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.

Mr P Martin Photograph

Signature for Mr. P. Martin
Peter Martin
Chair of the TSAT Board

Members

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

Directors

  • Stuart Gardner (CEO)
  • Lee Miller (Deputy CEO)
  • Peter Martin (Chair)
  • Annette Beard
  • Derek Morrison
  • Gerard Newman
  • Julie Spurgeon
  • Lee Round
  • Lee Trimby
  • Linda Randall
  • Michael Bailey

Structure

Declaration of Business Interests and Date Appointed

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

Chair, Schools Forum

Chair, Bradfield Academy

Original (signatory) members 01/10/2010
Michael Bailey (Trustee) Appointed governor of Thomas Aveling

Chair Richard Watts Charities

Trustee – Foord Almshouses charity

Trustee – Council of Friends of Rochester Cathedral

Livery company – London Painter/Stainers

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) Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. 18/07/2016
Lee Miller (Chief Financial Officer) Isambard Brunel Centre Ltd

Teapot Row Management Company

07/11/2014
Derek Morrison (Trustee) Wife is an employee of TSAT Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2010
Gerard Newman (Trustee) None 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) Lecturer at University of Portsmouth Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2014
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.Wife is employed as a teacher at the Medway Anglican Trust.
Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2017
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) None Appointed by members 21/03/2018

Regional Governing Body Membership

 

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Michael Bailey Appointed governor of Thomas Aveling

Chair Richard Watts Charities

Trustee – Foord Almshouses charity

Trustee – Council of Friends of Rochester Cathedral

Livery company – London Painter/Stainers

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018
Malcolm Parfitt (Chair) None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
John McMaster TBC Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
Steven Donnelly None Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
Mark Shenton TBC Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018
Jody Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Lee Miller Isambard Brunel Centre Ltd, Teapot Row Management Company Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/09/2018
Simon Smith None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Stuart Gardner Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. Appointed by foundation/Trust 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 N/A
Education 2 Gareth Shadick Employee of the Fort Pitt Grammar School Academy Trust –
based at The Robert Napier School
Elected by parents 01/01/2016 N/A
HR Gemma Johnson-Brown None Parent appointed by GB/Board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017 16/05/2018
HR Vacancy
Legal & Compliance Pat Wozencroft None Appointed by GB/Board due to no election candidates DEC 2017 15/10/2018
Management Peter Martin Chair Schools Forum

Chair Medway Youth Trust

Director Hidden Patterns Ltd

Chair TSAT

Chair Bradfield’s Academy

Governor Brompton Academy

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 N/A
Premises and H&S Derek Morrison Member and Director of TSAT

Trustee and management committee member of Strood Youth Centre

My Wife is employed by TSAT as a HLTA at All Faiths Primary Academy

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 N/A
Communication & IT Aaron Florence TBC Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Finance Nathan Holloway TBC Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Claire Stevens None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 N/A
Cormac Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/05/2017 N/A
Jody Murphy None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 N/A
Kirstie Jones None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 N/A
Sarah Edwards None Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2018 N/A
Lee Miller Isambard Brunel Centre LtdTeapot Row Management Company Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 N/A
Stuart Gardner Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 N/A

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) Appointed governor of Thomas Aveling

Chair Richard Watts Charities

Trustee – Foord Almshouses charity

Trustee – Council of Friends of Rochester Cathedral

Livery company – London Painter/Stainers

Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Education 1 Glenn Atkinson Trust Adviser/Schools Partner at The Howard Academy Trust

LGB Chair at Delce Academy

Director at The Castle Trust

Appointed by GB/board 30/11/2017  18/04/2018
Education 1 Vacancy
Education 2 Thabisile Hollingsworth None Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017
Finance Brian Mohabir None Elected by parents 01/01/2016
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
Management Adeola Olagundoye None Appointed by GB/board 12/04/2018
Premises and H&S Mark Eley Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017  Dec 2017
Premises and H&S Kaye Bettey 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 Isambard Brunel Centre LtdTeapot Row Management Company Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016
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 Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016

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

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
HR Julie Spurgeon Lecturer at University of Portsmouth Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 21/03/2018
HR Vacancy
Education 1 Michelle Treacher Director of Izzies Nursery Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Finance Susan Tungatt None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Management Darren Nickerson Married to Sonia Nickerson,
Headteacher at Morrings Way Infant School
Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017  JAN 2018
Legal & Compliance Lee Trimby Married to Dawn Trimby, Executive Business Manager Portsmouth Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 01/09/2017
Legal & Compliance Vacancy
Premises and H&S Simon McNab Director of Izzies Nursery Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017
Communication & IT Stuart McIntosh (Chair)  None Appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017
Management Father Darcy Chesterfield-Terry St Mary’s Portsea Parish Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Anna Webb  Husband is paid gardener at Newbridge Junior School Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016
Claire Stevens  None Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016
Iain Gilmour Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016  31/03/2018
Kate Kellor TBC Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2018
Lucy Carroll TBC Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018
Lee Miller Isambard Brunel Centre LtdTeapot Row Management Company Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016
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 Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. 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 (Chair) Married to Dawn Trimby, Executive Business Manager Portsmouth Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/07/2017
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
HR Kerry Collier (Parent) None Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017
Management Sally Fountain None Appointed by GB/Board 01/07/2017
Education 1 Lyudmila Wade None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Education 2 Matthew Fleet TBC Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Facilities and H&S Peter Higgins None Appointed by board 21/03/2018
Stuart Gardner Foundation Governor at St. Mary’s Church of England School, Ashford. Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/07/2017
Lee Miller Isambard Brunel Centre Ltd

Teapot Row Management Company

Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/07/2017
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 TBC 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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