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Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the ‘accountable body’ for CSET. The Trustees are both the ‘directors’ for the purposes of the Companies Act and the ‘trustees’ for the purpose of the Charities Act, and they must ensure compliance with legal requirements as well as the terms of the Funding Agreement. As such, all authority in CSET is ultimately derived from the Board of Trustees.

The Academy Trust Handbook describes the three core functions of Trustees: 

  1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance

CSET has up to twelve Trustees. Regular skills audits and evaluations of the effectiveness of the Board determine the skill requirements for recruiting to a Trustee vacancy. The Board usually meets six times a year. The CSET Board has five Committees, providing detailed scrutiny of Education, Environment, Finance, People, and Risk & Audit.

CSET Trustee Biographies June 2024

CSET Trustees Attendance 2022-23

CSET Board & Committee Terms of Reference September 2023

CSET Trustees Committee Membership Appointed End of Term
Rhona Allgood

Education, Environment (Chair)

31/08/2020

30/08/2024

David Didau

Education

21/05/2024

20/05/2028

Grace Horton

Finance (Chair)

06/10/2020

05/10/2024

Andrew Levitt

Risk & Audit (Chair)

10/12/2022

09/12/2026

Simon MacSorley (Chair) Environment,  Finance

10/12/2022

09/12/2026

Colin McDougall Risk & Audit 10/12/2022 09/12/2026
Jayne Prior

Education (Chair)

25/03/2023

24/03/2027
William Roberts (CEO)

Education, Environment, Finance, People

01/09/2016

Ex officio
Chris White-Horne (Vice-Chair)

People (Chair)

22/09/2022

21/09/2026

Dawn Wright

Finance, People 

18/01/2021

17/01/2025