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Our Prestolee Multi Academy Trust Members are: 


Trust MemberAppointed
Bill Barclay16/01/17
Sheryl Farnworth26/01/17
Stuart Fox20/01/20
Kelly Macadam01/07/19
Scott Patton01/07/19

Stuart Fox

Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust Member 

My name is Stuart Fox & I’ve been a member for three years now. Prior to this I was Chair of Trustees at the Prestolee MAT. Work constraints found me unable to give the time necessary to do justice of the role of director so I stepped down after 10 years of service. Having dealt with all elements of MAT directorship I am perfectly placed to oversee the Trust, ensuring we are performing well & meeting all the requirements of a MAT.


My association with Prestolee started when I moved into the area & started a family 20 years ago. Both of my children went through Prestolee Primary & thrived. I have always had an affinity with Prestolee & continue to ensure that the school, & now the Trust as a whole performs to the very best standards. 

Sheryl Farnworth

Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust Member 

Sheryl is the Trust Executive Lead for Roch Valley CE MAT, having served  16 years as a Head Teacher, demonstrating a good track record as evidenced by Ofsted reports and data dashboards. She has supported various schools with their improvement priorities and held schools’ accountable for raising achievement. Sheryl has experience  in budget management, school development and raising attainment. Sheryl also served as an Ofsted inspector of schools for ten years. 

Kelly Macadam 

Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust Member 

Kelly has worked in education since qualifying in 1990 (30+ years). She has worked across the primary sector, teaching all age ranges. Kelly has worked across 3 LA’s and has lots of experience of working in schools with challenging contexts, with a proven track record of improvements.

 She has had a range of leadership and management posts. She has been headteacher in two schools, one for ten years and nine years in her current post. She has also been an Executive Headteacher. Kelly is a trained coach and has experience in coaching and mentoring aspiring leaders, supporting their career development. She is an executive coach for NPQH candidates. She is a LLE and is used by the LA to support in schools within the authority.

Kelly is a parent councillor at her son’s high school, Woodhey in Bury.

Kelly is passionate about all aspects of education, being highly committed to ensuring the best possible achievements for all children, whilst instilling a love of life long learning.

William Barclay

Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust Member 


I am a retired Greater Manchester Police officer. I worked on the Bury Division for 30 years. I had the good fortune to be a Community Governor at Radcliffe Primary School for several years in the early 2000’s, where I was responsible for discipline and diversity.

I have lived in Prestolee for the last 30 years with my wife Angela. During my spare time I enjoy reading books , films and travel. I am very interested in modern history and attempting to play golf.

I have two grown up daughters who both attended Prestolee Primary School between 2005-2014. During this time I was always keen to know how the school was performing and I am very glad of the opportunity to continue to help the school as a Friend of the Trust.

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