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
c/o Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4DL 
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Mr Nigel Butler - Safeguarding, Health & Safety
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Ms Sara Yates – Parent

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

Mrs Elaine Beardmore - Support Staff
Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, ST7 4DL

Mr Pete Potts - Shaw Education Trust representative

Attendance at Academy Council Meetings:

Governors Attendance Meetings

The Shaw Education Trust has put in place an IEB to oversee the strategic governance activities at Kidsgrove Secondary School and Kidsgrove Primary School. This replaces the Academy Councils.

The IEB membership is as follows;

Chair of the IEB - Peter Potts, SET Director of Estates, SET
Vice Chair of the IEB - Elaine Turner, Head of Business Partnering, SET
Doreen McNeil - Chair of the KSS AC sub committee
Lee Nixon - Executive Headteacher KSS
Joanne Knowles - Principal KPS
Nigel Butler - Chair of the KPS AC sub committee

Attendance at IEB Meetings - there has only been one meeting so far, this took place on 7th July 2020, everyone was in attendance except for Nigel who sent his apologies.

Click here to view Academies Financial Handbook - September 2020