The Structure

CP Riverside School is a member of the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET), a partnership of willing, proud and autonomous schools.

The Local Governing Body has responsibility for setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school and advising the Trustees of EMET on strategic issues relating to the Academy.

The school has a Local Governing Body of 13 governors comprising of up to 9 independent community governors, 2 parent governors, one staff governor and the Principal.  The Local Governing Body has general oversight of the Academy’s activities including the monitoring and evaluation the standards and performance of the Academy and control the financial performance of the Academy within the limits specified by the Trust Board.

The Local Governing Body meets at least termly and has allocated individual governors specific responsibilities to oversee key areas of the school and report back to the Local Governing Body.

Andrew Mortimer, Chair of the Local Governing Body says:

“We are an alternative education school created as a proactive response to a clear local need. We provide a relevant, responsive, flexible and appropriate alternative full time and part time education aimed at addressing the decline and disengagement that some students experience in mainstream school.  We are able to provide a much-needed pause and regroup for our students and to identify a new purpose and direction in their lives.

CP Riverside is dedicated to complementing its mainstream partner schools and we foster, depend and thrive on co-operation and collaboration across the County and the City.

We are an open and ambitious school, encouraging students to discover their potential and harness the opportunities presented to them to ensure they progress onto a positive post-16 destination.”


To contact me please visit the email for the attention of the Chair to hello@cpriverside.co.uk.


The Trust Board are always looking for new recruits. Please do get in touch if you are interested in supporting the school.