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The Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which oversees Didcot Girls’ School, St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School.  It was created in 2012 when Didcot Girls' School converted to academy status to help facilitate future collaboration and partnership with other schools. In October 2013, RET was successful in its application to the Department for Education for sponsor academy status.

St Birinus School joined the MAT on 1 September 2015.  The increased collaboration between the two secondary schools helps to deliver a number of benefits including educational excellence, improved value for money and wider opportunities for partnership.

Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School joined the MAT on 1 April 2019, giving us the potential for further collaboration and the opportunity to build an exceptional coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form.

The MAT Board has ultimate responsibility for running each academy within its structure and for setting the vision for schools within the MAT. The MAT has a master funding agreement with a supplemental funding agreement for each academy.

As Executive Headteacher and CEO, Rachael Warwick has oversight of the schools within Ridgeway Education Trust, Didcot Sixth Form and the DGS Teaching School Alliance. She works closely with the Headteachers at each school, the Director of Didcot Sixth Form and the Director of the DGS Teaching School Alliance to ensure high standards and a culture of continual improvement.

The core values of high quality teaching and learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive community underpin the Trust’s continuing development and support its commitment to excellence.

Key documents relating to the MAT are made available on this website. However, if you wish to know more about the MAT and how it operates please do not hesitate to contact Sophy Parkin-Haig, Company Secretary for RET, on sparkin-haig@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk. We will be pleased to hear from you.

Registered Office address:

Ridgeway Education Trust, Didcot Girls’ School, Manor Crescent, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7AJ

Telephone: 

01235 812 092

Company Number: 

8104201

Ridgeway Education Trust Members

Trust Members

Appointed

Ian Barnes

June 2012

Philip Davies

June 2012

Marcus Gover

June 2012

Stephen White

September 2015

Oxford Diocese (represented by Gordon Joyner)

April 2019

Historic (left in the last year)

Appointment Dates

Richard Hadland

14 Sept 2015 – 03 Dec 2018

John Naughton

14 Sept 2015 – 30 Nov 2018

Ridgeway Education Trust Trustees

Trustees 

Appointment Type

Appointment Dates

Committees

Paul Allen

Member-appointed

21/01/2019 – 20/01/2023

Finance & General Purposes

Rita Atkinson

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

Audit

Christopher Campbell

Parent

13/06/2016 – 12/06/2020

Finance & General Purposes

Ruth Elliot (2nd Vice Chair)

Trustee-appointed

26/02/2019 – 25/02/2023

Finance & General Purposes (Attendee – no voting rights); Audit (Chair)

Marcus Gover (Chair)

Academy Director

31/10/2019 – 30/10/2023

 

Andrew Harrison

Trustee-appointed

30/10/2019 – 29/10/2023

 

Jill Judson

Member-appointed

13/06/2016 – 12/06/2020

Audit

Andrew Kaye

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

Finance & General Purposes

Paul Shaughnessy

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

 

Rachael Warwick

CEO

 

 

Finance & General Purposes; Audit (Associate Member)

Stephen White (Vice Chair)

Trustee-appointed

02/07/2017 – 01/07/2021

Finance & General Purposes (Chair)

Historic (left in the last year)

Appointment Type

Appointment Dates

Committees

Richard Hadland

Parent

04/09/2015 – 03/09/2019

Audit

 

 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
RET Annual Report and Financial Statemen... 20th Dec 2018 Download
RET Gender Pay Gap Report as at 31 March... 31st Mar 2019 Download
RET memorandum and articles of associati... 02nd Apr 2019 Download
Master Funding Agreement March 2019.pdf 02nd Apr 2019 Download
DAoS re SBS Supplemental Funding Agreeme... 23rd Apr 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Attendance 2018... 09th Sep 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Board Directors... 19th Sep 2019 Download
RET Scheme of Delegation 2019 20 TB appr... 11th Oct 2019 Download
RET Members and Trust Board Structure Ch... 17th Oct 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Register of Bus... 07th Nov 2019 Download
RET Policies Date  
Online Safety RET Policy Dec 18.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Allegations of abuse against staff RET policy Dec 18.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Charging and Remissions Policy 12th Jul 2018 Download
Complaints Policy 12th Jul 2018 Download
Data Protection Policy GDPR Compliant May 2018 16th Oct 2019 Download
Managing Medicines Policy 12th Jul 2018 Download
Supporting Students with Medical Needs Policy 2017 12th Jul 2018 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Privacy Notice - June 2018 17th Jul 2018 Download
RET procedure on use of images Sept 2019 10th Sep 2019 Download
LRS Privacy Notice 10th Oct 2018 Download
Gifts and Hospitality RET Policy Oct 18.pdf 26th Oct 2018 Download
Safer Recruitment (RET) Oct 2018 28th Nov 2018 Download
Risk Management Strategy RET Dec 2018.pdf 18th Dec 2018 Download
Whistleblowing Policy RET Dec 2018.pdf 18th Dec 2018 Download
Treasury Management Policy RET Dec 2018.pdf 18th Dec 2018 Download
Reserves Policy RET Dec 2018.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme RET Dec 2018.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Health and Safety Policy Statement RET 2018 19 Dec 18.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy RET Dec 2018.pdf 19th Dec 2018 Download
Separated Parents policy RET Feb 2019.pdf 23rd Feb 2019 Download
Use of Reasonable Force in Behaviour Management RET Policy Feb 2019.pdf 23rd Feb 2019 Download
Code of Conduct RET Oct 2019 09th Oct 2019 Download
Acceptable Use RET Policy Nov 19 07th Nov 2019 Download
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