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Academy Trust

Our Academy Trust are members of the school's Governing Body and play a central role in both the decision-making and management of our school. They are instrumental in how our school operates. 

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including, setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff, reviewing staff performance and pay and many more. 

Our School Trustees

  • Louise Samways (Chair)
  • Hayley Cutchey (Clerk)
  • David James (Principal)
  • Graham Irons
  • Tetyana McRae
  • Sue Robson
  • Simon Stringer
  • Gina Loch
  • Lucy Marsh
  • Matthew Shotton
  • Lucy Owen
  • Gurdeep Sembhi
  • Malcolm Loubser

Co-opted Trustee vacancy

The Trust Board of Caroline Chisholm School has an exciting opportunity for two new co-opted Trustees. With this academic year being one that will be noted in history, and with schools and parents having worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and staff, we know that some of you within the community will want to give back some of your time to ensure this continues.

Caroline Chisholm School is academically successful and achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating from the January 2020 Ofsted inspection: "Pupils receive a good quality of education, particularly in the primary phase and the sixth form. In the secondary phase, pupils achieve well overall by the end of key stage 4”.

Trustees play a central role in both the decision-making and management of the school. You do not need any specific qualifications to join the board, but if you are enthusiastic, have a desire to learn and the time to attend training, 11 evening meetings per year (plus some committee meetings) and conduct school monitoring, we would like to hear from you. We are particularly interested in those with a finance background and good organisational skills.

Please contact the clerk, Hayley Cutchey, if you would like to apply or for more information:

How to contact the Governing Body

If you would like to contact our Governing Body, please send all requests in writing to:

Chair of Trustees: Louise Samways
Caroline Chisholm School
The Wooldale Centre for Learning
Wootton Fields

You can also contact the clerk via email - 

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