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:

Name Governor With Representative
Kerry Mycock Parent Governor
Adrian Smale Parent Governor
Alicia Harris Foundation Governor (Diocesan)
Robert Higgins Headteacher
Ashley Hulme Trust Appointed Governor
Minaz Aslam Trust Appointed Governor
Edward Moores – CHAIR Trust Supporting Governor
Rev. Daniel Burton Diocesan/Deanery Governor
Ashlie Rossington-Harris Staff Governor
Michael Unsworth Foundation Governor (Henshaw Trust)

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

Please click here to see 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.