Governors

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversights and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Governance has 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart Educational Trust, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to the Local Governing Body of the school. These delegations are captured in the Scheme of Delegation.


FURTHER TRUST AND GOVERNANCE INFORMATION

 

TRUST ORGANISATION


SCHEME OF DELEGATION

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Board which outlines all key delegated responsibilities.

TRUST ACROSS ALL LAYERS OF GOVERNANCE

TRUST BOARD

Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities

Finance  |  Overall responsibility

 

TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

FINANCE

EDUCATION

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & RISK  (ACR) 

REMUNERATION  

In compliance with the Academies Trust Handbook  

Delegated authority under the Trust Scheme of Delegation  

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES (LGB)

Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  | Safeguarding  |  Business & Community links

Each school


TRUST BOARD

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.


TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

The purpose of Lionheart Committees is to ensure that the Trust adheres to the governance framework outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and ensures there is a high level of scrutiny and oversight of key areas.

All Trust Board committees are made up of Trustees with specific knowledge and experience. The Chairs of Committees have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead discussions and make recommendations to the Trust board for decisions. The roles and responsibilities of the committees are defined in the terms of reference.


LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.


MEMBERS

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers. Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

NEWBRIDGE GOVERNORS 2022-23

Martin Clifford
Chair of Governors
[email protected]

Anita James
Senior Governance Office
[email protected]

GOVERNING BODY 2023-24

NAME

GOVERNOR TYPE

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

SKILLS

ATTENDANCE 2022-23

Andrew Presland

Community

1.9.22

31.8.26

Safeguarding

Pupil Premium

SEND & LAC

 

4/4

Fiona Williamson

Community

26.2.19

25.2.23

 

 

3/4

Martin Clifford

Parent

1.9.22

31.8.26

Chair

 

4/4

Mike Gamble

Ex Officio

Co-Head

23.8.21

 

Education

 

4/4

Mick Rowbottom

Ex Officio

Co-Head

23.8.21

 

Education

 

4/4

Paul Wardle

Parent

21.2.23

20.2.27

Antibullying

 

2/2

Sarah Daniels

Staff

9.2.24

12.7.24

 

 

n/a

Christine Lewis

Community

14.3.24

13.3.24

 

 

n/a

Faye Nicholls

Community

23.4.24

22.4.28

 

 

n/a

Dora Pratley-To

Community

23.4.24

22.4.28

 

 

n/a

Richard Sainsbury

Community

15.5.24

14.5.24

 

 

n/a

GOVERNING BODY HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

Adeola Sonola

Community

3.1.23

30.3.23

 

 

1

Duncan Kingham

Parent

31.8.22

1.9.23

 

 

2/4

Michala Brown

Staff

26.2.19

   

 

0/2

James Harrald

Community

21.12.23

4/4

 

 

 

Katharine White

Community

21.12.23

4/4

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2023-24

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Andrew Presland

Apollo Partnership Trust

Educational Trust

Trustee

October 2017

December 2022

Fiona Williamson

None

 

 

 

 

Martin Clifford

None

 

 

 

 

Mike Gamble

Christchurch Amateur Theatre Club

Member

Directing theatre – club meets at TNS

20 yrs (rehearsing at TNS 4 years)

 

Mick Rowbottom

Family Member

LET

Employee

Executive Principal

9.22

 

Paul Wardle

Family Member

Belvoirdale Primary

Governance

Education

 

 

Sarah Daniels

Staff

9.2.24

8.2.24

 

N/A

Christine Lewis

Community

14.4.24

13.3.24

 

N/A

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS – Historic (left within last 12 months)

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Adeola Sonola

None

 

 

 

 

Duncan Kingham

None

 

 

 

 

Michala Brown

Family Member Newbridge School

Employee

Education

 

 

James Harrald

None

 

 

 

 

Katharine White

None