Committee & Full Board of Trustees Meetings

Standards Committee

This committee meets 3 times a year.  It is responsible for all matters concerned with both the pastoral curriculum and academic curriculum.  The committee will receive briefings from lead members of the academy’s management team and consider the detail so as to determine both the impact of curriculum provision and the value for money of any expenditure on resources.

This may involve a ‘Task and Finish’ group of 2 trustees visiting the Academy to look closely at a particular topical area to inform their judgement of impact and value for money.  This task is usually performed in liaison with one of the Vice or Assistant Principals.  They will provide a written report which is then submitted to the committee and Full Trustee Body.

The Chair of the Standards Committee is Ian Chappell.

Dates of next meetings:

  • Monday 3rd June 2024

 

Finance, Workforce and Operations Committee

This committee meets 3 times a year.  It is responsible for all matters concerned with the academy budget (including audit), staff appointments/contracts/performance management/salary and the Academy site.  The committee will receive briefings from lead members of the academy’s management team and consider the detail so as to determine both the impact on provision and the value for money of any expenditure on staffing/resources.

This may involve a ‘Task and Finish’ group of 2 trustees visiting the Academy to look closely at a particular topical area to inform their judgement of impact and value for money.  This task is usually performed in liaison with one of the Vice or Assistant Principals.  They will provide a written report which is then submitted to the committee and Full Trustee Body.

The Chair of the Finance, Workforce and Operations Committee is Paul Coyne.

Dates of next meetings: 

  • Thursday 6th June 2024

 

Audit & Risk Committee

This committee meets 3 times a year.  It is responsible for all matters concerned with oversight of the Trust’s financial, governance, risk management and internal control systems. The committee report their findings termly and annually to the Trust Board and the Accounting Officer/CEO as a critical element of the Trust’s annual reporting requirements.

The committee will receive briefings from lead members of the Trust’s executive teams and the Trust’s internal and external auditors and consider the detail so as to determine both the impact on provisions, the adequacy and effectiveness of the Trust’s systems of internal control and governance processes at all levels, secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money).

Committee members will review the findings of the external auditors and agree any action plan arising from it and advise the board and executive leaders accordingly. The committee will conduct a regular review of risks that will inform the Full Board’s strategic decision-making.

The Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee is TBC.

Dates of next meetings: 

  • TBC

 

Full Board of Trustees

The Full Board of Trustees meets 4 times a year.  The first meeting of the year involves the Trustees planned their business programme for the full year.  There are three other meetings that take place two weeks after the committee meetings referred to above.

The Full Board of Trustees meeting will review the work of the two committees, take account of any policy and practice changes that have been recommended, consider ‘Task & Finish’ reports and determine outcomes and next steps, receive the Principal’s report on progress against the Academy Development Plan, receive an update of the Self-Evaluation Document with judgements against OFSTED criteria in addition to other organisational matters and responsibilities.

Dates of next Full Board of Trustees Meetings:

  • Monday 25th March
  • Monday 8th July
  • Monday 15th July (Evaluation Meeting)

The Full Trustee meetings are chaired by the Chair of Trustees or in his absence the Vice-Chair.

If you have a query about the Board of Trustees then you should write to the Clerk to the Board of Trustees at the Academy address.

Trustee Attendance - Academic Year 2022-23

Trustee Attendance 2022-23

Full Trust Board Meetings
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)46
Elizabeth Akinlaja (Appointed 10 July 2023)11
Paul Coyne36
Ian Chappell46
Patrick Drumm (Resigned 26 Sep 2022)01
Mark Gedye56
Matt Hull66
Christine Richards (Resigned 17 Sept 2022)00
Jane Shields (Appointed 27 March 2023)12
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Executive Principal)56

 

Student Needs and Curriculum Committee Meetings
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)23
Ian Chappell13
Mark Gedye33
Jane Shields (Appointed 27 March 2023)01
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Executive Principal)33

 

Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)33
Paul Coyne33
Mark Gedye13
Matt Hull23
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Executive Principal)33

Trustee Attendance - Academic Year 2021-22

Trustee Attendance 2021-22

Full Trust Board Meetings
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)66
Paul Coyne46
Ian Chappell56
Patrick Drumm36
Mark Gedye66
Michael Gray (appointed 27 Sep 21, resigned 7 Feb 22)34
Matt Hull66
Christine Richards (appointed 31 Mar 22)12
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Principal) (sick leave from May 22)45
Marian Wheeler (resigned 2 May 22)45
Gill Williams (resigned 4 Mar 22)34
David Waters (acting Principal for period of Marie Sweetlove’s sick leave)11

 

Student Needs and Curriculum Committee Meetings
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)33
Paul Coyne (not a member)03
Ian Chappell (not a member)03
Patrick Drumm23
Mark Gedye23
Michael Gray (appointed 27 Sep 21, resigned 7 Feb 22) (not a member)02
Matt Hull33
Christine Richards (appointed 31 Mar 22) (not a member)01
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Principal) (sick leave from May 22)12
Marian Wheeler (resigned 2 May 22)22
Gill Williams (resigned 4 Mar 22)22
David Waters (acting Principal for period of Marie Sweetlove’s sick leave)11

 

Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee
TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees)33
Paul Coyne23
Ian Chappell23
Patrick Drumm (not a member)03
Mark Gedye33
Michael Gray (appointed 27 Sep 21, resigned 7 Feb 22) (not a member) (not a member)02
Matt Hull (not a member)03
Christine Richards (appointed 31 Mar 22) (not a member) (not a member)01
Marie Sweetlove (CEO/Principal) (sick leave from May 22)12
Marian Wheeler (resigned 2 May 22) (not a member)02
Gill Williams (resigned 4 Mar 22)22
David Waters (acting Principal for period of Marie Sweetlove’s sick leave)11

Trustee Attendance - Academic Year 2020-21

Information for Trustee Attendance 2020–2021

Trustee – FGBMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin44
Paul Coyne34
Ian Chappell (appointed 14th June 2021)11
Patrick Drumm44
Mark Gedye34
Matt Hull34
Marie Sweetlove (Principal)34
Marian Wheeler44
Gill Williams34

 

Trustee – SN&C MeetingsMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin23
Paul Coyne (Not a member)03
Ian Chappell (appointed 14th June 2021)00
Patrick Drumm33
Mark Gedye33
Matt Hull33
Marie Sweetlove (Principal)33
Marian Wheeler33
Gill Williams23

 

Trustee – FS&B MeetingsMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Peter Martin33
Paul Coyne33
Ian Chappell (appointed 14th June 2021)00
Patrick Drumm (Not a member)03
Mark Gedye33
Matt Hull (Not a member)03
Marie Sweetlove (Principal)33
Marian Wheeler33
Gill Williams (not a member)13