Governance

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

Blue Coat Local Governing Body:

Name Position in School
Aine Barnes Parent Governor
Stephen Cartwright Parent Governor
Rev. David Halford Foundation Governor (Deanery)
Alicia Harris Foundation Governor (Diocese)
Robert Higgins Headteacher
Susan McKenna Foundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)
Edward Moores CHAIR Foundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)
Rev. Derek Palmer Foundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)
Michael Unsworth Foundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)
Ruth Wild Staff Governor

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