Governance Structure

Please see a diagram of our governance structure below, and a list of Members and Trust Board members.

The Trust Board have established four Committees and one Sub-Committee.  These are listed below along with each Committee's key purpose and Terms of Reference:

Teaching and Standards Committee - to monitor and provide challenge to The Executive and Principals about the quality of teaching & learning and the outcomes of students across the Trust.   To make the Trust aware of any barriers to maximising learning opportunities for SPA students.

Terms of Reference

Finance, Audit, Estates & Maintenance Committee - to ensure that the CEO and Director of Business and Finance and the academies are operating within the parameters of the Funding Agreements and Academies Financial Handbook with a particular responsibility on Audit, Finance, Maintenance and Estates matters and providing value for money.

Terms of Reference

Estates & Maintenance Sub-Committee - The Sub-Committee reports to the Finance, Audit, Maintenance & Estates Committee and has strategic oversight of all issues relating to estates and maintenance, including health and safety.

Terms of Reference

Leadership, Management and HR Committee - to enable strong leadership to develop best practice across the Trust.

Terms of Reference

Growth and Business Development Committee - to enable the CEO and the Director of Business and Finance to create and implement a Strategic Plan for the Trust and support the ongoing development of the Trust.

Terms of Reference

Members and Board of Trustees

Members:

Mark Nash

Chair

Clare Tunnicliffe

Corporate SDBE Member; Foundation

John Nutt

Member

Lorna Wilkinson

Member

Wendy Ivess-Mash

Member

Trust Board:

John Nutt

Chair of Trust Board

Clare Tunnicliffe

Foundation

Angela Reeves

Foundation

Nick Richardson

Foundation

Amba Chawla

Trustee

Nigel Beckett

Trustee

David Powell

Trustee

Jane Mackay

Foundation

Danielle Harris

Trustee

Karen Allen

Foundation