Governing Body Membership



Each school has its own Local Governing Body. This body of governors report to The Dean Trust Board.

Within each Local Governing Body there are several small committees which focus on particular areas such as: HR & Personnel; Pupil Progress; Curriculum and Standards. Additional committees are formed from across the Trust Board and LGBs as and when required to deal with specific areas such as Admissions or Health and Safety (Environment/Premises).

Some individual governors have responsibility across more than one school in the Trust due to their skills and experience.

All governors sign up to The Dean Trust code of practice.

Request for Copies

If you would like a copy of any of the meeting minutes please contact the Governance Support Officer in the first instance.

Parent/Staff Governors
Parent Governors are elected from within the parent body of the school when there is a vacancy. Any vacancies will be advertised on the school website.
Staff Governors are elected from within the staff body of the school when there is a vacancy.

To contact any member of your Governing Body, please contact the school on the main school number in the first instance.
Alternatively, you can contact via email the Governance Support Officer Ruth Warburton  or The Dean Trust .

1. Attendance
Adobe PDF (2015-2016) DTA Attendance 
Adobe PDF (2016-2017) DTA Attendance 

2. Composition
Adobe PDF (2017-2018) DTA Composition. 

3. Environment Governance Remit
Adobe PDF (2016-2017)Environment Governance Remit. 

4. Finance Governance Group Remit
Adobe PDF (2016-2017)Finance Governance Group Remit. 

5. Personnel (HR) Governance Remit
Adobe PDF (2016-2017)Personnel (HR) Governance Remit. 

6. Pupil Progress & Achievement Governance Remit
Adobe PDF (2016-2017)Pupil Progress & Achievement Governance Remit 

7. Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests
(2016-2017) DTA Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests.

Name of Directors/Member/Senior EmployeeName of Business/Associated PersonNature of BusinessNature of InterestDate Interest Commenced
Edna BoampongSalford Royal Foundation Trust NHS HealthcareEmployeeJanuary 2014
Suzanne FinlayThe Dean TrustMulti Academy TrustEmployeeSeptember 2015
Sarah Gooch None
Michelle GrayNone
Ivan HewittNone
Joanne HydeTrafford City CouncilLocal AuthorityEmployeeFebruary 2010
Joanne HydeTrafford Leisure CICDirector
Joanne HydeTrust Youth Trafford CiCDirector
Helen Milner The Dean Trust Multi Academy Trust Employee September 2016
David PalmerAshton on Mersey Teaching School LtdTeaching School DirectorAugust 2013
David PalmerThe Dean TrustMulti Academy TrustTrustee2012
David PalmerKate DunleavyHead of English at Ashton on Mersey SchoolNiece
Dean WarrenNone
Sarah-Jane Whittington None
Andy Wilson Manchester City Council Local Authority Employee 2004

Other contacts

Governor type Phone ContactsEmail
Brian RigbyChairman of the Dean Trust-
Ruth WarburtonGovernance Officer0161 973 1179 ext *2203

Pupil Disciplinary Committee

David Palmer Ivan Hewitt Andy Wilson

The Dean Trust is always keen to hear from anyone who may have an interest in becoming a governor for any of its schools.  If you think governance may be for you,  please contact the Clerk in the first instance to find out more.  Mrs Ruth Warburton can be reached via email on , or on the telephone 0161 973 1179 x 2203