We believe, you achieve


We believe in transparency and accountability within our academies and between each Academy and the Trust. The Board will provide support and challenge as required, with the aim of enabling each Academy to work towards earned autonomy.

Local governance and accountability is secured through our system of Academy Councils, with the Trust Board retaining overall legal control of its academies in line with Department for Education and Education Funding Agency expectations.

Our Trust Members 

Our Trust Members are tasked with assessing if the Board of Trustees is performing well and ensuring that the charitable object is being fulfilled, while the Trustees are responsible for delivering the three core governance functions, making key decisions and conducting the business of the trust.

Our Members are: 

  • Chris Luck CB MBE MA MPhil (Shaw Trust sponsor)
  • Clive Richards OBE CBE KSG DL FCA FCMA FCMI CGMA (Independent) 
  • Paul Baldwin (Sponsor)
  • David Bateson OBE (Independent)


 More information about our Members can be found here

Shaw Education Trust Delegated Accountability Framework