Societas Multiacademy Trust
Summerbank is part of the Societas Trust, which is made up of five primary academies in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The Trust has grown out of the collaborative work of the Headteachers of these five schools, formalising a shared commitment to the continuing development of each of the Academies.
Providing great learning opportunities and outcomes for all are at the heart of the Societas Vision, within a like-minded community which also celebrates diversity. Through our commitment to the vision everyone is valued and encouraged to excel.
To support this commitment, we:
- work collaboratively, not competitively;
- maintain the leadership structure within each academy ( no executive head/ lead school);
- retain individual governing bodies within each academy.
To ensure each academy has an equal voice in the work of the Trust as a whole, a unique governance structure has been developed where each school / academy has a seat on the Directors’ Board and on the Executive.
The Societas Trust website offers more detail on the principles of the Trust, policies, personnel and the other founding academies. Key information about the trust can be found below.
Key Trust Personnel
Chair of the Trust Board – Guy Weir
Vice-Chair of the Trust board – Carol Dudson
CEO, Accounting Officer & Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jon Lovatt
Deputy CEO: Steve Martin
Executive Education Representative: Nichola Gibson
Trust Education Partner – Debbie Campbell
Finance and Procurement Manager (Chief Finance Officer – CFO) – Sally Henderson
Compliance & Training Manager (Deputy CFO) – Lisa Barnett/Sallie Powell
Data Protection Officer – Jon Lovatt
Contact the Societas Trust through the Hub Office:
The Hub Office
Ellison Primary Academy
Newcastle under Lyme
Telephone: 01782 613674
For all enquiries please email – email@example.com