Governors 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 and Hanley Swan, St Gabriel’s with St. Mary’s C of E 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 a Local Governing Body which consists of up to three Parent Governors, three Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), and up to 5 Appointed Governors. For church schools there will also be a Diocesan appointed Governor.

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


Parent Governors

Joanne Mullan
Tim Sinden
Prof. Nick Wheeler
Staff Governors
John Ellis


Lindsey Cooke

Appointed Governors

Liz Norman (Chair)
David Baker
Jacqui Burrows
Jon Prior
Peter Saunders

HCHS Foundation Trust

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

Co-opted Governors

Ross Carter
Kate Taylor

Associate Members

Sarah Anderson-Kirby – Assistant Headteacher
Rob Johnston, Deputy Head
Elaine Wilkins, Business and Finance Director

Company Secretary

Michelle Snape (email:

The HUET is a charitable company responsible for the successful operation of all three academies. Its role is strategic and it delegates day to day management of the School to the Headteacher and the Local Governing Body.

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 Local Governing Body, 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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