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Governors & Trustees

The Board of Trustees have established a structure of Committees as follows:

  • Local Governing Bodies; Blacko Primary School, Colne Park High School, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School and Lord Street Primary School.
  • Standards Committee
  • Resource Committee
  • Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Audit & Risk Committee

These Committees act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees except where powers have been specifically delegate to them by the Board of Trustees.

The functions and proceedings of the Committees are subject to regulations made by the Trustees pursuant to the powers contained in the Articles of Association.

Audit & Risk Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to ensure that the Trust and all of its Academies are compliant with current regulation across a number of areas, to assess risk on behalf of each of the Academies and the Trust as a whole and to ensure appropriate auditing is arranged.

Standards Committee

The role of the Standards Committee is to monitor the academic progress and ensure high standards in the quality of teaching and learning within the Trusts Academies.

Resources Committee

The Resource Committee monitors income and expenditure for all the Academies and has a responsibility to ensure the preparation of responsible budget planning. It recommends annual budgets to the Board of Trustees, through the work of the Business Manager. It also oversees capital expenditure and asset management.

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee acts as part of the organisation’s corporate governance. The committee evaluates the Board of Trustees and examines the skills and characteristics needed in board candidates. Determining specific remuneration packages, terms of employment and determining performance incentive arrangements for the CEO.

Local Governing Bodies

The Local Governing Bodies carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward, based on the specific qualities and community characteristics of each Academy. They support, question and challenge the Academy Leadership Team, holding them to account.

In addition to the members and trustees, the above committees are attended by a varying range of Pennine Trust stakeholders and also associate members who provide the board with specialist advice.

Governor Information

Local Governing Body Attendance 2020-21

Local Governing Body Attendance 2021-22

Local Governing Body Register of Business Interests

Governor's Constitution including Current Membership

The following Governors have stepped down in the last twelve months:

  • Joanne Crowson (Parent Governor) – 6th December 2017 – 11th October 2021
  • Andrew Robertson - 6th December 2017 - 5th December 2021

Chair of Governors:

Mr I Walker

Park High School

Venables Avenue



Current Trustees

Trust members

Board of Trustees

Governance arrangements

Board of Trustees Constitution

Board of Trustees stepped down last 12 months

Board of Trustee attendance

Board of Trustees declarations of interest

Annual report 2020-2021

Articles of Association

Master Funding Agreement

Supplemental Funding Agreement