ACE Schools has a strong governance structure. The Board of Trustees has a great mix of skills and experience covering specialisms around education, business, governance and commissioning as well as close links with the local community. Trustees are committed to strong governance, performance, leadership and risk management to ensure the Trust is operated efficiently and effectively and achieves its aims.

The key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure the quality of educational provision
  • Challenge and monitor the performance of the Trust schools
  • Manage the Academy Trust’s finances and property
  • Manage the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Exercise reasonable skill and care in carrying out their duties
  • Ensure that the Academy Trust complies with charity and company law
  • Agreeing the company’s annual report and accounts
  • Operate the Academy Trust in accordance with the Master Funding Agreement and any supplemental funding agreements for each academy or free school that has been signed with the secretary of state

Current Trustees

Denis Parsons
Vice- Chair (Acting Chair pending appointments)
Dr Tim Searle
Former chair 2014-2019. Term expires March 2021
Peter Macdonald
Appointed 2014 Term expires March 2021
Peter Cubbon
Appointed January 2020
Tim Thexton
Co-opted June 2020
Dr Karen Deeny
Co-opted July 2020