Academy Standards Committee (ASC) Information and Duties

Hanley Castle High School became an Academy on 1st August 2011 and more recently a Multi Academy Trust on 1 April 2017 along with Kempsey Primary School, Hanley Swan, St Gabriel’s with St. Mary’s C of E Primary School and Welland Primary School forming the name of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust (HUET).

As a Multi Academy Trust, the Articles of Association allow for the HUET to consist of up to 5 members and 9 trustees.

In addition each school has an Academy Standards Committee which consists of up to three Parent committee members, three Staff committee members (including the Headteacher), and up to 5 Appointed committee members. For church schools there will also be a Diocesan appointed Governor.

Please click here for a list of HUET Members and Trustees (HUET Board)

HCHS Academy Standards Committee (ASC) Members

Parent ASC Members

  • Anthony Pullen

Staff ASC Members

  • John Ellis


  • Mark Stow

Appointed ASC Members

  • Kate Taylor (Chair)
  • David Baker
  • Jacqui Burrows
  • Jon Prior
  • Natasha Jackson-Booth

HCHS Foundation Trust

  • Beulah Pope (Chair of Disciplinary, Exclusions, Complaints and Appeals)

Associate Members

  • Sarah Anderson-Kirby, Deputy Headteacher
  • Rob Johnston, Deputy Headteacher
  • Elaine Wilkins, Business and Finance Director

Company Secretary

  • Michelle Snape (email:

The HUET is a charitable company responsible for the successful operation of all HUET academies. Its role is strategic and it delegates day to day management of the School to the Headteacher and the Academy Standards Committee.

HCHS Academy Standards Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available upon request.  Please email

Hanley Castle High School Foundation

The Foundation is the owner of the School’s land and buildings at Hanley Castle and is represented on the Academy Standards Committee, The Trustees are:

Mrs Barbara Hinton (Chair), Ms Beulah Pope, Miss Sue Roberts, Sir Nick Lechmere and Mr Jeff Robinson (Academy Trust representative).

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