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Behind the Scenes at OWN Trust – The Leadership Group

By Fiona Schneider, Marketing and Communications Officer, OWN Trust

We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas holidays and wish you a happy new year for 2024.

This week sees the start of a series of articles looking behind the scenes at OWN Trust so that you can get to know more about how OWN Trust is structured.

OWN Trust Governance and Leadership is arranged according to the following structure:

  • Trust Members
  • Board of Trustees
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Leadership Group
  • Schools’ Local Governance Committees

This week, we are focussing on the Leadership Group and discovering more about what it does.

Who is in the Leadership Group?

The Leadership Group includes:

  • Becky Ford, Headteacher at Woodston Primary School
  • Colin Marks, Headteacher at Orton Wistow Primary School
  • Neil Reilly, Headteacher at Nene Valley Primary School
  • Stuart Mansell, Chief Executive Officer at OWN Trust
  • Trevor Goakes, Executive Deputy Headteachers at OWN Trust
  • Nick File, Executive Deputy Headteachers at OWN Trust

What does the Leadership Group do?

The Leadership Group meets monthly to share information and discuss topics such as the Trust’s 5-year strategic plan (the long-term goals for the Trust and its stakeholders; especially children) and the progress of the Trust Improvement Plan (which includes the Trust’s short-term goals for improving outcomes for children and how best to support them). The Leadership Group also quality assures curriculum and education, and analyses standards of attainment and progress.

Where can I find out more about the Leadership Group?

The latest Leadership Group meeting took place last week on Thursday 11th January. The meeting agenda included:

  • Aligning the schools’ social media platforms
  • Building the membership of the Trust ‘Growth Group’ that will start to implement the Trust Marketing Strategy for Growth
  • Responses to our recent cybersecurity audit that identifies how we are keeping children and the Trust safe and where we can develop further
  • Plans for a cross-Trust arts project that will involve all schools
  • Challenging the current pupil outcomes forecasts (SATs) so that we are aspiring for the best from our children

You can read more about that meeting here: OWN Trust - Leadership Group Meeting 11.01.24 

Regular updates about Leadership Group meetings and other Trust news are posted on the OWN Trust website here: OWN Trust - OWN Trust News.