Governance is a system of rules, practices and processes by which the Eden Academy Trust and each of the schools are managed. Governance across the Trust has been established to support our vision:
Governance at the Eden Academy Trust is led by the following:
The Board of Members (or ‘members’) has ultimate control over the Eden Academy Trust.
They have the power to: appoint (or remove) Trustees, issue instructions to the Trustees to take a specific action, appoint the Trust’s auditors and receive the Trust’s annual accounts, change the name of the Trust and ultimately, close the Trust.
Members meet once a year for an Annual General Meeting where they review performance across the Trust as well as discuss with Trustees new developments and their vision for the future. You can find more information and profiles of the members here.
Review the Declarations of Interest of the Eden Academy Trust Members, Trustees and Audit Committee Members.
The Board of Trustees (or ‘trustees’) are responsible for the performance, achievement and overall direction of the Eden Academy Trust. Legal accountability for all aspects of the Trust lies with the trustees including finance, personnel and premises, and the educational performance of the schools.
The trustees offer support, constructive advice and help to the CEO, Senior Leadership team and School Heads where needed, but will also challenge, ask questions and seek information to find the best solution for the Trust.
Trustees are responsible for four main areas:
Access Hexham Priory School's Supplemental Funding Agreement here.
The Hexham Priory Local Advisory Board (LAB) is a group of parents, staff and community representatives who provide advice and support to help the School achieve its aims. The LAB is not a legal entity in its own right. Legal accountability for all aspects of the school lies with the Trustees including finance, personnel and premises, and the educational performance of the school.
The LAB is designed to help key stakeholders to get involved in the life of the school and the Trust, contribute to its development and promote the school within the community. Individual members of the LAB can be invited to be part of a Board of Trustees Committee.
The LAB meets three times a year but LAB members may also set up their own groups to focus on specific areas which might meet more frequently and include regular visits to the school.
Review the Declarations of Interest for the LAB.
You will find more information about the Hexham Priory School LAB below.
Responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the Trust, implementing plans and policies is delegated by the Trustees to the Senior Leadership Team.
The Senior Leadership Team comprises the CEO, Director for Academy Development, Director for Finance and Operations and Regional Directors for Schools. You can find more information and profiles of our senior leaders here.
Helen Milner - Chair of Local Advisory Board and Eden Trustee
Gill Kennedy - Vice Chair of Local Advisory Board
Katherine Anderson - Local Advisory Board Member
Ed Mapplebeck - Local Advisory Board Member
Keith Davidson - Local Advisory Board Member
Angie Dyer - Local Advisory Board Member
Tom Grieveson - Local Advisory Board Member
Rod Jones - Local Advisory Board Member
Helen Kingston - Local Advisory Board Member
Catherine Leifert - Local Advisory Board Member
Dianne Oldham - Local Advisory Board Member
Michelle Rivkin - Local Advisory Board Member
Stephanie Bingham - Local Advisory Board Member
Helen Pye - Local Advisory Board Member