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Trust Governance


The members of YCAT bring a wealth of experience from education, legal, business, banking and HR. Their role is to hold Trustees and schools to account.

Our members meet twice a year and their key role is holding the Trust to account.

  • Peter Laurence
  • Stephen Root
  • Georg Grodzki
  • Jan Linsley
  • Emma Nicholson


At the heart of YCAT are the trustees who are the custodians of YCAT’S vision, values and are responsible for planning the trust’s strategic direction.

Trustees provide the passion and drive to promote the values and working practices that will ensure YCAT’s strategic planning raises standards and progress for all pupils throughout our schools.

  • Jo Robinson CEO
  • Jenny Baynes (Chair)
  • Neil Lancaster
  • Denise McConnell
  • Nikola Idle
  • Andrew Stanley
  • Victoria Lickley
  • Lizzie Oliver

Local Governing Bodies

The local governing bodies undertake a vital role ensuring children receive a safe and high quality education that meets the needs of all children and their local community.

Please visit the school sites to find out more about the crucial work of our governing bodies and their individual membership.

Our Trustees and Members