We know that effective governance and a clearly defined structure where all parties understand their roles and responsibilities is essential to providing the best education for our pupils. Our culture is to support our academies and enable them to thrive by developing and sharing best practice, providing rigorous internal challenge and implementing decisive early intervention. We are proud to have a team who bring with them a wide range of professional and personal knowledge, skills and experience to support and challenge both our Trust and member Academies.
Cheshire Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and has a three tier management system. The Members of the Trust are similar to the ‘shareholders’ in a company and are responsible for strategic oversight, whilst the Trustees are appointed to challenge and scrutinise the strategic direction and day-to-day running of the company.
Each Trustee fulfills three particular roles:
Director – because the MAT is a company;
Trustee – because the MAT is a charity; and
Governor – because the MAT is responsible for running the schools.
Good governance is at the heart of delivering educational excellence. The Cheshire Academies Trust governance model identifies three tiers of governance:
Dr. Harry Ziman
Dr Harry Ziman (Chair Cheshire Academies Trust and Governor Kelsall Primary School)
Mrs Alison Brennan (Vice Chair Cheshire Academies Trust, Legal and Compliance)
Mr Rob Hughes (Co-opted Trustee, Finance)
Mr Martin Huber (Co-opted Trustee, Risk)
Mrs Alison Ashley (Co-Opted, Educational Leadership)
Mrs Janet Myers (Co-Opted, Governance)
Miss Jo Harvey (Co-opted Trustee, Human Resources)
Mrs Janet Sandford (Co-opted Trustee, Human Resources)
Trustees who have resigned since September 2017:
Our Senior Executive Team
Mr Steve Ellis (Trustee and Principal Boughton Heath Academy)
Mr David Wearing (CAT Accounting Officer, Trustee, Principal Kelsall Primary School and Director of CLTA)
Mr Rob Ford (Trustee and Principal Mill View Primary School)
Ms Luci Jones (Director of Operations Cheshire Academies Trust)
Trustees can be contacted via our Governance Manager, Julie Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07340 670108