Members

Trustees

Alan Butler

Alex King

Mervyn Orchard

Stuart Jones (Ex-officio)

Su Porter

Andrew Burt

Barbara Kirk

Christine Redding

David Bradford (CEO ex-officio)

Emma Roberts (Vice Chair)

Frieda Court

Imogen Potter

Jenna Fulton

Jonathan Loney

John Dobson

Stuart Jones (Chair)

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

HORIZON MULTI ACADEMY TRUST 

TRUSTEES’ ANNUAL DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST 2018 – 2019 

NA Position Business Interest Appointment Date Stepped down Trust Board Attendance Finance and Audit Committee Attendance Standards Committee
DAVID BRADFORD CEO DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM 1st September 2016 7/7 3/3 3/3
ANDREW BURT Trustee 1st September 2018 4/7 3/3
ALAN BUTLER Member 1st September 2019 0/0
FRIEDA COURT Member and Trustee COMPANY SECRETARY OF FREMAC LTD SINCE 2008 1st September 2016 31st August 2019 7/7
JOHN DOBSON

 

Trustee NO 1st September 2016 7/7
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 6/7
ALEX KING Member 1st September 2019 0/0
BARBARA KIRK Trustee CHAIR OF GOVERNORS ST PAULS RC PRIMARY SCHOOL 1st September 2018 4/7 3/3
JONATHAN LONEY Trustee PARTNER OF NASH & CO LLP SOLICITORS 5th September 2018 5/7
MERVYN ORCHARD Trustee 1st September 2016 1/1
SU PORTER Member 29th January 2018 1/1
IMOGEN POTTER  Trustee Deputy Chief Executive of Plymouth VCSE 1st December 2018 6/7 2/3
CHRISTINE REDDING Trustee CHAIR OF TRUSTEES TO PLYMOUTH MUSIC ZONE CHARITY SINCE 2012 1st September 2016 5/7 3/3
EMMA ROBERTS Trustee

(Vice Chair)

NO 3/7

  

Local Governing Board Attendance and Business Interest