Governance

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 headteacher@somerville.wirral.sch.uk 

Governor Roles

We have a Local School Board which has replaced the Governing Body and which 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 Board and the Executive Headteacher.
  • Performance in relation to targets and standards approved by the Board
  • The implementation of policies monitoring student welfare and behaviour
  • The implementation of policies approved by the Board
  • The implementation of all extended school activities.

The School Board will report to NWAT on decisions and will also provide advice and make recommendations to them on issues.

Our School Board representatives are:

Mr Michael Forber (NWAT): headteacher@somerville.wirral.sch.uk

Mr Julian Halstead: Julian.halstead@oak-view-academy.co.uk

Mrs Anne McBride: anne.mcbride@weaverhamacademy.org.uk

Mrs Caroline Rogers: Caroline.rogers@weaverhamacademy.org.uk

Mrs Jo Price: jo.price@weaverhamacademy.org.uk

Ms Fiona Whittaker: Fwhittaker@nwatrust.co.uk

NameDate appointed & term of serviceRegister of interests
Michael Forber (NWAT)1.10.18Michael is the Executive Headteacher of the Somerville Federation on the Wirral. He is also the Education Director of The North West Academies Trust. He is also a governor at Oak View Academy.
Julian Halstead1.9.19 - 4 yearsJulian has extensive business experience across many disciplines. Although semi-retired, he spends a lot of time coaching and mentoring people at many levels. Julian is also a Governor at Oak View Academy.
Anne McBride1.9.19 - 4 yearsAnne is a parent of 3 children in the school.
Caroline Rogers1.1.20 - 4 yearsCaroline is a qualified teacher and is a trustee of Weaverham Pre-school.
Jo Price1.9.19Jo is the Head of School.
Fiona Whittaker1.10.18Fiona is the Executive Head of the school and is also head at Oak View 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 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)1.10.171.10.21Brendan Wignall is Headmaster at Ellesmere College.
Michael Forber (Vice Chair)1.10.171.10.21Michael Forber is the Executive Headteacher of Somerville Federation.
Iain Colledge1.10.171.10.21Iain is Executive Principal of Raha International School and a member of the senior leadership team at Taaleem Education in UAE.
Adrian Walmsley1.10.171.10.21Adrian 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 Cook1.10.171.10.21Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy.
Reverend Elaine Ollman1.10.171.10.21Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is now retired as Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy.
Kirsty Cobb1.10.171.10.21Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy.
Julie Roberts-Joyce1.10.171.10.21Julie Roberts-Joyce is a governor at Delamere Academy.
David Jones1.10.171.10.21David 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

Attendance Register Trust 2019-20

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 Mitchell Charlesworth, Chester, for the Audited Accounts.

Auditors

North West Academies Trust Limited Trustees Report and Final Statement 2019

North West Academies Trust – Academies Financial Handbook