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
Academy Council

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

Click here to view members of the Local Academy Council

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.

Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings 2019/2020
Governor 30th September 2019 16th December 2019 24th February 2020
Mr Steven Dale (Chair) Attended Attended
Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair) Did not attend Did not attend
Mr Muhammed Isa Attended Attended
Mr James Howard Attended Attended
Mrs Emma Johns Attended Attended
Mrs AnMarie Smith Attended Attended
Mr Andrew Newton Attended Attended
Mr Dean Buckley Did not attend Did not attend
Mrs Kim McKee Attended Attended
Mrs Victoria Fletcher-Simm N/A Attended


If you wish to contact our chair of governors please do so in writing to the following address:

Mr Steven Dale (Chair of Governors)
Kearsley Academy
Springfield Road

Northern Education Trust Board and Committees

To view information on Board Members and Trustees of Northern Education Trust, please click here to visit the Northern Education Trust website.

Northern Education Trust
Thorp Academy, Main Road, Ryton, NE40 3AH
Tel: 0191 406 6383

Kearsley 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.