The Blue Coat School is part of the Cranmer Education Trust. Formalised cross school governance arrangements can help with efficiencies, with ultimate corporate accountability held by the Trust Board and corporate and strategic functions being carried out centrally, leaving local governing boards free to focus on pupil progress and attainment for their individual schools.

The Trust Board has established Local Committees for each of the Academies for the most part made up of individuals drawn from the Academy’s community. Local Committee Members serving on Local Committees are accountable to the Trust Board as well as to the communities they serve. Whilst not trustees under charity law, the Local Committee Members are under a duty to act in good faith and in the interests of the Academy and the Trust.

Blue Coat Local Committee Members:

NameGovernor With Representative
Kerry MycockParent Governor
Pamela LordParent Governor
Robert HigginsHeadteacher
Minaz AslamTrust Appointed Governor
Ryan BrownTrust Appointed Governor
Anthony PoleTrust Appointed Governor
Edward Moores – CHAIRTrust Supporting Governor
Rev. Daniel BurtonDiocesan/Deanery Governor
Ashlie Rossington-HarrisStaff Governor
Michael UnsworthFoundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)

Local Committee Members can be contacted via the Clerk by clicking on the link below:

Blue Coat’s Governors Register of Attendance and Business Interests

Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data

Diversity is important and we want our trustees and our local governing committees to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve. The Trust is in the process of working through GovernorHub’s facility to see if it is possible to collate Trustees’ and Local Governing Board members’ information. The return will be voluntarily, and they can opt out of sharing their information, including protected characteristics, at any given time including after publication. To ensure that individuals cannot be identified through the publication of data, anonymous data will only be published in an appropriate format based on the number of optional returns. The current legal advice is that the safest way to protect data subjects and special category data, meeting the UK GDPR standard, would be to publish information that does not amount to ‘personal’ because it is anonymous, and therefore data protection principles do not apply.

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The Blue Coat School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.