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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.


Image of teacher and studentThe 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 of Trustees Biographies


Catch22 MAT Governance Plan


The Catch22 MAT Governance plan outlines the mechanisms by which Catch22 academies are governed. You can find out more information about governance of academies, as well as the Governance Handbook, on the Department for Education website.

Local Governing Bodies


Though the Board of Trustees retains oversight of the operation of the Academies, the Ashwood 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. 


Chair of Governors 


To contact our Chair of Governors, Richard Ayre, please use the details below.




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:

Dates of upcoming Local Governing Body Meetings


19 January 2022

23 March 2022

25 May 2022

30 June 2022

7 July 2022

Register of Governors’ Attendance


Please see the attached document for details of attendance records for 2020-2021: