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Governance

Pele Trust Schools Academy Governance

 

Pele Trust Directors are responsible for:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding executive leaders accountable for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils
  • the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the Trust ensuring that public money is well spent

The Directors will work collaboratively with the 6 schools, each bringing their own unique experiences to support the schools and to ensure that the pupils are getting the best possible education.

 

More information related to Pele Trust Governance can be found here.

Academy Committees:

 

The members of the Academy Committees will support the work of the Directors by taking on a more substantial role in each school to closely support and challenge Headteachers and senior leaders to ensure that the school is offering an excellent education to all pupils. They have a prominent role to play in:

  • Identifying and agreeing key objectives 
  • Development planning for improvement 
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the Academy is making towards its set objectives

Chair of Darras Hall Primary School Academy Committee:

 

Dr Andy Large

  Appointed by Governing Body

  Appointed from 1st February 2019 to 31st January 2023

  No business or pecuniary interests held.

 

c/o Darras Hall Primary School

Middle Drive

Ponteland

NE20 9DS

 

andy.large@dhpschool.uk

  

Academy Committee Members:

 

Alice Hordon

   Elected by school staff

   Appointed from 28th September 2020 to 27th September 2024

   No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Clare Cooper

  Appointed by Academy members

  Appointed from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2023

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

David Harding

  Appointed by Academy members

  Appointed from 24th January 2022 to 23rd January 2026

  No business interests held, member of teaching leadership at Ponteland High School

 

Phil Smith

  Elected by parents

  Appointed from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2023

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Sally Cram

  Elected by school staff

  Appointed from 28th September to 27th September 2024

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Suzy Hattaway

  Appointed by academy members

  Appointed from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2023

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Atul Malhotra

  Appointed by academy members

  Appointed from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2026

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

David Stevens

  Appointed by academy members

  Appointed from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2026

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Mike Barker

  Appointed by academy members 

  Appointed from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2026

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Sahil Nayyer

  Appointed by academy members

  Appointed from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2026

  No business or pecuniary interests held

 

Victoria Parr

  Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher

  No business or pecuniary interests held

See GIAS for information related to Governors, both current and historic.

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