Trust Governance


Academy Trust

We have established a Trust known as 'The Spencer Academies Trust', which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and as such we are required to comply with 'The Companies Act 2006' ( Trustees, Directors and Governors of the Trust are listed in the Annual Report forming part of the Annual Account. A range of documents appertaining to our Trust are available to view or download:



Click here to view the Trust's forward planner...

Click here to view our Trust Committees...


Further information on Academies is available via:



Trust Governance Structure

  • 1 legal entity
  • 1 set of Articles governing all the Academies
  • Master Funding agreement with Secretary of State plus supplemental funding agreement
  • Each Academy has Local Governing Body to which the Multi Academy Trust can agree delegate some matters which is done through a Scheme of Delegation
  • Regular Chief Executive Officer and Chairs of Governors briefings


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Supporting World-Class Governance

World class governance is essential for continuous and sustainable improvement – more so today than ever before. There is now greater scrutiny on governance including governance within multi-academy trusts and within individual Academies.

    •  "Governors strengthen the leadership of the academy, because they are highly skilled and strategic in their outlook. They play an important role in evaluating the academy's work and setting the direction for the future."
      - George Spencer Academy, Ofsted May 2015

    •  "They hold school leaders to account for how well the school is doing and have made a good contribution to the improvements made."
      - Long Field Academy, Ofsted February 2016

    •  "Governors offer an effective balance of support and challenge… They are strategic in their approach and have a very clear understanding of the academy’s strengths and areas for improvement. Governors visit school to see it in action for themselves."
      - Fairfield Primary Academy, Ofsted July 2016

We provide a range of support and training for Governors, putting improvement and development at the heart of governance leadership and management and we work with organisations such as the National Governors' Association (NGA) and FASNA (Freedom and Autonomy for Schools – National Association) by providing membership for all our schools to these organisations.


All our Academies, with the exception of Inkersall Primary School, has a Local Governing Body (LGB) in operation. Inkersall operates a Local Advisory Council (LAC) during a transition period. The Trust has a Scheme of Delegation in place with each LGB or LAC which can be found on the individual Academies website.


Chairs of Governors

  • Chetwynd Primary Academy - Malcolm Batchelor
  • Fairfield Primary Academy - Donna Kinderman
  • George Spencer Academy - Jill Wilkinson
  • Glenbrook Primary School - Patricia Shaw
  • Heanor Gate Science College - Please contact Jill Wilkinson for further information
  • Inkersall Primary Academy - Local Advisory Council
  • Long Field Academy - Janet Marriott
  • Portland Spencer Academy - Jill Wilkinson
  • Sunnyside Spencer Academy - Dianne Raynor
  • Wyndham Primary Academy - Geoff Weightman


For initial contact with the Chairs of Governors, please go through the Clerks...


Clerking Services

We have a team of 6 Clerks who providing full clerking services to our Local Governing Bodies:



Please contact Jill Wilkinson for more information relating to our Clerking Services.

Contact Info

For more information about our Trust or how we may help you, please contact in the first instance:

Contact Info

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns...

  •   Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7EW
  •   (0115) 9170100

Documents & Updates

Click here to view our schools' latest Ofsted reports and updates from the Trust...