How We Govern

School governors and trustees have three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well
spent

Governance at NCEA Trust

Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

The structure is made up of Members, Trustees and two committees; Finance and General Purposes (FGPC) and Academy Standards and Improvement (ASIC). Terms of Reference for the two committees are given here.

 

The Sponsor Members, Trustees and Committees are given below:

Members

To be confirmed Appointed by Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Dennis Handley Representing the Bishop of Newcastle
Peter Robinson Representing Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Rory Wilson Appointed by Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
in consultation with Northumberland Estates
John Brearley Chair of Governors

Trustees

John Brearley Chair, Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Jane Scott Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Richard Bishopp Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Alex Cox Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
John Marshall Vice Chair, Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Stephen Purvis Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Natalie Fountain Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Paul Johnson Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Jim Lang Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Martin Browell Parent elected
Marc Kelly Co-opted
Jeff Hope Co-opted
Alan Hardie Interim CEO, Ex-officio

Finance and General Purposes Committee (FGPC)

Stephen Purvis Chair, Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
John Brearley Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Alex Cox Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Jim Lang Local Authority
Marc Kelly Co-opted

Academy Standards and Improvement Committee (ASIC)

Richard Bishopp Chair, Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
John Marshall Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Jane Scott Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Natalie Fountain Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Paul Johnson Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education
Alan Hardie Interim CEO

Contact:

The Chair of the Board of Trustees, John Brearley, may be contacted by email at governor@ncea.org.uk or in writing:
The Board of Trustees
c/o Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust
Josephine Butler Campus
Academy Road
Ashington
NE63 9FZ