Academy Council

Shaw Education Trust believe in transparency and accountability within our academies and between each Academy and the Trust. The Board will provide support and challenge as required, with the aim of enabling each Academy to work towards earned autonomy.

Local governance and accountability is secured through our system of Academy Councils, with the Trust Board retaining overall legal control of its academies in line with Department for Education and Education Funding Agency expectations.

Information regarding Shaw Education Trust’s Board of Trustees can be viewed here.

For more information, the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation can be viewed here.

Academy Council Members

Ms Doreen McNeil - Chair of Academy Council. Email:

Mrs Karen Mitchell - Head of School - Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4DL

Mr Nigel Butler - Safeguarding, Health & Safety - Email:

Ms Sara Yates - Parent

Mrs Lesley Lloyd - Teaching Staff - Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, ST7 4DL

Mrs Elaine Beardmore - Support Staff - Kidsgrove Secondary School

Mr Pete Potts - Shaw Education Trust representative