As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Northern Education Trust is governed by a Board of
Directors also referred to as Trustees who are responsible for, and oversee the strategic control,
management and administration of the Trust and the academies ran by the Trust.
In order to discharge these responsibilities the Trustees appoint people who are more locally based to
serve on a board, the Academy Council, which has been established to ensure the good governance
of the Academy.
The role of the Academy Council is to:
- Carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward
- Provide internal assurance
- To develop the local community and employer links
Members of the Academy Council, called Governors, are expected to question, challenge and support
the academy leadership and feel comfortable that they know, and are able to discuss, the
performance of the academy.
Northern Education Trust sponsors two secondary academies in Hartlepool and we have one
Combined Academy Council supporting and challenging both academies.
If you are interested in becoming an Academy Council member please discuss your involvement
initially with the Principal.
Academy Council address for correspondence -
Mr John Taylor
Northern Education Trust, Manor Academy
Owton Manor Lane