Governance
Lionheart Academies Trust Board

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. Governance has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to both the Local Governing Body of the school and Hub Governing bodies across a cluster of schools.

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

Contact the governing body via the Chair, Chris Swan: chairofgovernors@lionhearttrust.org.uk 

 

TRUST GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Trust Board
Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities   |  Overall responsibility
Hub Governing Bodies (HGB)
Finance  |  HR  |  Estates  |  IT  |  Education  |  Marketing & Business 
North Hub
South & Central Hub
Cedars Academy: 11-19
Hallam Fields Primary: 4-11
Highcliffe Primary: 4-11
Humphrey Perkins: 11-16
Martin High: 11-16
Riverside Primary: 4-11
Beauchamp College: 11-19
Judgemeadow College: 11-16
Sir Jonathan North College 11-16
 Beauchamp City Sixth Form 16-19 (2020-21)
Brocks Hill Primary 4-11
Local Governing Bodies (LGB)
Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  |  Safeguarding |  Business & Community links

 

Trust Board

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.

 

Trust Board Committees

The Board meets at least 8 times per year with 3 meetings focusing on Finance and Operations and 5 on Teaching and Learning. All trustees attend all of these meetings.

In addition there are two committees:

  • Audit, Compliance and Risk – meeting 3 times per year, chaired by Ian Harris
  • Remuneration – meeting at least once per year, chaired by Anne Lamb

 

Hub Governing Bodies

The schools are grouped into geographical governance hubs, which hold the schools to account and take a strategic lead on the back room services, which support the schools within their cluster. They also consider the marketing strategies of the group of schools and plan for developing effective partnerships with local businesses.

 

Local Governing Bodies

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.

 

Members

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers.

Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

 

TRUSTEES

Trustees 2019-20

Trustee
Role
Appointed By
Term of Office
Christine Jane Swan 
NLG
Chair
Member & Trustee
Members
April 2017 - March 2021
Anne Lamb
University HR Director
Trustee 
Link to HR
Board
March 2017 - February 2021
Dushyant Natwarlarl Tanna 
Solicitor
Trustee
Link to Legal
Members
April 2017 - March 2021
Stephen Ian Harris 
Retired Engineer
Trustee
Link to Estates
Members
April 2017 - March 2021
Rob Mason
Financial Services
Trustee
Link to Finance
Members
March 2017 - February 2021
Jonathan Mansfield
IT Consultant
Trustee
Link to Estates
Board
July 2019 – June 2023
Shreek Raivadera 
Marketing & IT
Trustee
Link to Marketing
Board
September 2018 - August 2022
Mark Grant 
Charity CEO
Trustee
Link to Deprivation
Members
April 2017 - March 2021
Dilip Kadodwala 
Retired HMI
Trustee
Link to Finance
Board
June 2017 - June 2021
Chris Hall
Trustee
Link to Finance
Board
October 2019 - October 2023

Previous Trustees 2018-19

Trustee       
ROLE
APPOINTED as
TERM
Alan Love
Trustee
Board
June 2015 – June 2019
Trustees No Longer In Post
Trustee Role Appointed As Term
Hugh Howe Trustee Ex-Officio April 2013 - August 2016
Mark Beames Trustee Board September 2015 - August 2016
Diane Lesley Miller Trustee Board April 2013 - March 2017
Michael Frederick Rusk Trustee Board April 2013 - March 2017
Kath Kelly Trustee Ex-Officio September 2016 - April 2017
Jenny Piper-Gale Trustee Deputy CEO of Trust September 2016 - May 2018
Alan Love Trustee Board June 2015 - July 2019

Trustee Attendance 2018-19

The board of trustees has formally 8 times during the year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the board of trustees was as follows: 

Trustee
Finance & Risk Full Board Meetings Attended
Out of a possible
Teaching & Learning Full Board meetings attended
out of a possible
Shreek Raivadera
2
3
5
5
Ian Harris
3
3
4
5
Mark Grant
2
3
3
5
Alan Love
1
3
3
5
Chris Swan
3
3
5
5
Rob Mason
2
3
4
5
Dilip Kadodwala
3
3
4
5
Anne Lamb
3
3
3
5
Dushyant Tanna
3
3
4
5
Jonathan Mansfield
1
1
0
0

Remuneration Committee

Attendance at this meeting was as follows:

Trustee Finance & Risk Meetings Attended Out of a Possible
Ian Harris 1 1
Anne Lamb 0 1
Chris Swan 1 1

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee consists of all trustees, and is such is a board meeting not a sub-committee.

It meets annually to receive the external audit report and agree the Annual Report.

Attendance at this meeting in December 2018 is as follows:

Trustee Audit Committee Attended Out of a Possible
Shreek Raivadera 1 1
Ian Harris 1 1
Mark Grant 0 1
Alan Love 0 1
Chris Swan 1 1
Rob Mason 1 1
Dilip Kadodwala 0 1
Anne Lamb 0 1
Dushyant Tanna 0 1
Jonathan Mansfield 0 0

Risk Committee

In 2018-19 the Risk Committee met 3 times. The purpose of the Risk Committee was to oversee the management of risk within the trust.

Attendance was as follows:

Trustee Finance & Risk Meetings Attended Out of a possible
Ian Harris 2 3
Rob Mason 3 3
Chris Swan 1 3

 

Declarations of Interest 2019-20 : Trustees
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
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Birstall Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2012
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Sir Jonathan North College
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Governor
February 2020
Christine Swan – husband
Helping Hands
Advice and support charity
Trustee
June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Beauchamp City Sixth Form
Governance
Governor
March 2020
Ian Harris - self
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
April 2014
South Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Beauchamp College
Governance
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
Jonathan Mansfield
Computer Consultancy
IT
Director
September 1994
Sir Jonathan North
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Leicestershire Police
Special Constabulary
Inspector
September 2017
Leicestershire Police Cadets
Cadet Youth Training
Trainer
September 2017
Anne Lamb
Loughborough University
Higher Education & Research
Employee
April 2002
Rob Mason - Self
None
None
None
 
Dilip Kadodwala – Self
DK Consultancy
Education Consultant
Trustee
June 2017
Mark Grant – Self
Action Homeless Leicester Ltd
Charity Work
Chief Executive Officer
September 2013
Shreek Raivadera - Self
Sandstar Communications
Marketing Agency
Director/Shareholder
November 2012
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
October 2016
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Wreake Valley Academy
Marketing
Contractual via Sandstar
December 2018
Cedars Academy
Governance
Chair
January 2018
Chris Hall – Self British Heart Foundation Charity Work Volunteer November 2019
Institute of Chartered Accountants Member Organisation Fellow August 2019
Aviva Financial Services Shareholder August 2019

Business Interest for Accounting Officer

Name
Name of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of interest
Date interest began
Kath Kelly - Self
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
CEO
September 2016
North Hub
Governance
CEO
September 2018
South Hub
Governance
CEO
September 2018
Beauchamp College
Governance
Principal
November 2017
Kath Kelly - Family
Beauchamp College
Education
Employee
August 2017
Declarations of Interest 2018-19 : Trustees
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
Lionheart Academies Trust Governance Trustee, Member & Chair April 2014
Riverside Primary School Governance Chair of Governors March 2016
Cedars Academy Governance Governor January 2015
Beauchamp College Governance Vice Chair of Governors September 2011
Martin High School Governance Governor October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School Governance Vice Chair of Governors June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School Governance Chair February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School Governance Governor November 2017
LAT North Hub Governance Governor September 2018
LAT South & City Hub Governance Governor September 2018
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
Ian Harris - self Lionheart Academies Trust Governance Trustee April 2014
South & City Hub Governance Governor September 2018
Beauchamp College Governance 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 HMRC Government Department Employee April 2017
Anne Lamb Loughborough University Higher Education & Research Employee April 2002
Rob Mason - Self PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Professional Services Employee January 1985
Dilip Kadodwala – Self DK Consultancy Education Consultant Trustee June 2017
Mark Grant – Self Action Homeless Leicester Ltd Charity Work Chief Executive Officer September 2013
Shreek Raivadera - Self Sandstar Communications Marketing Agency Director/Shareholder November 2012
Lionheart Academy Trust Governance Trustee October 2016
LAT North Hub Governance Governor September 2018
Wreake Valley Academy Marketing Contractual via Sandstar December 2018
Cedars Academy Governance Chair January 2018
Shreek Raivadera – Wife Highcliffe Primary School PFA Treasurer September 2012
Business Interest for Accounting Officer
Name
Name of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of interest
Date interest began
Kath Kelly - Self
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
CEO
September 2016
North Hub
Governance
CEO
September 2018
South & City Hub
Governance
CEO
September 2018
Beauchamp College
Governance
Principal
November 2017
Kath Kelly - Family
Beauchamp College
Education
Employee
August 2017

 

MEMBERS

Members 2019-2020

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

Name
Date Appointed
Eddie Lansdown
November 2015
Diane Miller
April 2017
Michael Rusk
April 2017
Chris Swan - Chair
April 2013
Alan Love
July 2019

Previous Members 2018-2019

Member Date Appointed Date Stepped Down
Chris Garner November 2015 July 2019

 

Declarations of Interest 2019-20 : Members

Name
Name of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of interest
Date interest began
Diane Miller - Self
NSPCC
Children’s Charity
Volunteer
January 2016
Lionheart Academy Trust
Governance
Member
April 2017
Beauchamp College
Governance
Governor
April 2013
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
July 2017
Michael Rusk - Self
None
None
None
 
Alan Love - Self
HMRC
Government Department
Employee
April 2017
Eddie Lansdown
Princes Trust
Helping Young People
Business Mentor on Enterprise Programme
June 2006
Lansdown Landscaping Limited
Landscape Gardening
Director
December 2004
Christine Swan - self

 

 
Swansweb Ltd.
Educational Governance Limited Company
Director and shareholder
July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Lionheart Academy Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Birstall Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2012
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Sir Jonathan North College
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Governor
February 2020
Christine Swan – husband
Helping Hands
Advice and support charity
Trustee
June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Beauchamp City Sixth Form
Governance
Governor
March 2020

Declarations of Interest 2018-19 : Members

Name
Name of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of business / charity / educational establishment
Nature of interest
Date interest began
Diane Miller – self
NSPCC
Children’s Charity
Volunteer
March 2017
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Member
April 2017
Beauchamp College
Governance
Governor
April 2013
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
July 2017
Michael Rusk – self
None
None
None
None
Chris Garner - 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
Christine Swan - self
Swansweb Ltd.
Educational Governance Limited Company
Director and shareholder
July 2014
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
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

 

Committees

         
Members
Frequency
Finance & Risk
All trustees
At least termly
Audit
All trustees
At least annually
Remuneration
Chris Swan
Ian Harris
Rob Mason
Anne Lamb
CEO
October/November and in addition as necessary
Audit, Compliance & Risk
Ian Harris
Rob Mason
Chris Swan
At least termly
Chairs of Committees
CHAIR ROLES
Board Chair Chris Swan
Board Vice Chair Shreek Raivadera
Remuneration Committee Chair Anne Lamb
Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee Chair Ian Harris

 

 

NORTH HUB

North Hub Governors 2019-20

Including terms of office

Representing School LGB
Community Governors
Lionheart Trustee
Term of Office
Board
Hallam Fields Primary
             
Chris Swan
(Interim Chair)
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Martin High School
Pam Whitehead
     
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Martin High School
David Donoghue
          
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Highcliffe Primary School
Bernard Saunders
             
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Riverside Primary School
Mo Cox
             
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Board
The Cedars Academy
        
Shreek Raivaderia
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Independent
Sarju Raikundalia
                 
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Independent
Helen Exon
            
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Riverside Primary School
Highcliffe Primary School
Karen O’Neill
          
01.10.19 – 30.09.19

 

Previous NORTH Hub Governors
Representing School LGB
Community Governors
Lionheart Trustee
Term of Office
Independent
Tunmise Ayodele
         
01.10.19 - 24.02.20

Declarations of Interest 2019-20 : North Hub Governors

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
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Birstall Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2012
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Sir Jonathan North College
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Governor
February 2020
Christine Swan – husband
Helping Hands
Advice and support charity
Trustee
June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Beauchamp City Sixth Form
Governance
Governor
March 2020
Shreek Raivadera - Self
Sandstar Communications
Marketing Agency
Director/Shareholder
November 2012
Wreake Valley Academy
Marketing
Contractual via Sandstar
December 2018
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
October 2016
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Cedars Academy
Governance
Chair
January 2018
Pam Whitehead - Self
Coventry & N Warwickshire Sports Club
Sports Charity
Trustee
June 2017
Martin High School
Governance
Chair
October 2015
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
David Donoghue - Self
Friends of Martin High School
Fundraising Group for School
Trustee
February 2014
Martin High School
Governance
Vice Chair
June 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Drummotors & More Ltd
Power Transmission Equipment
Owner & Director
April 2014
Helen Exon
Leicester City Council: Connexions
Careers & Guidance
Employee
October 2012
Bernard Saunders - Self
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Leicester City Council
Local Government
Employee
September 1986
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Chair
January 2018
Sarju Raikundalia - Self
Kerala Ayurveda Centre
Holistic Therapy
Director
April 2014
Kapish Ltd
Property Development
Director
March 2019
Sarju Raikundalia - Family
Kerala Ayurveda Centre
Holistic Therapy
Director
April 2014
Supply Teacher
Teacher
Teacher
October 2018
Mohbeen Cox - Self
De Montfort University
Higher Education
Employee
July 2016
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Governor
September 2017
Tunmise Ayodele - Self
None
None
None
           
Karen O’Neill – self
Riverside Primary School
Education
Governor
May 2019
Highcliffe Primary School
Education
Governor
June 2019
Hospital School
Education
Governor
September 2019

 

Declarations of Interest 2018-19 : North Hub Governors

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
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
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
Shreek Raivadera - Self
Sandstar Communications
Marketing Agency
Director/Shareholder
November 2012
Wreake Valley Academy
Marketing
Contractual via Sandstar
December 2018
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
October 2016
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Cedars Academy
Governance
Chair
January 2018
Shreek Raivadera – Wife
Highcliffe Primary School
PFA
Treasurer
September 2012
Pam Whitehead - Self
Coventry & N Warwickshire Sports Club
Sports Charity
Trustee
June 2017
Martin High School
Governance
Chair
October 2015
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Barr’s Hill School (Futures Trust)
Governance
Governor
October 2015
David Donoghue - Self
Friends of Martin High School
Fundraising Group for School
Trustee
February 2014
Martin High School
Governance
Vice Chair
June 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Drummotors & More Ltd
Power Transmission Equipment
Employee
April 2014
Helen Exon
None
None
None
 
Bernard Saunders - Self
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Leicester City Council
Local Government
Employee
September 1986
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Chair
January 2018
Sarju Raikundalia - Self
Kerala Ayurveda Centre
Holistic Therapy
Director
April 2014
Sarju Raikundalia - Family
Kerala Ayurveda Centre
Holistic Therapy
Director
April 2014
Mohbeen Cox - Self
De Montfort University
Higher Education
Employee
July 2016
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Governor
September 2017

 

NORth Hub Attendance 2018-2019

Governor
Governor Type
Meetings Attended
Possible Meetings Attended
% Attendance
Mrs Mohbeen Cox
Community
1
3
33
Mr David Donoghue
Community
2
3
67
Mrs Helen Exon
Community
3
3
100
Mr Sarju Raikundalia
Community
2
3
67
Shreek Raivadera
Community & Trustee
2
3
67
Bernard Saunders
Community
2
3
67
Mrs Chris Swan
Community & Trustee
2
3
67
Ms Pam Whitehead
Community
3
3
100

 

SOUTH HUB

South Hub Governors 2019-20

Including terms of office

Representing School LGB
Community Governors
Lionheart Trustee
Term of Office
Board
Judgemeadow Chair
Beauchamp Vice Chair
                     
Chris Swan
(Interim Chair)
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Sir Jonathan North
Robyn Cooper
            
01.09.19 – 31.08.23
Board
Beauchamp College
 
Ian Harris
01.09.18 – 31.08.22
Independent
Ranjit Lall
         
01.02.19 – 31.01.22
Brocks Hill Primary
Jonathan Bill
              
26.06.19 – 25.06.23

 

Previous South Hub Governors 2018-19

Representing School LGB
Community Governors
Lionheart Trustee
Term of Office
Judgemeadow Community College
Fran Bennett
         
01.09.18 – 31.01.19
Judgemeadow Community College
Jaimini Ratan
              
01.09.18 – 31.03.19
Independent
Mo Chatra
             
01.09.18 – 30.06.19
Brocks Hill Primary
Michael Kent
 
10.09.19 - 25.11.19

 

Declarations of Interest 2019-20 : South Hub Governors

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
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Birstall Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2014
Oadby Stakeholders
Community Networking Group
Chair
September 2012
Highcliffe Primary School
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Sir Jonathan North College
Governance
Governor
November 2019
Brocks Hill Primary School
Governance
Governor
February 2020
Christine Swan – husband
Helping Hands
Advice and support charity
Trustee
June 2012
Oadby Baptist Church
Church
Member
December 1991
Beauchamp City Sixth Form
Governance
Governor
March 2020
Ian Harris - self
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
April 2014
South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Beauchamp College
Governance
Governor
October 2012
Robyn Cooper - self
None
None
None
              
Ranjit Lall
Interserve Construction
Building Work
Project Lead
August 2018
Michael Kent
None
None
None
          

 

Declarations of Interest 2018-19 : South Hub Governors

 

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
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee, Member & Chair
April 2014
Riverside Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
March 2016
Cedars Academy
Governance
Governor
January 2015
Beauchamp College
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
September 2011
Martin High School
Governance
Governor
October 2018
Hallam Fields Primary School
Governance
Vice Chair of Governors
June 2017
Judgemeadow Community School
Governance
Chair
February 2017
Humphrey Perkins School
Governance
Governor
November 2017
LAT North Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
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
Ian Harris - self
Lionheart Academies Trust
Governance
Trustee
April 2014
South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Beauchamp College
Governance
Governor
October 2012
Jaimini Ratan
Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
Charity
Employee
April 2012
Judgemeadow Community College
Governance
Governor
February 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Fran Bennett - Self
Babington Academy
Education
Employee
September 1992
Trinity Life Church
Church
Member
September 1994
Judgemeadow Community College
Governance
Governor
February 2018
LAT South & City Hub
Governance
Governor
September 2018
Open Hands
Charity
Volunteer
September 2012
Fran Bennett – Spouse
The Winstanley School
Education
Employee
August 2016
Open Hands
Charity
Trustee
September 2011
Ofsted
Education
Employee
September 2010
Mo Chatra
Dept of Education
Government
Employee
October 2012
Woodland Grange Primary School
Governance
Chair of Governors
October 2010

 

South Hub Attendance 2018-2019

Governor
Governor Type
Meetings Attended
Possible Meetings Attended
% Attendance
Mo Chatra
Community
3
3
100
Ian Harris
Trustee
3
3
100
Ranjit Lall
Community
1
2
50
Jaimini Ratan
Community
1
2
50
Chris Swan
Trustee
3
3
100
Fran Bennett
Community
0
1
0

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRUST GOVERNANCE
Scheme of Delegation

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

 

Trust Board
Membership
Meetings
Key roles
Attending
  • Trustees appointed by Members based on skills
  • Additional co-opted trustees as necessary to ensure robust skill set, appointed by trustees
  • Full meetings – at least 4 x per year with teaching & learning / standards focus
  • Full meetings – at least 3 x per year as Finance & Operations Committee – attended by all trustees
  • Audit, Compliance & Risk – one meeting per year to receive audit report plus 3 meetings for audit, compliance & risk
  • Remuneration & Pay Committee – agreeing pay for Executive Team and Heads of School / Executive Heads. At least 1x per year.
  • Vision/Strategy meeting – annual vision and strategy workshop
  • Business, Community & Marketing
  • Education
  • Estates
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Pupil Premium
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Deputy CEO
  • Director of Teaching Resource
  • Executive Principal Primary
  • Director Estates
  • Additional Exec Team / senior leaders by invitation
Vision, Policy, Risk
Education & standards
Finance
Estates, IT, H&S
HR
  • Agree trust vision and strategy including growth strategy
  • Ensure vision and ethos are effectively shared with staff, parents, pupils, community, business
  • Agree partnerships, memorandums of understanding etc.
  • Receive stakeholder voice and factor this into trust decision making
  • Hold the trust to account for PR, marketing, business links, community links
  • Agree governance model for the trust and review regularly to ensure effectiveness.
Policy
  • Agree Trust-wide policies, hold CEO / CFO to account for implementation
  • Agree Admissions Policies for each school; Scheme of Delegation; Terms of Reference
Hold trust to account for standards using:
  • Data snapshots highlighting red flags and causes for celebration
  • Data snapshots of groups (PP, EAL, LAC, disadvantaged, more able etc) highlighting red flags and causes for celebration
  • KPIs of barriers to learning (safeguarding issues, behaviour, attendance, etc.) highlighting red flags and causes for celebration
  • Agree consolidated and individual school budgets
  • Agree core charge and services provided within the charge
  • Agree major extraordinary spends as outlined in the Finance Policy
  • Agree major shared procurements and leases as outlined in the Finance Policy, ensuring best value
  • Monitor the asset registers and inventories through updates to Audit, Compliance& Risk Committee
Risk
  • Review trust risk register
  • Monitor effectiveness of risk register processes across the schools and hubs
  • Receive red flag reports from schools and hubs
Compliance
  • Monitor wide range of compliance areas and action plans for impact
Estates
  • Agree 3-5 year Estates plans
  • Agree major works as outlined in Finance Policy
IT
  • Agree 3-5 year IT plans
  • Agree major contracts and leases as outlined in the Finance Policy
 
  • Agree major restructuring and redundancies following approval by CEO
  • Monitor effectiveness of performance management processes across the trust
  • Performance Management of the CEO and CFO by Chair, at least one other trustee and external advisor.
  • Agree changes to trust-wide HR policy, ensuring consultation as appropriate
  • Join HR panels – appeal, grievance, disciplinary, etc. where necessary

 

 

Hub Governing Bodies
Membership
Meetings
Key roles
Attending
  • Governors from Local Governing Bodies of Hub schools, appointed based on skills
  • 1 trustee
  • Co-opted governors bringing specific skills as needed
  • Full meetings 3 per year & additional where necessary
 
  • Education & Safeguarding
  • Estates and IT
  • Finance
  • Health & Safety
  • HR
  • Marketing
 
  • CEO, Deputy CEO, Director of Teaching Resource, Executive Principal Primary
  • CFO
  • Director of Estates
  • Directors IT, HR & Business managers as invited by CFO
Marketing
  • Monitor and contribute to the marketing strategy for the Hub
Vision, Policy, Risk
Education & standards
Finance & Risk
Estates & IT
HR
  • Interpret the trust vision for the hub context
  • Agree shared staffing
  • Agree shared educational / curriculum developments, PR, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Network as a hub with other trusts, businesses, community organisations, the LA, teaching schools etc.
  • Review effectiveness of hub governance annually.
  • Take account of stakeholder voice and the concerns and aspirations of Hub schools
Policies
  • Agree policies specific to Hub
Risk
  • Receive risk reports from Hub schools, identify collective risks, red flag key risks to the Board 
  • Monitor data red flags
  • Monitor consolidated budget across Hub schools
  • Monitor red flags in individual school budgets
  • Agree grant applications and spending within Finance Policy limits
  • Sign off best value where cheapest quote is not used
  • Agree major shared procurements where these are not covered at trust level
 
Estates
  • Recommend to Board 3 year estates plans for Hub schools, as provided by Director Estates
  • Agree medium sized works as outlined in Finance Policy and 3 year plan
IT
  • Recommend to Board 3-5 year plans for Hub schools
  • Agree medium sized contracts and leases as outlined in the Finance Policy and 3 year plan.
  • Monitor staff attendance
  • Monitor recruitment challenges
  • Monitor retention challenges
 

 

 

Local Governing Bodies
Membership
Meetings
Key roles
Attending
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff governor
  • Head
  • Executive Head (where appropriate)
  • 5-8 community governors
 
LGB meetings
  • 4 meetings per year in line with data snapshots
  • No committees
  • Working parties as needed
Trust Finance meetings
5 per year, attended by Finance Governor, Head and business manager, CEO and CFO (or their representative).
Staff Health & Safety meeting – attended by one governor in secondary schools.
  • Business links & careers   Community Links
  • Education & Data
  • Finance & grants - Sports Premium, Year 7 catch up
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Premium
  • Pupil Voice        
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND & Looked After Children
  • SMSC & British Values
  • Wellbeing – staff and pupils
  • EYFS (Primary)  6th form (if relevant)
  • Senior leadership team
  • Occasionally and where appropriate: Hub Lead, Hub Chair, CEO, trustees
Performance Management & Pay
  • Pay Committee – agree pay on recommendation from Head following moderation by trust leadership  – one autumn meeting
  • Performance management of Head by CEO, external advisor, Chair of LGB & Chair of Trust
Holding the school to account for standards:
Pupil, Parent & Community
Compliance
Ambassadors & Vision
Receive reports on:
  • Development Plan updates
  • End of year results analysis
  • Data snapshots & KPIs including vulnerable groups, more able etc.
  • Information comparing school to national data
  • External quality assurance reports
  • Pupil Premium impact reports
  • Primary Sports Funding impact reports
  • Year 7 catch up funding impact reports
  • Attendance & Behaviour
  • Wellbeing support
First hand knowledge:
  • Learning walks linked to Development Plan priorities, mainly as part of trust reviews
  • Annual learning walk to audit safeguarding
  • Annual SEND learning walk
  • Governor links to key subjects
Ofsted:
  • Meet with Ofsted to discuss governance in this school
Stakeholder voice:
  • Parent forums & PTAs
  • School Council
  • Community networking
Pupil experience:
  • Curriculum offer – consulted on significant changes
  • Enrichment – curriculum and before/after school and holidays
  • Support school in ensuring curriculum and pupil offer match the context of the school’s community
Parents as co-educators – hold school to account for:
  • Communication with parents
  • Parent workshops re. curriculum, esafety, etc.
Complaints:
  • Carry out Stage 3 complaints process (meeting with Chair or another governor)
Risk:
  • Review risk register
  • Escalate concerns to Board
Compliance – hold school to account for:
  • Safeguarding & Prevent
  • British Values
  • Equality
  • Health & safety – fire practice reports, near misses, RIDDOR, accidents
Exclusions:
  • Monitor exclusions, behaviour partnership arrangements, managed moves
  • Receive representations from parents in relation to exclusions
Local policies:
  • Agree local policies
  • Monitor implementation of trust/hub policies
 
Ambassadors:
  • Hold school to account for PR, marketing, pupil recruitment
  • Act as ambassadors for the school
  • Act as ambassadors for the Trust
  • Build positive relationship with PTA
  • Build networks with stakeholders and alumni to benefit the school and build a benevolent community
  • Build networks with businesses & useful community/education providers
  • Encourage school to engage in appropriate fundraising activities and enterprise
Vision & ethos:
  • Ensure the vision for the school matches the community context, within the wider Trust vision
  • Holding the school to account for a positive, aspirational ethos