The Trust

East Midlands Education Trust was formed in September 2014 with a mission to raise the educational standards and improve the life chances of students within the partnership. There are currently a number of schools in our trust representing the full age range of 3 - 19 along with an alternative education provider.

East Midlands Education Trust (EMET): The Trust

EMET is managed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the strategic development, the ethos and the management of the schools within the partnership.  Most of these trustees are, or have been recently, parents with children in the partner schools.





Cllr Christopher Paul Barnfather - appointed March 2018 (Audit Committee)

Mr Patrick Terence Booth (Pay, Performance & HR + Personnel) - reappointed July 2018


Mr Neil Clifton (Pay, Performance & HR)  appointed Sept 2017


Mr Brian Andrew Carr - appointed Sept 2015 (Finance & Estates Committee)


Dr John Frederick Collins (Finance & Estates Committee Chair) - appointed Sept 2014


Mrs Kathleen Margaret Foale - appointed Sept 2015 (Standards Committee)


Mrs Susan Gubbins - appointed March 2018


Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh (Chairman/Strategic development/Pay, Performance & HR) - appointed Sept 2014

Mr Robert McDonough (Chief Executive Officer) - ex officio

Mrs Elizabeth Celia Thomas - appointed December 2018


Mr Paul John Winter - appointed Dec 2015 (Audit Committee)



Dr Andrew Michael Hindmarsh - appointed Dec 2015

Mr Phil Harding - appointed Jan 2019

Mr Michael John Cox - appointed Dec 2015

Dr Sally Gornal -  appointed Jan 2019

Mr Oliver Tim Pritchard - appointed Dec 2015


Board Meetings:


Monday 24 September 2018


Monday 10 December 2018


Monday 11 February 2019


Monday 1 April 2019


Monday 20 May 2019


Monday 1 July 2019



Former trustees/members within the last 12 months:


Former Trustees

Mr Philip Harding (appointed April 2016 - stepped down Sept 2017)


Mr Anthony Charles Stephens (appointed April 2016 - stepped down Sept 2017)


Mr John Goodall Wilson OBE (appointed Dec 2015 - stepped down Sept 2017)


Mr Richard Edward Johnson (appointed Sept 2014 - stepped down Sept 2017)


 Cllr Christopher Paul Barnfather (appointed Sept 2016 - stepped down Sept 2017)


Mrs Gill Strickland (appointed March2018 - stepped down December 2018)


Former Members


 Mrs Elizabeth Thomas (stepped down December 2018)

 Mr Simon Harris (stepped down December 2018)


The Trust meets regularly as a board of Trustees and has specific committees or named governors to deal with issues such as finance, audit, education and standards, strategic development and pay, performance & HR.In addition, each school has its own local governing body which is accountable to the Trustees but which also has considerable amount of delegated authority to make decisions which affect the day to day running of their school.



Attendance records of Governors at local governing body meetings, their terms of office and chairs of governors can all be found on the individual school websites from the Homepage.


Attendance records of Trustees can be found under 'Documents' section on this website.



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