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 has three main responsibilities:

  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)
  • Quality of Education & Well-Being

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 2021

Not currently Trustees & Members but were within the last 12 months (June 2022)

Name

Role

Appointed by

From

To

Andrew Billington

Member

Foundation/sponsor members

01/02/2006

31/08/2021

Annie Gammon

Trustee

Appointed by LA

01/10/2019

18/03/2022

Clare Borrill

Trustee

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal

01/09/2019

24/04/2022

Dorothy Dalton

Chair of trustees

Appointed by foundation/Trust

11/12/2013

31/08/2021

Gemma Juma

Trustee

Appointed by foundation/Trust

19/12/2017

18/12/2021

Joanne Shand

Trustee

Appointed by foundation/Trust

19/12/2017

08/12/2021

Rosslyn Hudson

Trustee

Appointed by foundation/Trust

11/07/2012

14/07/2021

Full Trustees / Governing Body & Committee Meetings attended in academic year 2020/2021

Full Governing Board Meeting Sept 2020 – Aug 2021

Governor

Meetings Attended Out of a possible
C Borrill 4 4
O Carrol 4 4
D Dalton (Chair) 4 4
R Davies 2 2
A Gammon 4 4
R Hudson 3 4
G Juma 4 4
J Shand 4 4
C Shofoluwe 2 2
M Stewart 4 4
Y Tomori 4 4
P Blackwell 2 4
A Donnelly 3 4
P Young 4 4
S Amirbayat 3 4
J Newnham 4 4
A Verjee 2 2

 

Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee Sept 2020 – Aug 2021

Governor Meetings attended Out of a possible
R Davies 1 1
J Newnham 3 3
Y Tomori 3 3
P Young 3 3
C Borrill 2 3
C Shofoluwe 2 2
O Carrol 3 3
G Juma 3 3

 

Finance & General Purposes Committee Sept 2020 – Aug 2021

Governor Meetings Attended Out of a possible
C Borrill 3 3
R Davies 1 1
O Carrol 3 3
J Shand 1 3
Y Tomori 3 3
M Ayoola (non-governor member) 1 3
P Young 3 3
C Shofoluwe 1 1

 

Declarations of Relevant Interests + Hospitality & Gifts

Updated May 2022
 

Governor Relevant Interest
Gemma Juma

Employed by the Jack Petchey Foundation

Advisor to Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Trustee for Rushey Green Time Bank/Lewisham Local

Trudy Kilcullen Employed by the Jack Petchey Foundation
Peter Vincent Blackwell Employed by Reach Out, provider of services to TPA


Hospitality & Gifts 

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

Date  
TOR for Committees 25th Feb 2020 Download
TOR of the ARC 25th Feb 2020 Download
Committee TORs Academic Year 20.21 18th Oct 2021 Download