The Trustees of Knightsfield School have responsibility for the strategic direction of the school. They help the school set the values, vision and strategic aims. They support and challenge the school in their role as a critical friend.

Knightsfield School Trustees Body is made up of three groups: parents, staff and community members. Trustees work collaboratively with the headteacher and staff to promote and ensure high standards in achievement. They also ensure that pupils and staff are safe. They visit the school each term with a focus on holding the school to account whilst monitoring and evaluating learning, safety and provision. They also seek pupils and parents views about the school.

The work of the Trustee Body is undertaken by two committees – the Resources & Audit Committee and the Strategy & Pupil Committee. The terms of reference for each committee are agreed at the first committee meeting of each academic year and are available to view as a PDF document.


Mrs Tricia Kemp
Ms Jane Stark
Mrs Janet Mollison
Mr Steven Wilde
Mr Tim Newton

Trustees Body 2023 – 2024 

All trustees are directors of Knightsfield Academy Trust.

Mrs Helen Mellor **Chair of TrusteesCommunity TrusteeStrategy & Pupil Development Committee
Mr Claus CredeChair of Resources and Audit CommitteeCo-opted TrusteeResources & Audit Committee
Mrs Suzanne ThrowerHeadteacherAccounting OfficerResources & Audit Committee
Mr Danny BidwellStaff TrusteeStrategy & Pupil Development Committee
Mrs Linda FarendenStaff TrusteeStrategy & Pupil Development Committee
Reverend Rob MarshallStrategy & Pupil Development Committee
Mr Matthew PerkinsParent TrusteeResources & Audit Committee
Mrs Lucy PopeSchool Business ManagerCompany Secretary – Associate TrusteeResources & Audit Committee

** The Chair of Trustees can be contacted at the school address, or via email at:


Please see the link below for more information on being a governor.

Governors for Schools website

Please also visit the following link to for further information on Academy Trusts.

Academy Trust Handbook