Trust Governance

Youth Engagement Schools Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and has a three tier management system.

The Members of the Trust are similar to the ‘shareholders’ in a company and are responsible for strategic oversight, whilst the Trustees are appointed to challenge and scrutinise the strategic direction and day -to-day running of the company.

Each Trustee fulfils three particular roles:

Director – because the Trust is a company;
Trustee – because the Trust is a charity; and
Governor – because the Trust is responsible for running the schools.

Members

Chris Hindley  |  Jim Bisset  |  Amanda Kiddle  |  Martin Pearson

Following the passing of a Special Resolution by the Members on 11th May 2022, the Trust has adopted new Trust’s Articles of Association outlining the requirements of how the Trust is operated and governed.

Trustee Appointments

The YES Trust is looking to expand our Board of Trustees, if you are interested in joining our Board please get in touch through Tel: 01260 490042 /Email: admin@theyestrust.org. Alternatively, please apply directly by completing the Trustee application form which can be found here: YES Trust Trustee Application Form

YES Trust Directors and Trustees

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Trust Executive Team

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Trust Central Team

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The Fermain Academy Local Support Board

Tim Haselwood – Chair of LSB
Emma Sandbach – Headteacher
Deb Gibson – Co-Opted Governor
Lianne Hughes – Co-Opted Governor
Helen Brady – Co-Opted Governor
Colin Acton – Co-Opted Governor
Lucy Wheelton – Staff Governor
Lisa Spence – Parent Governor
Sally Brownhill – Co-Opted Governor

The Axis Academy Local Support Board

Julia Murray – Chair of LSB (Co-Opted Governor)
Paul Eager – Headteacher
Maddie Shaw – Parent Governor
Jenny Williams – Parent Governor
Helen Parsonage – Staff Governor

Cornerstone Academy Local Support Board

Darren Gallimore – Chair of LSB
Damien Sweeney – Headteacher
Juliet Jones – Co-Opted Governor
Kathryn Ollier – Co-Opted Governor
Amanda Whitehead – Staff Governor

The Keystone Academy Local Support Board

Hilary McGlynn – Chair of LSB
Belinda Logan – Trustee of YES Trust
Ali Bellaby – Headteacher
Boyd Robinson – Parent Governor
Tricia Slater – Parent Governor
Michael Dyer – Co-Opted Governor
Georgia Smith – Co-Opted Governor
Steven Gray – Staff Governor

Financial Statements

Finance

The Youth Engagement Schools Trust’s (formally East Cheshire Youth Achievement Free School Trust Ltd) audited financial statements are published on this website before 31st January each year, for the previous year ending 31st August.

Financial Statements for 2022-2023 can be found here
Financial Statements for 2021-2022 can be found here
Financial Statements for 2020-2021 can be found here
Financial Statements for 2019-2020 can be found here
Financial Statements for 2018-2019 can be found here.
Financial Statements for 2017-2018 can be found here.
Financial Statements for 2016-2017 can be found here.
Financial Statements for 2015-2016 can be found here.
Financial Statements for 2014-2015 can be found here.

Executive Pay Summary

YES Trust Executive Pay Summary 2021-2022
YES Trust Executive Pay Summary 2022-2023

Business Interests

The Trust keeps a record of all declared business interests. The up-to-date Register of Interests can be viewed here: Annual Register of Interests 2023

Trust Board Meeting Minutes

The following minutes are from Autumn 2019 when the YES Trust became a Multi Academy Trust. Previous minutes from the Single Academy Trust / The Fermain Academy can be found on their website.https://www.thefermainacademy.org/local-support-board/

2022-2023 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Spring 2023
2022-2023 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Autumn 2022
2021-2022 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Summer 2022
2021/2022 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Spring 2022
2021/2022 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Autumn 2021
2020/2021 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Summer 2021
2020/2021 – Full Board  Part 1 Minutes – Spring 2021
2020/2021 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Autumn 2020
2019/2020 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Summer 2020
2019/2020 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Spring 2020
2019/2020 – Full Board Part 1 Minutes – Autumn 2019

Minutes of the Trust’s Committees are available on request.

Trustee Board and Committee Meeting Attendance 

The YES Trust – Trustee & Committee Meeting Attendance 2023-2024

The YES Trust – Trustee & Committee Meeting Attendance 2022 -2023

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Please find the documents attached below which detail the Youth Engagement Schools Trust’s Publication Scheme. This covers the Trust as a whole, and all schools under its umbrella.

ICO Model Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information – Publication Guidance

Links to information contained in the above documents and relating to any of our schools, can be found on their individual school websites (under ‘Our Academies’ on this website), or by contacting admin@theyestrust.org.