The Members of PDET are legally responsible both to the Secretary of State and to parents and pupils for the running of the Academy Trust and the academies within the Trust. They are also responsible for holding the directors to account for the running of the Trust. Their main roles are:
- Overseeing the achievement of the objectives of PDET
- Taking part in annual and extraordinary general meetings
- Appointing and / or removing directors
- Appointing the auditors
Signing off PDET’s financial accounts and annual report
PDCST represented by the Diocesan Director of Education, Miranda Robinson
Miranda has been Diocesan Director of Education since 2012. She has over 30 years’ experience of teaching and senior leadership in the secondary sector, including secondments to the LA. She has served as a foundation governor and staff governor and is a qualified SIAMS inspector.
The DBE represented by its Chair, Bishop John Holbrook
The Rt Revd John Holbrook has been Bishop of Brixworth since 2011 and is currently Chair of the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Education. He has served as a Governor (sometimes Chair) of 5 schools ranging from small rural primary to large urban secondary, most recently leading the Governors in founding the new Hayfield Cross School in Kettering.
Chair of the Board of Directors of PDET, currently Dr. John Herrick
John was Deputy Head of a large comprehensive school and Principal of an Adult Residential College before becoming Head of Residential Education in Northamptonshire where he was responsible for five colleges. He is involved in the local community and until recently served for six years as Chairman of Governors at his local VA Primary School. He is a Trustee of the Life Path Trust, a charity that works with people with learning disabilities.
Bishop Stopford School, currently represented by Dr. Ron Whittaker
Dr Ron Whittaker is Deputy Chairman of SATRA Technology Centre and a Director and former Chairman of Bishop Stopford School Academy Trust. He is also a member of the Northants Schools Forum and the Peterborough DBE Executive Committee.