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Governance and Insurance Arrangements

Success Academy Trust

Success Academy Trust (Multi Academy Trust) was formed in September 2016 in collaboration with local schools in order to work together across Primary and Secondary phases to improve provision and outcomes for local young people aged 3-16, and to build on successful collaborative work already in place around sharing best practice, school improvement, and achieving value for money.


Thomas Estley Community College (lead school in the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance) was joined this February in the Trust by Cosby Primary, Cosby; Hallbrook Primary, Broughton Astley; and Richmond Primary, Hinckley - local schools with the vision of improving outcomes for local children at their heart.


We are also registered as an Academy Trust Sponsor for other schools who may approach us for additional targeted school improvement support to help improve their standards and performance. The Success AT website includes details of the make-up of the current Board.


Our model of governance now has a separate Board of Trustees and Members for Success AT as well as our Local Governance Board (LGB) of Thomas Estley Community College to which the Board of Trustees has delegated most of the day-to-day operations of the school through its scheme of delegation.

Insurance arrangements

 Insurance arrangements From 1 September 2019, Thomas Estley Community College as part of Success Academy Trust is a member of the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) organised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Please contact admin@thomasestley.org.uk Previous insurance arrangements 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019 Zurich Municipal third-party agent - BHIB Insurance Brokers – Tel: 0330 024 06 06 - Policy Number KSC-242095-3173 Previous insurance arrangements: Third party Agent – Gallagher Basset, Portal ID D00019; Insurer QBE – Effective Date 01.09.16 Policy Number Y080684QBE0116A/011 Effective Date 01.09.17 Policy Number Y080684QBE0117A/011 

Local Governing Body

The Chair of our LGB is Bruce Perrett, who can be contacted on bperrett [AT] thomasestley [DOT] org [DOT] uk.


Our Anti-Bullying governor link is Michael Elliot. Duties include: reviewing anti-bullying policy (available to view on our 'safeguarding' page); carrying out student voice; and working in collaboration with Cathy Cornelius, Vice Principal, on aspects relating to anti-bullying.


Our Governors contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the College.
Thomas Estley Community College governors do this by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


To achieve these goals governors meet to discuss, challenge and support the College and its staff. Members of the Governing Body meet each half-term to focus on particular areas of the College, including:

  • Strategy
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Resources and Environment
  • Pay
  • Performance Review


Governors' link to school email portal

Our Governing Body who are serving in this academic year, with their committee attendance and Business and Pecuniary interests can be viewed here. To contact any of the Governors please write for their attention to the College address.