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Academy Trust

Please see the link below to our latest information on our board, including attendance and register of interests.

Board Constitution/Attendance/Register of Interests


New Haw Community School Trust

New Haw is an Academy school, and as such is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

The Governing Body work with the Headteacher and staff to decide the school's strategy for improvement so that pupils at New Haw learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. They focus on where they can add most value, drawing on their knowledge and experience and act as a critical friend to the school, providing support, information and advice.

The Trustees have appointed a Local Governing Body to whom they have delegated the strategic leadership of the School and responsibility for meeting financial, legal and statutory requirements of the Academy. Governors ensure school improvement is central to their work and monitor progress in line with school improvement priorities.


As per our Articles of Association, the Members of the Academy Trust comprise:

  • The signatories to the Memorandum
  • The Chairman of the Trustees
  • The Vice-Chairman of the Trustees
  • The Principal of New Haw Community School
  • Any person appointed by existing members under Article 16


As per our Articles of Association, the number of Trustees shall not be less than three, but  is not subject to a maximum.  Subject to Articles 48-49, the Trustees will comprise:

  • The Chair of the Local Governing Body of New Haw Community School
  • Up to 2 Parent Trustees appointed under Articles 53-56 (if any)* (appointed by the Trustees)
  • The Principal of New Haw Community School
  • Up to 1 Majority Trustee (appointed by the LGB of New Haw Community School)
  • Up to 1 Community Trustee (appointed by the Trustees)
  • Up to 1 SLT Trustee (appointed by the Trustees)

*There will be a minimum of 2 Parent Trustees unless there are at least 2 Parent members of the Local Governing Body (LGB)

The total number of Trustees including the Principal must not exceed 1/3 of the total number of Trustees.

The Trustees may appoint Co-opted Trustees. Co-opted Trustees are appointed by being co-opted by Trustees who have not themselves been so appointed.


Committee Structure

The Finance and Resources Committee oversees finance, HR, premises and risk responsibilities for the trust. 


The Trustees meet at least 6 times a year along with the LGB, and the committees meet as required but at least once a term.


Members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the school's Governance Professional,  Mrs Emma MacKenzie by emailing:


Copies of agendas, signed copies of minutes and policies are available from  on request.

There is an induction programme for all new Governors