The Societas 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 in a like-minded community which also celebrates diversity where everyone is valued and encouraged to excel.

A shared vision and values underpin the ethos in each school / academy within the Societas family, but each is also valued as an individual entity with its own unique identity.  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 – Graeme Easdown

CEO and Accounting Officer – Jon Lovatt

Education Director – Mary Hughes

Interim Chief Finance Officer – Sallie Powell

Contact details for the Societas Trust

The Hub Office
Ellison Primary Academy
Ellison Street
Wolstanton
Newcastle under Lyme
ST5 0BL

Telephone: 01782 613674

For all enquiries please email – info@societastrust.org.uk

Key Trust Documentation

Articles of Association

Scheme of Delegation

Trust Governance Structure

Trust Board Terms of Reference

Trust Register of Interests

Annual Report (including financial statements and Trust Board attendance records)

Funding Agreements

 

The Societas Trust

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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 in a like-minded community which also celebrates diversity where everyone is valued and encouraged to excel.

A shared vision and values underpin the ethos in each school / academy within the Societas family, but each is also valued as an individual entity with its own unique identity.  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 – Graeme Easdown

CEO and Accounting Officer – Jon Lovatt

Education Director – Mary Hughes

Interim Chief Finance Officer – Sallie Powell

Contact details for the Societas Trust

The Hub Office
Ellison Primary Academy
Ellison Street
Wolstanton
Newcastle under Lyme
ST5 0BL

Telephone: 01782 613674

For all enquiries please email – info@societastrust.org.uk

Key Trust Documentation

Articles of Association

Scheme of Delegation

Trust Governance Structure

Trust Board Terms of Reference

Trust Register of Interests

Annual Report (including financial statements and Trust Board attendance records)

Funding Agreements

 

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