Members

Trustees

Mervyn Orchard

Stuart Jones

Su Porter

Alan Butler

Alex King

 

Stuart Jones

Andrew Burt

Barbara Kirk

Imogen Potter

Jonathan Loney

John Dobson

Frieda Court

Christine Redding

Emma Jones

 

Governance Structure

 

Members: determine the ethos and purpose of the Trust (i.e. the provision of education) and the way it will be governed (which will be set out in the Articles of Association) and will have a right (not an obligation) to participate in governance by appointing and removing Trustees. They also have a right to receive the Trustees’ annual report and accounts and to attend general meetings of the Trust.

Board of Trustees: the accountable body for the performance of all Academies within the Trust and, as such, must ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; hold the CEO to account for the educational performance of the Academies and their pupils, and the performance management of staff; and oversee the financial performance of the Trust, ensuring financial probity and value for money.

The Local Governing Bodies (LGBs): Committees of the Board of Trustees and have delegated decision-making powers in accordance with this SoD and their Ofsted grading (see Table of Responsibilities). The LGBs shall each hold at least three meetings in every school year.

There are eight elements to effective governance:

  1. The right people around the table;
  2. Understanding the role and responsibilities;
  3. Good chairing;
  4. Professional clerking;
  5. Good relationships based on trust;
  6. Knowing the school – its data, staff, parents, children and community;
  7. Commitment to asking challenging questions; and
  8. Confidence to have courageous conversations in the interests of the pupils.

 

Member and Trustee Business Interests

Name Position Business Interest Appointment Date Stepped down
DAVID BRADFORD CEO DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM 1st September 2016
ANDREW BURT Trustee 1st September 2018
ALAN BUTLER Member 1st September 2019
FRIEDA COURT Member and Trustee COMPANY SECRETARY OF FREMAC LTD SINCE 2008 1st September 2016
JOHN DOBSON

 

Trustee NO 1st September 2016
ALLAN EVANS Trustee No 1st September 2016 31st August 2018
PAUL GALE Trustee No 1st September 2016 31st August 2018
STUART JONES Member and Trustee TRUSTEE OF NATIONAL SCHOOL SALING ASSOCIATION AND PLYMOUTH YOUTH SAILING

ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION

OWNER OF SJ TRAINING

1st September 2016
ALEX KING 1st September 2019
BARBARA KIRK Trustee

 

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS ST PAULS RC PRIMARY SCHOOL 1st September 2018
JONATHAN LONEY Trustee PARTNER OF NASH & CO LLP SOLICITORS 5th September 2018
MERVYN ORCHARD Trustee 1st September 2016
SUE PORTER Member 29th January 2018
IMOGEN POTTER  Trustee Deputy Chief Executive of Plymouth VCSE 1st December 2018
CHRISTINE REDDING Trustee CHAIR OF TRUSTEES TO PLYMOUTH MUSIC ZONE CHARITY SINCE 2012 1st September 2016
EMMA ROBERTS Trustee NO

 

 

Local Governing Board Attendance