Trinity Academy Newcastle Board

Message from the Chair of the Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors, may I extend a warm welcome to Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust.

We are an Academy Trust which offers skilled specialist support for young people with diagnosed mental health, behavioural and emotional issues across our range of specialist academy schools in Newcastle and Sunderland.

Our provision extends from supporting young children (from age 7) through to older learners in our Post-16 setting and learners with particular special needs in our post-19 setting. Our staff are committed to providing them with the best possible educational experiences to give them the best preparation for the next stage of their life journey. We specialise in a wide range of alternative education provisions as we are aware that many of our learners excel in non-academic subjects.

We are keen to support the ambitions and hopes of all our learners and we work hard to ensure that all of our learners leave with the best possible outcomes and preparation for their future lives. In particular, in our post-16 provision, we offer a range of courses, such as construction skills, land-based studies, hair and beauty and motor vehicle maintenance to provide alternative outcomes for our young people.

We are also aware that the lives of many of our learners are sometimes impacted by factors and events in their lives outside of school. We are at the forefront of the latest educational strategies on mental health support and are very proud of our new specialist centre at our Trinity Academy Newcastle – Upper Site to support trauma-based learning and parenting skills, with a corresponding satellite provision at our Trinity Academy New Bridge in Sunderland. Our new provisions are supported by skilled, dedicated staff to help our young people through some of the most difficult periods in their lives.

We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest behavioural standards in our academies. While we understand the challenging nature of some of our learners, we want all of our learners and staff to feel safe at all times and as such, any instances of poor behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with fairly but firmly.

All of our academies in Newcastle have been judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’ and at Trinity Academy New Bridge, we have recently been judged as ‘Requires Improvement’, following it’s previous special measures judgment prior to joining the Trust. Our facilities are first-class, and our learning provision is generally based on small class sizes to help our learners develop to their best potential.

Peter Carter
Chair of Board of Directors


Peter Carter - Chair of Board of Directors

Trinity Academy Newcastle,
Condercum Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8XJ

Appointed Aug 2017


Shirley Hall

Appointed Jan 2021


Stella Willmott

Appointed May 2021


Eric Fletcher

Appointed Jan 2024

Past members in the last 12 months

Emma Vinton – Appointed Sept 2020 – stepped down in May 2023
Matthew Curtis – Appointed Sept 2020 – stepped down in Aug 2023

The Members were appointed by Academy Members

Board of Directors


Peter Carter

Appointed Aug 2017 – term of office to Aug 2025

Link Director for Safeguarding


Michael McHugh

Appointed Nov 2019 – term of office to Nov 2027


Nick Elliott

Appointed July 2022 – term of officer to July 2026


James Rainsford

Appointed Sept 2022 – term of office to Aug 2026


Ana Maria Ocampo Lucumi

Appointed November 2023

Link Director for Wellbeing

Lynn McNally (Accounting Officer) Appointed May 2023

Past Directors in last 12 months

Eric Fletcher - Appointed September 2021 - stepped down Jan 2024

Irena Peel – Appointed Dec 2018 – stepped down Aug 2023

William Curley (Accounting Officer) – appointed March 2015 – stepped down April 2023

Lee Robinson – Appointed Sept 2021 – stepped down Aug 2023

Pam Thompson - Appointed Oct 2021 - stepped down Jan 2024

Trinity Post 16 Solutions Limited



Lonie Sebagh

Director of Subsidiary Company

Appointed Jan 2023 – term of office to Jan 2027

Link Director for Cyber Security


Lee Robinson

Appointed Sept 2023 – term of office to Sept 2027


Past Trinity Post-16 Solutions Limited Company Directors

Yemi Osho – Appointed Sept 2020 – stepped down Jan 2023

Local Governors

Coleen Hillicks

Appointed Nov 2023

Rachael Allen

Appointed Nov 2023

Michael McHugh

Appointed Sept 2023 – term of office to Sept 2027

Mark Flint

Appointed Nov 2020 – term of office to Nov 2024

Chloe Barraclough Staff governor - Appointed Nov 2020 – term of office to Sept 2024

Sarah Stuart

Appointed Sept 2022 – term of office to Sept 2026

Dan Shuttleworth

Appointed Sept 2022 – term of office to Sept 2026

Marie Matthewson

Appointed Sept 2022 – term of office to Sept 2026

James Snowdon

Appointed June 2023 – term of office to June 2027

Past Local Governors

Dawn Duffy - appointed June 2023 - stepped down February 2024

Chris Mann – appointed Nov 2020 – stepped down June 2023

Mark Kennedy – appointed Nov 2020 – stepped down Aug 2023

Yemi Osho – appointed Sept 2020 – stepped down Jan 2023

Marie Bell – appointed sept 2020 – Stepped down Jan 2023

Victoria Elliott – appointed Sept 2020 – stepped down May 2023

Matthew Scott - Appointed March 2021 – Stepped down Oct 2023

Andrew Butler - Appointed Sept 2022 – Stepped down Nov 2023

Sarah Elliott - Appointed Sept 2020 – Stepped down Jan 2024

All the Directors, Company Directors and Local Governors have been appointed by the board of Directors

Articles of Association

The governance arrangements for Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust are laid down in the Articles of Association, which describe the powers of directors and the procedures and rules of the Board of Directors.

Funding Agreement

The funding agreement is the contract the Academy Trust has signed with the Secretary of State to become an Academy Trust and specifies how the Trust is run, its duties and the powers the Secretary of State has over the Trust. The Funding Agreement is the method by which all academies are held accountable to the Department of Education.

Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust's Funding Agreement and Supplemental Funding Agreements are accessible below:

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