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Girls' Learning Trust Governance & Executive Team Structure

A multi academy trust (MAT) is a legal structure that brings two or more schools under the control of one governing board, while still functioning as separate schools that retain their own identity.  The Girls’ Learning Trust (GLT) is a MAT.
 
GLT has three levels of governance. Firstly it has ‘Members’, which are akin to the shareholders of a company, except that as a charity there are no profits. GLT can have up to five Members, some of whom may also be Trustees who sit on the GLT Board (see below) and others who are independent. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of GLT and appoint the Trustees.
 
Name Date Appointed
Hamza Aumeer 1.9.15
Donna Evans 1.1.16
Chris Goostrey 1.9.15
Tony Hyams-Parish 1.9.15
1 member (vacancy) 
 
The second level of governance is the GLT Board (the board of trustees/directors).  There are currently 9 trustees / directors on the GLT Board which is:
 
  • The overall governing body for GLT and all the schools within
  • Responsible for setting the strategic direction for GLT including key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Accountable for the educational performance of the Trust and all academies within
  • The employer of all staff in the Trust
  • Responsible for determining Trust wide policies as appropriate
The following people make up the GLT Board:
 
Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office Ends
Tony Hyams-Parish
Chair/Director/Trustee
1.9.15 31.8.19
Sandy Gillett
Vice Chair/Director/Trustee
1.9.16 31.8.20
Jane Burton
CEO
1.9.15 On termination of employment
Alex Clark
Director / Trustee
1.9.15 31.8.19
Marie Grant
Director / Trustee
1.4.18 31.3.22
Malcolm Munroe
Director / Trustee
1.4.18 31.3.22
Nigel Pepper
Director / Trustee
1.9.15 31.8.19
Philip Taylor Director / Trustee 1.9.15 31.8.19
Vacancy Director / Trustee    
Andrew Horrod
Clerk
- -
The third level of governance comprises the Trust Committees and Local Governing Bodies (LGBs).  The Board has a number of Trust Committees that report to it, to enable it to carry out its functions.  These include Finance and HR and these committees are made up of Trustees from the Trust Board and Governors from the LGBs.
 
Each school within GLT has its own LGB. The LGB is a committee of the GLT Board and
 
  • Is responsible to the Trust Board for the performance of the school
  • Supports and challenges the Headteacher and the school leadership to secure strong student performance
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of the school’s activities to ensure an excellent standard of education is delivered
  • Achieves the KPIs set by the Trust Board and delivers the school development plan
  • Contributes to the wider work of GLT through the membership of the Trust committees
More information on the way the Trust and committees work together can be found in the GLT Scheme of Delegation within our Governance Handbook.
 
The composition of the Trust Committees is as follows:
Trust Admissions (Selective Schools)
Nigel Pepper Chair/Trustee
Jane Burton Trustee
Tony Hyams-Parish Trustee
Andrea Cooke Nonsuch Governor
Robert Etchell Wallington Governor
                                                In attendance:
Richard Booth Headteacher
Amy Cavilla Headteacher
Philip Sides Admissions Lead
Trust Finance
Nigel Pepper
Chair/Trustee
Andrea Cooke Vice-Chair/Nonsuch Governor
Jane Burton CEO
Marie Grant
Trustee
Malcolm Munroe
Trustee
Alex Clark
Trustee
Jitender Thind
Nonsuch Governor
David Forsdyke
Wallington Governor
Paul Harding
Carshalton Governor
Helen Latham (in attendance)
Director of Finance and Operations
Trust Governance
Tony Hyams-Parish Chair/Trustee
Marie Grant Vice Chair / Trustee
Sandy Gillett Trustee
Nigel Pepper Trustee
Philip Taylor Trustee
Jane Burton (In attendance) CEO
Trust HR
Philip Taylor
Chair/Trustee
Jane Burton
CEO
Sandy Gillett
Trustee
Tony Hyams-Parish
Trustee
Malcolm Munroe
Trustee
Chris Goostrey
Nonsuch Governor
Rosemary Allotey
Wallington Governor
Hamza Aumeer
Wallington Governor
Chris Cox
Carshalton Governor
Helen Latham (in attendance)
Director of Finance and Operations

Carshalton High School for Girls Local Governing Body

Name Role Date Appointed Term of office Ends
Paul Harding (Chair)
Appointed Governor
17.6.2015 16.6.2019
Chris Cox (Vice Chair)
Appointed Governor
17.3.2015 16.3.2019
Nelly Keung
Appointed Governor
8.10.2014 7.10.2018
Pauline Dean
Appointed Governor
24.10.2015 23.10.2019
Javaria Syed
Parent Governor
4.11.2014 3.11.2018
Fiona Glithero
Parent Governor
4.11.2015 3.11.2019
Helen Holmes
Staff Governor
8.10.2014 *7.10.2018
Lorna Stanley
Staff Governor
20.5.2016 *19.5.2020
Katie Buchanan
Staff Governor
8.2.2017 *7.2.2021
Vacancy Appointed Governor - -
Vivien Jones
Headteacher
1.6.2011 Ex-Officio
Nonsuch High School for Girls Local Governing Body
Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office Ends
Chris Goostrey (Chair)
Appointed Governor 11.5.2015 10.5.2019
Jitender Thind (Vice Chair)
Appointed Governor 11.5.2015 10.5.2019
Tony Budden
Appointed Governor
5.2015 10.5.2019
Andrea Cooke
Appointed Governor
30.6.2018 29.6.2022
Merryn Craske
Appointed Governor
24.1.2017 23.1.2021
Emma Walford
Appointed Governor
18.4.2018 17.4.2022
Philip Hendry
Parent Governor
1.12.2015 30.11.2019
Vacancy
     
Hannah Short
Staff Governor
1.5.2018 *30.4.2022
Gavin Murdoch
Staff Governor
6.10.2017 *5.10.2021
Amy Cavilla Headteacher 1.9.16 Ex-Officio
Wallington High School for Girls Local Governing Body
Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office Ends
Hamza Aumeer (Chair)
Appointed Governor 31.3.2018 30.3.2022
Robert Etchell (Vice Chair)
Appointed Governor 1.1.2017 31.12.2021
Rosemary Allotey
Appointed Governor
30.6.2015 29.6.2019
David Forsdyke Appointed Governor 30.6.2017 29.6.2021
Eveline Reynolds-Boison
Appointed Governor
10.7.2017 9.7.2021
Nadia Nagamootoo
Appointed Governor
28.11.2017 27.11.2021
Ashok Jashapara
Parent Governor
28.11.2017 27.11.2021
Julie Smith
Parent Governor
8.6.2017 7.6.2021
Jon Donnelly
Staff Governor
12.5.2017 *11.5.2021
Vicky Watson
Staff Governor
31.12.2015 *30.12.2019
Richard Booth Headteacher    
                      *or on termination of contract of employment

In addition, an Executive Team work strategically to shape the direction of the Trust and manage the day to day operations. The current structure is as follows:

The chart below illustrates how the day to day management of the schools is structured within the GLT model:

  1. GLT Governance - Exec Team Structure September 2018




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