Trust Governance Overview

Welcome to the Governance Area
Governance at Tall Oaks Academy Trust is split into three levels:

Local Governing Bodies

Each school has its own Local Governing Body that is made up of community governors, parent governors and a staff representative. Local governors take responsibility for holding leaders to account for the day-to-day running of the school, education standards, safeguarding and other school-specific areas.

Our trustees have responsibility for the strategic direction of the Trust. Trustees oversee the financial and legal sides of operating our schools and central team and act as ‘critical friends’ to the senior leaders in the trust, holding them to account for the performance of the schools.

Our members are the final layer of governance in our trust and they are there to oversee the Board of Trustees, ensuring that the Trustees are executing their roles in accordance to the agreed frameworks.

The Trust also has an additional Finance Audit and Operations Committee.

Accounting Officer: Mrs S Wilson

Chief Financial Officer: Mrs S Keen

Company Secretary: Mrs S Keen

Contacting members of the Board of Trustees or Local Governing Bodies

All enquiries or initial contact with Trustees or Governors should be addressed to The Clerk to the Board, Mrs J Gledhill using the following contact details:
email -
Phone - 077887 33941

Further information:

Please do not hesitate to contact The Clerk if you are interested in becoming a Governor or wish to learn more about the role of governors in our trust. Alternatively, visit the National Governor Association website: