Pennine Trust

Committee Roles

The Board of Trustees have established a structure of Committees as follows:

  • Local School Committees; Blacko Primary School, Colne Park High School, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School and Lord Street Primary School.
  • Standards Committee
  • Resource Committee
  • Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Audit & Risk Committee

These Committees act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees except where powers have been specifically delegate to them by the Board of Trustees.

The functions and proceedings of the Committees are subject to regulations made by the Trustees pursuant to the powers contained in the Articles of Association.

Audit & Risk Committee

Chair of Committee: Mr. P White

Members: Miss E Gauntlett, Mr. S Whiteley and Mr. S Wilson.

The responsibility of this committee is to ensure that the Trust and all of its Academies are compliant with current regulation across a number of areas, to assess risk on behalf of each of the Academies and the Trust as a whole and to ensure appropriate auditing is arranged.

Standards Committee

Chair of Committee: Miss E Gauntlett

Members: Mrs S Bari, Mrs M Burnham and Mr. S Wilson.

The role of the Standards Committee is to monitor the academic progress and ensure high standards in the quality of teaching and learning within the Trusts Academies.

Resources Committee

Chair of Committee: Mrs M Burnham

Members: Mrs S Bari, Mr. S Whiteley and Mr. S Wilson

The Resource Committee monitors income and expenditure for all the Academies and has a responsibility to ensure the preparation of responsible budget planning. It recommends annual budgets to the Board of Trustees, through the work of the Business Manager. It also oversees capital expenditure and asset management.

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Chair of Committee: Mr. A Pettinger

Members: Mrs M Burnham and Mr. P White.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee acts as part of the organisation’s corporate governance. The committee evaluates the Board of Trustees and examines the skills and characteristics needed in board candidates. Determining specific remuneration packages, terms of employment and determining performance incentive arrangements for the CEO.

Local School Committees

Chair of Local School Committees: Park High School, Mr. I Walker, Blacko Primary School, Mr. T Root, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School, Mr. M Harrison and Lord Street Primary School, Ms J McCue.  Other members of the Local School Committees can be found here.

The Local School Committees carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward, based on the specific qualities and community characteristics of each school. They support, question and challenge the school's senior leadership team, holding them to account.

In addition to the members and trustees, the above committees are attended by a varying range of trust stakeholders and also associate members who provide the board with specialist advice.