Governance and The Board of Directors

Welcome from the Chair of the Board

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Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to the Governance page of Smallwood Academy Trust.

Let me introduce myself, I am Tim Manson the Chair of the Board of Directors.  I hope to offer alot of expertise to Smallwood and support the school and children to reach all their aspirations. Our main aim is to keep the Children Safe and to be accountable for their learning experience.  We will endover to provide outstanding resources and tuition in a historic and rural setting with faith and ethos at the heart of everything we do.

Heres a little information about the experience I am bringing to Smallwood.  I am currently the Chair of Brookfield School Ltd also and I held posts at Star Academy Trust; Central Learning Partnership Trust on the Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee, Pay and Remuneration group and was the lead on Safeguarding across all 12 schools in the MAT; at Theatr Clwyd; Mold Tennis Club and North Wales Tennis.  I was also Operations & Policy Director at Marketing Birmingham/West Midlands Growth Company between July 2005 and May 2017

As a member of the Executive Team at Marketing Birmingham I was strategic responsibility for public sector funding including the Companies £21.5m ERDF project. I also was responsible for policy, research and strategic planning.

Prior to that I was Assistant Director for Tourism & Culture at Conwy County Borough Council leading on major capital schemes to update the Great Orme Tramway, 5 Victorian parks and the building of North Wales Theatre and was a Board member of British Association of Conference Destinations.

In my spare time I am a keen fly fisherman, gardener and regular social tennis player at the Mold Tennis Club.

We have attached a number of Governance documents on this page to give you more information on how we operate and what our Governance structure includes.

Should you wish to contact any of the Trustees you can do so through sending a letter into the school which will be passed on to the Trustee concerned or you can email me at this address, During the year there will be opportunities for you to meet face to face with Trustees should you wish to; please check school diary dates, emails and texts for these dates.


Yours sincerely,

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Chair of Trustees

Mobile 07850 253382


Name of Academy Trust: The Smallwood Academy Trust

Company Number: 09118770

Registered office address is Smallwood Church Of England Primary School, School Lane, Smallwood, Sandbach, Cheshire, England CW11 2UR

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