Governance at Fortis Academy

Shaw Education Trust believe in transparency and accountability within our academies and between each Academy and the Trust. The Board will provide support and challenge as required, with the aim of enabling each Academy to work towards earned autonomy.

Local governance and accountability is secured through our system of Academy Councils, with the Trust Board retaining overall legal control of its academies in line with Department for Education and Education Funding Agency expectations.

Information regarding Shaw Education Trust’s Board of Trustees and the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation (Delegated Accountability Framework) can be viewed  here.

The Shaw Education Trust oversees an Interim Executive Board at Fortis Academy.

The Interim Executive Board membership is as follows;

Chair: Mrs Kerry Inscker - Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Shaw Education Trust

Address: Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL

  • Mr Lee Barber – Director of Secondary Education, SET
  • Mrs Helen Turner – Chief Finance Officer, SET, Operations link board member
  • Mrs Julie Yarwood – Chief Learning Officer SET, School standards link board member
  • Mrs Sarah Harris – Parent Academy Councillor

 Click  hereto view Academies Trust Handbook – September 2021

The Chair of the IEB can be contacted via email at:

We continually work to develop a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion, in which all those connected to Shaw Education Trust feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life. In our current structure, governance roles at our academy comprise white British members*, of those who chose to share information about their ethnicity. Please note that councillors are able to opt out of sharing this information so percentages can only be seen as an approximation.

(*The DfE as one of their metrics, suggest that for data collection purposes, any individual who is of any origin other than white British, is defined as being of minority ethnic background.)

For information regarding Finance and Compliance, please visit this link:

Shaw Education Trust Finance and Compliance

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