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Trustees Meeting Attendance

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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Autums 2021 colour

The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) is a charitable company and is accountable for the strategic direction of each of the Academies within the Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust has 2 layers of governance as laid out in the Articles of Association – the Members of the Trust and the Board of Directors.
Each of the 4 Academies (Lord Scudamore, Sutton, Kings Caple and St Weonards) within the Trust has a Local Advisory Body (formerly Local Governing Body) which is a Committee of the Board of Directors, with delegated key function. They perform a crucial role in providing the Trust with the necessary tools to ensure that it can maintain the individual character of each of the Academies.
The HMFA MAT Scheme of Delegation (see pdf on right) defines the lines of responsibility and accountability within our Multi-Academy Trust. It is a systematic way of ensuring that Members, Directors and Local Advisory Boards are clear about their roles and responsibilities.

The governance structure is shown in the chart above.

The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
A company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Company Reg. No. 7578861

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Trustees

MRS CHRIS HAYES – MEMBER/TRUSTEE & CHAIR of TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 30.07.20 –
ELECTED CHAIR: 8.07.20 for 1 year
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor – Bromyard Grammar School Foundation
Chair & governor – Pencombe CE Primary School

PETER BOX, TRUSTEE, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER, CEO & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Original (signatory) member
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO / Executive Headteacher
Director of Activate Central Ltd
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School
Operational oversight – HMFA Enterprises
Partner, Maggi Newton, is the Executive Head/ Head/ Trustee of 3 Schools/Academies within the HMFA wider federation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards).

MR DAVID GREENOUGH, MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS: None

MR ERIC KLEIN – MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

MR LUKE CONOD- MEMBER/TRUSTEE & VICE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 18.06.15
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor on LAB – Lord Scudamore Academy
Director of Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD
Managing Director of The School Uniform Shop/Denim Nation which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at Lord Scudamore Academy.
Director of PropSource Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD – property sourcing company
Director of Gorringe Montague & Conod Trading LTD – property management company
Director of Campbell & Conod LTD – property & pub campsite and hotel
Director of Cherry Build – building company
Director of Land Rover Owners & Spares Department – marketing & social media

MRS SARAH ELWINE – MEMBER/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 01.09.15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Member – HMFA Finance Committee
Mercer Ltd Employer Consulting firm re LGPS (local Government Pension Scheme – Ceases 31.12.18

MR HUGH PATTERSON - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Spouse of landowner – Wife owns land rented to and used by Canon Pyon CE Academy

MR MATT ASHCROFT – PARENT/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 11.07.19
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Governor – Sutton Primary Academy
Director – All Star Activities

MR MIKE WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent Governor – Marden Primary Academy
Trustee – Marden Recreation Ground
Spouse (Karein Williams) – Employee of Herefordshire Council

MRS ROWENA WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 30.03.20
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – St Weonards Academy

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
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Email the Clerk to the HMFA Directors – Mrs Suzanne McGowan
01432 273951

Trustees Meeting Attendance

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
01/12/202030/03/202107/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodapologiesyesyes2 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
Eric Kleinyesapologiesapologies1 of 3
Hugh Pattersonyesyesapologies2 of 3
Matt Ashcroftyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
RowenaWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3

HMFA Board of Directors Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
04.12.2019Covid Closure08.07.2020
Peter BoxYesYes2 of 2
LukeConodApologiesApologies0 of 2
SarahElwineYesYes2 of 2
DavidGreenoughYesApologies1 of 2
Eric KleinYesApologies1 of 2
Rob NorthYesYes2 of 2
Hugh PattersonYesYes2 of 2
Matt AshcroftYesYes2 of 2
MikeWilliamsYesYes2 of 2
BobbyWoodockApologiesResigned0 of 2
Chris HayesApologiesYes1 of 2
RowenaWilliamsYesYes2 of 2

HMFA Board of Directors Attendance Academic Year 2018-2019
06/12/201802/04/201911/07/2019Total attended Sep 18 - Aug 19
Peter BoxYesYesYes3 of 3
Luke ConodApologiesYesYes2 of 3
Sarah ElwineYesYesYes3 of 3
David GreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
Adrian HarveyYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Eric KleinYesApologiesApologies1 of 3
Rob NorthYesYesApologies2 of 3
Sadie ReadeYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Hugh PattersonYesYesYes3 of 3
Matt AshcroftN/AYesYes2 of 2
Mike WilliamsYesYesYes3 of 3
Chris WatkinsYesYesYes3 of 3
Bobby WoodcockApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
Steve PughApologiesResignedN/A0 of1

Finance Audit & Risk Meeting Attendance

HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
20/11/202019/03/202106/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodyesyesyes3 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
Nicky Jonesyesyesyes3 of 3

Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
25.11.2019Covid ClosureCovid Closure
Peter BoxYes1 of 1
RobNorthYes1 of 1
MikeWilliamsYes1 of 1
Bobbie WoodcockYes1 of 1
Sarah ElwineYes1 of 1
David GreenhoughApologies0 of 1
NickyJonesYes1 of 1

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

St Weonards Academy is set within a thriving rural community and through close links with St Weonards Church, the local shop and the farming community the children are able to benefit from a very varied range of extra educational and personal development opportunities. The school prides itself on being a safe, friendly welcoming environment where the excellent staff are committed to providing a curriculum, which will ensure the children that attend the school achieve the best possible outcomes that stay with them in the future, giving them the skills to become responsible citizens and life- long learners.
Being part of the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies, St Weonards Academy has been able to provide so many extra opportunities for the children including a varied range of sporting, musical and exciting residential trips. As a Parent Governor who regularly pops into school, I am able to see the quality of education and care for all the students and allows me to see first hand the children ‘growing together, learning together’ (the motto chosen by the children). The children also chose the slogan – ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. This has been recognised in the recent OFSTED report, which concluded that we are an Outstanding School.
We also pride ourselves on the good relationships with our parents and we continue to listen so that we can also grow together. The school parents also run a hardworking PTFA, who organise a variety of events throughout the year that enable the children to benefit from more equipment and educational trips. St Weonards Academy has a kitchen on site meaning that hot healthy meals are provided, which the children really enjoy. St Weonards Academy always strives to achieve more so please come along and see this happy, friendly, healthy school of which the Governors are really proud, after all “Together everyone achieves more”.

Local Advisory Body

MRS ROWENA WILLIAMS , PARENT MEMBER (CHAIR)

APPOINTED BY: Elected by parents
DATE APPOINTED AS CHAIR: 01.12.20 for 1 year
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Trustee for the HMFA BOD
Child at the school
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/10/2019 – 30/09/2023

MS ALISON TAYLOR, MEMBER & EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/21
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Headteacher
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/09/21 – 30/9/24
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Headteacher at Lord Scudamore Academy
Executive Headteacher at St Weonards Academy
Executive Headteacher at Kings Caple Primary Academy

MISS ANGELA CLARKE, STAFF MEMBER

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body / Staff
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Head of School
Staff Member
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Teacher in school
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/10/2019 – 30/09/2023
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
None

MRS S TALBOYS, CO-OPTED MEMBER

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Co-opted Member
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Employed by HMFA as a teacher at Kings Caple Primary Academy
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/10/2019 – 30/09/2023
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
None

MRS J BALDERSON, CO-OPTED MEMBER

APPOINTED BY: The Directors
DATE APPOINTED: 01/12/2020

TERM OF OFFICE:
01/12/2020 – 30/11/2023
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Trustee at Barrs Court Academy Trust
Governor at Stoke Prior Community School

VACANT, COMMUNITY MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

VACANT, CO-OPTED MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MRS ALISON NASH, CO-OPTED MEMBER (RESIGNED)

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019 resigned 16/6/21
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Co-opted Member
Safeguarding / SEN Member
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
None
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/10/2019 – 30/09/2023
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
None

MISS MAGGI NEWTON, MEMBER AND HEADTEACHER (RESIGNED)

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019 resigned 31/8/21
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Headteacher
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Director of Activate Central
Partner – (P. Box) – CEO of HMFA/Director of Activate Central
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/10/2019 – 30/9/23
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Headteacher at Marden Primary Academy
Executive Headteacher at St Weonards Academy
Executive Headteacher at Pencombe CE Primary


St Weonards Academy has a dedicated Local Advisory Board that meet every term.

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

STW LAB Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
14/10/202016/06/2021
MaggiNewtonyesyesyes3 of 3
AngieClarkeyesyesyes3 of 3
Sally Talboysyesyesyes3 of 3
RowennaWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
AlisonNashabsentabsentresigned0 or 3
JudyBaldersonn/ayesyes2 of 3

Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - St Weonards Academy - 2019-2020
Date 15/10/2019Date 05/01/2020Date 10/06/2020Total attended Sep 19-Aug 20
RowenaWilliamsYesYesCovid closure2 of 3
MaggiNewtonYesYes-2 of 3
AlisonNashYesYes-2 of 3
MaggieEvansResignedResigned-0 of 3
Julie RossYesNo-1 of 3
AndrewWardResignedResigned-0 of 3
AngelaClarkeYesNo-1 of 3
Sally TTalboysYesYes-2 of 3

Documents

Become a Governor

Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability. Governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education. If you are interested in becoming a Governor of our school and you have any special skills or talents and the commitment to make a valid contribution to our governing body please contact the school.