Governance and Accounts
North West Academies Trust is focused on delivering the best outcomes for pupils, alongside accountability. We are proud to have a team who bring with them a wide range of professional and personal experience to support and challenge both our trust and its schools.
Rudheath Senior Academy has been a part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) since November 2018.
NWAT offers support to monitor the role of the Academy at an operational day-to-day level and review:
- The management and organisation of the Academy.
- The implementation of the decisions of the Head Teacher.
- Performance in relation to targets and standards.
- The implementation of policies monitoring student welfare and behaviour.
- The implementation of policies.
- The implementation of all extended school activities.
North West Academies Trust can be contacted through the following ways:
||North West Academies Trust (NWAT)
|Name of Trust CEO
||Mr Steve Docking
|Trust Postal Address
||The Coach House
|Trust Telephone Number
|Trust Email Address
Accounts – North West Academies Trust Limited
All academies have to produce audited accounts which must be submitted to the EFA and displayed on the school’s website. Our auditors are Mitchell Charlesworth, Chester.
You can view NWAT financial information here.
Local Governing Body
Our current structure of the Local Governing Body is shown below. Representations to the Governing Body can be made in writing to the Clerk to the Governing Body – Mrs Emma Sayle – who is contactable at the following address:
The Rudheath Senior Academy
You can also contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Victoria Rigby, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Victoria Rigby (Chair of Governors)
||1st September 2022
||1st March 2025
||Victoria Rigby Consultancy (education consultancy), since 2012.
Professional support provided to school through DfE funded support, 2017-2019.
|Edie Jardine (Staff Governor)
||1st November 2021
||1st November 2025
||Employed at Rudheath Senior Academy as Children’s Advocate.
||1st November 2020
||1st November 2024
||Headmaster, King’s School, Chester, since September 2007.
Governor, Merchant Taylors’ School, since May 2020.
Trustee, Platform for Life Charity, since April 2019.
||1st May 2021
||1st May 2025
||Bursar at King’s School, Chester.
||10th January 2022
||10th January 2026
|Stuart Hayes (Parent Governor)
||1st October 2021
||1st October 2025
||1st September 2021
||1st September 2025
||Town councillor for Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Northwich Town Mayor, 2021.
||20th January 2023
||20th January 2027
||Statutory Director of Construction Claims and Dispute Limited.
Statutory Director of Praeclarus Group Limited.
|Katy Sneyd (Parent Governor)
||16th March 2023
||15th March 2027
||Rudheath Primary Academy PTA – Vice Chair
Cheshire East Council – Community Development Manager
North West Academies Trust Board
North West Academies is focused on delivering the best outcomes for pupils, alongside accountability. We are proud to have a team who bring with them a wide range of professional and personal experience to support and challenge both our trust and its schools.
The Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust. They are accountable for the performance of the Trust schools and ensure financial probity.
Further information about the North West Academies Trust governance structure can be found by clicking here.