A message from our Chair of the Trust...
Dear Parents and Carers
During the conversion in 2013 to Academies of Stranton Primary School and Eskdale Academy (formerly Owton Manor Primary School), we were required to set up a 'Trust' of which I was appointed and remain to this day Chair of its Directors. It is the job of the Directors to ensure Schools within the Trust fulfil their duty to educate our children in a safe, efficient and effective environment and to set an overall vision for our Schools.
I've been involved with Stranton Primary School since 2004; starting as a youth and children's worker for a local church, before becoming a School Governor and latterly Chair of Governors. I have recently enjoyed getting to know the other Schools in our Trust well and am delighted Eskdale Academy and Jesmond Gardens Primary School have joined our family of Schools.
Although each School /Academy still have a local Governing Body (much as they did pre-conversion) to which you can address any feedback; the Board of Directors would also welcome your contributions. Do you have any examples of staff or pupils meeting the vision of the Trust ('Inspiring Generations')? Is there a particular issue you think affects the whole Trust that the Board of Directors should discuss? If so, please contact me directly via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a letter in via any School office.
I look forward to working with you all for the continued success across the Trust.
(Chair of Stranton Academy Trust)