Members of the Governing Board have declared the following business interests for the academic year 2017/18 :
|Governor / Member||Organisation / Interest||Nature of Interest||Date of Appointment|
|David Crossland||David is a Member of St Anne’s Church of England Academy Trust and David’s son, Marc Crossland, is a Sponsor Governor of the Academy Trust||Family related||Oct 2010|
|David is a Member of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy Trust and David’s son, Marc Crossland, is a Sponsor Governor of the Academy Trust||Family related||Sept 2013|
|David is a Member of St Aidan’s Church of England Academy Trust and David’s son, Marc Crossland, is a Sponsor Governor of the Academy Trust||Family related||Oct 2014|
|Marc Crossland||Marc’s parents, David and Anne Crossland, are co-sponsors of the Academy Trust and David Crossland is a Member of the Academy Trust||Family related||Oct 2010|
|Bolton St Catherine’s Academy||Trustee||Oct 2013|
|St Aidan’s Church of England Academy||Trustee||Oct 2014|
|The Bishop Fraser Trust||Director||Oct 2017|
|Julie Hollis||Cranmer Education Trust which embraces Manchester Nexus School Centred Initial Teacher Training [SCITT]||Chief Executive Officer||Sept 2017|
|Northern Teaching School Alliance||School to School Support provider||Sept 2017|
|Timothy Mitchell||Cranmer Education Trust||Trustee||May 2015|
The Academy’s co-sponsors, David and Anne Crossland and the Church of England, have previously made equal financial contributions to the Academy in terms of the Endowment Fund totalling £375k. Both co-sponsors made further equally shared financial commitments up to 2020. A total sum of £131,250 was received from the co-sponsors and Endowment Fund earnings in 2017/18. Of this sum, £75,000 related to specific purchases agreed by the Governing Board. £56,250 related to the agreed schedule of remaining annual payments of which £45,000 was deferred to 2018/19.
The co-sponsors have representation on the Academy Governing Board at both Governing Board and Committee level and, as such, provide an important contribution to the success of the Academy.
In relation to the business activities of the Academy Trust, Manchester Diocese is considered to be a connected organisation. An annual subscription is paid to Manchester Diocese in order for the Academy to access services and resources available to all Church of England Schools within the Diocese through a Service Level Agreement. At £1,643 (renewed in April 2019) this is considered to represent value for money for the Academy and is only available through Manchester Diocese. This transaction has been reported to the Education and Skills Funding Agency [ESFA] in line with requirements for all Academies.