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Trustees’ information and duties

Our trustees and governors

Our Trustees

As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Northern Leaders Trust is governed by a Board of Directors also referred to as Trustees who are responsible for and oversee the strategic control, management and administration of the Trust and the academies run by the Trust.

In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Trustees appoint people who are more locally based to serve on a board, the Academy Council, which has been established to ensure the good governance of the Academy.

The role of the Academy local governing body is to:

  • Carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward
  • Provide internal assurance
  • To develop the local community and employer links

Members of the Academy local governing body, called Governors, are expected to question, challenge and support the academy leadership and feel comfortable that they know, and are able to discuss, the performance of the academy.

NLT Governance Attendance 2021-22

Scheme of Delegation 

Scheme of Delegation Appendix – Terms of Reference of Committees 

Trustees and Governors Terms of Office

Northern Leaders Trust- Board Members and Trustees

To view information on Board Members and Trustees of Northern Leaders Trust, please click here to visit the Northern Leaders Trust website.

Northern Leaders Trust
Kenton School
Drayton Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Studio West’s Local Governing Body

Please click here to view the members of the Academy local governing body.

Studio West is part of Northern Leaders Trust. The Trust Board has established local governing bodies to carry out some of its school-level governance functions.

The Chair of Studio West’s Local Governing Body is Helen Elderkin. He can be contacted through the School Office.

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