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Conyers School was first founded in 1590 to serve the community of Yarm and surrounding areas. It has a long and rich tradition of providing a first class education and playing a full role in the wider life of the town.

Conyers Trust was created on 1st November 2016, changing from an Academy Trust founded in 2013 to a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). Multi-academy trusts have different governance arrangements because they are established to oversee and manage more than one academy. They typically have members, trustees, and local governing bodies.

The Trust expanded during 2018 with local primary schools Kirklevington and Layfield joining with Conyers School and Bader Primary school. Levendale Primary joined the Trust from April 2019. There are strong links between all these schools and shared values and ethos. Together we feel we can do more for our local communities, students, parents and staff.

With the expansion of the Trust to now include Bader, Kirklevington, Layfield and Levendale Primary schools, and with one other local school in the process of joining, the Trustees felt it was appropriate to have a new name to reflect the changes. Inspired by the first school in Stockton, the Trust has decided to change its name to The 1590 Trust.

The governors are those persons who sit on Conyers Local Governing Body. Parent and staff governors are elected and community governors are appointed, often from former parent governors, for a term of four years. The role of governors is to serve the interests of the school and wider community. The Board of Trustees has delegated the powers to run the day to day business of Conyers School, to the Conyers Local Governing Body.

The trustees are the charity trustees (within the terms of section 177(1) of the Charities Act 2011) and are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the trust in accordance with the provisions set out in the memorandum and articles of association. They have responsibility for directing its affairs, and for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the trust’s (charitable) outcomes for the benefit of the public. The trustees form the board of trustees, which is the decision making body for the Trust.

The members are the subscribers to the trust’s memorandum of association, and any other individuals permitted to become members under its articles of association. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of the trust, have the power to appoint and remove trustees/directors and can amend the trusts’ articles of association.