We are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our new school Governance team, who can share their skills to improve education for our children.
Parent governors play a vital role on governing bodies, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint of the school, and are invaluable in helping to make the decisions that matter.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please use the Contact Us form on this website, or speak directly to the school office.
North West Academies Trust (NWAT) Governance
The school has been part of North West Academies Trust since December 2018.
Representatives of the Trust visit to see the children at work, and how they benefit from the positive changes implemented since we became Grosvenor Park C of E Academy.
NWAT has the power to monitor the role of the Academy at an operational day-to-day level and review:
- The management and organisation of the Academy.
- The implementation of the decisions of the Executive Headteacher.
- Performance in relation to targets and standards.
- The implementation of policies monitoring student welfare and behaviour.
- The implementation of policies.
- The implementation of all extended school activities.
NWAT Terms of Office and Register of Interests
Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, The Coach House, Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP. Tel: 01244 566167.
The trust is a charitable body offering advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview to several academies in Cheshire and Shropshire.
It is passionate about supporting schools within their community and helping to ensure outstanding learning opportunities for every child. The trust, and its schools, aspire to excellence in education and this is underpinned by The Seven Principles of Public Life: Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty and Leadership.
|Name of Trustee||Date Appointed||Expiry Date||Register of Interests|
|Brendan Wignall (Chair)||01/10/17||01/10/21||Brendan is headteacher at Ellesmere College, Shropshire|
|Michael Forber (Vice Chair)||01/10/17||01/10/21||Michael is Headteacher at Somerville Primary School, Wallasey.|
|Iain Colledge||01/10/17||01/10/21||Iain is director and owner of World Academies and a project director for the British Council. He is a registered Ofsted school inspector and provides services in the Midlands.|
|Adrian Walmsley||01/10/17||01/10/21||Adrian is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, Chester and Upton-by-Chester High School.|
|Steve Docking (CEO)||01/10/17||N/A||Steve is formerly headteacher at Delamere Academy and CEO of NWAT. He is also a director of ACT Education. He lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at st Martin's, and they have two children.|
|Kay Cook||01/10/17||01/10/21||Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy.|
|Reverend Elaine Ollman||01/10/17||01/10/21||Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.|
|Kirsty Cobb||01/10/17||01/10/21||Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.|
|Julie Roberts-Joyce||01/10/17||01/10/21||Julie Roberts-Joyce is a parent governor at Delamere Academy.|
|David Jones||01/10/17||01/10/21||David retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April this year after 40 years service.|
Accounts – NWAT limited
All academies have to produce audited accounts which must be submitted to the EFA and displayed on the school’s website. Our auditors are http://https://www.mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk/contact/chester/