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Catch22 maintains a sponsor relationship with the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust (the MAT), exercising control through being a member of the MAT and appointing Trustees.


The MAT, which is an independent charity, has its own Board made up of Trustees, senior executives and advisors, and oversees the Catch22 academy schools. 


The Trustees are appointed to oversee the operations and strategic direction of the charity. As such, the objective is that they have significant experience of senior operational, strategic and educational leadership, combined with knowledge of young people in difficult situations more broadly. 


Click here to see the MAT Board Trustee Biographies 

Catch22 MAT Governance Plan


The Catch22 MAT Governance plan outlines the mechanisms by which Catch22 academies are governed.

DfE Governance Handbook

Local Governing Bodies


Though the Board of Trustees retains oversight of the operation of the Academies, the Coppice Spring Academy is connected to its community through a local governing body. The local body has a clear area of focus and a formal delegation scheme setting out its responsibilities. 


Local Governing Body Members


Please find below details of our Governing body, 


Keith Norman - Chair

Elaine Millar - Safeguarding

Gill Barrett - Pupil Premium / LAC

Bernadette Jones (Community)

Karen Bever (Staff)

Gareth Yeomans (Staff)

Nickie Smith - Clerk


Roles & Responsibilities to be reviewed at the first LGB meeting of the 2023-2024 academic year.


To contact our Local Governing Body please email

MAT Governor role profile 

Register of Interests


In accordance with the Academy Trust Handbook, local governing board members and their relevant business and pecuniary interests, including governance roles in other educational institutions, must be recorded.


Information on Governors’ Dates of Appointments and Declared Interests:

Register of Governors’ Attendance


Please see the attached document for details of attendance records: