Stour Academy

Governance

We recognise just how vital the role of governors and directors has become in raising standards.

There is only one legal entity accountable for all schools within the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).

The MAT has one set of Articles which governs all academies within the MAT.

Members
Academy trusts do not have shareholders; they have members. The role and rights of members is analogous to that of shareholders. They hold the AGM and appoint Directors.

The Members are:

Georgina Glover
Quentin Roper
Laurence Ainsworth
Wayne Barry

Directors 
Work with the leadership team to set the strategic vision and ethos of the Trust.

Most members of the LAB will  not be directors of the MAT and will mainly be representatives from the school. They have duties delegated to them by the board of directors. It is the responsibility of the board to ensure that they are exercising these functions in line with the relevant duties. The LABs advise and make recommendations to the board through regular meeting with the board’s chair and via minutes of LAB meetings. 

The Directors are:

Laurence Ainsworth - Chairman
Full name: Mr Laurence Ainsworth
Date of appointment: 09/10/16
Term of office expires: 09/10/20|Chair of Board: 01/09/2017 – 31/08/18
Appointed by: Academy members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Exigent Ventures Ltd – Director/Owner, E3 LandD Ltd – Director/Owner
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Claire March - Vice Chair
Full name: Mrs Claire March
Date of appointment: 28/01/15
Term of office expires: 28/01/2019
Appointed by: Academy members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None
Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor of Hawkinge Primary school
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Rachael Howell (Staff)

Full name: Miss Rachael Howell
Date of appointment: 30/06/2017
Term of office expires: 31/08/18
Appointed by: School Staff
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: Close family member (Mrs J Howell) employed at Sturry CofE Primary School
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Simon O'Keefe (CEO)

Full name: Mr Simon O'Keefe
Date of appointment: 14/08/2012
Term of office expires: 31/08/2020
Appointed by: Original (signatory) members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Tim Ridge

Full name: Mr Timothy Ridge
Date of appointment: 01/06/2016
Term of office expires: 01/06/2020
Appointed by: Academy members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Deutshe Bank - MD
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Juli Oliver-Smith

Full name: Mrs Julie Oliver-Smith
Date of appointment: 01/06/2016
Term of office expires: 01/06/2020
Appointed by: Academy members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: P & O Ferries - employee
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/1

Nicola King

Full name: Mrs Nicola King
Date of appointment: 04/07//2017
Term of office expires: 04/07/2021
Appointed by: Academy members
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Erith Town Forum – Committee Member, London & Cambridge Properties Ltd – Employed – Centre Manager
Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
Relationships between other governors or school staff: None
Attendance record at Directors meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 0/1

 

Documents

Scheme of Delegation

Articles of Association

Master Funding Agreement

Memorandum of Association

The Stour Academy Trust Signed final accounts

Directors Register of Interests 2017/2018