Trust Governance

Trust Governance

Good governance is at the heart of delivering educational excellence. The Board have defined what ‘governance’ means for the Trust in a Governance Strategy which outlines how governance is structured and organised as part of a whole-system approach to improving standards.

The DSAT governance model identifies four tiers of governance:

The four-tier structure was established following a review of governance arrangements in 2017. The revised structure aimed to address the key governance challenges faced by the MAT. The strong focus on collaboration within the MAT gives the opportunity to learn and share good practice. The implementation of Cluster Governing Boards allows this to extend to governance facilitating a sharing of effective practice across a group of schools.

The model allows for engagement at different levels of commitment and skill. It aims to encourage and support those in the governance structure with the capacity to bring their expertise to benefit more children, extending the reach of great governors across a wider group of schools.

The governance functions delegated by the Board across the structure are set out in a Scheme of Delegation.

Trust Members

Carolyn Lewis - Appointed February 2015

Diocese of Leicester Educational Trust
Declared - Leicester Diocesan Board of Education Director, Appointed September 2014

Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust Director, Appointed September 2014
Diocese of Leicester Educational Trust Director, Appointed April 2016


David Williams - Appointed March 2016

Chair of the Board of Directors

Declared – Director at Big Carrot Consultancy, Appointed April 2014


Kate Foster - Appointed September 2014

Kibworth CE Primary School Representative

Declared – Kibworth CE Primary Schools Chair of Governors, Appointed September 2014

Trustee of Kibworth Charitable Trust, Appointed 2014

Birkett House School Governor, Appointed April 2016

Community Governor at The Kibworth School appointed January 2017


Richard Eastman - Appointed September 2014

Parkland Primary School Representative

No Declarations


Trustees

Ed Green

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Directors
Non-Executive Director - Parent Selection
Declared – Employee of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Appointed May 2014


Gary Sims

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Members
Non-Executive Director - Finance Specialist
Declared - Trustee of PTA UK, Appointed May 2016


Jonathan Parsons

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Members
Non-Executive Director - HR Specialist
Declared - Director of Triumph Motorcycles, Appointed May 2015

Partner, Employee of Leicester Grammar School


Margaret Spence

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Members
Non-Executive Director - Education Specialist
Declared – Director of Barwell CE Academy


David Williams

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Diocese of Leicester Education Trust
Foundation Director - Ethos Specialist
Declared – Director at Big Carrot Consultancy, Appointed April 2014


Michael McAllister

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Appointed by the Diocese of Leicester Education Trust
Foundation Director - Ethos Specialist
Declared - Employee of Reality Youth Project, Appointed 2016

Partner, Employee of Danemill Primary School


Paul Stone

Appointed 13/6/2012, Ex-Officio
Executive Director - CEO & Accounting Officer
Declared – Partner, Employee of Fossebrook Primary School


Richard Bettsworth

Appointed 6/8/2017, Term 3 Years, Co-opted by the Trustees
Declared – Employee of Association of School and College Leaders, Appointed Jan 2015


Resigned

Ian Sadd

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Resigned 20/12/2016 Appointed by Members
Executive Director - Finance Director
No Declarations

Brenda Davies

Appointed 1/3/2016, Term 3 Years, Resigned 31/03/2017 Appointed by Members
Executive Director - Director of School Improvement
No Declarations

Information about the governance in each of our schools can be found here