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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Governance Structure

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A multi academy trust (MAT) is a legal structure that brings two or more schools under the control of one governing board, while still functioning as separate schools that retain their own identity. The Girls' Learning Trust (GLT) is a MAT.

GLT has three levels of governance. Firstly it has ‘Members’, which are akin to the shareholders of a company, except that as a charity there are no profits. GLT can have up to five Members, some of whom may also be Trustees who sit on the GLT Board (see below) and others who are independent.  Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of GLT and appoint the Trustees.
 

Members

Name Date Appointed
Hamza Aumeer 01/09/15
Donna Evans 01/01/16
Sandy Gillett 24/08/20
Tony Hyams-Parish 01/09/15
Vacancy  

 

The second level of governance is the GLT Board (the board of trustees/directors). There are currently 9 trustees / directors on the GLT Board which is:

  • The overall governing body for GLT and all the schools within
  • Responsible for setting the strategic direction for GLT including key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Accountable for the educational performance of the Trust and all academies within
  • Responsible for determining Trust-wide policies as appropriate
  • The Trust is the employer of all GLT staff

The following people make up the GLT Board:
 

GLT Board
 


Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office ends
Sandy Gillett Chair/Director/Trustee 01/09/20 31/08/24
Philip Taylor Vice Chair/Director/Trustee 01/09/19 31/08/23
Hamza Aumeer Director/Trustee 24/08/20 23/08/24
Alex Clark Director/Trustee 01/09/19 31/08/23
Robert Etchell Director/Trustee 24/08/20 23/08/24
Marie Grant Director/Trustee 01/04/18 31/03/22
Malcolm Munro Director/Trustee 01/04/18 31/03/22
Nigel Pepper Director/Trustee 01/09/19 31/08/23
Jennifer Smith CEO 01/09/19 On termination of employment
Andrew Horrod Clerk    

 

The third level of governance comprises the Trust Committees and Local Governing Bodies (LGBs). The Board has a number of Trust Committees that report to it, to enable it to carry out its functions. These include Finance and HR and these committees are made up of Trustees from the Trust Board and Governors from the LGBs.

Each school within GLT has its own LGB. The LGB is a committee of the GLT Board and;
 

  • Is responsible to the Trust Board for the performance of the school
  • Supports and challenges the Headteacher and the school leadership to secure strong student performance
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of the school’s activities to ensure an excellent standard of education is delivered
  • Achieves the KPIs set by the Trust Board and delivers the school development plan
  • Contributes to the wider work of GLT through the membership of the Trust committees

More information on the way the Trust and committees work together can be found in the GLT Scheme of Delegation within our Governance Handbook.

Click here to view the GLT Scheme of Delegation


The composition of the Trust Committees is as follows:
 

Trust Admissions (Selective Schools)

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Nigel Pepper (Chair) Trustee
Sandy Gillett Chair of the Trust Board
Jennifer Smith CEO
Andrea Cooke Nonsuch Governor
Robert Etchell Wallington Governor

In attendance:
 
Richard Booth Headteacher
Amy Cavilla Headteacher
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Trust Finance

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Nigel Pepper (Chair) Chair/Trustee
Andrea Cooke (Vice Chair) Vice-Chair/Nonsuch Governor
Alex Clark Trustee
Robert Etchell Trustee
Marie Grant Trustee
Malcolm Munro Trustee
Jennifer Smith CEO
Hamza Aumeer Wallington Governor
Vacancy Carshalton Governor

In attendance:
 
Helen Latham Director of Finance and Operations
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Trust GOVERNANCE

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Sandy Gillett Chair/Trustee
Marie Grant Vice Chair/Trustee
Nigel Pepper Trustee
Philip Taylor Trustee

In attendance:
 
Jennifer Smith CEO
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Trust HR

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Philip Taylor Chair/Trustee
Sandy Gillett Vice Chair/Trustee
Vacancy Trustee
Jennifer Smith CEO
Vacancy Nonsuch Governor
Hamza Aumeer Wallington Governor
Chris Cox Carshalton Governor

In attendance:
 
Helen Latham Director of Finance and Operations
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Carshalton local governing body

Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office ends
Malcolm Munro (Chair) Trustee 17/06/19 31/03/22
Chris Cox Appointed Governor 17/03/19 16/03/23
(Fiona Johnson) Appointed Governor tbc  
Nelly Keung Appointed Governor 08/10/18 17/10/22
(Sharon Major) Appointed Governor tbc  
Vacancy Appointed Governor    
Joseph Thevaranjan Parent Governor 27/01/20 26/01/24
Matt Butler Parent Governor 11/12/18 10/12/22
Vacancy Staff Governor    
Katie Buchanan Staff Governor 08/02/17 07/02/21
Moe Devenney Headteacher 01/09/19 On termination of employment

 

Nonsuch Local Governing Body

Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office ends
Marie Grant (Chair) Trustee 11/05/19 31/03/22
Andrea Cooke Appointed Governor 30/06/18 29/06/22
Sue Cooke Appointed Governor 25/09/19 24/09/23
Nithyanand Poornanandan Appointed Governor 24/08/20 23/08/24
Param Vivehanandha Appointed Governor 24/08/20 23/08/24
Emma Walford Appointed Governor 18/04/18 17/04/22
Claire Copeland Parent Governor 03/02/20 02/02/24
Sunita Mohan Parent Governor 31/10/18 30/10/22
Hannah Shortt Staff Governor 01/05/18 30/04/22
Gavin Murdoch Staff Governor 06/10/17 05/10/21
Amy Cavilla Headteacher 01/09/16 On termination of employment

 

WALLINGTON Local Governing Body

Name Role Date Appointed Term of Office ends
Hamza Aumeer (Chair) Appointed Governor 31/03/18 30/03/22
Imran Ahmad Appointed Governor 01/09/20 (tbc) 31/08/24
Rosemary Allotey Appointed Governor 30/06/19 29/06/23
Eveline Reynolds-Boison Appointed Governor 10/07/17 09/07/21
Nadia Nagamootoo Appointed Governor 28/11/17 27/11/21
Laura Sutton Appointed Governor 27/01/20 26/01/24
Naheed Ali Parent Governor 26/11/19 25/11/23
Julie Smith Parent Governor 08/06/17 07/06/21
Alison Sleight Staff Governor 23/11/19 22/11/23
Vicky Watson Staff Governor 31/12/19 30/12/23
Richard Booth Headteacher 01/09/16 On termination of employment

Executive Team


In addition, an Executive Team work strategically to shape the direction of the Trust and manage the day to day operations.  The current structure is as follows:

GLT CEO Chart - May 2020

The chart below illustrates how the day to day management of the schools is structured within the GLT model:

GLT Day-to-Day Man Aug 2019