Our Vision:

"To create a purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive"


Governance Structure 2015/2016


Original signatories
Jo Wilson
Alison Carroll
Avril Godfrey
Trustees (appointed 09/06/2014)
Avril Godfrey        (Chairman co-opted by Members)
Carol Foster         (Vice Chair co-opted by Members)
Gary Mellefont     (Principal and Accounting Officer)
Karen Lindsay      (Parent elected Trustee)
Janice Hall           (Trustee co-opted by Members)
Colin Bell             (Staff elected Trustee)
Angela Ward        (Parent elected Trustee)
Julie Angus          (Parent electedTrustee)
Peter Clark          (Staff elected Trustee)

Governance Structure
The academy trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company’s memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the academy trust. The trustees of North View Academy Trust Limited are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. The charitable company is known as North View Academy.

Method of Recruitment and Appointment or Election of Trustees
The management of the Academy Trust is the responsibility of the Governors who are elected or co-opted under the terms set out in the Articles of Association.
The governing body may consist of up to four governors that may be appointed by the members of the Trust; a minimum of two parent governors elected by parents of registered pupils in the Academy Trust using the procedures set out in the articles of association; the principal and up to two staff governors. The total number of Governors (including the Principal) who are employees of the Academy Trust shall not exceed one third of the total number of governors.
Governors are Directors of the charitable company for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006 and trustees for the purposes of the charity legislation.
The term of office for any trustee shall be 4 years, save for the Principal who shall remain a Governor for as long as he is in office as such. Subject to remaining eligible to be a particular type of Governor, any Governor may be re-appointed or re-elected.


Governing Body and Committee meeting attendance
Board of Trustees

Trustee Meetings attended Out of a possible
Avril Godfrey (Chair)                                                                 
Carole Foster 3 3
Karen Lindsay 2 3
Julie Angus 3 3
Janice Hall 1 3
Colin Bell 2 3
Peter Clark 2 3
Angela Ward 3 3
Gary Mellefont 3



Trustee Meetings attended Out of a possible
Avril Godfrey (Chair)                                                       
Carol Foster 3 3
Janice Hall 1 3
Julie Angus 2 3
Gary Mellefont 3 3

Staffing and Personnel committee
The staffing committee is also a sub-committee of the main board of trustees. Its purpose is to:


  • Recommend a pay policy to the Governing body.
  • Implement the Governing body’s pay policy and determine pay and annual progression.
  • Monitor and review the academy’s procedures for recruitment, equal opportunities, disciplinary, grievance, early retirement and performance appraisal and review.
Trustee Meetings attended Out of a possible
Avril Godfrey (Chair)                                                        
Carole Foster 2 2
Karen Lindsay 1 2
Gary Mellefont 2 2