Governance Structure

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Operational Structure

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Executive Board

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The Trust operates as a multi-academy Trust with clear lines of decision-making for the organisation as a whole. The Board of Directors has responsibility for all schools within the Trust and all Committees are required to report to the Main Board.

The Board of Directors (CET Trust Board) meet six times a year. The Board has established an overall framework for the governance of the Trust and determines membership, terms of reference and procedures of committees and other groups. It receives reports, including policies from its committees for ratification. It monitors the activities of the committees through reports from the Committee Chairs and through the minutes of their meetings.

Objectives, Strategies and Activities

The principal activity of the Charitable Company is the operation of any schools for which it is responsible in order to provide free education and care. The Trust is currently responsible for pupils of all abilities within Pickhurst Academy (between the ages of 7-11 years), Davidson Primary Academy (pupils between the ages of 4 -11 years) & Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School (pupils between the ages of 4 – 7 years).

  • To secure high levels of academic progress for all pupils across the Trust
  • To promote respect and the skills for life-long learning
  • To ensure that teaching moves towards outstanding across the all academies
  • To maintain and develop rigorous whole-school self-evaluation programmes
  • To establish a whole-school intervention programmes that support pupils and raises achievement;
  • To provide continuous professional development programmes for staff and
  • To ensure that effective safeguarding procedures are in place and that the school meets its statutory duty to safeguard all members of its community
  • To demonstrate outstanding leadership;
  • To be considered an employer of choice;
  • To establish a financial foundation to enable Chancery Education Trust to fulfil its vision;
  • The Chancery Education Trust is recognised as a Trust with outstanding learning environments which encompasses and supports all its learners, their parents/carers, staff and governors
  • To build sustainable links with the community and develop the pupil’ skills needed for future pathways by promoting collaboration
  • To ensure a smooth transition with a new academy having joined the Trust and develop Trust wide financial policies and procedures
  • To implement sound financial controls through good practices and evidenced by regular internal audits
  • To achieve a balanced budget across the Trust and undertake monthly budget and cashflow monitoring
  • To demonstrate savings through efficient procurement for services, contracts and resources by use of approved buying frameworks, tendering and negotiation; and
  • To be compliant with statutory returns for both the EFA and other agencies, by meeting reporting deadlines, undertaking training and seeking professional advice as appropriate

Member NameRoleDate AppointedDate Stepped Down
(if applicable)
Mr Andrew RalphFounding Member8th March 2016
Mr Philip JefferiesMember14th February 2018
Miss Rebecca SharpMember2nd May 2019
Mr Paul O'NeillFounding Member8th March 20164th January 2018
Mr Liam BrookeMember16th July 20185th December 2018
Mr Duncan ParrFounding Member15th June 201118th December 2018

Trustee NameRoleDate AppointedAppointed ByDate Stepped Down
(if applicable)
Mr Philip JefferiesChairman
Finance and Audit
18th December 2018Trust Board
Mr Stephen HillsVice Chairman
Health and Safety, Staff Well-being
6th September 2017Trust Board
Mrs Shelley MuscattTrustee
Safeguarding & Prevent
6th September 2017Trust Board
Ms Marie PowellTrustee
Pupil Outcome, SEND, Pupil Well-being
10th July 2018Trust Board
Mr Matthew RamptonTrustee
School Improvement & Evaluation
15th June 2011Ex-officio Director
Mr Duncan ParrChairman
Finance and Audit
15th June 2011
Trust Board18th December 2018
Ms Elizabeth MinasTrustee
Student Outcome, SEN, DDA
6th September 2017Trust Board20th December 2018

CommitteeNameDate Stepped Down
(if applicable)
Chairman - Finance and AuditMr Philip Jefferies
Vice Chairman - Finance and AuditMr Stephen Hills
Chairman - Finance and AuditMr Duncan Parr18th December 2018

Schedule of Board Meetings

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Schedule of Board Meetings 2019-2020

Register of Attendance

To view the Register of Attendance click on the link below:

Register of Attendance 2019-2020

Register of Attendance 2018-2019

Each Academy within the Trust have their own Local Governing Board (LGB) and normally meet once each term. Details of each Academys’ LGB can be found on the individual Academy websites.

Click here for Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School

Click here for Davidson Primary Academy

Click here for Pickhurst Academy

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