The Trust Board
Presdales School converted to a single academy trust on 1 April 2012. The Trust Board operates at a strategic level with a strong focus on setting the vision and direction of Presdales School; supporting and holding Mr Warren, Headteacher, to account for the educational performance of the students and ensuring that the financial resources are well spent.
Trustees are trained volunteers with fixed terms of office for 4 years. Parent trustee appointments are made by election from the parent body of the school and Community Trustees are appointed by the Board. Presdales is fortunate to have a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge with Trustees having several years of practice in other schools, to Trustees who are starting on their Trustee journey. An election for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Trust Board takes place annually. The Committees and full Board meet twice each term and Governance of the school is supported by the Company Secretary who also clerks the meetings.
The Board is divided into two committees: Students and Resources. The remit of the Students Committee is to consider the effectiveness, depth and breathe of the curriculum; matters related to teaching, student learning, achievement and student aspirations. The Resources committee is responsible for both financial issues ensuring that the academy’s allocated funding is well spent, and issues relating to the premises and fabric of the school. The Chairs Committee which includes the Chair, Vice Chair and Headteacher oversee Personnel matters in their termly meetings.
The Trust Board is committed to continuous improvement while working with the school to ensure that the needs of every student is met, and that Presdales School serves and enriches the local community.
Roles and Responsibilities 2023-2024
Chair of Trustees – Mrs Jacqueline Harvey
Vice Chair of Trustees – Mr Howard Freed
Chair of Students Committee – Mrs Maddie Waller
Chair of Resources Committee – Mr Michael Robinson
Company Secretary – Ms Katie Paxton
|TRUSTEE||TYPE OF APPOINTMENT||Committees/ Other responsibilities||APPOINTMENT||EXPIRY OF TERM|
|Mr Nick Burridge||Parent||Resources Committee Link Trustee : GDPR||28/09/2021||27/09/2025|
|Mrs Emma Cannon||Parent||30/10/2023||29/10/2027|
|Mr Stephen Cove||Parent||Resources Committee Joint Link Trustee: Pupil Premium||05/10/2022||04/10/2026|
|Mr Nigel Denison||Co-opted||Link Trustee : Health and Safety||09/10/2019||04/07/2027|
|Mrs Helen Fellows||Parent||Students Committee Link Trustee : Equality, Diversity and Inclusion||05/10/2022||04/10/2026|
|Ms Emma Flawn||Co-opted||Resources Committee Joint Link Trustee : Pupil Premium||08/12/2021||07/12/2025|
|Mr Howard Freed||Member||Vice Chair of Trustees Link Trustee : SEND||26/11/2021||25/11/2025|
|Mrs Jackie Harvey||Member||Chair of Trustees Link Trustee : Safeguarding||25/03/2021||05/07/2024|
|Mrs Alison Hobson||Co-opted||Link Trustee : Careers||02/12/2020||01/12/2024|
|Mr Mike Robinson||Member||Chair: Resources Committee Resources Committee||01/04/2012||22/03/2025|
|Mrs Maddie Waller||Co-opted||Students Committee Link Trustee : Mental Health||05/07/2023||27/09/2025|
Presdales School – Members
Mrs Deepa Allchin: Date of Appointment – 05/12/2018
Mrs Karen Freed: Date of Appointment – 05/12/2018
Mr Edwin Godfrey: Date of Appointment – 05/12/2018
Mr Alan Henshall: Date of Appointment – 05/12/2018
Mrs Jackie Harvey: Date of Appointment – 25/03/2021
Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data
The Trustees are currently collecting data on the diversity of Board members, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. The return will be voluntary, and members can opt out of sharing their information at any given time, including after publication.
Trustee Meeting Dates
4th October 2023
7th December 2023
25th January 2024
20th March 2024
22nd May 2024
3rd July 2024