Governance and Improvement

The Rose Learning Trust
Transforming Futures Collaboratively


The great strength of a Multi Academy Trust is the collective and combined responsibility that all leaders hold for pupils. This can also be the most significant potential weakness.

If one or more of our schools become vulnerable then we all become vulnerable. Derailment of improvement in one school carries the potential to impact negatively on all establishments within the trust. This means school improvement must be about having a collective intelligence about each of our academies so that we know when and how support for improvement might be given, and which colleagues are best equipped to offer this.

The culture and identify of each academy is locally determined with reference to the community, the Local Governing Body, learners and the Trust. Likewise, the threads of practice or core pedagogies that weave their way throughout each academy’s practice are autonomously designed with the help and oversight of the Trust.

The ROSE values represent those aspects of academy provision that are deemed to be pivotal in order to secure strong outcomes for all pupils. Strong academies have discretion around how they address each keystone value.


Governance within the Trust operates at three levels:

Members, Trustees and Governors work within this framework to enact and augment oversight, challenge and support by focusing on the core aspect of academy development: quality of educational provision offered by the academy, including outcomes for pupils.


Register of Interests

Philip CrawleyTrustee and Member

Employee of Taylor Bracewell LLP

Legal retainer for initial conversions to for the Rose Learning Trust as a multi-academy trust


Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors, Shaw Wood Academy

Director, XP School, Doncaster

2nd March 2017

Name Position Relevant pecunairy, business and personal interests Relationships with other Trustees, Governors and/or Members of Staff associated with the Rose Learning Trust Governance links with other schools/academies within and outside the Rose Learning Trust Date information provided
Jill Foster Trustee and Chief Executive Officer, Rose Learning Trust Husband is an Education Consultant

Son is employed as a teacher by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Son’s partner is a freelance design and marketing consultant and has provided a service to the Trust (design of logo at a cost)

Husband is an Exam Invigilator for Richmond Hill Primary Academy once a year Former Principal, Richmond Hill Primary Academy 2nd March 2017
Mavis Latham Trustee Vice-Chair, Rose Learning Trust Niece is employed as a Business Manager in Doncaster Local Authority Sister is a relief staff member, Richmond Hill Primary Academy Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governing Body, Richmond Hill Primary Academy 2nd March 2017
Peter Steadman Trustee Chair, Rose Learning Trust Consultant, Advanced-HR Ltd Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors, Woodfield Primary Academy

Interim Chair of Governors, Balby Central Primary Academy
February to March 2017

2nd March 2017
Ellen Walker Trustee Director, Advanced-HR Ltd – HR provider to the Trust

Advanced-HR Ltd provides HR consultancy to other schools in Doncaster and the surrounding area

Husband is co-opted Governor and Chair, Balby Central Primary Academy March 2017 Co-opted Governor, Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Co-opted Governor, West Road Primary, Moorends

Co-opted Governor, Kirk Sandall Junior school

2nd March 2017
Paul Williams Truste Parent Governor and Vice-Chair, Woodfield Primary Academy 2nd March 2017
Peter Haynes Trustee CFO White Wood Academy, Rotherham May 2017

Governance Documents

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Scheme of Delegation

Trustees Attendance 2016-2017

Members & Trustees Terms of Office