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 principals 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 Bill Thompson Education Consultant 22/04/2016 Trust Board 4 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Mark Hamblett Principal of Waterloo Primary Academy CEO Zest 01/09/2018 Trust Board 4 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Member Jim Henderson Kaleidoscope Education Consultant 31/08/2019
Zest Academy Trust Member David Brookes Business Manager at Mulberry Multi Academy Trust 04/09/2019
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Philip Thompson Blackpool Borough Council Employee 22/04/2016 Trust Board 1 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Rebecca Foxton Business Manager Hawes Side Academy 25/01/2019 Trust Board 2 out of 2
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Hemant Asher 26/10/2018 Trust Board 3 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Amy Lalla Shareholder- Let Me Play

Shareholder- Sporting Education

Chair – Young Hammersmith & Fulham

08/01/2018 Trust Board 3 out of 4
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Michelle Kirkham Blackpool & Fylde College Employee 23/03/2018 Trust Board 2 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 0 out of 1
Zest Academy Trust Trustee Janet Alexander 25/10/2018 31/08/2019 Trust Board 1 out of 4