The Trust

East Midlands Education Trust was formed in September 2014 with a mission to raise the educational standards and improve the life chances of students within the partnership. There are currently six Academies within the partnership: John Flamsteed Community School, The Joseph Whitaker School, The Kimberley School, The Ripley Academy, South Wolds Academy and The West Bridgford School.


East Midlands Education Trust (EMET): The Trust

EMET is managed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the strategic development, the ethos and the management of the schools within the partnership.  Most of these trustees are, or have been recently, parents with children in the partner schools.  


Cllr Christopher Paul Barnfather - appointed Sept 2016 (Audit Committee)

Mr Patrick Terence Booth (Pay, Performance & HR) - appointed Sept 2014

Mr Brian Andrew Carr - appointed Sept 2015

Dr John Frederick Collins (Finance Committee Chair) - appointed Sept 2014

Mrs Kathleen Margaret Foale - appointed Sept 2015

Mr Philip Harding - appointed April 2016

Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh (Chairman/Strategic development/Pay, Performance & HR) - appointed Sept 2014

Mr Richard Edward Johnson (Vice Chairman/Pay, Performance & HR) - appointed Sept 2014

Mr Robert McDonough (Chief Executive Officer) - ex officio

Mr Anthony Charles Stephens - appointed April 2016

Mr John Goodall Wilson OBE - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Paul John Winter - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Bevan Alexander Wood (Finance/Audit Committee) - appointed Sept 2014



Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Simon David Harris - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Michael John Cox - appointed Dec 2015

Mrs Elizabeth Celia Thomas - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Oliver Tim Pritchard - appointed Dec 2015


Board Meetings:

19 September 2016

12 December 2016

16 January 2017  (extraordinary)

20 March 2017

26 June 2017


Former trustees/members within the last 12 months:

Dr Peter Gates (appointed Sept 2014 - stepped down 21 March 2016)


The Trust meets regularly as a board of Trustees and has specific committees or named governors to deal with issues such as; Finance; Audit; Education & Standards; Strategic Development; and Pay, Performance & HR.

In addition, each school has its own local governing body which is accountable to the Trustees but which also has considerable amount of delegated authority to make decisions which affect the day to day running of their school.


Attendance records of Governors at local governing body meetings, their terms of office and Chair of Governors can all be found on the individual school websites from the Homepage.

Attendance records of Trustees can be found under 'Documents' on this website.


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