East Midlands Education Trust

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 a number of schools in our trust representing the full age range of 3 - 19 along with an alternative education provider.

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. 


Cllr Christopher Paul Barnfather


Re-appointed March 2018 

Mr Patrick Terence Booth

(Pay, Performance & HR + Personnel)

Re-appointed July 2020

Mr Neil Clifton

(Pay, Performance & HR) 

appointed Sept 2017

Mr Brian Andrew Carr


Re-appointed Sept 2019

Dr John Frederick Collins


Re-appointed Sept 2018

Mrs Kathleen Margaret Foale

(Standards and Safeguarding)

Re-appointed Sept 2019

Mrs Susan Gubbins 

(Health & Safety and Audit)

appointed March 2018

Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh (Chair)

(Strategic Development/Pay, Performance and HR)

Re-appointed Sept 2018

Mr Robert McDonough

(Chief Executive)


Mr Paul John Winter


Re-appointed Sept 2019

Mrs Elizabeth Thomas

(Standards and Child Protection)

appointed Dec 2018


Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh appointed Dec 2015 (Chair of Trustees)
Dr Sally Gornall appointed Jan 2019
Mr Colin Campbell appointed Dec 2019
Mr Philip Harding appointed Jan 2019
Ms Allison Fitchett appointed Dec 2019

Board Meetings:

  • Monday 5 October 2020
  • Monday 7 December 2020
  • Monday 8 February 2021
  • Monday 29 March 2021
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Monday 28 June 2021

Former trustees/members within the last 12 months:

Mrs Gill Strickland (Trustee) (appointed March 2018 - stepped down December 2018)
Mr Simon Harris (Member) (appointed Dec 2015 - stepped down Dec 2018)
Mrs Elizabeth Thomas (Member) (appointed Dec 2015 - stepped down Dec 2018)
Mr Michael Cox (Member) (appointed Dec 2015 - stepped down Dec 2019)
Mr Oliver Pritchard (Member) (appointed Dec 2015 - stepped down Dec 2019)

The Board of Trustees meet regularly and there are specific committees or named trustees to deal with issues such as finance, audit, education and standards, strategic development, pay, performance & HR. In addition, the majority of our schools have their own local governing body, accountable to the Trustees, whilst retaining a considerable amount of delegated authority to make decisions affecting the day to day running of their school.

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

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