Heidi Mottram

School governors are volunteers who play an important part in setting the direction of the school, helping us to continually raise standards. Our governors have been crucial to the improvements made by the school in the last few years and their continued hard work and support will ensure a bright future in our school.

As well as being Chair of the Governors of Castle View Enterprise Academy I am also Chief Executive Officer of Northumbrian Water Group, the school's company sponsor.

My role at Castle View Enterprise Academy is just as important and as challenging to me as my 'day job'. I am as driven to run a successful business as I am passionate about creating a school which inspires and supports our young people to achieve their personal best in all aspects of academy life.

As a parent, I understand how important it is that our school nurtures and cares for our young people in a safe, secure and stable environment. As an employer, I know that our school must equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to enable them to have successful and fulfilled careers. At Castle View Enterprise Academy we work hard to deliver this crucial mix of support for the young people who choose to come here.

We have created an academy where young people have access to the best teachers, the latest technology for learning and excellent sports and social facilities. At Castle View Enterprise Academy we believe that it takes strong partnerships to support the development of our young people. That includes working in close partnership with our young people and their parents, but also in partnership with our wider community.

With our specialism in Business and Enterprise, it may come as no surprise that our business community is a very important part of our partnership approach. We have many businesses, as well as my own, working inside and outside of school with our young people and staff to guide, mentor and support them to increase their understanding of business and employment opportunities.

As a sponsor we feel a special responsibility to use our expertise and network of contacts across the region to bring to life the business and enterprise specialism of the Academy and to complement the curriculum. We take great pride in our school, our staff and our students and we love to share what we have. Please do come and visit us if you would like to see it for yourself.

Statutory information

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As stated in ESFA's Academy Trust Handbook:

  1. Every trust has members who have a similar role to shareholders of a company limited by shares. Member powers are set out in the trust's articles of association.
  2. The academy trust is the legal entity with the board having collective accountability and responsibility for the academy trust and assuring itself that there is compliance with regulatory, contractual, and statutory requirements. The academy trust board provides:
    1. Strategic leadership of the academy trust: the board defines the trust vision for high quality and inclusive education in line with its charitable objects. It establishes and fosters the trust's culture and sets and champions the trust strategy including determining what, if any, governance functions are delegated to the local tier.
    2. Accountability and assurance: the board has robust effective oversight of the operations and performance of the academy trust, including the provision of education, pupil welfare, overseeing and ensuring appropriate use of funding and effective financial performance and keeping their estate safe and well-maintained.
    3. Engagement: the board has strategic oversight of relationships with stakeholders. The board involves parents, schools and communities so that decision-making is supported by meaningful engagement.




Business and Pecuniary interests. - Information on our trustees/members/directors/governors, including their date of appointment and business and pecuniary interests.
*Governor minutes from meetings are available upon request

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