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Governance structure

There are five members of the academy trust as described in the articles of association.

Lee DONAGHY (chair - appointed 30.09.2020 and chair of teaching and learning committee)

John KAILOFER (vice chair - appointed 30.09.2020)

Gary GREY 

Robert TRIGG

Edward HINES (chair of business management committee)

 (chair of teaching and learning committee)

These five members can appoint up to eleven governors to the governing body. The governing body is then able to appoint a further three community governors allowing them to ensure a balance and breadth of skills.


The following trustees were in office on the date the financial statements were approved as well as others who served during the 2019-20 academic year or have been appointed in the 2020 -21 academic year. Their term of appointment end date is shown in brackets (the term of appointment, except for the Executive Headteacher, is four years).

Gary GREY (9 Sept 21) - John KAILOFER (18 May 22) -  Edward HINES (25 Feb 23) - Mike GRIFFITHS (22 Nov 21) -  Lee DONAGHY (7 Mar 22). Anne-Marie BLEWITT (Ex-officio) - Katherine MEADOWS (2 Oct 22) Parent Trustee - John CAPEL (date) - Maria HAYLES (Date) - Saff Trustee

End of term / resignation during 2019- 20

Dawn Marie HORNE (Resigned 03.11.2019) - Polly TODD (Resignation 22.01.2020) -Debra RIMMER (Resignation 16.06.2020) - Haseeb ILYAS (Resignation 30.07.2020)

New appointments 2020- 21

Clare SPENCE (Appointed 30.09.2020) - Loraine LYNCH-KELLY (Appointed 30.09.2020)

Resignation during 2020- 21

Darren MARTIN (Resigned 01.09.2020)


Meetings attended for members who have served at any point during the last academic year (2018-19)

Name

 

FGB

Out of possible

T&L

Out of possibe

BM&A

Out of possible

Gary Gray (chair) 6(6) 3 (3) 2 (3)
Lee Donaghy (vice chair) 6 (6) 3 (3) 2 (2)
Anne-Marie Blewitt 5 (6) 2 (3) 3 (3)
Robert Trigg 0 (1) - -
Kate Meadows 6 (6) - 1 (2)
Edward Hines 6 (6) - 2 (3)
Polly Todd 2 (3) - -
Dawn Marie Horne 0 (1) - -
Haseeb Ilyas 3 (6) - -
Mike Griffiths 4 (6) 1 (3) 1 (3)
Darren Martin 3 (6) 2 (3) -
Debbie Rimmer 3 (5) 1 (3) 1 (2)
Maria Hayles  5 (5) 2 (3) -
John Kailofer 5 (6) - 3 (3)
John Capel 4 (5) - -

 


Clerk to Governors - Gemma MORRIS - Appointed August 2020

Business interests

The academy trust's register of interests must capture relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees, local governors of academies within a multi-academy trust and senior employees:

  • John KAILOFER - Governor at King Edward VII Science and Sport College
  • Mike GRIFFITHS - Trustee at Cambridge Meridian Academy Trust
  • Lee DONAGHY - Employed by TeachFirst
  • Anne-Marie BLEWITT - Exec Headteacher and Director of Ivanhoe College.Director ACE Partnership – 22 August 2013. Owner/director Anne-Marie Blewitt Consulting Ltd (Education Consultancy) – 16 October 2020 
  • Kate MEADOWS​ - Treasure of Place Players, Ibstock. Owner of SK Wills and Estate Planning.
  • Sophie WILLIAMS - Trustee Ann Clare charity.
  • Gemma MORRIS- Clerk to Governors - Shelton Junior School (LA)
  • John CAPEL - Employee of Arthur J Gallagher - from August 2016. Member of Chartered Insurance Institute - from 1995. Member of Institute of Risk Management - from 2000.
  • Clare SPENCE - Employeee of Teach First - from January 2018.
  • Loraine LYNCH-KELLY - Vice Principal – Saint Martin’s Catholic Academy (since Aug 2009). Member – ASCL (since Aug 2014)

Persons with significant control

In this academy trust the persons with significant control are the members. As we have five members, no individual member holds more than 25% of the voting rights in the company and there are therefore no individuals to list on the register.


Sub-committees

The governing body have delegated powers to assist the decision making process and the three main sub-committees terms of reference can be viewed below:

Teaching and learning sub-committee

Business management and audit sub-committee

Pay committee and pay appeals sub-committee