Middlewich Rd, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7DT

Governance and Accounts

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.

North West Academies Trust

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.

NWAT Terms of Office and Register of Interests

North West Academies Trust can be contacted through the following ways:

Trust NameNorth West Academies Trust (NWAT)
Name of Trust CEOMr Steve Docking
Trust Postal AddressThe Coach House
Union Street
Trust Telephone Number01244 566167
Trust Email Addressadministrator@northwestacademies.co.uk

The Trust is a charitable body offering advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview to several academies in Cheshire and Shropshire.

It is passionate about supporting schools within their community and helping to ensure outstanding learning opportunities for every child. The trust, and its schools, aspire to excellence in education and this is underpinned by The Seven Principles of Public Life: Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty and Leadership.

Local Governing Body

Rudheath Senior Academy and North West Academies Trust have started to establish a new local governing body. If you are interested in joining the governing body, please email admin@rudheathsenioracademy.org.uk with an expression of interest.

The Governing Body can be contacted in writing at the following address:

Governing Body
The Rudheath Senior Academy
Middlewich Road

Name of GovernorDate AppointedExpiry Date Business Interests
Mr George Hartley01/11/202001/11/2024Headmaster, King’s School, Chester, since September 2007.

Governor, Merchant Taylors’ School, since May 2020.

Trustee, Platform for Life Charity, since April 2019.
Mrs Vicky Pritt-Roberts01/11/202001/11/2024Employed at Ellesmere College, since September 2002.

Director (unpaid/non-shareholding) of Roberts Ink, since May 2019.
Mr Stephen Klein01/03/202101/03/2025Director/Founder of “Programme”, a family-owned fitness and wellbeing app.

Wellbeing Consultant/Mentor in Schools. Services include mentoring, delivery of workshops, staff support, assemblies, all as an Independent Trader.
Ms Zoe Perkins01/03/202101/03/2025Director of an educational consultancy business specialising in SEND assessment and support.
Mrs Victoria Rigby01/03/202101/03/2025Victoria Rigby Consultancy (education consultancy), since 2012.

Professional support provided to school through DfE funded support, 2017-2019.

North West Academies Trust Board

Name of TrusteeDate AppointedExpiry DateRegister of Interests
Brendan Wignall (Chair)01/10/201701/10/2021Brendan is headteacher at Ellesmere College, Shropshire
Michael Forber (Vice Chair)01/10/201701/10/2021Michael is Headteacher at Somerville Federation, Wallasey.
Iain Colledge01.10/201701/10/2021Iain is Executive Principal of Raha International School and a member of the senior leadership team at Taaleem Education in UAE.
Adrian Walmsley01/10/201701/10/2021Adrian is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, and a Trustee/Governor at the Queen’s School – both in Chester.
Steve Docking (CEO)01/10/2017N/ASteve is formerly headteacher at Delamere Academy and CEO of NWAT. He lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at st Martin’s, and they have two children.
Kay Cook01/10/201701/10/2021Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin’s Academy.
Reverend Elaine Ollman01/10/201701/10/2021Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is now retired as Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.
Kirsty Cobb01/10/201701/10/2021
Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.
David Jones01/10/201701/10/2021David retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April this year after 40 years service.

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.