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 2021 – 2022

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 0 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Mark Hamblett Principal of Waterloo Primary Academy CEO Zest

Member of NAHT

Vice Chair of Governors Bay Leadership Academy

01/09/2018 Trust Board 1 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Member Jim Henderson Kaleidoscope Education Consultant

Member ACSL

Member Champion Education Trust

Governor Blatchington Mill School

Spouse The Constant Group

31/08/2019 Trust Board 0 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Member Nick Toyne Education Consultant XHT Education Ltd

Member NAHT

Associate Governor Park Community School Seaview Trust

09/12/2019 Trust Board 0 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Susan Darbyshire CEO/Executive Headteacher CFAT (Community First Academy Trust)

Trustee CFAT

Director Wigan Road Development

Volunteer Childline

08/03/2019 Trust Board 1 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Rebecca Foxton Business Manager Hawes Side Academy

Secretary Hawes Side Academy

HSA client of Moore & Smalley

25/01/2019 Trust Board  1 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Hemant Asher 26/10/2018 Trust Board 1 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Michelle Kirkham Blackpool & Fylde College Employee 23/03/2018 Trust Board 0 out of 1