Ambitious
We have high expectations for all of our children and staff. They deserve the best we can do.
Positive
We will never fail to believe that people and schools can improve.
Resilient
We never ‘give up.’ We make long term commitments to pupils, families, communities and schools.
Reflective
We constantly evaluate what we do in order to improve. We are never complacent.
Principled
We always promote equity, equality and challenge injustice. We always act in the ‘best interests’ of our pupils.

Leadership and Governance

Structure

Our current structure of Leadership and Governance as we establish our MAT is:

Hollingworth Learning Trust Board

We are delighted to have recruited high quality and suitable qualified Trustees to the Trust Board. The core purpose of the board is to challenge and support the CEO, local governing bodies and our partner schools to work effectively in partnership to achieve our mission:

‘We are here to make a real positive difference to the lives of our children. We are not here to make the inevitable happen.’

We will achieve this through developing a unique relationship with each partner school, and achieving this within our values framework.

Our Trust Governing Board consists of:

Name and Position Experience
Marcus Cockcroft Education Specialist, NPQEL, School Finances, Strategic leadership, school accountability & governance, school vision and ethos, staffing recruitment, change context, teaching and learning.
Andrea Fallon Health and Safety, Mental Health, Public Health, Safeguarding, Strategical Leadership, Governance, Community Links.
Vickie Hutchins Strategic Leadership, Facilities, Risk Management, community links and HR.
Karen McCarthy Companies House, Director of own company, Employment Law, Safeguarding, FE, Social Worker/Residential Work, Education Social Work, Educational International Links, Strategic Leadership.
Sarah McDowell Strategic Leadership, legal and expected requirements of boards and their trustees, community links.
Jacqui Mellor Government policies, Ofsted requirements, governance, education, Finance, HR, H&S, teaching schools and safeguarding.
Andrew Moon Strategic leadership, governance, Finance & Business HR.
Mark Ogden Finance (CMA, CGMA & AAT), finance planning and strategies, School Governance, recruitment.
Darren Randle Education Specialist, NPQH, MA, NLE, School Finances, Strategic leadership, school accountability & governance, school vision and ethos, staffing recruitment, change context, teaching and learning.

While the Trust is small, trustees may consider inviting Chairs of LGBs to attend board meetings in a non-voting capacity to enable better communication. As the Trust grows, another mechanism will need to be developed.