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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

Academy Governing Body and Academy Trust

Collingwood College became an Academy on 1 July 2011.  An Academy is a state-funded independent school and is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, controlled by an Academy Trust.  The Academy is subject to a Funding Agreement which is a formal contract between Collingwood College and the Department for Education.  Please click on the link below to view this document and other documents relating to the Academy structure:

Academy Trust Documentation

Collingwood College's Funding Agreement specifies that the members of the Academy Trust are the holders of the following posts:

a)    Chair of the Governing Body

b)    Vice Chair of the Governing Body

c)    Principal

d)    Chair of a Governing Body Committee.


The current Trust members are:

i)     Mr Steven Barker (Chair of the Governing Body)
ii)    Dr John Welch (Vice Chair of the Governing Body)
iii)   Mr E Tanner (Principal and Accounting Officer)
iv)   Mr Hugh Cowan (Chair of the Standards and Performance Committee).

A meeting of the Full Governing Body takes place once a term.  Dates for the current academic year are 13 December 2019, 30 March 2020 and 15 July 2020.  Meetings commence at 8.00am and finish at 10.00am.  Please click here to view the protocol for attending these meetings.  Contact Mrs S Rutherford, Clerk to the Governors, for further information at

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