Alan Butler

Alex King

Stuart Jones (Ex-officio)

Su Porter

Andrew Burt

David Bradford (CEO ex-officio)

Emma Roberts (Vice Chair)

Imogen Potter

Jenna Fulton

Jonathan Loney

Stuart Jones (Chair)

Chrissie Bassett

Lindsey Lewis

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
Trustee and Member Business Interest 2019/20
David Bradford CEO Charity Trustee of National Marine Aquarium;

Member of National Association of Head Teachers

Director of Elburton PTA






Alan Butler Member University Lecturer; Charity Trustee of Plymouoth Octopus Project, Voluntary and Community Sector;

Charity Trustee of Timebank South Westc, community involvement charity,

Company Director of Pride in Plymouth, non-profit Community Interest Company; Member of Oral History Society, Community Archives and Heritage Group.








Alexander King Member Director of the Mount Batten Group of Companies 01/09/2019
Su Porter Member Senior Lecturer for primary and secondary teachers Plymouth Marjon 29/01/2019
Andrew Burt Trustee Child attending a Horizon MAT School.

Employed by Babcock Internation




Emma Roberts Trustee Child attending a Horizon MAT school 01/09/2016
Imogen Potter Trustee Deputy Chief Executive of Plymouth VCS, Voluntary Community Sector;

Child attending a Horizon MAT school;
Member of Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club






Jenna Fulton Trustee Child attending a Horizon MAT School. Employed by Babcock Internation 01/09/2019
Jonathan Loney Trustee Senior Partner of Nash and Co 01/09/2018
Stuart Jones Trustee and Member Company owner of SJ Training;
Charity trustee of National School Sailing;Member of the Royal Yacht Association;Child attending a Horizon MAT School.





Trustee attendance 2018-2019

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