Lionheart Academies Trust Executive Board
Lionheart Governance Structure

The governance of schools within Lionheart Academies Trust operates at three levels:

 

Members of the Trust

Members ensure that the Trust adheres to the Articles of Association and the Lionheart Academies Trust Pledge. They appoint some of the trustees and can remove trustees in exceptional circumstances.

 

The Board

The Board carries final responsibility for the Trust. The Board is made up of trustees who are at one and the same time charity trustees and company directors. The key functions of governance lie first and foremost with the Board: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the CEO to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff; holding the Director of Finance and Resources to account for the financial and operational performance of the schools and making sure that money is well spent, with a core priority of teaching and learning. This meets at least every half term, with meetings alternating between Board meetings with a focus on outcomes for pupils, and Board Finance and Risk Committees. All trustees attend all meetings.

 

The Local Governing Body

The Trust is committed to ensuring that, whilst academies across the Trust have a shared vision and ethos, this is applied in each individual academy in line with the particular local context of the academy and the community within which it sits. A key role of the local governing body is bringing an understanding of context to governance work, along with a commitment to ensuring the very best outcomes for children and young people in their own academy. Belonging to the Trust means that, at times, decisions will be made collectively by the family of academies and the Trust Board which benefit the family as a whole but which may not have been the first choice of an individual local governing body. Belonging to a Trust means that at times each school will need to make some compromises for the sake of the group.

 

 

Board Members – Trustees
  Role Appointed By Term
Christine Jane Swan 
NLG
Chair
Member & Trustee
Members April 17 - March 21
Anne Lamb
University HR Director
Trustee 
Link to HR
Board March 17 - February 21
Dushyant Natwarlarl Tanna 
Solicitor
Trustee
Link to Legal
Members April 17 - March 21
Stephen Ian Harris 
Retired Engineer
Trustee
Link to Estates
Members April 17 - March 21
Rob Mason
Financial Services
Trustee
Link to Finance
Members March 17 - February 21
Alan Love 
HMRC Operations
Trustee
Lind to Estates
Board June 15 - May 19
Sheek Raivadera 
Marketing & IT
Trustee
Link to Marketing
Board October 16 - September 18
Mark Grant 
Charity CEO
Trustee
Link to Deprivation
Members April 17 - March 21
Dilip Kadodwala 
Retired HMI
Trustee
Link to Teaching & Learning
Board June 17 - June 21

 

 

Board Members no longer in post
  Role Appointed By Term
Hugh Howe Trustee Ex-Officio April 13 - August 16
Mark Beames Trustee Board September 15 - August 16
Diane Lesley Miller Trustee Board April 13 - March 17
Michael Frederick Rusk Trustee Board April 13 - March 17
Kath Kelly Trustee Ex-Officio September 16 - April 17
Jenny Piper-Gale Trustee Deputy CEO of Trust September 16 - May 18

 

 

Members of the Trust

Members stay in post until they step down or are removed through a formal process.

Chris Garner November 2015
Eddie Lansdown November 2015
Diane Miller April 2017
Michael Rusk April 2017
Chris Swan April 2013

 

 

Scheme of Delegation

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Trust Board.

For more information about each individual governing body please see the individual school websites under Governance.

 

 

Additional information regarding Lionheart Academies Trust Board
Committees

The Board has the following committees:

  Members Frequency
Finance & Risk All trustees At least termly
Audit All trustees At least annually
Remuneration Chris Swan
Ian Harris
Rob mason
CEO
October/November and in addition as necessary

 

 

Chairs of Committees
Chair Roles  
Chair Chris Swan
Vice Chair Shreek Raivadera
Chair of Remuneration Committee Chris Swan
Chair of Risk Committee Ian Harris

 

 

Attendance

Attendance Figures 2016-2017

Director Total Attended Out of a Possible % Attendance
Mark Grant 2 3 67%
Ian Harris 7 10 70%
Dilip Kadodwala 1 2 50%
Kath Kelly 6 7 86%
Anne Lamb 3 4 75%
Alan Love 9 10 90%
Rob Mason 3 4 75%
Diane Miller 4 6 67%
Jenny Piper-Gale 8 10 80%
Shreek Raivadera 9 10 90%
Michael Rusk 2 6 33%
Chris Swan 10 10 100%
Dushyant Tanna 4 10 40%

 

 

Declarations of Interest Members

Declarations of Interest for Members 2017-2018

Name Name of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of interest Date interest began
Christine Swan - self Swansweb Ltd. Educational Governance Limited Company Director and shareholder July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
Riverside Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors March 2016
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors September 2011
Hallam Fields Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Vice Chair of Governors June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School Governance IEB Member February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School Governance Governor November 2017
Birstall Stakeholders Community Networking Group Chair September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders Community Networking Group Chair September 2012
Christine Swan - husband Helping Hands Advice and support charity Trustee June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
DHL Logistics Company Employee - VP Operations January 2002
Christine Swan - family Oadby and Wigston Labour Party Political Party Chair February 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political Party Vice-Chair February 2016
Diane Miller - self Macmillan Cancer Charity Volunteer January 2010
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor October 2012
Lionheart Academies Trust Multi Academy Trust Member April 2017
Brocks Hill Primary School Governance Chair of Governors July 2017
University of Leicester University - School of Education Associate Tutor December 2010
Michael Rusk - self Oadby PCC Church/Charity Team Rector September 1999
Diocesan Board of Finance Leicester Diocese Elected Member September 2012
Oadby Educational Trust Educational Charity Ex-Officio Member September 1999
Beauchamp College Governance, Acdemy within the LAT Governor September 2013
Chris Gardner - self OWLS Academy, Oadby Educational Primary MAT Member January 2016
Eddie Lansdown - self Princes Trust Supporting young people Business Mentor on Enterprise Programme June 2006
Lansdown Landscaping Ltd Landscape Gardening Director December 2004

 

 

Declarations of Interest for Members 2016-2017

Name Name of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of interest Date interest began
Christine Swan - self Swansweb Ltd. Educational Governance Limited Company Director and shareholder July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
Riverside Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors March 2016
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors September 2011
Christine Swan - husband Helping Hands Advice and support charity Trustee June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
DHL Logistics Company Employee - VP Operations January 2002
Christine Swan - family Oadby and Wigston Labour Party Political Party Chair February 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political Party Vice-Chair February 2016
Ian Harris - self Thurnby & Busby Parish Council Parish Council Parish Councillor March 2012
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor October 2012
Diane Miller - self Macmillan Cancer Charity Volunteer January 2010
Hope Against Cancer Cancer Charity Volunteer December 2010
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LAT Governor January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor May 2013
Michael Rusk - self Oadby PCC Church Charity Team Rector September 1999
Diocesan Board of Finance Leicester Diocese Elected Member September 2012
Oadby Educational Trust Educational Charity Ex-officio Member September 1999
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor September 2013
Chris Gardner - self OWLS Academy, Oadby Educational Primary MAT Member January 2016
Eddie Lansdown - self Princes Trust Supporting young people Business Mentor on Enterprise Programme June 2006
Lansdown Landscaping Ltd Landscape Gardening Director December 2004

 

 

Declarations of Interest Directors

Declarations of Interest for Directors 2017-2018

Name Name of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of interest Date interest began
Christine Swan - self Swansweb Ltd. Educational Governance Limited Company Director and shareholder July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
Riverside Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors March 2016
Cedars Academy Governance, Academy within the LAT Chair of Governors January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Vice Chair of Governors September 2011
Hallam Fields Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Vice Chair of Governors June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School Governance IEB Member February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School Governance Governor November 2017
Birstall Stakeholders Community Networking Group Chair September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders Community Networking Group Chair September 2012
Christine Swan - husband Helping Hands Advice and support charity Trustee June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
DHL Logistics Company Employee - VP Operations January 2002
Christine Swan - family Oadby and Wigston Labour Party Political Party Chair February 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political Party Vice-Chair February 2016
Ian Harris - self Thurnby & Busby Parish Council Parish Council Parish Councillor March 2012
Beauchamp College Governance, Academy within the LAT Governor October 2012
Dushyant Tanna - self Beauchamp College Governance, Academy within the LAT Governor October 2012
Tanna & Co Solicitors Ltd Legal Practice Solicitor, Director & Shareholder May 1996
Jalaram Bal Vikas Ltd Charity for Educational Purposes Director/Trustee February 2010
Alan Love - self Loughborough University Higher Education Employee May 2014
The Cedars Academy Governance, Academy within the LAT Governor December 2014
HMRC Government Department Employee April 2017
Jenny Piper-Gale Beauchamp College School within the LAT Vice-Principal September 2015
Humphrey Perkins School Governance Governor November 2017
Shreek Raivadera - Self Sandstar Communications Marketing Agency Director/Shareholder November 2012
Shreek Raivadera - Wife Highcliffe Primary School PFA Treasurer September 2012
Anne Lamb Loughborough University Higher Education & Research Employee April 2002
Rob Mason - Self Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Professional Services Employee January 1985
Dilip Kadodwala - Self None None None  
Mark Grant - Self Action Homeless Leicester Ltd Charity Work Chief Executive Officer September 2013
Business Interest for Accounting Officer
Kath Kelly - Self Lionheart Academies Trust Trust which Beauchamp College belongs to CEO September 2016
Humphrey Perkins School Governance Governor November 2017
Kath Kelly - Family Beauchamp College Education Employee September 2017

 

 

Declarations of Interest for Directors 2016-2017

Name Name of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of business/charity/educational establishment Nature of interest Date interest began
Christine Swan - self Swansweb Ltd. Educational Governance Limited Company Director and shareholder July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
Riverside Primary School Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors March 2016
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Chair of Governors September 2011
Christine Swan - husband Helping Hands Advice and support charity Trustee June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church Church Member December 1991
DHL Logistics Company Employee - VP Operations January 2002
Christine Swan - family Oadby and Wigston Labour Party Political Party Chair February 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political Party Vice-Chair February 2016
Ian Harris - self Thurnby & Busby Parish Council Parish Council Parish Councillor March 2012
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor October 2012
Diane Miller - self Macmillan Cancer Charity Volunteer January 2010
Hope Against Cancer Cancer Charity Volunteer December 2010
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LAT Governor January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor May 2013
Dushyant Tanna - self Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor October 2012
Tanna & Co Solicitors Ltd Legal Practice Solicitor, Director & Shareholder May 1996
Jalaram Bal Vikas Ltd Charity for Educational Purposes Director/Trustee February 2010
Michael Rusk - self Oadby PCC Church Charity Team Rector September 1999
Diocesan Board of Finance Leicester Diocese Elected Member September 2012
Oadby Educational Trust Educational Charity Ex-officio Member September 1999
Beauchamp College Governance, School within the LAT Governor September 2013
Kath Kelly - self Beauchamp College School within the LAT Principal June 2015
Alan Love - self Loughborough University Higher Education Employee May 2014
The Cedars Academy Governance, Academy within the LAT Governor December 2014
HMRC Government Department Employee April 2017
Jenny Piper-Gale Beauchamp College School within the LAT Vice-Principal September 2015
Shreek Raivadera - Self Sandstar Communications Marketing Agency Director/Shareholder November 2012
Shreek Raivadera Highcliffe Primary School PFA Treasurer September 2012
Anne Lamb Loughborough University Higher Education & Research Employee April 2002
Rob Mason - Self Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Professional Services Employee January 1985
Business Interest for Accounting Officer
Kath Kelly -Self Lionheart Academies Trust Education CEO September 2016

 

 

For further detail on the structure of governance and how this looks in practice, click here.

 

Lionheart Board Meetings

23 November 2016