Governance Structure

Please find below details of how our Trust is structured.  Further information about the governing body at each of our academies can be found via each individual school’s website.

The Members are responsible for some key decisions such as the appointment of the Directors and the auditors, but have no day to day involvement in the running of the company.

The Directors are responsible for:

  • managing the business of the company in accordance with the Articles of Association;
  • expending the funds of the company in such a manner as they shall consider most beneficial for the achievement of the object;
  • entering into contracts on behalf of the company and exercise independent judgement;
  • promoting the success of the company

Register of Directors

DirectorTerm of Office
Chris Moodie, CEO04 July 2016
Angela Pae10 November 2022 - 9 November 2026
Phil Blinston18 October 2021 - 17 October 2025
Hilary Craik18 October 2021 - 17 October 2025
Roger Periam18 October 2021 - 17 October 2025
John Hunter12 December 2021 - 11 December 2025
Nigel Frith04 December 2020 - 03 December 2024
John Loughton01 December 2022 - 30 November 2026


The Governors who serve on the Local Governing Body are appointed by the Executive Board.  Local governing bodies include both parent and staff representatives.  The Local Governing Body (LGB) for each academy retains levels of authority that are very similar to those in maintained schools. LGBs report directly to SNMAT rather than to a local authority.

For further information on the composition and terms of office for the governing body in each of our partner academies, please refer to the website of each academy.

Types of Academies

There are three types of Academy in SNMAT. These are:

  • Sponsored (fully sponsored)
  • Supported (requires improvement)
  • Supporting (good/outstanding)

The designation is determined by the amount of support that each academy requires to bring about improvement and become an academy that is at least good.  Those academies that are already good or outstanding have a great deal of autonomy. The designation for each academy is reviewed annually.

The three designations are reflected in the Scheme of Delegation. This document outlines the levels of authority.