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Governance Structure

In line with Section 2.5.2 of the 2017 Academies Financial Handbook, 'In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format. It must include the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies along with other information including full names, dates of appointment, and term of office.

The Trust publishes this information in the reports below which is updated on an annual basis

Governance Membership 2020-2021

Members

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Max Bailey 01/11/2020 Not Defined Post Holder as per Articles    
Jonathan Hustler 01/11/2020 Not Defined Post Holder as per Articles    
David Kershaw 01/11/2020 4 Years Post Holder as per Articles   Chair of Trustees
Paul Martin 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members    
Roger Walton 01/11/2020 Not Defined Post Holder as per Articles    
Graham White 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members 04/11/2020  
Kevin Meredith  01/09/2013 Not Defined Members 04/11/2020  
Dawn Lancashire  10/02/2016 Not Defined Members 04/11/2020  
David Harrison 14/10/2019 4 Years Members 04/11/2020 Chair of Trustees

Trustees

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
David Kershaw 01/11/2020 4 Years Members   Chair
Cathryn Bale 15/01/2020 4 Years Members    
Tom Cadman 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
Elaine Cleland 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
Tracey Collier 13/12/2019 4 Years Members    
Barbara Easton 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
Tony Harris 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
David Harrison 26/06/2019 4 Years Members    
James Inman 22/01/2020 4 Years Members    
Kevin Meredith 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
Nicki Taylor 15/01/2020 4 Years Members    
John Weaving 01/11/2020 4 Years Members    
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2017 4 Years Members 04/11/2020  
Max Bailey 19/12/2019 4 Years Members 04/11/2020  

Audit Committee

Name Date of Appointment Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Tom Cadman 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees   Chair
Tracey Collier 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Kevin Meredith 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Nicki Taylor 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
John Weaving 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    

Covid Committee

Name Date of Appointment Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Elaine Cleland 01/11/2020   Trustees    
Tony Harris 01/11/2020   Trustees    
James Inman 01/11/2020   Trustees    
Nicki Taylor 01/11/2020   Trustees   Chair

Finance Committee

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2020 1 Year  Trustees   Accounting Officer/CEO
Tom Cadman 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Tracey Collier 13/12/2020 1 Year  Trustees   Chair (until 31/10/2020)
Tony Harris 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Kevin Meredith 01/09/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Nicki Taylor 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
John Weaving 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees   Chair
Renee Cadman 01/09/2020 1 Year  Trustees 31/10/2020  
David Harrison 26/06/2020 1 Year Trustees 31/10/2020  

Resources Committee

Name Date of Appointment Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Cathryn Bale 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    
Tony Harris 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees   Chair
John Weaving 01/11/2020 1 Year  Trustees    

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Name Date of Appointment Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Cathryn Bale 01/11/2020 1 Year Trustees    
Elaine Cleland 01/11/2020 1 Year Trustees   Chair
Barbara Easton 01/11/2020 1 Year Trustees    
James Inman 01/11/2020 1 Year Trustees    
David Kershaw 01/11/2020 1 Year Trustees    

For Local Governing Body Information please see the relevant schools website.

The Scheme of Delegation outlines the remit of each committee and their responsibilities within the Trust.

The link on your right explains a little more about the financial delegation with the Acorn Trust including financial roles and procedures.