Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP


Governance Structure

Grosvenor Park Academy is part of the North West Academies Trust. The school operates a Local Governing Board which is made up of the following people:

Local Governing Board

  • Chelsey Wright
  • Sue Wallace-Woodroffe – Chair of Governors
  • Reverend David Chesters- Foundation Governor
  • Katrina Kerr
  • Mark Harnden
  • Wenda Smith – Executive Headteacher
  • Richard Clark – Head of School

Grosvenor Park Terms of Office and Register of Interests

Name of GovernorDate AppointedExpiry DateRegister of Interests
Richard Clark1st February 20201st February 2024Richard joined NWAT in September 2014 as Deputy Headteacher at Oak View Academy. He became Head of School at Grosvenor Park in September 2019. Richard is passionate about Teaching and Learning and developing child focused teams of professionals.
Katrina Kerr1st February 20211st February 2025Katrina Kerr is the Chair of the Chester Bid, a trustee of Storyhouse and a board member of The Tourism Society and the Chester Growth Partnership. She is also a director of Overwood Consulting and Artisan Wines.
Her full profile can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/katrinakerrmichel

Sue Wallace-Woodroffe1st February 20201st February 2024Sue Wallace-Woodroffe is the Headmistress of The Queen’s School, Chester. Previously she was the Head of Princess Helena College until moving to Chester in 2018. Sue studied Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University before studying for a PhD in Genetics at Cambridge. She has recently completed an MA in Educational Leadership and Management with the University of London. She remains a keen sportswoman having represented GB on the athletics track at Junior International level.
Robin Gill1st February 20201st February 2024Robin is a solicitor and a Partner at Hillyer McKeown in Chester, specialising in corporate law. He was a founding Parent Governor of the Academy when it opened in 2013 and during its subsequent Ofsted inspection. He was co-opted to the Governing Body following the Academy joining NWAT in 2018. Robin is also a Trustee of The Chester Bluecoat Charity, which supports numerous local charities and charitable projects. He was previously a parent Director serving on the Board of a Cheshire academies trust.

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.

NWAT Board

Full details of NWAT governance, registers of interest and scheme of delegation are on the Trust website. Please use the link below to find out more.

Accounts – NWAT limited

Full details of NWAT and its associated schools’ Finance and Accounts are on the Trust website. This includes memorandum of association, articles of association, funding agreement, annual audited accounts, annual report, off-payroll agreements, number of employees and gender pay gap information. Please use the link below to find out more.

Our auditors are www.mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk