Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) is a company limited by guarantee in England (no. 8451787) and is also a charity.
The Members of the Company
The Members comprise Chester Diocesan Board of Education (DBE), two individual Members of the DBE, the chair of the Directors and additional Members may be appointed by current Members with the consent of the DBE.
The Members set the vision and strategic direction of CDAT and they appoint the Directors, apart from the Chief Executive Officer and co-opted Directors who are appointed by the current Directors with the consent of the DBE.
The chair of the Directors is Canon Elizabeth (Betty) Renshaw MBE. The vice-chair is Dr Harry Ziman.
|Name||Date appointed||Date resigned||Business and pecuniary interest|
|Chester Diocesan Board of Education||19 March 2013||Diocesan Board of Education|
|Canon Elizabeth Renshaw MBE||23 March 2016||Former Local Government Education Officer (incl 20 yr as School Business Manager); Worked with DfE to develop national training programme for School Business Managers; Coordinator for BSF £25m New School building project, Governor of Woodchurch High School.|
|Revd Lyndon Bannon||9 January 2017||Assistant Headteacher of Woodchurch High School Church of England Academy. Assistant Priest: Willaston-in-Wirral. Member (Trustee) and Director of the Chester Diocesan Board of Education|
|The Venerable Dr Michael Gilbertson||13 December 2018||Archdeacon of Chester & Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education.|
The Directors of the Company
The Directors comprise those appointed by the Members, the Chief Executive Officer and co-opted Directors who are appointed by the current Directors with the consent of the DBE.
Within the vision and strategic direction established by the Members, the Directors are responsible for the running of CDAT, although they can delegate functions to committees or individual Directors (including the Chief Executive Officer).
The term of office of every Director (except the Chief Executive Officer) is four years. The Chief Executive Officer is always a Director.
Trustees of the charity and must ensure CDAT complies with the requirements of charity law;
Directors of the company and must ensure CDAT complies with company law.
|Name||Date appointed||Date resigned||Business and pecuniary interest||Attendance
|Edward Owen||30 March 2017||Former Head of Informatics & Technology Systems Science and Engineering Research Council; Currently chair of governors of Victoria Road Primary School, Runcorn||3/3|
|Canon Elizabeth Renshaw MBE||30 March 2017||Former Local Government Education Officer (incl 20 yr as School Business Manager); Worked with DfE to develop national training programme for School Business Managers; Coordinator for BSF £25m New School building project, Governor of Woodchurch High School.||3/3|
|Dr Harry Ziman||21 October 2015||Director (chair) and member, Cheshire Academies Trust (includes the Cheshire Leadership and Teaching Alliance), Chair, Kelsall Primary School local governing body, Director and Member, Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, Chair, Upton Heath C of E Primary School, Chair, Meadow Primary School, Director, Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy Trust, Governor, Wade Deacon High School, Director (chair) and member, GEMS Learning Trust, Chair, IEB, Oakfield Lodge School, Chair, statement of Action Committee, University Primary Academy Kidsgrove (resigned November 2015), Vice Chair and Academy member, Cheshire West and Chester Schools Forum, Vice Chair, Cheshire West and Chester Association of Governing Bodies, Owner, director, PHS Consulting Ltd (Consultancy active in education and other fields of business), National Leader of Governance||3/3|
|Michael Holland||21 October 2015||Headteacher of Hartford C of High School, Governor of St Chad's C of E School, Winsford||3/3|
|Andrew David Morris||28 January 2016||Chartered Accountant, partner in Bramwell Morris||3/3|
|Joan Ryan||3 October 2016||Former CEO of environmental charity, governor of Tameside College, governor of St George's C of E School, Hyde, former non-executive director in social housing sector||3/3|
|Timothy Leslie||13 December 2018||Ofqual Advisor||n/a|
|Janet Carr||13 December 2018||Chartered Accoutant, Bramwell Morris Chartered Accountants, Trustee Frodsham Evangelistic Trust||n/a|
|Neil Dixon||1 May 2019||CEO of CDAT||n/a|
Education Effectiveness Committee
Dr Harry Ziman (Chair)
Mr Edward Owen
Mr Mike Holland
Mr Neil Dixon (in an advisory capacity)
Mr Timothy Leslie
Finance and General Purposes Committee
Canon Elizabeth Renshaw (Chair)
Mr Andrew Morris
Mrs Joan Ryan
Mr Neil Dixon (in an advisory capacity)
Mrs Janet Carr
The Directors delegate to the Local Governing Body of each school various responsibilities which vary from school to school.
The term of office of every governor (except the Principal) is four years. The Principal is always a Governor. Details can be found on the school page.
The Chair of the Directors is Canon Betty Renshaw, MBE
The CEO is Mr. Neil Dixon, who was appointed on 1st May 2019.
|The Administrator is Mrs. Alexandra Harris who joined CDAT in August 2018|