The Trust Board

Welcome

  The Whinless Down Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) formed by Priory Fields School and St Martin’s School. The MAT was formed on 1st August 2016.

Our Ethos and Mission Statement

‘Learning Changes Lives’

Our aim is for all schools in the Multi-Academy Trust to:

  • Retain their unique local identity whilst subscribing to the Trust’s values and vision.
  • Be committed to school improvement relentlessly striving to become outstanding.
  • Ensure teaching is good and continually improving.
  • Provide a curriculum that excites, enthuses and engages ALL learners.
  • Be mutually supportive, by sharing, working together, engaging in professional dialogue and ensuring CPD is maximised for all staff across the Trust.
  • Retain our highly motivated members of staff by providing pathways for management and leadership opportunities.

 

Trustees

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, Whinless Down Academy Trust is governed by a board of directors, also known as the Trust Board, who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Trust and the academy schools run by the trust.

NameResponsibilityRegister of Relevant Business InterestGovernor / Trustee at another EstablishmentRelationship to EmployeeTerm of Office
Malcolm BowlerSafeguarding

Signed: 5th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo22nd September 2016 – September 2020

Alison Mackintosh

Chair of Trustees

Signed: 11th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo

22nd September 2016-September 2020

Carol Rayfield

Finance

Signed: 11th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo22nd September 2016-September 2020

Patricia Sherling

Vice Chair

Signed: 27th September 2018

Business Interest: None 

Yes

Vice Chair at Portal House

No

22nd September 2016-September 2020

Anne Siggins

Executive Headteacher

Signed: 10th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNoContinuously Ongoing
Vicky Smith 

Signed: 5th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo22nd September 2016-September 2020
Michelle NodenAcademy Business Manager

Signed:

11th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo22nd September 2016-September 2020
Claudia Sawyers 

Signed:

11th October 2018

Business Interest: None

NoNo30th November 2017-November 2021
David Mellon 

Signed:

11th October 2018

Business Interest: Partner works at Priory Fields

NoYes 

 

Trust Board Attendance at Meetings