The role of the Trust Board is determined by the Scheme of Delegation and is set out in the Governance Handbook. Link Trustees have specific responsibilities for different areas of work within the schools and they:

  • Liaise with the appropriate member(s) of staff
  • Visit the school with the purpose of gathering information concerning their area of responsibility and to increase their knowledge of the School
  • Regularly report to the Challenge Committee, the Link Trustee or, whichever committee the Trust Board deems most appropriate, on developments/Progress within their area of responsibility
  • Raise the profile of the area of responsibility when related matters are considered by the Trust Board
  • Attend training as appropriate
  • Monitor the work of the school via action plans and evaluations and
  • Any items which individual Committees may wish to include


The ESPRIT Multi Academy Trust has one Trust Board consisting of the following Trustees:


Paul Atkins (Chair of Trustees)

Stephanie Moran

Chris Derbyshire

Patrick Ralison

Tom O'Sullivan

Sarah Davies

Lydia Lyons

Jason Dillon


Trust Governance

Find out more about our ESPRIT Multi Academy Trust governance on our Trust website


Contact address for the Chair of Trustees:

Esprit Multi Academy Trust

Keelings Road


Stoke on Trent