Governance

Message from the Chair

TSAT Members, Directors and Governors are committed to ensuring our trust continues to provide the highest quality of education. We believe passionately in our mission to “transform the life chances” of all our children and young people. Through working together with this commitment we believe we are stronger and as we grow our ambition of what we can achieve grows with us.

I am proud of our staff, who are outstanding professionals and I am equally proud of the high quality and dedication of our governors who take seriously their responsibilities and ensure we support and challenge our leaders to inspire all their staff and our young people to strive for excellence.

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Peter Martin
Chair of the TSAT Board

Members

  • Peter Martin (Chair)
  • Deborah Reed
  • Janet Smith
  • Sarah Earle
  • Dr Gurpit Lall

Directors

  • Stuart Gardner (CEO)
  • Peter Martin (Chair)
  • Annette Beard
  • Derek Morrison
  • Gerard Newman
  • Lee Trimby
  • Linda Randall
  • Michael Bailey
  • Steve Geary
  • Rachel Jordan-Evans

Declaration of Business Interests and Date Appointed

 

Name Declaration Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Peter Martin (Chair of Trustees and Member ) Chair, Medway Youth Trust

Chair, Schools Forum

Chair, Bradfield Academy

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Original (signatory) members 01/10/2010
Michael Bailey (Trustee) None Appointed by academy members 25/03/2015
Annette Beard (Trustee) Programme leader for the National Professional Qualifications and the Leadership Suite of programmes at UCL: Institute of Education, working with the New Horizons TSAT on these programmes locally. Appointed by academy members 29/03/2017
Sarah Earle (Member) None Original (signatory) members 01/10/2010
Stuart Gardner (Accounting Officer) None 18/07/2016
Lee Miller (Chief Financial Officer) Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

07/11/2014 12/12/2018
Derek Morrison (Trustee) None Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2010
Gerard Newman (Trustee) Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd Appointed by academy members 17/03/2016
Linda Randall (Trustee) L and J Training and Consultancy

Self-employed providing training and consultancy services to schools in regard to safeguarding children

In the past has been employed by a number of schools within the Trust to train staff

Appointed by academy members 29/03/2017
Julie Spurgeon (Trustee) None Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2014 15/10/2018
Lee Trimby (Trustee) Married to Dawn Trimby, Executive Business Manager Portsmouth Appointed by academy members 17/03/2016
Lee Round (Trustee) Runs a consultancy business called ‘A Round Education’ that
offers advice and training to Local Authorities and Governing Bodies
of Maintained Schools and Academies.
Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2017 07/01/2019
Deborah Reed (Member) Employee at the University of Kent Appointed by academy members 29/03/2017
Janet Smith (Member) None Appointed by academy members 1/09/2017
Dr Gurpit Lall (Member) Employee at the University of Kent Appointed by members 21/03/2018
Steve Geary (Trustee) Headteacher at Horsted Infant and Junior School Appointed by academy members 27/03/2019
Rachel Jordan-Evans (Trustee) Penspen Ltd Appointed by Regional Governing Body 17/07/2019

Regional Governing Body Membership

 

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Michael Bailey None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018
Malcolm Parfitt (Chair) None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
John McMaster None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
Steven Donnelly None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 11/01/2019
Mark Shenton None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 25/09/2018
Jody Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Lee Miller Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Ltd

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/09/2018 12/12/2018
Simon Smith None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Stuart Gardner None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018
Gywnn Bassan None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018

Medway Primary governs New Horizons Children’s Academy, Cedar Children’s Academy, All Faiths Children’s Academy and The Gordon Children’s Academy.

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Education 1 Lee Round (Chair) Runs a consultancy business called ‘A Round Education’ that
offers advice and training to Local Authorities and Governing Bodies
of Maintained Schools and Academies.Wife is employed as a teacher at the Medway Anglican Trust.
Elected by parents 01/01/2016 07/01/2019
Education 2 Gareth Shadick (Parent) Employed by FPTA Academies Trust
based at The Robert Napier School. Wife is employed by TSAT (STA at All Faiths Children’s Academy)
Elected by parents 01/01/2016
HR Michael Gray None  Appointed by GB/Board due to no election candidates 12/02/2019
Legal & Compliance Pat Wozencroft None Appointed by GB/Board due to no election candidates 08/01/2018 15/10/2018
Management Peter Martin Chair of TSAT

Chair Schools Forum

Chair Medway Youth Trust

Chair Bradfield’s Academy

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Premises and H&S Derek Morrison (Chair) None

 

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Communication & IT Aaron Florence Managing Director of Brimstone Site Investigation Ltd Appointed by board 12/04/2018 13/11/2018
Finance Nathan Holloway (Parent) None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Claire Stevens None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Cormac Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/05/2017
Jody Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Kirstie Jones None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Sarah Edwards None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2018 01/01/2019
Lee Miller Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 12/12/2018
Stuart Gardner None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016

Medway Secondary governs Rochester Grammar School, Holcombe Grammar School and The Victory Academy.

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Legal & Compliance Michael Bailey (Chair) None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Education 1 Cllr Joanne Howcroft-Scott Cllr for Medway Co-operative and Labour Party

NEU Equalities Officer, TUC Equalities Officer

Bluesky Foster Care – IHV’s Officer and Foster Carer

Chair of Governors – Linton Mead School, Governor – Waterside SEMH School

Scott’s Builders – Husbands Building Company

Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27/03/2019
Education 2 Thabisile Hollingsworth (Parent) None Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017
Finance Brian Mohabir None Elected by parents 01/01/2016 13/05/2019
HR Amanda Savage Operations Director for a MAT in Maidstone. The MAT comprises of
two Secondary schools, although they are no competition to any of
the Medway Secondary’s due to location and intake.
Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 15/10/2018
Management Adeola Olagundoye (Parent) None Appointed by GB/board 12/04/2018
Premises and H&S Kaye Bettey (Parent) None Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12/04/2018
Communication & IT Denise Dimmick None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Gwynn Bassan None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Lee Miller Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 12/12/2018
Mandy Gage Trustee of Nucleus Arts/The Halpern Charitable Foundation

Trustee of Arthur Ingram Trust

Chair of Medway Cultural Education Partnership (with Royal Opera House Bridge)

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Clare Brinklow None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/07/2017
Stuart Gardner None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016

Portsmouth 1 governs The Portsmouth Academy, Newbridge Junior School, Isambard Brunel Junior School, Meredith Infant School  and Penhale Infant School.

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Education 1 Michelle Treacher Director at Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Finance Susan Tungatt None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 27/11/2018
Premises and H&S Simon McNab Director at Isambard Brunel Centre Ltd Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017 22/05/2019
Communication & IT Stuart McIntosh (Chair) None Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017
Education David Lycett Employee of Portsmouth College Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12/02/2019
Education Ben Lillicrap Headteacher at Holcombe Grammar School Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12/02/2019
Management Father Darcy Chesterfield-Terry St Mary’s Portsea Parish Appointed by board 21/03/2018 03/02/2019
Anna Webb None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Claire Stevens None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Kate Kellor None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2018
Lucy Carroll None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Lee Miller Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 12/12/2018

 

Natalie Sheppard Sister-in-law owns Active8 who rent The Portsmouth Academy premises Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Stuart Gardner None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016

Portsmouth 2 governs Moorings Way Infant School, Meon Junior School and Meon Infant School.

 

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Finance Lee Trimby Married to Dawn Trimby, Executive Business Manager Portsmouth Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/07/2017 15/10/2018
Business/Legal Peter Youngs None Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017
IT/Communication Guy Cordran (Parent) Chair of Governors, Wimborne Junior School

Director at Portswood Primary Academy Trust in Southampton

Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017 27/05/2019
HR Kerry Collier (Parent) None Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017
Management Sally Fountain (Parent) None Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017
Education 1 Lyudmila Wade None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Education 2 Matthew Fleet (became Chair 15/10/2018) None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Facilities and H&S Peter Higgins (Parent) None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Stuart Gardner None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/07/2017
Lee Miller Little Thinkers Preschool and Nursery Limited

Teapot Row Management Company

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/07/2017 12/12/2018
Sonia Nickerson None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/07/2017
Sara Paine None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/07/2017
Lynda Daish None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Claire Stevens None Ex-officio by virtue of office as Director of Primary Education 01/07/2017

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