We are a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and approved sponsor. Currently, there are three schools in the Trust – the founding school, Chesham Grammar School, Ivingswood Academy and Waterside Primary Academy, primary schools that are also in Chesham. The Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee.
The Members of the Trust are responsible for appointing up to 5 Trustees to the Trust Board and also receive the annual accounts each autumn. They meet at least once per year.
The Members of the WHST are:
The Trustees meet at least twice per term and are responsible for the strategic direction, broad policy framework and oversight of the Trust and all the schools within it. They take decisions that are in the best interests of the Trust as a whole rather than acting as representatives of a particular school within the Trust. Trustees are Directors of the Trust.
Anthony Ogden Chair of Finance Committee
Annmarie McNaney Executive Headteacher and Accounting Officer
Mike Park Responsible Officer
Sue Walton Chair of Trustees
The Board is supported by:
Paul Griffiths Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Carole Green Clerk
Local Governing Bodies
Each school in the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGBs are committees of the Trust Board and operate under a Trust Scheme of Delegation. Each LGB comprises Trust appointed governors, two elected parent governors, one or more staff governors and the Head of School.