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Governors and related information from January 2021

National Church of England Academy Governors and Related Information January 2021

National Church of England Academy joined the MITRE Trust on 1 January 2021.

Governors of the academy under these new arrangements are listed below.

Director/ Trustee name Category Appointed End of term Specific /Additional Role[s] /Committee Membership
Mrs Lisa Allen Parent 01/01/21 18/11/21 Finance & resources committee
Mrs Constance Ball Foundation (PCC) 01/01/21 04/11/22 Standards & outcomes committee
Link governor - Ethos
Mr Martin Brailsford Principal (ex-officio) 01/01/21    
Rev Helen Chantry Foundation (ex-officio) 01/01/21    
Mrs Kirsty Cowley Foundation (PCC) 01/01/21 18/06/22 Chair of Governing Body
Standards & outcomes committee
Finance & resources committee
Mr Craig Dean Community 01/01/21 15/07/23 Standards & outcomes committee
Mrs Jo Eastwood Foundation (DBE) 01/01/21 18/07/21 Link governor - Health and safety
Finance & resources committee
Mrs Amy Harmston-Hall Parent 01/01/21 18/11/21 Link governor - Safeguarding and Safer recruitment
Chair - Standards & outcomes committee
Mr Ben Marshall Foundation (DBE) 01/01/21 15/03/24 Vice-Char of the Governing Body
Standards & outcomes committee
Mr John Oldfield Foundation (DBE) 01/01/21 04/11/22

Finance & Resources Committee

Link Governor – SEND

Mr Martin Paine Foundation (DBE) 01/01/21 30/08/22 Finance & resources committee
Mr Steve Yardley Foundation (PCC) 01/01/21 12/07/22 Chair - finance & resources committee

Category of Governor and current vacancies

Category Number of posts Current vacancies
Foundation (appointed by the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Board of Education – DBE) 5 1
Foundation (appointed by the Parochial Church Council Hucknall St Mary Magdalene - PCC) 3 0
Foundation (ex-officio appointed by the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Board of Education – DBE) 1 0
Staff (elected) 1 1
Staff (co-opted) 1 1
Parent (elected) 2 0
Community 1 0
Principal (ex-officio) 1 0

Governors' Declarations of Interest: Pecuniary/Business 2020/2021

Name Name/ nature of pecuniary/business interest declared Type of business
Mrs Lisa Allen Employed by E.ON UK PLC as a Senior Global Category Manager (Procurement) Energy
Mrs Constance Ball Relationship to member of support staff (casual worker) Education
Mr Martin Brailsford Employed as Principal of National Church of England Academy Education
Rev Helen Chantry Employed by Southwell and Nottingham Diocese as a Vicar Church
Mrs Kirsty Cowley Employed by Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Board of Finance as a Deanery Administrator Church/ Education
Mr Craig Dean Employed by Hollygirt School, Nottingham as a Deputy Head Teacher Education
Mrs Jo Eastwood

Director - Belmar Services Ltd

Contract for provision of air conditioning services awarded to company during 2019/20 following regular procurement exercise.

Member of professional bodies - IOSH; ILM and AAT

Building services
Mrs Amy Harmston-Hall Employed by local construction company in an accounts role Construction/civil engineering
Mr Ben Marshall

Relationship - member of NCEA teaching staff
Director:-
- Ben Marshall Management Ltd
- Duplex Management Ltd
-Leen Valley Angling Limited
- Kingfisher Productions Ltd
- Total Live Ltd

Member of professional bodies – Institute of Directors

Education
Mr John Oldfield Employed by Nottinghamshire County Council as a Deputy Head Teacher at a feeder primary school Education
Mr Martin Paine

Relationship - member of DAT support staff at MAT that NCEA formerly partnered
Employed by Broxtowe Borough Council as Chief Audit and Control Officer

Member of professional bodies - CIPFA

Education
Local Authority
Mr Steve Yardley

Relationship - friend of member of NCEA teaching staff
Employed - Duplex Management Ltd

Director:-
- Duplex Management Ltd
- Duplex Business Services Ltd
- Education Performance Assessment
- Professional Apprenticeships Ltd
- Shandybar Ltd

Member of professional bodies – Institute of Directors

Education

Historic Governor and Member Information

Prior to joining MITRE, National Church of England Academy had operated as a Single Academy Trust.

Members and Directors/Trustees of the company are listed below. Directors/Trustees in place at 31 December 2020 continued in post as governors from 1 January 2021.

Both members and directors/trustees will continue to fulfil their roles in any business associated with the wind up of National Church of England Academy Trust.

Members of National Church of England Academy Trust (@ 31 December 2020)

Companies House number 07708713

Name Role
Parochial Church Council (corporate member)  
Diocesan Board of Finance (corporate member)  
Mr Ian Griffiths (w.e.f 5/12/2019) Diocesan Board of Finance appointee on nomination of Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Kirsty Cowley Chair of NCEAT
Rev Helen Chantry (w.e.f 23/09/2020) Incumbent

The remit of members is as recorded in the September 2019 Academies Financial Handbook

Previous members of National Church of England Academy Trust

Name Date of Resignation
Mrs Margaret Hosking 25 September 2015
Rev. Canon Kathryn Herrod 17 September 2017
Mr John Richard Rolph As a Diverse Academies Trust representative resigned 17 July 2019
Mr Nigel Spraggins As a Nottingham and Southwell Diocese representative resigned 19 August 2019
The Venerable David Picken

As Diocesan Board of Finance appointee on nomination of Diocesan Board of Education - appointed 31 August 2019, resigned 5 December 2019

Rev Jo Stephens

Incumbent - 23 September 2020

 

Directors/Trustees of National Church of England Academy Trust (@ 31 December 2020)

Director/Trustee Name

Category

Appointed

End of Term

Specific /Additional Role[s] /Committee Membership

Mrs Lisa Allen

Parent

19/11/17

18/11/21

Finance & Resources Committee

Mrs Constance Ball

Foundation (PCC)

05/11/18

04/11/22

Standards & Outcomes Committee

Link Governor – Ethos

Served four-year term from 05/11/14, reappointed for a further four years.

Rev Helen Chantry

Foundation (ex-officio)

04/10/20

 

 

Mrs Kirsty Cowley

Foundation [PCC]

19/06/18

18/06/22

Chair of NCEAT

Standards & Outcomes Committee

Finance & Resources Committee

Served four-year term from 20/06/14, reappointed for a further four years.

 

Mr Craig Dean

Community

16/07/19

15/07/23

Standards & Outcomes Committee

Served four-year term from 16/07/15, reappointed for a further four years.

Mrs Jo Eastwood

Foundation [DBF]

 

19/07/17

 

18/07/21

Link Governor – Health and Safety

Finance & Resources Committee

Mrs Amy Harmston-Hall

Parent

19/11/17

18/11/21

Link Governor – Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

Chair - Standards & Outcomes Committee

Mr Ben Marshall

Foundation [DBF]

16/03/20

15/03/24

Vice-Chair – NCEAT

Standards & Outcomes Committee

Served four-year term from 16/03/16, reappointed for a further four years.

Mr John Oldfield

Foundation [DBF]

05/11/18

04/11/22

Served four-year term from 16/11/14, reappointed for a further four years.

Finance & Resources Committee

Mr Martin Paine

Foundation [DBF]

31/08/18

30/08/22

Finance & Resources Committee

Mr Steve Yardley

Foundation (PCC)

13/07/18

12/07/22

Chair - Finance & Resources Committee

 

Attendance at Meetings of NCEA Trust Board, Academy Committee and Committees 2019/20

Name Meeting Attendance Record
Academic Year 2019/20
No. in year
Attendance Record
Academic Year 2019/20
No. attended
Mrs L Allen NCEA Trust Board 7 2
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 1 0
Mrs C Ball NCEA Trust Board 7 6
  Academy Committee 3 2
  Committee(s) 2 0
Mrs K Cowley NCEA Trust Board 7 7
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 3 3
Mr C Dean NCEA Trust Board 7 6
  Academy Committee 3 2
  Committee(s) 2 2
Mrs J Eastwood NCEA Trust Board 7 5
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 1 1
Mrs A Harmston-Hall NCEA Trust Board 7 5
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 3 3
Mrs E Hopkin NCEA Trust Board 2 0
  Academy Committee 2 0
  Committee(s) 0 0
Mrs H James NCEA Trust Board 4 1
  Academy Committee 3 2
  Committee(s) 1 0
Mrs G Johnson NCEA Trust Board 6 3
  Academy Committee 3 0
  Committee(s) 1 0
Mr A McKibbin NCEA Trust Board 5 5
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 1 0
Mr B Marshall NCEA Trust Board 7 7
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 2 2
Mr J Oldfield NCEA Trust Board 7 5
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 1 0
Mr M Paine NCEA Trust Board 7 7
  Academy Committee 3 3
  Committee(s) 1 1
Rev J Stephens NCEA Trust Board 7 6
  Academy Committee 3 2
  Committee(s) N/A N/A
Mr S Yardley NCEA Trust Board 6 6
  Academy Committee 4 4
  Committee(s) 6 4

Category of Director/Trustee and vacancies (@ 31 December 2020)

Category of Governor

No of posts

Vacancies

Foundation (DBF)

6

2

Foundation (PCC)

5

2

Foundation (ex-officio)

1

0

Staff

3

3

Parent

3

1

Community

1

0

DAT

2

2

Directors/Trustees who resigned/end of term during previous 12 months

Name Date of appointment Date of resignation
Mrs Hayley James 04/09/17 09/03/20
Mr Andrew McKibbin 09/05/19 13/04/20
Mrs Gemma Johnson 12/12/17 20/06/20
Rev Jo Stephens 05/11/18 09/09/20

Notes on attendance at meetings

Number of meetings which trustees could attend will be lower for those trustees whose terms of office ended during the year.

Committee meetings were not held during Advent Term due to transitional governance arrangements being in place following dissolution of DALP – Academy Committee fulfilled much of that role during this period - and were suspended following outbreak of Coronavirus. Business was transacted through the NCEAT Board during this period.

Mrs Hopkin and Mrs Johnson were both on maternity leave during the year and this impacted on the number of meetings they were able to attend.

Version:   27/01/21