Trustees’ information and duties

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Trustees’ information and duties

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Trustees’ information and duties

As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Northern Education Trust is governed by a Board of Directors also referred to as Trustees who are responsible for, and oversee the strategic control, management and administration of the Trust and the academies ran by the Trust.

In order to discharge these responsibilities the Trustees appoint people who are more locally based to serve on a board, the Academy Council, which has been established to ensure the good governance of the Academy.

The role of the Academy Council is to:

  • Carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward
  • Provide internal assurance
  • To develop the local community and employer links

Members of the Academy Council, called Governors, are expected to question, challenge and support the academy leadership and feel comfortable that they know, and are able to discuss, the performance of the academy.

The Ferns Primary Academy is a member of the Bolton Combined Academy Council alongside Kearsley Academy.

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The Ferns Primary Academy Local Academy Council
Name Appointed by Date appointed End Date
Mr Steven Dale (Chair) NET 01/09/2012 31/08/2019
Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair) NET 01/01/2016 31/12/2018
Mr Dean Buckley NET 29/04/2019 Ex-officio*
Mrs Kim McKee NET 29/04/2019 Ex-officio*
Mr James Howard NET 01/01/2018 Ex-officio*
Mrs Helen Fletcher Staff 09/01/2018 09/01/2020
Mrs Emma Johns NET 09/01/2018 09/01/2022
Mrs AnnMarie Smith Parents 09/01/2018 09/01/2020

*Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)

Other Governors who have served in the last 12 months
Name Appointed by Date appointed Date stepped down
Mrs Salome Botchorishvili Parents 01/09/2015 31/08/2018
Mr Paul Cheers Academy Council 01/09/2015 25/06/2018
Mrs Kerry Leach Parents 01/01/2017 04/01/2018
Mrs Adele Young NET 01/09/2016 31/12/2017
Mrs Sophie Boswell Staff 01/01/2017 31/07/2019
Mrs Rizwana Aftab Parents 09/01/2018 01/05/2020
Mr David Fann NET 29/04/2019 01/06/2019
Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings 2017/2018
Governor 20th November 2017 22nd January 2018 19th March 2018 30th April 2018 25th June 2018
Mr Steven Dale (Chair) Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair) Did not attend Attended Attended Attended Did not attend
Mr Paul Cheers Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Salome Botchorishvili Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Adele Young Attended
Mrs Sophie Boswell Attended Attended Attended Attended Did not attend
Mrs Kerry Leach Attended Attended Did not attend Did not attend
Mr James Howard Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Emma Johns In attendance
Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings 2018/2019
Governor 1st October 2018 19th November 2018 11th February 2019 18th March 2019 29th April 2019 24th June 2019
Mr Steven Dale (Chair) Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair) Attended Did not attend Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Sophie Boswell Attended Attended Did not attend Did not attend Did not attend Attended
Mrs Rizwana Aftab Attended Attended Did not attend Attended N/A N/A
Mr James Howard Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Emma Johns Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs AnnMarie Smith Did not attend Did not attend Did not attend Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Helen Fletcher Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mr Dean Buckley* Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Kim McKee* Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mr David Fann* Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended N/A

*Academy Council reconstituted to Bolton combined local academy

The Ferns Primary Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.