Trustees

Trustees are responsible for governing the Trust and directing how it is managed and run. Trustees must also ensure that the Trust complies with all legal and statutory requirements.

Trustees work together to carry out their core functions:

  1. Ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
  4. Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the chief executive, principals, and other senior staff.

 

Academic year 2022-2023

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Appointed by Meeting attendance
Lord Theodore Agnew

Member, Inspiration Trust
Trustee, Public Interest Foundation


Director, National Institute of Teaching


Part Owner, Farms in Norfolk & Suffolk 


LLP Designated Member, Ovington Operations LLP


Director, Match The Cash Ltd 


LLP Designated Member, Carbon Plus Capital LLP

Trustee, School Led Development Trust

2/3/21

(Elected as Chair 1/9/22)

- Ordinary resolution of members  
David Tibble

Member, Inspiration Trust 


Trustee, Public Interest Foundation


Trustee, Inclusion (2020) Trust


Director, Inspiration Services Ltd 


Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 


Director, Sideways 6 Ltd 


Director, Match the Cash Ltd 

14/8/12

(Elected as Vice-Chair 1/9/22)
 

- Founding Trustee  

Professor Colin Diamond 

Director, McDiamond Solutions 

Director, McDiamond Property 

Member, Waverley MAT Birmingham

Member, Amadeus MAT West Midlands

Chair and Trustee, Compassionate Education Foundation

Chair, West Somerset Opportunity Area 

Member, Liverpool LA Education Improvement Board

14/12/18

30/09/22

Ordinary resolution of members   

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust


Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education


Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

Chair of Members, National Institute of Teaching

1/3/17

-

Ordinary resolution of members  
Gareth Stevens

CEO, Inspiration Trust


Trustee, Star Academies


Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (Dormant) 

1/3/21 - Ordinary resolution of members   

Kathryn Buscall

Trustee, The Lindsell Foundation from 1/9/2022 


Chair, Cromer Academy committee

18/12/21

-

Ordinary resolution of members   

Heather Madsen

Headteacher, Red Oak Primary 

Chair, East Point Academy 

Hub Lead, PTI Improvement Project

Chair, South Lowestoft Headteachers Network

Member, Ogden Trust Hub of Schools 
 

18/12/21

-

Ordinary resolution of members   
Lucy Churchill  Senior Associate, Birketts LLP 5/9/22 - Trustees (Co-opted)   

 

Academic year 2021-2022

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Appointed by Meeting attendance

Professor Colin Diamond 

Director, McDiamond Solutions 

Director, McDiamond Property 

Member, Waverley MAT Birmingham

Member, Amadeus MAT West Midlands

Chair and Trustee, Compassionate Education Foundation

Chair, West Somerset Opportunity Area 

Member, Liverpool LA Education Improvement Board

14/12/18

-

Ordinary resolution of members  3 of 6

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

1/3/17

-

Ordinary resolution of members 5 of 6

Julian Hanson-Smith

Director, The Mission Group plc

Director, Apella Advisors Ltd

11/10/12

18/12/21

Ordinary resolution of members 2 of 2

Helena Mills CBE

Chief Executive, Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT)

12/2/18

10/4/22

Ordinary resolution of members 2 of 3

Gareth Stevens

CEO, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Star Academies

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (Dormant)

Director, HOLSC 

1/3/21

-

Ordinary resolution of members 6 of 6

David Tibble (Chair)

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant) 

Trustee, Inclusion (2020) Trust

Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

14/8/12

(Elected annually as Chair from 1/9/18)
 

-

Founding Trustee 6 of 6
Lord Theodore Agnew

Member, Inspiration Trust


Trustee, Public Interest Foundation


Director, National Institute of Teaching


Part Owner, Farms in Norfolk & Suffolk 


LLP Designated Member, Ovington Operations LLP


Director, Match The Cash Ltd 


LLP Designated Member, Carbon Plus Capital LLP

2/3/21

(Elected as Vice-Chair from 1/1/22)
 

 

- Ordinary resolution of members   6 of 6 
Kathryn Buscall

Partner at Ken Hill Estate and Farm 


Chair, Cromer Academy committee

18/12/21 - Ordinary resolution of members 4 of 4
Heather Madsen

Headteacher, Red Oak Primary 

Chair, East Point Academy 

Hub Lead, PTI Improvement Project

Chair, South Lowestoft Headteachers Network

18/12/21 - Ordinary resolution of members 2 of 4