Trustees & Governance Information

GOVERNANCE INFORMATION FOR AURORA ACADEMIES TRUST – as at 28th January 2019

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Register of Members of Aurora Academies Trust (AAT)

Full Name (Including title) Category/Appointing Body Date of appointment Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests
Aurora Education Trust (AET)

 

Subscriber 15/06/2012
Mr Ronald Jay Packard

 

 

Sponsor

Ex-officio as Chair of Trustees

01/09/2016

01/10/2018

As declared for their trusteeship of AAT.
Mr Antony Nathaniel Blaker

 

Ex-officio as Chair of Trustees 01/09/2016 01/10/2018 As declared for their trusteeship of AAT.
Mr Geoff Paul Palmer Sponsor 22/03/2017 Chair of Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice.

Chair of Thrive Federation of Special Schools in West Sussex.

Mrs Margaret Mary Pleasants Sponsor 22/03/2017 31/12/2018 None.

 

Register of Directors/Trustees of Aurora Academies Trust

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing

Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Interests Board meetings attended in 2016/2017 Board meetings attended in 17/18 to 28 June 2018 Board meetings attended in 18/19 to 11 Jan 2019
Ms Christine Bayliss (Vice Chair) Co-opted 4 years 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Self-employed education consultant & company director of CBECS UK Ltd.

Member of CHART – Connecting Hastings & Rother Together – Community Led Development Member. Trustee – Mnarani Aid (UK charity).

Member of Bexhill & Battle Labour Party.

Joint owner of CBES (UK) Ltd.

4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Antony Nathaniel Blaker (Chair to 1 Oct 2018) Co-opted 4 years 03/08/2016 02/08/2020 None declared. 4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Ms Martha Jane Ireland Burnige Sponsor 4 years 15/03/2016 14/03/2020 Employee of Pansophic Learning UK Ltd.

Company Secretary of Aurora Education Trust and Crawley Free School Trust.

Member of Management Committee of Manor Royal Business Improvement District. Fellow of RSA. Member of Solicitors Regulation Authority

Freeman of Worshipful Company of Educators.

4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Stephen Dawson Academy Ex-officio as Chair of Regional Standards Council (West) 28/09/2017 Employed by Emmanuel Brighton, Clarendon Trust.

Appointed with St David’s Hall Trust. Parent of two pupils at City Academy Whitehawk.

2 of 3 3 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Jonathan Glyn Hodson Academy Ex officio as Chair of Finance & Audit Committee 26/03/2015 Chair of Glenleigh Park Primary Academy and King Offa Primary Academy Joint Local Academy Board. Employed by Hastings Direct Insurance Group – Commercial Manager. Parent of two Glenleigh Park pupils. 4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Timothy McCarthy CEO Ex officio 16/06/2012 1/10/2018 CEO of Aurora Academies Trust. Has use of Trust laptop. 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mr Ronald Jay Packard (Vice Chair) Sponsor 4 years 31/07/2015 30/07/2019 CEO of Pansophic Learning

which owns Paragon Curriculum. Board Member of lnternational School of

Berne and iCademy Middle East, Teachers of

Tomorrow. Director of Pansophic Learning UK Limited. Director of Aurora Education Trust. Member of Chartered Financial Analyst institute. Equity interest in Teachers of Tomorrow and Pansophic Learning.

2 of 4 0 of 4 2 of 2
Ms Karen Louise Rolfe Academy Ex officio as Chair of Regional Standards Council (East) 01/09/2016 13/12/2018 Chair of Heron Park Primary Academy Local Academy Board. Chair of Regional AAT Standards Council & Chair of Heron Park Parents, Teachers, Friends Association . 3 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Ms Maria Andrea Ursula Szalay Sponsor 4 years 31/07/2015 30/07/2019 Employed by Pansophic Learning which owns the Paragon curriculum. Board member of International School of Berne. Director of Pansophic Learning UK Limited. Director of Aurora Education Trust. 3 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr David Wootton Co-opted 4 years 07/11/2016 02/08/2020 Employed by Wootton Education Leadership Consultancy. Trustee of Congleton Multi Academy Trust. Trustee of LCT Telford.

Chair of Trustees of UCAT (Chester)

Serve on All Party Parliamentary Group on Educational Leadership & Governance.

2 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Mark Brunet Sponsor Appointed and

Chair of Finance, Audit & Human Resources Committee

4 years 13/12/2018 12/12/2022 1 of 1

 

Register of members of Finance, Audit & Human Resources Committee of Aurora Academies Trust

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests Finance & Audit Committee meetings attended in 2016/2017 FA&HR Committee meetings attended in 17/18 FA&HR Committee meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 18 Jan 2019
Ms Christine Bayliss Trustee 4 years 1/09/2017 31/08/2021 See above 3 of 5 3 of 5 2 of 3
Ms Martha Jane Ireland Burnige Trustee 4 years 1/09/2017 31/08/2021 See above 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 of 3
Mr Mark Brunet

(Chair from Dec 2018)

Committee Member –

Co-opted.

Ex-officio as Chair

Ex-officio as Chair 27/09/2017 Education & buildings officer, diocese of Arundel & Brighton, Education Service.

Churchwarden/Trustee of St Augustine’s Church, Scaynes Hill.

Member of the ACIS – Associate – Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

Member- ISBL – Institute of School Business Leaders.

5 of 5 3 of 3
Mr Jonathan Glyn Hodson (Committee Chair to Dec 2018) Trustee 4 years 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 See above 5 of 5 5 of 5 3 of 3
Ms Marie Lucraft Committee Member –

Co-opted

4 years 28/11/2018 27/11/2022 0 of 0 0 of 0 1 of 2
Mr Timothy McCarthy Trustee to Oct 2018 Ex officio as Accounting Officer 11/03/2015 See above 5 of 5 5 of 5 3 of 3
Mr Jignash Patel Committee Member –

Co-opted

4 years 29/11/2017 28/11/2021 Employed by Hastings Direct. Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Parent of pupil at King Offa Primary. 1 of 3 0 of 1

 

Register of members of the East Sussex Regional Standards Council of Aurora Academies Trust

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Relevant business and pecuniary interests Meetings attended in 2016/2017 Meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Ms Helen Emmett Head of Heron Park Ex officio 01/09/2018 Employed by

Heron Park Primary Academy.

1 of 1
Ms Jane Louise Foyle Head of Oakwood Ex officio 01/09/2016 Employed by Oakwood Primary Academy. 2 of 3 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mr James Freeston Executive Head of King Offa and Glenleigh Park Ex officio 01/09/2018 1 of 1
Mr Jonathan Glyn Hodson Chair of King Offa/Glenleigh Park joint Local Academy Board Ex officio 01/09/2016 As above 2 of 3 2 of 4 0 of 1
Ms Lisa Howes Chair of Oakwood Local Academy Board Ex officio 07/12/2016 Retired from Police service.  Related to Paul Howes, fundraising volunteer. 2 of 2 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mr Ryan Laker Head of King Offa Ex officio 01/09/2018 Employed by King Offa Primary Academy. Not yet accepted offer to school of a bus. 2 of 3 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mr Paul Reilly Director of Education Ex officio 01/01/2018 As above 2 of 2 1 of 1
Ms Jo Richardson Head of Glenleigh Park Ex officio 01/09/2018 As above 1 of 1
Ms Karen Louise Rolfe (Chair) Chair of Heron Park Local Academy Board Ex officio 01/09/2016 As above 3 of 3 4 of 4 1 of 1

 

Register of members of the West Sussex Regional Standards Council of Aurora Academies Trust

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Relevant business & pecuniary interests Meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Ms Sara Louise Boyle Chair of The Gatwick School Local Academy Board Ex-officio 01/09/2017 As above 2 of 3    1/1
Mr Mark Church Head of City Academy Whitehawk Ex-officio 01/09/2017 As above 3 of 3 1/1
Mr Mark Roessler Head of The Gatwick School Ex-officio 01/09/2017 As above 3 of 3 1/1
Mr Paul Reilly Director of Education and Executive Head Ex-officio 01/09/2017 As above 3 of 3 1/1
Ms Janis Taylor Chair of City Academy Whitehawk

Local Academy Board

Ex officio 1/1

 

Register of LAB Members of Glenleigh Park/King Offa Primary Academies              (The joint LAB was formed on 1 January 2018)

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB

meetings attended in 2016/2017

LAB

meetings attended in 2017/2018

Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Mrs Jo Richardson Acting Head of School Ex officio 31/08/2018 As above 1 of 1
Mr Jonathan Glyn Hodson Parent Member

(Chair of Local Academy Board)

Ex officio as Chair 06/11/2014 As above 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Ms Ruth Russell Staff LAB Member 4 years 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Employed by Glenleigh Park Primary Academy and parent of Glenleigh Park pupil. 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mr Ryan

Laker

Staff Member – Acting Head from May 2018 4 years

Ex officio

19/11/2014 As above 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mrs Pauline Edwards Community

Co-opted

4 years 01/11/2016 31/10/2020 None 2 of 3 4 of 4 0 of 1
Mr Steven Richard Etherington Parent Member 4 years 14/11/2017 13/11/2021 Employed by Police Federation. Two children are pupils at King Offa Primary. 3 of 4 1 of 1
Anne McWilliams Community

Co-opted

4 years 11/07/2018 10/07/2022 Local Authority Governor at

St John’s Meads Voluntary Aided School Eastbourne, BN20 7XS

2 of 3 1 of 1 1 of 1
Chloe Harman Staff LAB Member 4 years 03/12/2018 02/12/2022 Employed by King Offa Primary Academy and related to pupil. 0 of 0
Mr Josh Broadway Community

Co-opted

4 years 21/11/2018 20/11/2022 Employed by National Health Service Hastings & Rother Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford CCG 0 of 0
Mr Michael Maloney Community

Co-opted

4 years 0 of 0
Stephen Fairbrass Parent Member 4 years 24/05/2018 23/05/2022 3/12/2018 Spouse and child are employed or pupil at Glenleigh Park. 1 of 1 0 of 1
Mrs Jan Vickers Community

Co-opted Member

4 years Sept 2016 31/08/2020 19/11/2018 None 2 of 4 3 of 4 0 of 1
Mr James Freeston Headteacher – then Consultant Head to 31/8/2018, then Executive Head from 1/09/2018 Ex officio 01/01/2013 31/08/2018 None 4 of 4 4 of 4
Ms Samantha Sango Parent Member 4 years 13 May 2016 12/05/2020 31/08/2018 Parent of three Glenleigh Park Primary pupils. 4 of 4 4 of 4
Ms Deborah Redman Headteacher Ex officio 01/09/2014 31/08/2018 As above 4 of 4 4 of 4
Ms Margaret Mary Pleasants Community

Co-opted Member

(Chair of Local Academy Board)

Ex officio as Chair 03/09/2012 31/12/2017 As above 4 of 4 1 of 1
Ms Tina Greenwood Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 08/05/2014 07/05/2018 07/11/2017 Employed by East Sussex Council and spouse of AAT Regional Director. 3 of 4 1 of 1
Ms Lucile Christine Tapley Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 03/06/2015 02/06/2019 07/02/2018 Employed by East Sussex Heathcare NHS Trust.

Member of Health & Care Professional Council.

4 of 4 0 of 1

 

Register of LAB Members of Heron Park Primary Academy

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB

meetings attended in 2016/2017

LAB

meetings attended in 2017/2018

Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Ms Karen Louise Rolfe Community

Co-opted Member

(Chair of Local Academy Board)

Ex officio as Chair 03/09/2012 As above 4 of 4 3 of 3 2 of 2
Ms Helen Emmett Headteacher Ex officio 01/09/2018 As above. 2 of 2
Mrs Trudy Hillman Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 15/10/2014 14/10/2018 None 2 of 4 2 of 3 2 of 2
Mrs Claire Cummings Parent Governor 4 years 17/01/2018 16/01/2018 Parent of pupil. 2 of 2 2 of 2
Mr Andrew Smith Parent Governor 4 years 17/01/2018 16/01/2018 Parent of pupil. 1 of 2 1 of 2
Miss Natalie

Joanne Pearce

Community

Co-opted

Member

4 years 14/11/2018 13/11/2022 Employed by Lewes & Eastbourne Councils –  Homelessness.

Chartered Institute of  Environmental Health (CIEH) member.

0 of 0
Mr Roland Stewart Ashworth Community

Co-opted

Member

4 years 03/12/2018 02/12/2022 Self-employed – Electronic Design Consultant.

Chair of Friends of Tugwell Park.

0 of 0
Mr Paul Andrew King Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 15/10/2014 14/10/2018 14/10/2018 None 3 of 4 2 of 3 1 of 1
Mr Daniel King Community

Co-opted

Member

4 years 04/05/2016 03/05/2020 08/11/2018 None 4 of 4 1 of 2 2 of 2
Ms Julie Venn Staff Governor 4 years 09/01/2017 08/01/2021 14/12/2018 Employed by Heron Park Primary as SEN Teaching Assistant. 3 of 3 3 of 3 2 of 2
Mr Michael Smith Parent Governor 4 years 17/01/2018 16/01/2018 09/09/2018 Employed by Gatwick Airport. Member of MCIOB – Chartered Institute of Builders and of NEBOSH – National Health & Safety. 2 of 2
Miss Fiona Dean Parent Member 4 years 05/01/2017 04/01/2021 11/1/2018 Resident director and member of Eastbourne Stagers. Use school hall and teach after school club. Licenced chaperone and is parent of two Heron Park pupils. 1 of 3 0 of 1
Miss Lydia Collins Parent Member 4 years 05/01/2017 04/01/2021 11/10/2017 Trainee teaching placement at Heron Park. Applying for teaching vacancy. 2 of 3
Ms Syedah Sarah Jung Parent Member   4 years 20/01/2016 19/01/2020 23/03/2017 None 2 of 2
Rev Dr Michael Dennis Blanch Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 04/05/2016 03/05/2020 01/05/2018 Church of England priest (unremunerated).

Chair of Willingdon Trees Community Association Ltd Fellow of British Institute of Management.

1 of 4 0 of 2
Mr Raja Ali Head teacher Ex officio 01/09/2014 31/12/2017 None 4 of 4 1 of 1
Mrs Anne Masson Wilson Acting Head of School Ex officio 01/01/2018 31/08/2018 Director of Grey Horses Management Company. 2 of 2
Mr Steve Wheelwright Parent Member 4 years 03/09/2012 01/10/2016 01/10/2016 None 0 of 1

 

Register of LAB Members of Oakwood Primary Academy

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB meetings attended in 2016/2017 LAB meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Ms Jane Louise Foyle Head Ex officio 03/09/2012 As above 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Ms Lisa Howes Parent Member

(Chair of Local Academy Board)

Ex officio as Chair 26/09/2013

07/12/2016

25/09/2017

As above 4 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Ms Carole Anne Steele Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 10/10/2015 09/10/2019 Employed by Early Help Keywork Service, East Sussex County Council. 3 of 4 3 of 4 1 of 1
The Revd Kevin Agnew Community

Co-opted  Member

4 years 07/01/2016 06/01/2016 Spouse volunteers at Oakwood Primary 3 of 4 4 of 4 1 of 1
Tanya Devine Staff Member 4 years 18/07/2018 17/07/2022 Employed by school and parent  to Oakwood & nursery pupils. 0 of 0 1 of 1 1 of 1
Rachel Hills Staff Member -Nursery 4 years 18/07/2018 17/07/2022 Employed by school’s nursery. 0 of 0 1 of 1 1 of 1
Rebecca Brown Staff Member 4 years 01/9/2018 31/08/2022 Employed by school. 1 of 1
Ms Samantha Attwater Staff LAB Member 4 years 29/04/2016 28/04/2020 31/08/2018 Employed by school. 4 of 4 2 of 4
Mrs Kath Nevill Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 06/10/2017 05/10/2017 10/11/2018 Employed by Sussex Police. Member of Police Federation. 0 of 0 1 of 4 0 of 1
Mrs Rachel Moran Parent Member 4 years

4 years

03/09/2012

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

31/08/2013

18/07/2018

Class and parent practitioner for East Sussex County Council and parent of pupil at Oakwood Primary. 4 of 4 3 of 4
Mr Brian Hampson Community

Co-opted Member

(Former Chair)

Ex officio as Chair 03/09/2012

01/05/2015

10/07/2014

07/12/2016

None 1 of 1
Ms Sarah Pantelli Parent Member 4 years 02/10/2014 1/10/2018 27/02/2017 None 0 of 2

 

Register of LAB Members of The Gatwick School

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB meetings attended in 2016/2017 LAB meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to

11 Jan 2019

Ms Sara Louise Boyle Community

Co-opted Member

(Chair of Local Academy Board)

4 years

Ex-officio as Chair

14/05/2015

05/01/2017

13/05/2019 Transfer to Chair- Jan 2017 Self employed with interest in own company. 4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Richard Keightley Elected Staff Member 4 years 01/09/2018 31/08/2022 Employed by school as teacher. 2 of 2
Ms Kirsty Ann Miles Elected Parent Member (Secondary) 4 years 30/06/2016 29/06/2020 Trustee of the Autism Support, Crawley.

First Aid for Old Reigations Rugby Club.

Supports Friends of Gatwick School events. Parent of TGS pupil.

4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr Mark Roessler Head of School Ex officio 09/09/2016 Ofsted Inspector. 4 of 4 4 of 4 2 of 2
Mr David James Mulae Community Co-opted Member 4 years 26/09/2016 25/09/2020 None 4 of 4 3 of 4 1 of 2
Ms Louise Zorgji Elected Parent Member (Primary) 4 years 23/4/2018 22/04/2022 Director/Secretary of Housing Management Company. Parent of TGS pupil. 1 of 1 2 of 2
Mrs Sharmila Mortlock Community Co-opted Member 4 years 23/05/2018 22/05/2022 Employed by London Marriott West India Quay Hotel & Executive Apartments.

Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Parent of TGS pupil.

1 of 1 1 of 2
Mr Christian Walstock Community Co-opted Member 4 years 07/09/2018 06/09/2022 Investments – La Salle Education Co No 08627838. 1 of 2
Miss Nirali Nisha Nagji Elected Staff Member 4 years 14/05/2015 13/05/2019 31/08/2018 None 3 of 4 4 of 4
Mrs Heather Brigden-McLean Elected Parent Member (Primary) 4 years 22/03/2016 21/03/2020 12/01/2018 None 4 of 4 0 of 1
Mr Julian Jameson Community

Co-opted Member

4 years 14/05/2015 13/05/2019 31/08/2017 Employed at Gatwick Airport Limited until Jul 16. 1 of 4
Mr Paul Jobson Elected Parent Member

Converted to Community Member

(Former Chair)

4 years

Ex officio as Chair

14/05/2015

23/05/2016

12/12/2016

12/12/2016

See above 0 of 1

 

Register of LAB Members of City Academy Whitehawk

Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB meetings attended in 2016/2017 LAB meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Mr David Edward Bailey Elected by parents 4 years 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Two children and one grandchild at CAW. n/a 6 of 6
Mr Mark Church Ex officio as Head of School Ex officio 01/09/2017 Employed as Head of School.

Related to one staff member at CAW.

n/a 6 of 6
Dr Christa Beesly Co-opted member, appointed by LAB 4 years 20/09/2018 19/09/2022 n/a n/a 1 of 1
Mr Richard Benton-Stace Co-opted member, appointed by LA 4 years 20/09/2018 19/09/2022 None. n/a n/a 1 of 1
Mr Lawrence Fry Co-opted Member, appointed by LAB 4 years 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Employment:  Semi-retired.

Director: Flywheel IT Services.

Director City Education Trust.

Member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

n/a 5 of 6 1 of 1
Mrs Margaret Mansell Elected by Staff 4 years 27/09/2017 26/09/2021 Employed at CAW (TA). n/a 3 of 5 1 of 1


Full Name (Including title) Category/

Appointing Body

Term of office Date of appointment Expiry Date of retirement Relevant business and pecuniary interests LAB meetings attended in 2016/2017 LAB meetings attended in 2017/2018 Meetings attended in 2018/2019 to

11 Jan 2019

Mrs Janis Taylor Co-opted Member, appointed by LAB 4 years

Ex-offio as  Chair

21/09/2017

17/10/2018

20/09/2021 Employment: Previously Primary School HT, now independent education consultant. Chair of Hove Partnership of Schools. Member of NAHT. n/a 4 of 5 1 of 1
Mr David Williams Co-opted member 4 years 20/09/2018 19/09/202 None. n/a n/a 1 of 1
Mr Lewis Copping Co-opted Member 4 years 18/01/2018 17/01/2022 Employment:  Lloyds Banking Group. Information & Planning

Analyst.

Interests: Lloyds Banking Group, Fevertree, Legal & General Insurance.

n/a 1 of 4 0 of 0
Mr Stephen Dawson Appointed by AAT as Chair Ex officio as chair 01/09/2017 31/08/2018 As Above. n/a 6 of 6 n/a

 

 

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