Community First Academy Trust
At the Community First Academy Trust our vision is a simple one - we want to provide every child with the outstanding education they deserve.
And we believe we can do this best by working together, sharing resources and encouraging excellence as standard.
Based in Wigan Borough, we already have a track record for producing outstanding results. It is our intention to build on this success by becoming a family of high-performing academies with a shared vision and all working towards the same goal.
Academies have greater freedom to develop truly innovative learning techniques that help us to raise achievement.
We believe every school is unique. They have a personal history, serve distinct community and are full of shining individuals. We embrace the unique nature of our individual schools and encourage them to use this to develop innovative practice that we can all share.
By becoming a member of The Community First Academy Trust you will have access to exceptional facilities and resources that will help you develop outstanding learning environments.
Community First Academy Trust - Prospectus
To download a copy of our Trust Prospectus, please click here.
The Board of Directors of Community First Academy Trust
School Directors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They meet at least once a term and minutes of these meetings are available in school.
Directors are appointed by Members of the Trust in accordance with the Articles of Association
The Board of Directors
|Name||Director||Date of Appointment||
Date of Resignation
(if within 12 months)
|Mr Jack Pugh||Member Director - Chair||1st February 2013|
|Mr Neil Bailey||Member Director - Vice iChair||1st February 2013|
|Mrs Sue Darbyshire||CEO||1st February 2013|
|Mrs Michelle Frost||Trustee Director||1st February 2013||31st August 2016|
|Cllr Carl Sweeney||Trustee Director||1st February 2013|
|Mr Mark Rowlands||Trustee Director||1st February 2013|
|Mrs Val Lewis||Member Director||14th February 2013|
|Mrs Debra Wood||Trustee Director||1st April 2015|
|Mr Peter Harmer||Trustee Director||1st April 2015|
|Mr David Sherrington||Trustee Director||1st February 2013||15th December 2016|
|Mr Geoff Ashton||Co-opted Director||16th September 2015|
|Mrs Michelle Foster||Clerk||1st September 2016|
Directors with Specific Roles
|Mr Jack Pugh||Vulnerable Children (including Safeguarding & iCLA)|
|Mr Neil Bailey||Special Educational Needs & Disability|
|Mrs Val Lewis||Pupil Premium & Data|
|Mr Mark Rowlands||Health & Safety|
Record of Attendance
|Mr Jack Pugh||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Neil Bailey||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Sue Darbyshire||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Michelle Frost||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cllr Carl Sweeney||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Mark Rowlands||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Val Lewis||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Debra Wood||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Peter Harmer||✓||✓|
|Mr David Sherrington||✓||✓|
|Mr Geoff Ashton||✓||✓|