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Our Trustees/Directors

Name of Director Date of Appointment End of Term of Office
Cathy Carlisle(CEO) 1st September 2023  
Claire Spooner (Chair) 23rd September 2021 22nd September 2025
Julia Walker-Smith
(Chair of AFR Committee)
13th January 2020 12th January 2024
John Hinch 1 March 2023 30 April 2027
Barry Webb 10th July 2020 9th July 2024
Laura Holland 1st September 2023 31st August 2027
Joel Combes 1st September 2023 31st August 2027

Steve Gerrard (Chair of Achievement & Curriculum)

18th October 2023 17th October 2027

All of the above Directors were appointed by Members of the Trust, in accordance with the Trust's Articles of Association.

Over the course of 2022-23 the following directors resigned office:

Name of Director Resignation Date
David Over 1 May 2024
Russell Atkinson 31st December 2022
John Roach 31st December 2022
Julie Daniels 31 August 2022

The Trust structures it's business through the Trust Board and its Committees which consist of the Audit, Finance, Risk & People Committee, the Achievement & Curriculum Committee and its Local Governance Committees for each school in the Trust.

Trust Leadership

  • Cathy Carlisle, Chief Executive
  • Elaine Crane, Director of Education
  • Jocelyn Sumner, Chief Operations Officer
  • Michael Lilley, Chief Finance Officer
  • George Hayes, Governance Professional

School Leadership and Local Governance

Further information regarding Local Governance within Trust schools is available via the links included below. This includes Governor Attendance and Declarations of Interest.

Alderman Jacobs School

Martin Fry, Headteacher

Laura Hemmaway, Chair of Local Governance Committee

Gunthorpe Primary School

Christopher Scales, Headteacher
Karen Armstrong, Chair of Local Governance Committee

John Clare Primary School

Sarah Nicolson, Headteacher
Emma Stephens-Dunn, Chair of Local Governance Committee

Northborough Primary School

Andrew Pattison, Headteacher
Lindsey Taylor, Chair of Local Governance Committee

Werrington Primary School

Rachel Simmons, Headteacher
Hannah Benn, Chair of Local Governance Committee

Wittering Primary School

Charlotte Blake, Headteacher
Laura Andrew, Chair of Local Governance Committee