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Governance at Aston Community Education Trust

We are currently recruiting to the role of ACET Governance Professional and updating ACET Governance documentation. It is our intention that this section of the website is fully updated by the end of December 2023. Thank you for your patience - if you do have any questions regarding ACET Governance, please email:  governance@astoncetrust.org and the CEO will respond to you, thank you.

At ACET we believe that effective governance is vital for ensuring the success, accountability, and strategic direction of our trust. Our governance structure is designed to provide robust oversight and support to our academies, promoting excellence in education and the well-being of our pupils/students and staff.

Below is an overview of our governance arrangements:

Members Terms of Office 2023/2024

Name Appointed by Appointment Start Date Resignation Date
John Barton 24/03/2011    
Joanna Dawson 11/03/2021    
Jill Nichols  11/03/2021    
James Sharman 11/03/2021    

Members left within the last 12 months

Name Appointed by Appointment Start Date Resigned
       

 

Trustees Terms of Office 2023/2024

Name Appointed by 

Start Date

End Date Resignation Date
John Barton (Chair) Original Member 24/03/2011    
Catharine Kinsella (Vice Chair) Trust  06/06/2016    
Andy Brickles Trust 24/04/2017    
Jane Ford Trust 01/09/2017    
Craig McGowan Trust 01/09/2019    
Helen Rogers Trust 11/03/2021    
Sally Wheatley Trust 15/11/2021    
Jill Pyper Trust 01/09/2023    
Sarah Sprack Trust 01/09/2023    

Trustees left within the last 12 months

Name Appointed by Appointment Start Date Resigned
       

 

Audit and Risk Committee 2023-2024

Sally Wheatley (Chair)

Andy Brickles 

Craig McGowan

Jill Pyper

 

Finance, People and Remuneration Committee 2023-2024

Andy Brickles (Chair)

John Barton

Jane Ford

Craig McGowan

 

Governance Working Committee 2023-2024

Catharine Kinsella (Chair)

Helen Rogers

Jane Ford

Sally Wheatley

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee 2023-2024

Helen Rogers (Chair)

Catharine Kinsella

Sarah Sprack

 

Safeguarding Trustee

Sally Wheatley

 

Chief Finance Officer

Paula Corbett (Acting)

 

Accounting Officer

Rebecca Scutt