Mr Karl Fairley, Deputy Principal – Human Resources and Corporate Services of New College Durham is Chair of  New College Durham Academies Trust.   The Trust is led by Mr Kevin Reynolds Executive Principal, who is appointed by the Members/Trustees. The Executive Principal and Trustees in turn appoint individuals to provide support and management of the Trust’s day to day activities; including Governance, Finance, Human Resources, ICT, and Estates.


The Executive Principal is also designated Accounting Officer for the purposes of the Trusts Funding Agreement with the Education Funding Agreement. This designation confers legal responsibility for financial and administrative matters.


The Leadership teams meets regularly and co-ordinates the policies and activities of the Trust in conjunction with the Trustees and Director of School at each individual Academy.

Chair of Trust – Mr Karl Fairley

Executive Principal: Consett Academy – Mr Kevin Reynolds

Principal: North Durham Academy - Mrs Angela Sweeten



Mr Andy Collishaw - Chief Operating Officer

Mr Kevin Broadfoot - Corporate Director (ICT, Data , GDPR & Estates)

Mrs Christine Connolly - Executive Support Officer

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New College Durham Academies Trust

c/o Consett Academy, Ashdale Road, Consett

Co Durham. DH8 6LZ

Company Registration Number: 7195175

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01207 594861