Members

The Sentamu Academy Learning Trust (SALT) is a Company limited by guarantee and a Charitable Trust.

Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by the Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

  • Members of the Company are shown below:

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Bio: To follow
Appointed as: Member

Business and pecuniary interests: To follow

Right Revd Paul Ferguson

Member

Paul Ferguson was born and brought up in Birkenhead on Merseyside – a town which, he says, is as near to the north-west’s equivalent of Middlesbrough as can be.

As a youngster he began to play the piano and the organ, which led to him going to New College, Oxford as Organ Scholar where he studied music. He trained as a teacher and briefly returned to his old school as a staff member. But alongside his organ playing and teaching he had the opportunity to see closely the daily work and ministry of a parish priest, and so it was that he went to Westcott House, Cambridge as an ordinand, taking a theology degree at King’s College. Paul was ordained to a title post at St Mary’s, Handbridge, Chester.

He went on to Westminster Abbey, where he was first Chaplain and then Precentor. In 1995 he came to York Minster as Precentor and Residentiary Canon, and in 2001 was appointed Archdeacon of Cleveland on the retirement of Christopher Hawthorn. He was consecrated as Bishop of Whitby in June 2014. He is a member of the Church of England’s Porvoo Panel which oversees links with the Scandinavian and Baltic Lutheran churches. He is author of Great is the Mystery of Faith: exploring faith through the words of worship (Canterbury Press).

Appointed – 01.02.2015

Appointed as:
 Member

Business and Pecuniary Interests:
 Bishop of Whitby (Employment), DBE Services Ltd (Director), York Diocesan Board of Finance (Director), Diocese of York Educational Trust (Director), Together Middlesborough & Cleveland (Director), York St John University (Director), Wescott House Cambridge (Director), Dales Academies Trust (Member, Director/Trustee & Chair), Ebor Academy Trust (Member), Elevate Academy Trust (Member), Pathfinder Academy Trust (Member), SALT (Member)

Mr Philip Ashton

Member

Born in Yorkshire and a graduate of Oxford University, Philip worked primarily in London before returning to the York area in 2003. During his years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, he specialised in technical aspects of the audit practice, developing audit techniques and technology, particularly internal control and risk management.

He was a founder member of the Auditing Practices Board, and represented the auditing profession on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He is a non-executive director at York Hospital, where he chairs the audit committee. He sits on the finance committee of York Minster, on the Diocesan Board of Finance, the Diocesan Synod and on the Archbishop’s Council.

He is also involved in various diocesan educational activities, particularly the academies programme.

Appointed – 01.02.2015

Appointed as: Member

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Diocese of York Educational Trust (Director), York Museums Trust (Trustee), SALT (Member)

Mr Peter Duffield

Member

Peter joined the Governing body of Archbishop Sentamu Academy in October 2013. For the last 12 years he has been a partner in a leading local firm of Chartered Accountants, having previously been a Hull based partner in a global firm of Business Advisors.

Immediately prior to becoming a governor, he spent over 7 years as a non-executive director of Humber NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a governor of a primary school in East Yorkshire and, in his professional capacity, acts for a number of academies and Multi Academy Trusts, as well as a broad range of owner-managed businesses. Outside work, he also holds positions with Northern Academy of Performing Arts Education Trust, Bishop Burton College and Age UK Hull & East Riding.

Appointed – 09.10.2018
Appointed as: Member


Business and Pecuniary Interests: Smailes Goldie Ltd (Director/Partner), Age UK Hull Ltd (Director), Age UK Hull & East Riding Trading Ltd (Director), Child Dynamix (Director/Trustee), Smailes Goldie Turner (Director), Smailes Goldie Financial Recruitment Ltd (Director), Kingsbridge Careworks Community Interest Company (Director), Smailes Goldie Financial Management Ltd (Director), Smailes Goldie Ltd (Director), NAPA Educational Trust (Trustee), Rotary Club of Hull Kingston Trust Fund (Trustee), ASA (Governor), SALT (Director/Member)

Historic Members 

  • Neil Sanderson – Resigned 06.05.2020

     

  • The Most Revd and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu

    Appointed – 01.02.2015
    Resigned – 01.06.2020

    Business and Pecuniary Interests:
      Church of England (Employer),York Diocesan Board of Finance (Director), The Archbishop’s Council (Trustee), The Simon of Cyrene Theological Institute (Trustee), Good Governance Africa (Trustee), Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust (Member), Dales Academy Trust (Appoint Member), Hope Learning Trust (Appoint Member), Sentamu Academy Learning Trust (Member)

     
     

"Staff talk about being part of the school family and are proud to work there"

Newland St John’s Academy Ofsted

"Pupils described how well staff get to know them and how carefully staff listen to what they say"

Aspire Academy Ofsted

"Teachers value the range of professional development opportunities which enable them to improve the quality of their teaching"

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Ofsted

"Leaders and managers, including governors, are passionate about giving pupils the best opportunities for future success. Leaders have driven the improvements to the quality of education in this school with determination"

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Ofsted

"Pupils’ excellent behaviour and good attendance reflect the school’s high expectations. Pupils are proud of their school and all that it stands for"

St James’ Church of England Academy Ofsted

"A strong culture of safeguarding permeates the school. Pastoral staff know the pupils and their families well and provide very effective care and support. Pupils speak highly of the staff who keep them safe and say they are happy at school"

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Ofsted

"Pupils grow and flourish in the caring ethos that underpins all that the school does. Parents and carers value the strong sense of community you encourage within the school’s very diverse cultural and social mix where everyone is treated with kindness and respect"

Newland St John’s Church of England Academy Ofsted

"Effective teaching in this school is characterised by teachers’ sound subject knowledge, backed up by a deep understanding of pupils’ different needs and the most effective approach to secure the best learning from each pupil"

Aspire Academy Ofsted

"The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning is
a strength of the school. The Christian ethos is very clear and embedded"

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Ofsted

"Links to the local church and the school’s strong focus on social responsibility, tolerance and respect ensure that provision for pupils’ personal development, welfare, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding"

St James’ Church of England Academy Ofsted