Governance

Governance

As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Northern Education Trust is governed by a Board of Directors also referred to as Trustees who are responsible for, and oversee the strategic control, management and administration of the Trust and the academies ran by the Trust.

In order to discharge these responsibilities the Trustees appoint people who are more locally based to serve on a board, the Academy Council, which has been established to ensure the good governance of the Academy.


The role of the Academy Council is to:

  • Carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward
  • Provide internal assurance
  • To develop the local community and employer links

Members of the Academy Council, called Governors, are expected to question, challenge and support the academy leadership and feel comfortable that they know, and are able to discuss, the performance of the academy.


Related Documents

Scheme of Delegation (January 2019)

Terms of Reference

Academy Council Attendance


The Ferns Primary Academy LocalAcademy Council

Name

Appointed by

Date appointed

End Date

Mr Steven Dale (Chair)

NET

01/09/2012

31/08/2019

Mrs Denise Hark

01/09/2012

Indefinite

Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair)

NET

01/01/2016

31/12/2018

Mrs Sophie Boswell

Staff

01/01/2017

31/12/2021

Mr James Howard

NET

01/01/2018

Indefinite

Mrs Rizwana Aftab

Parents

09/01/2018

09/01/2020

Mrs Helen Fletcher

Staff

09/01/2018

09/01/2020

Mrs Emma Johns

NET

09/01/2018

09/01/2022

Mrs AnMarie Smith

Parents

09/01/2018

09/01/2020

The Chair of the Local Academy Council has declared his marriage to the Business Manager, Alison Dale. None of the other governors have any relevant business interests or material interests arising from close family relationships. None of the governors holds any governance roles in other educational institutions.


OTHER GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Name

Appointed by

Date appointed

Date stepped down

Mrs Salome Botchorishvili

Parents

01/09/2015

31/08/2018

Mr Paul Cheers

Academy Council

01/09/2015

25/06/2018

Mrs Kerry Leach

Parents

01/01/2017

04/01/2018

Mrs Adele Young

NET

01/09/2016

31/12/2017


ATTENDANCE AT LOCAL ACADEMY COUNCIL MEETINGS - 2017/2018

Governor

20th November 2017

22nd January 2018

19th March 2018

30th April 2018

25th June 2018

Mr Steven Dale (Chair)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair)

Did not attend

Attended

Attended

Attended

Did not attend

Mr Paul Cheers

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Salome Botchorishvili

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Adele Young

Attended

Mrs Sophie Boswell

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Did not attend

Mrs Kerry Leach

Attended

Attended

Did not attend

Did not attend

Mr James Howard

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Emma Johns

In attendance


ATTENDANCE AT LOCAL ACADEMY COUNCIL MEETINGS - 2018/2019

Governor

1st October 2018

19th November 2018

Mr Steven Dale (Chair)

Attended

Attended

Mrs Sara Cain (Vice Chair)

Attended

Did not attend

Mrs Sophie Boswell

Attended

Attended

Mrs Rizwana Aftab

Attended

Attended

Mr James Howard

Attended

Attended

Mrs Emma Johns

Attended

Attended

Mrs AnMarie Smith

Did not attend

Did not attend

Mrs Helen Fletcher

Attended

Attended