Governance

Our Trustee Board works with the Headteacher and staff to shape the future direction of our Academy to provide the best opportunities and potential for all of our students.

The role of the Trustee Board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • agree the aims and objectives for the school
  • agree the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • agree the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

Our current Governing Board consists of the following Trustees who form our Trustee Board and also our Members:

Name Position
Miss Kate Morris Trustee (Headteacher)
Mrs Christine Ford Trustee
Mr John Rostron Member
Mr David McDonald Member
Rev Nicholas Barr-Hamilton Trustee
Mr Mark Cowley Trustee/Member/Chair
Mrs Kerry Lessels Trustee
Mr Ian Mowbray Trustee
Mrs Jan Price Trustee

 

Our Trustee Board operate a “flat” structure/alignment and meet once a month, allowing for school holidays.

The Chair of the Trustee Board can be contacted, or minutes of the Trust Board Meetings/Committees can be requested, care of the Academy email address or by post using the following contact details – southwick.k@biddickacademy.com or c/o Karen Southwick,  Biddick Academy, Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AL.

Please click on the links below to access information regarding Biddick Academy Trust Governing Board

Trustees Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation

Terms-of-Office-and-Pecurinary-Interests September 2022

Trustee Board & Members Attendance 2021-2021

Trustee Board & Members Attendance 2020-2021

Trustee Board & Members – Attendance 2019-2020

Biddick Academy Statement of Accounts 2017 – 2018

Biddick Academy Statement of Accounts 2018 – 2019

Biddick Academy Statement of Accounts 2019 – 2020

Biddick Academy Statement of Accounts 2020 – 2021

Executive Pay Declaration August 2021

We can confirm that we have one member of staff employed as a Union Representative and they have spent one hour in 2021-2022 on Union Facility time.

Articles of Association

Memorandum of Association

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part1

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part2

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part3

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part4

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part5

Master Funding Agreement dated 27 June 2013_Part6