Governance Structure

The Governing Body (also sometimes known as “the Trustees” or “the Board of Trustees” is the key strategic decision-making body of every academy. It is our role to set the academy’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met.

The Governing Body ensures that the academy has a medium to long-term vision for its future. The governing body also ensures that there is a robust strategy in place for achieving its vision. This strategy addresses the fundamental questions of: where are we now, where do we want to be, and how are we going to get there.

The Governing Body has three main responsibiliites:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its students, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body delegates some of its responsibilities to a group of Committees:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Finance and General Purposes (Pay and Performance Review is a sub-Committee)
  • Every Child Matters

Legal context: The Petchey Academy is a stand-alone sponsor academy. It is both a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity.

Governors are therefore company directors and are required to comply with the Companies Act.

An exempt charity is one that is not regulated by, and cannot register with, the Charity Commission. Nevertheless, it is still a charity. Governors are Trustees – for the Academy, the terms are interchangeable - and are required to comply with all relevant charity legislation.

Committee Terms of Reference for Academic Year 2020-21

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Annual Report & Consolidated Financial Statement 2019

Not currently Trustees & Members but were within the last 12 months (Jan 2020)

First Name Second Name Trustee within last 12 months?  Resigned Member Trustee start date  Trustee end date Appointed as a Trustee by? Member Start date  Member End date  Appointed as a Member by?
Anne  Canning 1   01/09/2015 25/09/2019 Local Authority      
Olivia  Cole 1   01/09/2010 31/08/2019 ex-officio      
Trudy  Kilcullen 1   02/10/2008 31/07/2019 Foundation/Trust      
Mark Sun 1   12/12/2015 11/12/2019 Sponsor Governors      
Eleanor Sutton 1   31/08/2018 01/10/2019 Sponsor Governors      
Lisa Waterman 1   17/12/2014 30/09/2019 Sponsor Governors      
Patricia Langford   1       01/02/2006 10/08/2019 Foundation/Sponsor Mbrs
                   

Full Trustees / Governing Body & Committee Meetings attended in academic year 2018/2019 + 2019/2020

TRUSTEE MEETINGS ATTENDED 2019-20 AUTUMN TERM AUTUMN TERM SPRING SPRING
First name Second name Attended Required  Attended Required
Safa Amirbayat 0 0 1 1
Peter Blackwell 2 2 0 1
Clare Borrill 2 2 1 1
Olayinka  Carrol 1 1 1 1
Sarah Cenci 2 2 1 1
Dorothy Dalton 2 2 1 1
Raymond Davies 1 2 1 1
Angela Donnelly 1 2 1 1
Rose Ferguson 2 2 1 1
Annie Gammon 1 2 1 1
Rosslyn Hudson 1 2 1 1
Gemma Juma 2 2 1 1
Joanne Shand 2 2 0 1
Marie  Stewart 2 2 1 1
Yinka Tomori 1 2 1 1
Timothy Wooldridge 2 2 1 1
Anne  Canning (No longer a Trustee) 1 1 0 0
Olivia  Cole  (No longer a Trustee) 0 0 0 0
Trudy  Kilcullen  (No longer a Trustee) 0 0 0 0
Mark Sun  (No longer a Trustee) 1 2 0 0
Eleanor Sutton  (No longer a Trustee) 1 1 0 0
Lisa Waterman  (No longer a Trustee) 0 1 0 0
ECM MEETINGS ATTENDED IN 2019-20  Autumn Autumn Spring Spring
First name Second name Attended Required Attended Required
Peter Blackwell 1 1 1 1
Clare Borrill  1 1 1 1
Sarah Cenci 1 1 1 1
Dorothy Dalton 1 0 0 0
Angela Donnelly 0 1 1 1
Annie Gammon 1 1 1 1
Rosslyn Hudson 1 1 1 1
Gemma  Juma 1 1 0 1
Marie Stewart 1

1

0 1
PPRC MEETINGS ATTENDED Sept 2019- May 20    
First name Second name

Autumn

Attended

Autumn

Required 

Spring

Attended

Spring

Required

Dorothy Dalton 2 2    
Ray Davies 1 2    
Gemma Juma 2 2    
Trudy Kilcullen 0 2    
Joanne Shand 2 2    
Yinka Tomori 2 2    
F&GP MEETINGS ATTENDED Sept 2019 - May 2020      
First name Second name

Autumn

Attended

Autumn

Required 

Spring

Attended

Spring

Required

Moses  Ayoola 0 1 1 1
Clare Borrill  1 1 1 1
Olayinka Carroll 1 1 0 1
Ray Davies 1 1 1 1
Joanne Shand 0 1 1 1
Yinka Tomori 1 1 1 1
Lisa Waterman 0 1 1 1
 ARC MEETINGS ATTENDED Sept 2019 - May 2020      
First name Second name

Autumn

Attended

Autumn

Required 

Spring

Attended

Spring

Required

Mark Sun 1 1 0 0
Olayinka Carroll 1 1 0 1
Dorothy Dalton 1 0 0 0
Ray Davies 1 1 1 1
Gemma Jume 1 1 1 1
Yinka Tomori 1 1 1 1

TRUSTEE MEETINGS ATTENDED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

Governor Meetings attended Out of a possible
S Ali 1 1
A Canning 4 4
S Cenci 4 4
O Cole (Principal & Accounting Officer) 4 4
D Dalton (Chair) 4 4
R Davies 1 4

R Ferguson

4 4
R Hudson 4 4
G Juma 4 4
T Kilcullen 4 4
J Shand 2 4

M Stewart

3 4
M Sun 2 4
Y Tomori 4 4
L Waterman 0 4
T Wooldridge 4 4
E Sutton 4 4
P Blackwell 4 4
A Donnelly 1 1

F&GP MEETINGS ATTENDED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

Governor Meetings attended Out of a possible
S Cenci 3 3
O Cole 3 3
R Davies 3 3
J Shand 3 3
Y Tomori 3 3
P Venn 2 3
L Waterman 3 3

AUDIT & RISK MEETINGS ATTENDED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

Governors Meetings attended Out of a possible
R Davies 3 3
M Sun 3 3
Y Tomori 3 3
P Blackwell 2 3
E Sutton 3 3

 

Declarations of Relevant Interests + Hospitality & Gifts

Updated March 2020

Governor Relevant Interest
Gemma Juma Employed by the Jack Petchey Foundation
Trudy Kilcullen Employed by the Jack Petchey Foundation
Timothy Wooldridge Employed by Hackney Learning Trust
Annie Gammon
  • Annie is employed by Hackney Learning Trust
  • Governor at BSix College 
  • Trustee of the Amaya Trust
Rosslyn Hudson Rosslyn's son is a teacher at the academy
Andrew Billington

Andrew is a Director of the charity, Speakers Trust, which offers training to the Academy

Hospitality & Gifts 

No hospitality or gifts have been received by Trustees or Members in the last 12 months.

Date  
Committee TORs membership Academic Year 202021 12th Oct 2020 Download
TOR for Committees 25th Feb 2020 Download
TOR of the ARC 25th Feb 2020 Download