About Our Trust

How our Trust is organised

Our Trust in governed by Members, Directors and Governors of Local Governing Boards.

Members of Synergy Trust are accountable to the Department for Education for the standards in each of our schools. They appoint Directors, sign off financial statements and can change the Trust’s Articles of Association.

The Members of Synergy Trust

 Anthony Williams (Chair)

 Martin Newman

 Jane Gilbert

 John Riddett

 Philip Dewin

In turn, the Members appoint a Board of Directors to ensure the effective running of the Trust and the provision of high quality education in all schools. Directors also oversee the management of finances and property, and ensure compliance with charity and company law.

The Directors of Synergy Trust

Anthony Williams (Chair)

Richard Madle

Tracey Hughes

Deborah Boldero

Andrew Savage

Natasha Hutcheson

Bryan Hurst

Robert Martlew (Chief Executive Officer)

Graham Pickhaver

Each school has a Local Governing Board that is made up of parents, members of staff and appointed community members. The key role of each Local Governing Board is to ensure that the school’s leadership team is working effectively to improve the quality of education within the institution.


Chief Executive Officer

Robert Martlew is the CEO and Accounting Officer of the Trust. His role is to work with Directors and Headteachers to ensure that an excellent quality of education is provided in every school, and that resources are deployed most effectively.


Chief Finance Officer

Richard Levell is the CFO of the Trust. He works with the CEO and Directors to manage all the financial aspects of the Trust.


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Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.