Governance

The Dean Trust Governance Structure

The Trust Board (“the Trustees) are responsible for governing the Trust and ensuring all legal and statutory requirements are met. Their role is strategic and by working closely with the Trust’s Executive Team they retain oversight of all strategic issues. The Trustees meet at least six times per year to discuss Trust business and strategically important issues.

The Trustees have established a number of Local Governing Committees (LGCs) across the TrustThe LGCs consist of parents, staff and community governors who are tasked with supporting and challenging the headteacher and school leadership on a range of issues including; pupil performance, financial management and staff wellbeing. Each Local Governing Committee meets four times a year and is chaired by a community governor with the support from a Governance Professional employed by the Trust.

Within each Local Governing Committee there are several smaller subcommittees which focus on the following areas; Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Risk, People & Wellbeing, and Performance Management & Pay. Most subcommittees meet three times a year.

Local Governing Committee

Andy Shakos

Executive Headteacher

Andy Shakos

Executive Headteacher
Andy Shakos joined the Dean Trust as Operations Director in April 2017 and is currently Executive Headteacher at Ashton on Mersey School after spending the last seven years as Headteacher of Parrs Wood High School. Parrs Wood is Manchester’s largest, most culturally and socio-economically diverse secondary school. He successfully led the school to record breaking whilst establishing the Sixth Form as an excellent A-level provider within the city.  Andy has a comprehensive understanding of the local and national educational landscape and has earned his reputation as a highly regarded inspirational school leader. Andy sits on Manchester’s Strategic Education Board alongside Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council and the Director of Education and Skills Amanda Corcoran to enhance educational experience, progression pathways and career opportunities for young people in Manchester. As an experienced and outstanding teacher of mathematics, Andy understands what constitutes high quality teaching and learning. His ability to both mentor and coach colleagues has created a legacy of outstanding teachers and leaders within the profession. Andy also understands the significance of building effective teams to develop strong, aspirational, resilient and inspirational learning communities. As a father of two daughters, Andy’s core belief is that “if it’s not good enough for our own children then it’s not good enough for anyone else’s”

Fiaz Riasat

Chair

Fiaz Riasat

Chair

Andy White

Vice Chair

Andy White

Vice Chair

Judy Thorp

Clerk

Judy Thorp

Clerk

Tariq Akhtar

Parent Governor

Tariq Akhtar

Parent Governor

Chloe Jeffries

Chloe Jeffries

Angela Harrington

Angela Harrington

Governance Statutory Documents

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