Governance

Multi Academy
Trust Structure

The Lunesdale Learning Trust is the Multi Academy Trust responsible for the operation of Queen Elizabeth School and QEStudio School, delivering a values led education for the whole community. The MAT works to ensure the schools develop our enduring commitment to the entire community to offer a genuinely comprehensive curriculum to children of all abilities in the local area.

Students have the opportunity to study at the highest possible level academically, alongside those pursuing practical and vocational courses, working closely with local businesses or organisations, equipping students with the skills required for their working lives.

TRUST
MEMBERS

The Membership of the Multi Academy Trust is representative of the local community – a longstanding member of Queen Elizabeth School (who will also sit on the Trust Board), a key representative of the local community and a member of the Parish Church. This defines the school’s commitment to sitting at the very heart of the local community. Longer term, as the MAT grows, there are two membership positions available and these will be fulfilled by employers from the Studio School, an appropriate member of the Sports Partnership, wider community or Diocesan representatives.

Ty Power

Ty Power

Ty Power offers expertise in all areas of managing a multinational company and in directing a leading national business/education organisation. Now retired, he is the former Operations Director of K

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Rev Richard Snow

Rev Richard Snow

Rev Richard Snow is team Rector of the Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry.  He studied aeronautical engineering at Bristol University…

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Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson

Peter spent much of his career in the footwear industry, working for both Clarks and K Shoes and subsequently led the setting up of a successful local retail franchise business in the late 1990’s.

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TRUST
BOARD

The Trust Board comprises ten Trustees. A skills audit has been completed identifying a comprehensive mix of skills from experience of school governance, finance, IT, marketing, project planning, data analysis, ability to question and challenge and strong links with local community.

Ty Power is the one Member of the Academy Trust who is also a Trustee of the Company. Ty is a prominent member of the local community and an accomplished international businessman, equipping him with the ability to offer expertise in all areas of running an international company as well as leading a national educational institution. He has served on Cumbria School's Forum for 15 years and as such is an expert in both school and business finance.

The Trust Board meet 3 times a year. They also operate Finance, Audit and Risk Committee which meet a minimum of 6 times a year. This has a written scheme of delegation.

Fenner Pearson - Chair

Fenner Pearson - Chair

Fenner Pearson is the owner of a successful Kendal-based business. He has 30 years’ experience in IT and set up his own software house in 2004.

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Steve Houghton

Steve Houghton

Steve is a former Deputy Head in two high schools and has worked as a School Improvement Officer / School Improvement Partner for Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority.

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Ian Skillen

Ian Skillen

Ian Skillen graduated from the University of Hull with an honours degree in geology before going on to Loughborough to do his teacher training in PE and Geography.

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Jacqui Scott

Jacqui Scott

As a Director of the Kendal Mountain Festival, Jacqui has specific interest in inspiring more people to enjoy, explore and respect the outdoors.

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TY POWER

TY POWER

Ty Power offers expertise in all areas of managing a multinational company and in directing a leading national business/education organisation.

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Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd is a retired hospital doctor who worked at the Lancaster and Kendal hospitals. He has worked at a senior level in the public s

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Stewart Lawrenson

Stewart Lawrenson

Stewart Lawrenson is a self-employed building contractor. Stewart is the Chair of Governors at a local primary school and a very well respected member of the local community.

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Margaret Cunningham

Margaret Cunningham

Margaret Cunningham is a retired English Teacher and former Editor and Administrative Officer for a local company where she also had responsibility for Human Resources.

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Cathy O'Neill

Cathy O'Neill

Cathy O’Neill is an experienced Headteacher, running Queen Elizabeth School.

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Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft is a Reader in Education (associate professor) at the University of Cumbria where she has worked with intending primar

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LOCAL
ADVISORY GROUP

The Trust Board takes advice from the Local Advisory Group (LAG) for both Queen Elizabeth School and QEStudio School. As the two schools are based on the same site one LAG operates across both institutions. The LAG comprises 9-12 governors. The LAG (and any subsequent LAGs) will include at least two parent governors (article 46).

David Southey - Chair

David Southey - Chair

David graduated from The University of Leeds with an honours degree in animal nutrition and physiology and has since worked for over 25 years in the global animal health

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Jill Bargh

Jill Bargh

Jill Bargh is a parent governor with one child at QES and another to follow.

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Philip Black

Philip Black

Phillip is a parent governor with 2 children currently enrolled at QES.

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Toby Barker

Toby Barker

Toby Barker is a staff governor and has been teaching since 2009, following an earlier career in finance & banking.

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Tracey Fell-Williams

Tracey Fell-Williams

Tracey Fell-Williams is a Staff Governor. She has worked as Facilities Manager at QES for 9 years. She manages the school site…

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Helen Lancaster

Helen Lancaster

A qualified Chartered Surveyor Helen manages the Lake District National Park estate. Having spent her childhood in and around Keswick she spent almost 10 years in London

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Damien Sissons

Damien Sissons

Having graduated in Mathematics and Philosophy from Liverpool University Damien has spent the majority of his career in practice as a Chartered Accountant.

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Peter Weston

Peter Weston

Pete Weston is the SENCO for Lunesdale Learning stuff and acts as a Staff Governor.

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The relationship between the Trust Board and Local Advisory Group is defined in a Scheme of Delegation. The Trust Board is responsible for setting the school’s visions, ethos and strategic directions, oversight of the school’s budgets and assessment of risks.

The Executive Group consists of the Executive Head of Lunesdale Learning Trust, the Deputy Head of Lunesdale Learning Trust,  Chief Operations Officer, an Assistant Head and Company Secretary. The Group are an advisory committee to the Trust Board.

Register of Business Interests

Final Accounts 2019/20

https://www.lunesdaletrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/07438425-Lunesdale-Learning-Trust-19-20-FinStat.pdf

Attendance

Constitution

Executive Pay

Gender Pay Gap

STATUTORY
INFORMATION


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TRUST
POLICIES


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OUR SERVICES

OUR VISIONS AND VALUES

  • “Respecting traditions & the past”

  • “Working hard and doing your best”

  • “Being decent to people”

  • “Being friendly, polite and courteous”

  • “Looking out for other people”

  • “Getting involved”

  • “Respecting the environment”

  • “Thinking of others less fortunate”

  • “Encouraging global citizenship”

  • “Understanding life is about more than money or material things.”