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Academy Trust Structure

Chandlers Ridge Academy is a limited company run by a Trust Board whose membership is as follows:

  • Paul Thwaites (Chair)
  • Lesley Tomlinson
  • Chris Paleschi
  • Pam Powell
  • Raluca Ciornei
  • Catherine O’Brien

The functions of the members of the Academy Trust are strategic and include:

  • Overseeing the achievement of the objectives of the company
  • Taking part in annual and extraordinary general meetings
  • Appointing some of the directors
  • Signing off the company’s financial accounts and annual report
  • Power to amend the Articles of the company and, ultimately, to remove the governors/directors

Members have very limited day-to-day power relative to the directors.


The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the academy on behalf of the Academy Trust.  Key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure the quality of educational provision
  • Challenge and monitor the performance of the academy
  • Manage the academy trust’s finances and property
  • Manage the principal
  • Exercise reasonable skill and care in carrying out their duties
  • Ensure that the academy trust complies with charity and company law
  • Operate the academy in accordance with the Funding Agreement that has been signed with the Secretary of State

A framework of committees has been established to undertake some functions and responsibilities.  In addition, arrangements have been determined for managing statutory requirements in relation to managing pay and performance management, staff hearing and appeals and complaints.

Further Information

    • A full list of our Directors, their roles and responsibilities is here
    • You can read more about the committee structure here
    • Download the Academy Trust Structure
    • Click here to view information about the company on Companies House




Contact Details

Chandlers Ridge, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0JL

Vision Academy Learning Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England. Company Number: 10249712
Registered Office: Egglescliffe School, Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS16 0LA

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