get Information About Schools > 

Our Board of Members

Christian Checkley

Peter Finn

Tracey Wright

Mike Haines

Our Board of Trustees

Christian Checkley
(Chair)

Bob Quick
(Vice-Chair)

Peter Finn

Lyssy Bolton
(CEO)

Anne Millin (Chair, Standards & Effectiveness Group)

Jayne Bullock
(Chair, Castle Mead Academy Advisor Group)

Christine Folker

Lindsay Palmer (Invited, no voting rights)

Resources Committee

Bob Quick
(Chair)

Peter Finn

Christian Checkley

Lyssy Bolton

Invited attendees:

Gina Shanahan
(School Business Manager)

Kerry Thain
(School Business Manager)

Mel Jacob
(School Business Manager)

Standards & Effectiveness Group

Anne Millin (Chair)

Lyssy Bolton

Lindsay Palmer

Jayne Bullock

Christine Folker