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Governance Structure

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Directors Meeting Attendance

Finance Meeting Attendance

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Year 16-17 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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Directors

MRS CHRIS HAYES – TRUSTEE & CHAIR of DIRECTORS

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

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

PREB. ROBERT NORTH, MEMBER DIRECTOR, CHAIR of DIRECTORS (RESIGNED)

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11 – Resigned 17.07.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair – Lord Scudamore Local Advisory Body
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance Committee
Employee Church Commissioners
Director of Spire Trading, Hereford Ltd
Parochial Church Councils of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity, All Saints Hereford, St Michael’s Breinton

MRS ROBERTA WOODCOCK – TRUSTEE (RESIGNED

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17 – Resigned 19.06.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair of Governors, Llangrove CE Academy
Trustee fulfilling internal audit from HMFA to HMFA Internal Scrutiniser
HMFA Finance Committee

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
01432 880336

Email the Clerk to the HMFA Directors – Mrs Suzanne McGowan
01432 273951

Directors Meeting Attendance

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 Meeting Attendance

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 GOVERNOR (CHAIR)

APPOINTED BY: Elected by parents
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
DATE APPOINTED AS CHAIR: 04/12/2019
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

MRS ALISON NASH, CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

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

MISS MAGGI NEWTON, GOVERNOR AND HEADTEACHER

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
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 – 30/09/2023
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Headteacher at Marden Primary Academy
Executive Headteacher at St Weonards Academy
Executive Headteacher at Pencombe CE Primary

MISS ANGELA CLARKE, TEACHER GOVERNOR

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

MRS JULIE ROSS, LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR Resigned

APPOINTED BY: Local Authority
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Vice Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
None
TERM OF OFFICE:
01/08/2016 – 31/07/2020 Resigned
OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
None

MRS S TALBOYS, CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY: The Governing Body
DATE APPOINTED: 01/10/2019
RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
Co-opted Governor
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


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

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

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

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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.