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School trustees are essential in the effective running of a school.  Trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school.  Their three key functions are:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students;
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Further information about the role of a school trustee can be found on the National Governance Association website.

The Knights Templar School - Articles of Association (September 2021)

Our School's Trustees

Trustees are elected or co-opted for a four year term.  The chair, vice-chair and chairs of committees are elected by the trustees, from amongst their membership, annually.

Role Term of Office
Chair Mrs S Welch
Vice Chair Mrs P Poole
Headteacher Mr E Hutchings

Parent Trustees

(elected by parents and carers)

Mrs T Gribble December 2023-27
Mr D Summer December 2023-27
Community Trustees

Mr D Wardrop

November 2021-25
Mrs P Poole November 2021-25
Mrs S Welch August 2008-24
Mr M Lynam July 2021-25
Mrs P Buckle June 2022-26
Mr O Nwamadi December 2022-26
  Ms R Nudd January 2024-28
Ex-Officio Trustees Mr E Hutchings
Clerk  Mrs E Battarbee

Trustee summary 2023/2024 (including attendance and related parties information)

 Committees of the Trust Board

The trust has two committees.  These are:

  • Finance & Strategy - Chaired by Mrs S Welch
  • Audit Committee - Chaired by Mr D Wardrop

Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking

You can view the school's financial data via the Schools Financial Benchmarking service on the Department for Education website.  You can also use this site to compare our financial data with similar establishments in England.

Schools Financial Benchmarking Data 

Financial Statements

Financial statements for the school can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Parent Trustee Election 2023

Parent Election Letter

Parent Trustee Nomination Form