Trust Structure


The Trust has 8 member institutions, led by Matthew Bowler, Executive Headteacher for Longdendale High School and Astley Sports College.  The Headteachers from each of the schools meet every half term as the Executive Group along with the A+ Trust Education Strategy Director, Ginny Parkes, who leads the Trust operationally whilst ensuring the strategic objectives are achieved.

In additon to the Executive Group there are other meeting groups who meet on a regular basis. The formation of these groups is as follows:

Executive Group:

  • Matthew Bowler (Chair)
  • Member institution Head Teachers; and
  • Ginny Parkes, Education Strategy Director.

Senior Leaders Network Group:

  • Richard O'Regan (Chair)
  • SLT member from each member institution: and
  • Ginny Parkes, Education Strategy Director.

Board of Directors:

  • Shazia Nazir (Company Secretary)
  • Company Directors
  • Peter Down, Vice Principal - Finance and Resources
  • Ginny Parkes, Education Strategy Director.