Welcome from the Chair

It is with a great sense of pride that I chair the Salterns Academy Trust Board. The Trust Board provides the strategic direction and vision for the Salterns Academy Trust and its principal purpose is the education and wellbeing of its staff and pupils.

The members of the Board are accountable for the governance of the Trust, the educational provision in its two schools, and for creating an environment for the Headteachers’ to manage the teaching, learning and personal development of the pupils at Admiral Lord Nelson School and Trafalgar School.

The Trust Board ensures strategic and financial decisions support high quality education in our schools and ensure that every student is empowered to achieve their true potential and become a positive influence on society now and in the future.

As a Trust we are proud that both schools embrace inclusivity and place student’s wellbeing and education at the centre of all they do.  We set high aspirations for all pupils and staff to ensure that as a Trust and as Schools we are evaluating our performance and seeking continuous improvement to our provision.

Each School has achieved OFSTED recognition as a Good School. Both schools have also achieved the UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award. We are proud of the way in which our leaders and staff embody these principles in their schools. The Silver Award reflects our values of providing high quality educational provision and inclusivity along with being community focussed, and these values and principles underpin everything we do.

Andy Cree
Salterns Academy Trust Board
c/o Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

Trust Members

Roles and Responsibilities

Every Trust has Members who have a similar role to shareholders of a company limited by shares. Salterns Trust has three Trust Members, but the Articles of Association establish the Chair of the Trust Board as a fourth Member.

Members are kept informed about Trust business so they can be assured that the Board is exercising effective governance. This includes providing the Members with the Trust’s audited annual report and accounts.

Name Type Pecuniary Interest
Andy Cree Independent UTC Portsmouth: Founding Member
Governor at Merchant Taylors school
Member of UPAT
Maritime UK Solent Shadow Board Member
David Giles Independent None
Steve Labedz Independent UTC Portsmouth: Member
Mike Park Signatory to Articles None

Trust Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

The Trustees should focus on three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance

They must comply with the Trust’s charitable objects, with company and charity law, and with their contractual obligations under the funding agreement. As an employer, the Trust has a range of wider obligations including such matters as employment law and health and safety.

Nature of Appointment Name Date of Appointment Business Interests Pecuniary Interests Relevant Close Family Relationships To Declare
Co-opted Andy Cree
25/05/2016 UTC Portsmouth: Founding Member
Governor at Merchant Taylors school
Member of UPAT
Maritime UK Solent Shadow Board Member
None None
Co-opted Paul Hayes
(Vice Chair)
17/07/2017 University of Portsmouth: Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Portsmouth Services Ltd: Director
UTC Portsmouth: Member for UoP
None None
Co-opted Amanda Barrett 17/01/2018 None None None
Co-opted Annette Majekodunmi 19/05/2021 None None None
Independent Scott Taviner 19/05/2021 None None None
Trust Appointed Nys Hardingham
(Chief Executive Officer)
25/02/2015 None None None
Co-opted Tina Henley 12/01/2022 Headteacher, Virtual School, Portsmouth City Council. None None

Structure Chart

All meeting agendas, reports and approved minutes are available on request by contacting the Clerk to the Trust Board on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Trust has delegated authority to the Local Governing Body (LGB) for each school (as per the Scheme of Delegation). Each LGB meets at least six times a year. Each LGB has its own terms of reference and meetings etiquette. LGB information is found on the relevant school’s website.


Local Governing Body
Admiral Lord Nelson School

The Local Governing Body at Admiral Lord Nelson School is co-chaired by
Jane Beecher and Nathan Waites.


Local Governing Body
Trafalgar School

The Local Governing Body at Trafalgar School is chaired by
Jo Bennett.

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