Governance at CAA

CAA has a governance structure with clear roles and responsibilities that ensures accountability and effective decision making in the Academy Trust and drives progress and improvement of the new free school.

Our Chair of Trustees, Mr John Moffat can be contacted c/o Cumbria Academy for Autism, Branthwaite Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4SS or by emailing j.moffat@cumbriaacademyforautism.org.uk.

CAA Trust Board 2021 - 2022

Name

Category of Trustee

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Date of Appointment

Date of Stepping Down

Positions of Responsibility

Lynne Thornton

Founding Member

and Trustee

Members 4 years

Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit

Education and SEND Committee

01.03.2015  

Chair of FGB

Chair of FRC and Audit

Pupil Premium Trustee

Wellbeing Trustee

Robin Lacey Trustee Members 4 years

Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit

Education and SEND Committee

01.03.2016  

Vice Chair of FGB

Chair of ESC

Safeguarding Trustee

Curriculum Trustee

 

Richard Aindow Principal, Accounting Officer and Trustee Trust -

Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit

Education and SEND Committee

01.01.2019  

Ex-officio Trustee

Headteacher

Daniel Bowman Trustee Members 4 years Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit 18.03.2020   Health, Safety and Premises Trustee
Laura Watson Trustee and Responsible Officer Members 4 years Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit 10.08.2021   Responsible Officer

Andrew Wallam

Trustee Members 4 years Education and SEND Committee 18.03.2020   Post 16 and Careers Trustee
John Moffat Chair of Trustees Members 4 years

Finance and Resources Committee incl. Audit

Education and SEND Committee

08.11.2021    
Jan Clarke Trustee Members 4 years   21.03.2022    
Linda Guy Trustee Members 4 years Education and SEND Committee 16.07.2015 01.11.2021 (Former SEND Trustee)
Deborah Thorlay Trustee Members 4 years Education and SEND Committee 07.12.2020 12.10.2021 (Former Safeguarding Trustee)
Amanda Harlow Trustee Members 4 years Education and Standards Committee 02.02.2020 30.08.2021  -

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Including:

  • Governor elsewhere
  • Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and close relatives 
  • Employed at school   
Name Declaration of Business or interest Date of Declaration
Richard Aindow

Head Teacher at Cumbria Academy for Autism

Spouse - fundraising for school

October 2019

 

Daniel Bowman

 

Employee at Sellafield Ltd March 2020
Robin Lacey

Governor of St Bees School

Governor of Gosforth School

October 2019

 

John Moffat

Employee at Sellafield

IGOVS founder member

Chair of Governors at Waberthwaite Primary School

Governor at Kells Infant School

January 2022

Lynne Thornton

Committee Member - ICAAN

 

October 2019

 

Andrew Wallam

Employee at Inspira

Governor at Ashfield Junior School

Spouse is trustee at Whitehaven Harbour Youth Trust

September 2021

 

Laura Watson

Finance Director at West Lakes MAT

Responsible Officer at Cumbria Academy for Autism

September 2021
Jan Clarke None

 

February 2022

 

Isabelle Evans Deputy Headteacher at Cumbria Academy for Autism

 

February 2022

 

Karen Stuart

 

Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Cumbria Academy for Autism

 

February 2022

 

Trustees

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