Governance

We are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our new school Governance team who can share their skills to improve education for our children, and to help make the decisions that matter.

The school has been part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) since November 2018.

Representatives of the Trust visit to see the children at work, and how they benefit from the positive changes implemented since we became Rudheath Senior Academy.

NWAT has the power 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 Principal.
  • 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

Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, The Coach House, Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP. Tel: 01244 566167.

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

North West Academies Trust Board

Name of TrusteeDate AppointedExpiry DateRegister of Interests
Brendan Wignall (Chair)01/10/1701/10/21Brendan is headteacher at Ellesmere College, Shropshire
Michael Forber (Vice Chair)01/10/1701/10/21Michael is Headteacher at Somerville Primary School, Wallasey.
Iain Colledge01/10/1701/10/21Iain is director and owner of World Academies and a project director for the British Council. He is a registered Ofsted school inspector and provides services in the Midlands.
Adrian Walmsley01/10/1701/10/21Adrian is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, Chester and Upton-by-Chester High School.
Steve Docking (CEO)01/10/17N/ASteve is formerly headteacher at Delamere Academy and CEO of NWAT. He is also a director of ACT Education. He lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at st Martin's, and they have two children.
Kay Cook01/10/1701/10/21Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy.
Reverend Elaine Ollman01/10/1701/10/21Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.
Kirsty Cobb01/10/1701/10/21Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.
Julie Roberts-Joyce01/10/1701/10/21Julie Roberts-Joyce is a parent governor at Delamere Academy.
David Jones01/10/1701/10/21David retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April this year after 40 years service.

Accounts – NWAT 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 Hacker Young, Chester.

NWAT Financial Statement 17/18

2.53 MB, application/pdf.

NWAT Memorandum of Association

18.57 KB, application/pdf.

NWAT Articles of Association

1.18 MB, application/pdf.

NWAT Final Accounts 2017

2.26 MB, application/pdf.

NWAT Final Accounts 2016

11.89 MB, application/pdf.

Funding Agreement Feb 2017

217.95 KB, application/pdf.