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Please see below details of our governance arrangements along with information for each Member and Trustee who has served at any point over the past 12 months and, where applicable, their full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down, who appointed them, and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions. This information complies with the requirements of the Academy Trust Handbook.  This information with regard to each of our Governors can be viewed on their respective school websites.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees is Mr Philip Vander Gucht.

The Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Sue Phillips.

The Accounting Officer of the Trust is Mr Garry Ratcliffe, Chief Executive Officer.

The three core functions of governance are:

  • 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; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.



All of our tiers of governance are supported by Ms S Steven, the Trust's Governance Professional who was the winner of the "Outstanding Clerk to a Governing Board" award at the 2021 National Governance Association Awards.