Multi Academy Trust | Rainhill High School

Multi Academy Trust

Rainhill High School is the lead school in Stephenson Multi Academy Trust.

  • Setting the direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account.
  • Ensuring financial probity.

As charity trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with charity law requirements. Academy trusts are charitable companies and the trustees are company directors and must comply with company law requirements.

For any MAT queries, please contact Mr Rob Owens, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary using the form on our contact page.

John Boyer

Member & Chair of Trustees

Term of office start date: 16 January 2017
Term of office end date: 16 January 2021
Interest declared

Name:
John Boyer

Title:
Trustee

Role:
Trustee and Academy Board Member

Start Date:
2002

Work Title/Company:
Manger at Manweb/Scottish Power Energy Networks
Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.

"I was originally invited to join the Governors by David Aitken the previous Head Master, as at the time Rainhill High School was considering becoming an Engineering Specialist College. It was and still is a great privilege and honour to be a Trustee of this school. Most of my family have attended Rainhill High or Huyton Secondary, the original school, and my father also taught here for many years. Fundamentally though, it’s great to give something back to a School that provided a fantastic education to me, my son Mark and my daughter Rachel. As a Trustee, it’s important to be a critical friend and remain objective. This ensures that emotion does not play a part in ensuring that the environment and resources provide a 1st class educational experience to all who attend, in line with agreed budgets. It’s great to be part of the Board of Trustees working with the team at Rainhill High in dealing with the continual changes and challenges education faces today. It’s also great to bring commercial and business experience back to the School that provided such a sound footing. In one way or another I’ve been involved with the School now for over 40 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing in the success of the staff and students every academic year. The presentations, shows and award events continually demonstrate what a great place Stephenson Multi Academy Trust actually is."

Maureen Mellor

Member

Interests declared

Name:
Maureen Mellor

Title:
Member of the Board of Trustees

Role:
Member

Start Date:
March 2012

Work Title/Company:
Retired Principal of a College of Further Education

"I became a Trustee because I believe passionately that all children should be able to attend a good local school and I feel that the board can help schools achieve this."

Gary Charlton

Member

Work Title / Company : Chairperson of St.Helens Chamber of Commerce / Retired Pilkington Operations Director.

I retired from Pilkington following a long career. Originally starting as a mechanical engineering apprentice in St.Helens. I attended the University of Liverpool where I gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and later the University of Lancaster for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I have help many senior roles in Pilkington in Engineering, Production & General Management and prior to retirement a Strategic Directors role. I have also experienced working not only in the UK but around Europe and six years in North America.

Since 2012 I have been a board member of the St.Helens Chamber of Commerce and in 2019 became the Chairperson. I find being involved with this charity extremely rewarding due to assisting many young people every year take their first steps in employment, normally through apprenticeships. We also assist new business start-ups, offer training to Chamber members and general networking between established businesses throughout the St.Helens Borough.

In my role as a Member of the MAT I hope to provide a perspective from my private sector industrial experience and as a potential future employer. In addition to my extensive experience with apprenticeships.

Steve Anderson

Member

Name: Steve Anderson

Role: Member of the Board of Trustees

Start Date: January 2020

Work Title / Company: Talent Manager - The Baird Group

I have been connected with the school for over 20 years with both my children being former students. I started in 1998 as a Governor and became Chair of Governors in 2010 moving to Chair of Trustees when the school moved to becoming a Multi Academy Trust. My ethos is a simple one, to provide the best standard of education to every child that passes through our care. Ensuring the Trust delivers the highest quality of education to all. We must always aim to make a positive difference for every child.

David Boyer

Trustee

Term of office start date: 16 January 2017
Term of office end date: 16 January 2020
Interest declared

Role:
Chair of Achievement and Teaching Committee

Start Date:
July 2002

Work Title/Company:
Assistant Director for Transport, Environmental and
Operational Services Warrington Borough Council

"I attended Rainhill High School from 1976 to 1983 and received an excellent education. I became a Governor to put something back into the school I received so much from. I passionately believe in comprehensive education and the right of every child to have access to a good / outstanding school. My two children attend the school."

Mark Sanderson

Trustee

Term of office start date: 1 August 2019
Term of office end date: 1 August 2023
No Interest declared

Role:
Trustee

Start Date:
1st August 2019

Work Title/Company:
Senior Project Manager Valuation Office Agency

"I became a governor when my children were at the school as I wanted to make a contribution to our community and help the school improve. I’ve stayed on because I was inspired and motivated by the dedication of everyone involved with the school and by the shared goal to provide our young people with the best possible education."

Wesley Richardson

Trustee

No Interest declared

Role:
Trustee

Start Date:
18 March 2021

Work Title/Company:
Cyber Security Major Incident Professional - England and Wales Police Force

"I have a keen interest in Cyber Security and IT and enjoy keeping fit amongst friends either on my road bike, running or hiking. I have reached the summit of all the highest peaks within the UK, all for charity, and enjoy spending time with family and friends and across the great outdoors.

I am an avid volunteer and enjoy helping people, friends and family with any events or projects and enjoy Formula 1 and a number of other sports.

I am responsible for leading a team of Incident Managers and Incident Response & Threat Intelligence Analysts in order to provide a proactive and reactive Cyber Security protection service for all Police forces who reside within England and Wales.

I became a trustee in order to further contribute to my local community and help the school develop the delivery of education to our children and young adults. With a background within IT and Cyber Security, I hope to help steer the school and students to better prepare for Cyber Security in the 21st century and develop the awareness of personal and organisational data security in addition to helping the school utilise modern IT to deliver the best possible education overall."

Professor Michael Thomas

Trustee

No Interest declared

Role:
Trustee

Start Date:
18 March 2021

Work Title/Company:
Professor of Education and Chair of the Centre for Educational Research (CERES) at Liverpool John Moores University

"I became a Trustee because I'm passionate about helping to raise the aspirations of young people so that they can realise their full potential, whether that's overcoming challenges to study in Higher Education and/or contributing to their local community. I'm motivated by a vision of education that is socially just, and aims to develop each student's talents and creativity."

Colette Hunt (MCIPD)

Trustee

No Interest declared

Role:
Trustee

Start Date:
18 March 2021

Work Title/Company:
HR Business Partner (Medical Workforce), St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust

"I am extremely excited and proud to join Rainhill High as a Trustee and plan to fully utilise and share my wealth of experience, skills and knowledge as a HR Professional (within the NHS) in supporting the school strive to achieve its long term vision and goals.

If my input and contribution can make a small difference to the lives and education of young people, staff, parents and the local community then that’s a success!"


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