Our Governance Structure

Chellaston Academy is an Academy within PEAK Multi Academy Trust.  All academies within the Trust are governed by the PEAK Multi Academy Trust Board and Members. Mrs Anne Martin FCCT is the Interim CEO and Accounting Officer of the Trust.


The Members sit above the board of Trustees. They are considered as the custodians of a trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the multi academy trust. To ensure robust accountability within our governance structure, the members are independent of the trust board.


Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust and are tasked with assessing if the board is performing well and, as such are ensuring that the purpose of the trust, and its charitable object is being fulfilled.  Members themselves have a minimal role in the actual running of the trust.  It is the trust board, not members, who are the organisations key decision makers.

Trust Board

The Trust Board have strategic oversight and have ultimate responsibility for the management decisions within the Multi Academy Trust.  The Board’s key responsibilities are to ensure the quality of education provision and compliance with Companies and Charities law, along with ensuring that public funds are being spent responsibly.  The Trust Board will meet as often as is necessary to carry out their duties, but at least three times a year.


The Trust Board have established a Finance, Remuneration and Audit Committee which will meet a minimum of three times a year to ensure that the Trust is fulfilling its obligations around financial scrutiny, compliance and operational controls.


The Chair of the Trust Board is Ann Witheford who can be contacted via the Clerk to the Trust Board, Emma Holmes: e.holmes@peakmat.uk.

The Local Governing Board (LGB)

The Local Governing Board support the vision of the Trust at an academy-level.

The DfE state that governors have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

As part of a Multi academy trust the LGB work and make decisions according to a Scheme of Delegation, delegated to it by the Trust Board.


The Chair of Governors is Sandra Fletcher who can be contacted via the Clerk to the LGB Genevieve Waldron, who can be contacted via email: g.waldron@chellaston.derby.sch.uk.

Register of Business Interests

The Governing Board must ensure that governors are not involved in activities that might conflict with their role within the school. It is especially important to demonstrate that individuals do not benefit personally from the decisions made by the governors unless such decisions are made openly and legitimately. As such the register of interests must be available on the school website.


This document will be updated fully each year and reviewed during the year. It is incumbent upon all governors to make the school aware of any changes during the year. This requirement is met by each governor signing a declaration at the start of every Full Governing Body/Committee meeting throughout each academic year.

Register of Business Interests – Chellaston Academy

Register of Business Interests – Trust Board

Register of Business Interests – Trust Members

Archived attendance data can be viewed on this page.

Archived attendance data can be viewed on this page.

Information Resources

Master Funding Agreement – Peak MAT

Schemes of Delegation

Financial Schemes of Delegation

Academy Articles of Association: Model One

A document detailing the Code of Conduct for the Governing Body is available to download here.

LGB Key Priorities for 2020-21

The LGB set themselves Key Priority Indicators (KPIs) and targets which ensure that their work is driven by the strategic direction of the Academy Improvement Plan (AIP). The monitoring the LGB carry out will be to ensure that the academy delivers on the AIP thus providing high quality education for every pupil in a safe environment.

The 2020-21 AIP foci are: Safeguarding, Curriculum and outcomes, Teaching and Learning, Well- being.

The LGB will monitor theses through the following:

KPI Improving outcomes for all;

KPI The quality if teaching and learning;

KPI The well being of all including safeguarding;

KPI Improving communication with all stakeholders;

KPI Development of the academy leadership and management.

An evaluation against these KPIs will take place at the end of the year.