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Chesterton Academy Trust
Chesterton Academy Trust has responsibility for the Multi-Academy Trust and also acts as the Governing Body for Chesterton Community Sports College and Churchfields Primary Schools.

It has three committees:

Operations Committee
this deals with operational functions, including finance, HR, premises management, health and safety, lettings etc

Standards Committee
this deals with the academic standards achieved across the schools within the trust.

Pay & Review Committee
this committee consists of the four members of the trusts and looks at decisions around pay and performance management.


Members
Mr M Dolman

Mrs S Gribbin

Mr R Dutton

Mr J Cooper


Trustees (also Governing Body Directors for Chesterton Academy Trust and Churchfields Primary School)
Mr T Blaise

Mr G Bridgwood

Mr J Cooper

Mr R Dolman

Mr M Dolman (Chair)

Mr R Dutton

Mrs S Francis

Mrs M Gray

Mrs S Gribbin (Vice-chair)

Mrs L Jackson

Mr D Maxted

Mr J Mueller

Miss C Pattison

Mrs S Phillips

Mr B Roden

Mrs D Skupham

Mr R Swindells

Mrs L Wraxton


Mr M Dolman

Chair of Academy Trust
Member of both Operations and Standards Committees
Currently Chairs the Standards Committee for the Trust
A long serving and established school governor.
Chair of Governors at CCSC for over 25 years: a highly experienced Governor.
Currently Chairs the Standards Committee for the Trust
Before retiring he worked in the building industry, and has a long history of involvement in Trade Unions and Local Government.
He is a well-known local figure, ex Newcastle Borough Councillor and current Parish Councillor
Areas of expertise are premises and school structures and providing support to the Leadership team.
Mrs S Gribbin

Vice Chair of the Academy Trust
Member of both Operations and Standards Committees
Director with responsibility for Child Protection and Looked After Children
Chair of the Operations Committee for the Trust
Works in a senior management position as Head of Learning and Development for the Ask Italian Restaurant Chain.
Established business background with a CV including many international companies
Brings considerable knowledge of HR and finance as well as strategic management.
Mr R Dutton

Member of Operations Committee
Oversees the role of responsible officer in the academy
An ex teacher and ex school bursar.
Before retirement he had many years experience as a school bursar for CCSC
Mr J Cooper

Member of Operations Committee
A Councillor for the Borough and an ex County Councillor.
Ex Mayor for Borough of Nexcastle-under -Lyme
He has been key member of finance committees for County
He has played a key role in adoption panels at the county
He has been a Governor at CCSC for over 20 years.
Director of Bradwell Community Centre
He has expertise in school systems and structures and is a former Chair of Finance.
Mr T Blaise

Elected by parents of Churchfields
Mr G Bridgwood

Elected by parents of Chesterton Community Sports College
Member of the operations committee
Is a retired financial manager and director and is now a foster carer
Brings financial and accountancy experience
Mr R Dolman

Vice Chair of Operations committee
Is a long serving police officer in the Newcastle area.
He brings a good local knowledge and understanding of the background and wider issues that our young people face.
Mrs S Francis

Represents the non-teaching staff employees in the academies
Member of the standards committee
Currently is Office manager at Chesterton Community Sports College and was previously Family Liaison Officer at Churchfields Primary School
Has a background and expertise in family and community support, child protection and school attendance
Mrs M Gray

Member of the Standards Committee
Has a long standing association with Chesterton Academy Trust and Churchfields Primary School
Brings a good knowledge of the local area
Mrs L Jackson

Executive Headteacher and Accounting Officer for the Academy Trust
Member of both Operations and Standards Committee
Headteacher (and now Executive Headteacher) of Chesterton Community Sports College since 2004
Brings considerable knowledge and experience of school improvement , HR and school administration and management
Mr D Maxted

Represents the teaching staff at Chesterton Community Sports College
Member of both Operations and Standards Committees
Also a Parent Governor at Pikemere Primary school member of Premises and Finance Sub-committee.
Mr J Mueller

Vice-chair of Standards Committee
Director with responsibility for SEN
Long standing Governor at Churchfields Primary School
Brings a knowledge of business and the local community
Miss C Pattison

Represents the teaching staff at Churchfields Primary School
Member of both Operations and Standards Committee
Brings a professional knowledge of primary education
Mrs S Phillips

Member of Operations Committee
Director with responsibility for Health and Safety
Professional knowledge and experience of HR (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)
Mr B Roden

Member of Operations Committee
Extensive knowledge of working in the care and health setting
Knowledge of EYFS curriculum, health and care plans and safeguarding procedures
Mrs D Skupham

Headteacher Churchfields Primary School
Member of both Operations and Standards Committees
Senior Leader since 2006
Director and Trustee of Bursley Academy MAT
Brings considerable knowledge of safeguarding, SEN, H&S and school improvement
Mr R Swindells

Headteacher Chesterton Community Sports College
Member of both Operations and Standards Committees
Senior Leader since 2006
Brings considerable knowledge and experience of school improvement, finance, premises and school structures, administration and management
Mrs L Wraxton

Member of Standards Committee
Works in local community as a funeral arranger
Has a wide experience of working in local care, education and health setting
Brings a knowledge of local community and partner public and private sector organisations.

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