Representatives of the Trust often visit to see the children at work, and how they benefit from the positive changes implemented since we became Weaverham Academy in November 2018.

The link governor for the school in the interim is Michael Forber.  He can be contacted by email at 

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 Executive Headteacher.
  • 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.

Terms of Office and Register of Interests

North West Academies Trust

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

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.

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.

North West Academies Trust Board

Name of DirectorDate AppointedExpiry DateRegister of Interests
Brendan Wignall (Chair) Wignall is Headmaster at Ellesmere College.
Michael Forber (Vice Chair) Forber is the Executive Headteacher of Somerville Federation.
Iain Colledge1. is Executive Principal of Raha International School and a member of the senior leadership team at Taaleem Education in UAE.
Adrian Walmsley1. is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, and a Trustee/Governor at the Queen’s School - both in Chester.
Steve Docking (CEO)1.10.17n/aSteve is 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 Cook1. is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy.
Reverend Elaine Ollman1. Elaine Ollman BTh is now retired as Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.
Kirsty Cobb1. is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.
Julie Roberts-Joyce1. Roberts-Joyce is a governor at Delamere Academy.
David Jones1. retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April this year after 40 years service.

Articles of Association on Incorporation 20 01 14

NWAT attendance register 15-16

Attendance Reg 2016-17

NWAT Attendance Reg 2017-18

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.

North West Academies Trust Limited Trustees Report and Final Statement 2019

North West Academies Trust Limited Trustees Report and Final Statement 2018

North West Academies Trust Ltd – 2018 – Final Accounts

North West Academies Trust Limited -2017 – Final Accounts

North West Academies Trust  – 2016 Final Accounts

North West Academies Trust – Funding Agreement 2017

North West Academies Trust – Academies Financial Handbook

North West Academies Trust – Master Funding Agreement 2018