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Wallington High School for Girls

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Governance Structure

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Governance Structure

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.

Name

Date Appointed

Hamza Aumeer

01/09/2015

Donna Evans

01/01/2016

Sandy Gillett

24/08/2020

Tony Hyams-Parish

01/09/2015

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:

Name

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office ends

Sandy Gillett

Chair/Director/Trustee

01/09/2020

31/08/2024

Philip Taylor

Vice Chair/Director/Trustee

01/09/2019

31/08/2023

Hamza Aumeer

Director/Trustee

24/08/2020

23/08/2024

Alex Clark

Director/Trustee

01/09/2019

31/08/2023

Robert Etchell

Director/Trustee

24/08/2020

23/08/2024

Marie Grant

Director/Trustee

01/04/2018

31/03/2022

Malcolm Munro

Director/Trustee

01/04/2018

31/03/2022

Nigel Pepper

Director/Trustee

01/09/2019

31/08/2023

Jennifer Smith

CEO

01/09/2019

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.

 

The composition of the Trust Committees is as follows:

 

Please add a hyperlink here to Scheme of Delegation

 

Trust Admissions (Selective Schools)

 

Nigel Pepper (Chair)

Trustee

Sandy Gillett

Chair of the Trust Board

Jennifer Smith

CEO

Andrea Cooke

Nonsuch Governor

Robert Etchell

Trustee

Malcolm Munro

Trustee/Chair Carshalton LGB

Alison Sleight

Wallington Governor

In attendance:

Richard Booth

Headteacher

Amy Cavilla

Headteacher

 

Trust Finance

Nigel Pepper (Chair)

Chair/Trustee

Andrea Cooke (Vice Chair)

Vice-Chair/Nonsuch Governor

Imran Ahmad

Wallington Governor

Robert Etchell

Trustee

Marie Grant

Trustee/Chair Nonsuch LGB

Sharon Major

Carshalton Governor

Jennifer Smith

CEO

Hamza Aumeer

Trustee/Chair Wallington LGB

In attendance:

Helen Latham

Director of Finance and Operations

Trust Governance

Sandy Gillett

Chair/Trustee

Marie Grant

Vice Chair/Trustee/Chair Nonsuch LGB

Nigel Pepper

Trustee

Philip Taylor

Trustee

In attendance:

Jennifer Smith

CEO

Trust HR

Philip Taylor

Chair/Trustee

Sandy Gillett

Vice Chair/Trustee

Laura Sutton

Wallington Governor

Jennifer Smith

CEO

Sue Cooke

Nonsuch Governor

Hamza Aumeer

Trustee/Chair of Wallington LGB

Chris Cox

Carshalton Governor

In attendance:

Helen Latham

Director of Finance and Operations

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton LGB

Name

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office ends

Malcolm Munro (Chair)

Trustee

17/06/2019

31/03/2022

Chris Cox (Vice-Chair)

Appointed Governor

17/03/2019

16/03/2023

Fiona Johnston

Appointed Governor

23/09/2020

22/09/2024

Nelly Keung

Appointed Governor

08/10/2018

07/10/2022

Sharon Major

Appointed Governor

23/09/2020

22/09/2024

Vacancy

Appointed Governor

 

 

Joseph Thevaranjan

Parent Governor

27/01/2020

26/01/2024

Matt Butler

Parent Governor

11/12/2018

10/12/2022

Lorna Stanley

Staff Governor

23/09/2020

22/09/2024

Katie Buchanan

Staff Governor

08/02/2017

07/02/2021

Moe Devenney

Headteacher

01/09/2019

On termination of employment

Nonsuch LGB

Name

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office ends

Marie Grant (Chair)

Trustee

11/05/2019

31/03/2022

Andrea Cooke (Vice-Chair)

Appointed Governor

30/06/2018

29/06/2022

Emma Walford

Appointed Governor

18/04/2018

17/04/2022

Sue Cooke

Appointed Governor

25/09/2019

24/09/2023

Param Vivehanandha

Appointed Governor

24/08/2020

23/08/2024

Nithyanand Poornanandan

Appointed Governor

24/08/2020

23/08/2024

Claire Copeland

Parent Governor

03/02/2020

02/02/2024

Sunita Mohan

Parent Governor

31/10/2018

30/10/2022

Hannah Shortt

Staff Governor

01/05/2018

30/04/2022

Gavin Murdoch

Staff Governor

06/10/2017

05/10/2021

Amy Cavilla

Headteacher

01/09/2016

On termination of employment

Wallington LGB

Name

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office ends

Hamza Aumeer (Chair)

Trustee

31/03/2018

30/03/2022

Imran Ahmad

Appointed Governor

16/09/2020

15/09/2024

Rosemary Allotey

Appointed Governor

30/06/2019

29/06/2023

Eveline Reynolds-Boison

Appointed Governor

10/07/2017

09/07/2021

Nadia Nagamootoo

Appointed Governor

28/11/2017

27/11/2021

Laura Sutton

Appointed Governor

27/01/2020

26/01/2024

Naheed Ali

Parent Governor

26/11/2019

25/11/2023

Julie Smith (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor

08/06/2017

07/06/2021

Alison Sleight

Staff Governor

23/11/2019

22/11/2023

Vicky Watson

Staff Governor

31/12/2019

30/12/2023

Richard Booth

Headteacher

01/09/2016

On termination of employment

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:

 

CEO

Jennifer Smith

 

  • Provides the strategic leadership to the Trust
  • Accountable, along with the board, for the performance of all schools within the Trust

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR OF

FINANCE/OPS

Helen Latham

HEADTEACHER

NONSUCH

Amy Cavilla

HEADTEACHER WALLINGTON Richard Booth

HEADTEACHER CARSHALTON Moe Devenney

HR

Natasha

Geoffrey

 

  • Leads the finance and business management functions of the Trust
  • Works with the Headteachers to support the delivery of the school development plan

 

  • Leads their own school as Headteacher
  • Accountable for the delivery of an excellent standard of education and securing strong student performance
  • Hold cross Trust responsibilities

 

  • Manages the HR function for the Trust

 

             

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

What remains with each school

What is centralised

Where collaboration happens

  • Clear identity for the Headteacher and leadership team
  • Setting and delivery of the school development plan
  • Day-to-day management of the school
  • School procedures and systems
  • School data, assessment and reporting
  • Communication with parents
  • Defined role for the LGB
  • Setting of Trust strategic priorities and KPIs
  • Finance function
  • HR function
  • IT function
  • Trust-level Data reporting
  • Statutory policies

 

  • Giving and receiving of support for individual department/areas
  • Sharing and developing expertise in girls’ education
  • Cross- trust departmental reviews
  • Staff training and development
  • Student development/leadership
  • Careers/work experience and UCAS programme