Ian Lane, Chief Executive Officer

Ian Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Hart.

Craig Hart


Karim Sorour.

Karim Sorour

​Thérèse Quincey, Vice Chair.

Thérèse Quincey


Anne Malcolm


Martin Surtees.

Martin Surtees


Ray Steele, Chair.

Ray Steele


Nickela Nichol.

Nickela Nichol


Tony McPhilips, Adviser.

Tony McPhilips



The role of the Kenton Schools Academy Trust trustees is to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school

  • hold our academies to account for the educational performance of the trust and its learners, and the performance management of staff

  • oversee the financial performance of the Trust and make sure its money is well spent

We achieve this commitment through our governing body meetings where we discuss specific areas of the curriculum and plans for development. We challenge proposals brought to the meetings by the senior leadership team and see ourselves as critical friends.

We also meet to provide oversight of finances, staffing and performance data. 

As a governing body, we absolutely support each of our academies in their vision and ethos and try to bring our individual skills to support them in serving the local community and helping all our learners to be the best they can be.