Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Trust Board Membership


Les Walton CBE, Chair
Chris Roberts, Vice Chair
Rob Tarn, Chief Executive
Tom Grieveson
Suzanne Duncan
June Foster OBE
Mark Sanders OBE
Andrew Hodgson

The Trust Board also includes representatives from our Academy network:

John Copping, Chair of Governors, Stockton-on-Tees Secondary Board
Jo Nolan, Executive Principal, Kearsley Academy & Kirk Balk Academy

Terms of Reference

To view the Terms of Reference for the Trust Board, visit our Corporate Policies & Procedures page.

The Trust Board's responsibilities are:

  • To provide strategic direction for the Trust including the addition of further new Academies.
  • To provide strategic vision and support for School Improvement across the trust.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the Trusts support arrangements and to ensure that the Academies are satisfied with the support and that they are getting value for money.
  • To appoint and performance manage Academy Principals, Local Governing Boards and Interim Executive Boards.
  • To ensure financial accountability to the Department for Education and within the Academies is secure.

Diary of Meetings

14 December 2018
22 March 2019
21 June 2019

Previous Meetings

5 October 2018
22 June 2018
23 March 2018
13 December 2017
6 October 2017

Archived minutes can also be found here.