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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Governance

The Inspiring Change Multi-Academy Trust (ICMAT) Governance

The inaugural ICMAT Trust Board meeting took place on the 5th July 2017.  

Members

Members have ultimate responsibility for the trust achieving its objectives. They sign off the articles of association and have the power to appoint and remove the trustees. Academy Trusts must have a minimum of three members. 

Member Details

Name

Status

Term From

Term To

Roles/ Committees

Declaration of Interest

Attendance
June 2017 - date

Ros Cohen

Member

01.06.2017

 

AGM/Members Meetings

No relevant business interests.

1 out of 1 Plus 1 out of 1 Trustee meeting

Donna Dewberry

Member

01.06.2017

-

AGM/Members Meetings

No relevant business interests.

0  out of 1

Paul Jackson

Member

01.06.2017

-

AGM/Members Meetings

Executive Principal of the Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academy Trust and Principal of Thomas Aveling School

1 out of 1

Trustees

Trustees collectively deliver the core functions common to school governance. The trustees must also ensure compliance with company and charity law and with the trust’s funding agreement with the Secretary of State.

The constitution of the board of trustees is set out in each trust’s own articles of association. Academy trusts have almost complete flexibility to design the constitution of their board of trustees as they see fit in order to ensure it has the necessary skills and capacity to carry out its functions effectively. There are very few requirements relating to the constitution of the board of trustees in the department’s model articles of association:

  • The board must include at least two elected parent trustees – in a MAT the parents can be at board level or on each local governing body.
  • No more than one third of the board can be employees of the trust.
  • No more than 19.9 per cent of the board can be local authority associated – i.e. people employed by a local authority (including teachers and head teachers of LA maintained schools) or people who are or have been within the last four years a member of a local authority, where that local authority has a responsibility for education or is a district or parish council where there is a land or other commercial relationship with the trust.
  • We currently have a vacancy for a parent/carer trustee.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please see details in the Letters to parents/carers section.

Trustee Details

Name

Status

Term From

Term To

Roles/ Committees

Declaration of Interest

Attendance
Sept 2016-May 2017

Caron Johnson

CEO of the Multi--Academy Trust

Ex-Officio

-

Entitled to attend all meetings

No relevant business interests.
Trust Employee

2 out of 2

Claire Delahay

Trust Business Manager/ Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Trust Business Manager

No relevant business interests. Trust Employee
Director, Walderslade Together CIC

2 out of 2

Pam Conibeer

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Chair; Leadership & Management; Member of Finance and Resources Committee

No relevant business interests.  Community Governor at Mereworth Primary School

2 out of 2

Esther Cook

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Teaching & Learning/Progress & Attainment (incl SEN)

Director of Medway Schools Teaching Alliance

1 out of 2

Claire Cooper

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Teaching & Learning/Progress & Attainment (incl SEN)

Co-founder of Cooper-Daly Solutions

2 out of 2

Susan Greenfield

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Safeguarding; Member of Finance and Resources Committee

No relevant business interests.
Governor at Madginford Primary School, Bearsted

2 out of 2

Steve Seal

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Health & Safety

No relevant business interests.
Employee of Kent Police

2 out of 2

Steve Quenby

Trustee

01.06.2017

31.05.2021

Vice Chair; Member of Finance and Resources Committee

No relevant business interests.
Deputy Head Robert Napier School

1 out of 2

Kim Stedman Parent Governor/
Trustee
01.06.2017 02.12.2018 Behaviour and Attendance No relevant business interests. 1 out of 1

Vacancy

Parent Governor/
Trustee

The Trust is currently recruiting for a parent to fill this position