Governance

Governance is key to the success of Zest Academy Trust.
The Trust have three core functions:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust

  • To hold its headteachers to account for the educational performance of its academies and pupils and the appraisal of staff

  • To ensure financial probity

Working in partnership with

Attendance of Meetings 2019 – 2020

Appropriate Body Governance Role Name Relevant declarations of interest Date of Appointment Date of Disassociation Meeting Attendance
Zest Academy Trust Member & Director Chair Philip Thompson Blackpool Borough Council Employee 22/04/2016 Trust Board 1 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Mark Hamblett Principal of Waterloo Primary Academy CEO Zest 01/09/2018 Trust Board 2 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Member Jim Henderson Kaleidoscope Education Consultant 31/08/2019 Trust Board 1 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Member Nick Toyne Principal of Devonshire Primary Academy 09/12/2019
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Bill Thompson Education Consultant 22/04/2016 18/11/2019
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Rebecca Foxton Business Manager Hawes Side Academy 25/01/2019 Trust Board  1 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Hemant Asher 26/10/2018 Trust Board 1 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Amy Lalla Shareholder- Let Me Play

Shareholder- Sporting Education

Chair – Young Hammersmith & Fulham

08/01/2018 15/10/2019
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Michelle Kirkham Blackpool & Fylde College Employee 23/03/2018 Trust Board 0 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Susan Darbyshire CEO/Executive Headteacher Community First Academy Trust

Director Wigan Road Development

08/03/2019 Trust Board 2 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Janet Alexander 25/10/2018 31/08/2019
Zest Academy Trust Member David Brookes Business Manager at Mulberry Multi Academy Trust 04/09/2019 10/11/2019