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
  • Deborah Reed
  • Janet Smith
  • Sarah Earle
  • Gurprit Lall

Directors

  • Stuart Gardner (CEO)
  • Peter Martin (Chair)
  • Derek Morrison
  • Gerard Newman
  • Kaye Bettey
  • Ian Mason
  • David Lycett
  • Linda Randall
  • Michael Bailey
  • Steve Geary
  • Julie Spurgeon

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 26/08/2010
Michael Bailey (Trustee) None Appointed by academy members 25/03/2015
Sarah Earle (Member) None Original (signatory) members 01/10/2010
Stuart Gardner (Accounting Officer) None 18/07/2016
Ian Mason (Trustee) Currently employed by the Independent Schools Council Appointed by GB/board 12/02/2020
Derek Morrison (Trustee) None Appointed by GB/board 08/05/2012
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
Deborah Reed (Member) Employee at the University of Kent. Director at Dent-Training, Education and Development Ltd Appointed by academy members 29/03/2017
Janet Smith (Member) None Appointed by academy members 1/09/2017
Gurprit Lall (Member) Employee at the University of Kent Appointed by members 21/03/2018
Steve Geary (Trustee) Headteacher at Horsted Infant and Junior School, Governor High Firs School, Governor Horsted School Appointed by academy members 27/03/2019
David Lycett (Trustee) Employed by Portsmouth College Appointed by academy members 01/09/2019
Julie Spurgeon (Trustee) Employed by the University of Portsmouth Appointed by GB/board 20/10/2021
Kaye Bettey      (Trustee) None Appointed by academy members 30/03/2022

Regional Governing Body Membership

Chatham Regional Governing Body governs Holcombe Grammar School, The Victory Academy and New Horizons Children’s Academy.

This structure is applicable from 1st September 2019, to view the previous structure please click here: RGB Structure up to 31/08/2019

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair Michael Bailey None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2021
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 Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education 2 Benjamin Taylor University of East London Appointed by Board of Directors 12/02/2020
HR James Bushnell None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Management Catherine Chapman None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Legal & Compliance Michael Bailey None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Premises and H&S Richard Holdsworth None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Finance Omolayo Sokoya None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Director of Education 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) Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Communications/IT Marianne Griffiths None Appointed by Board of Directors 03/02/2021
Cultural Capital & Total Education Sally Manser None Appointed by Board of Directors 20/10/21
CEO Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 24/04/2022
AAB Representative Sarah Lancaster None Appointed by Board of Directors 14/07/2021 01/11/2021

Fratton Regional Governing Body governs The Portsmouth Academy, Newbridge Junior School  and Penhale Infant School.

This structure is applicable from 1st September 2019, to view the previous structure please click here: RGB Structure up to 31/08/2019

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair Victoria Ferguson None Appointed by Board of Directors 31/03/2021
Education David Lycett Employee of Portsmouth College Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
HR Victoria Ferguson (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Director of Education Natalie Sheppard Sister-in-law owns Active8 who rent The Portsmouth Academy premises Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Communications/IT Stuart McIntosh None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
AAB Representative Sarah Ghassemi None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education – SEN Claire Jepson None Appointed by Board of Directors 14/07/2021
Education Alex Maxted Employee of the Department for Education Appointed by Board of Directors 26/08/2021
Parental Engagement Keely Edwards (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 20/10/2021
HR Tracy Rogers None Appointed by Board of Directors 15/12/2021
STEM/Digital & Careers Jon Dunster Group IT Director for the Chichester College Group. Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022
Education Krysia Butwilowska Governor at Portsmouth High School for Girls

Trustee at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

Director at The Royal Naval and Yacht Club

Support at a special school in Camberley Surrey

Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 31/08/2021
Ex-Head/Consultant Peter Hopkinson None Appointed by Board of Directors 30/10/2019 31/08/2021
AAB Chair Louise Bell Appointed by Board of Directors 20/10/2021 14/03/2022
CEO Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 24/04/2022

 

Kent Regional Governing Body governs Rochester Grammar School and The Goodwin Academy

This structure is applicable from 1st September 2019, to view the previous structure please click here: RGB structure up to 31/08/2019

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair Kaye Bettey (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2021
Education 1 Thabisile Hollingsworth (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education 2 David Day Lead professional for THINK AHEAD, employed by TSAT. Temporarily teaching at Rochester Grammar School. Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2020
Education 3 Jo Allen Chair of governors at Wainscott Primary School (term ends July 2022) Appointed by Board of Directors 02/03/2022
Finance Adeola Olagundoye (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
HR Marc Stevenson None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Legal & Compliance Michael Bailey None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Premises and H&S Kaye Bettey (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Management Malcolm Parfitt None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
AAB Representative Claire Coote None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Director of Education Gwynn Bassan None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
CEO Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 24/04/2022
Education 3 Jane Billing None Appointed by Board of Directors 15/07/2020 31/08/2021
Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair

STEM/Digital/Careers

Ashley Hall Employee and shareholder of Google. Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022
Director of Education Jody Murphy Member of the Skills for Life Trust Board Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022
Safeguarding Derek Morrison None Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022
Education Gareth Shaddick Employed by FPTA Academies Trust.

Spouse is a TSAT employee.

Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022
Finance & Risk Peter Martin Chair, Medway Youth TrustChair, Schools Forum

Chair, Bradfield Academy

Director of Thinking Solutions for Education Ltd

Appointed by Board of Directors 30/03/2022

Portsmouth Regional Governing Body governs Moorings Way Infant School, Meon Infant School, Meon Junior School and New Horizons Primary School.

This structure is applicable from 1st September 2019, to view the previous structure please click here: RGB Structure up to 31/08/2019

 

 

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair Matthew Fleet None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education 1 Matthew Fleet (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education 2 Louise Wilson None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Finance Lorraine Swanson Director of Operations at UTC Portsmouth Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Legal/Compliance Peter Youngs None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Parent/AAB Chair at Meon Junior School Ellen Collins None Appointed by Board of Directors 30/10/2019
HR Julie Spurgeon None Appointed by Board of Directors 15/07/2020
Director of Education Natalie Sheppard Sister-in-law owns Active8 who rent The Portsmouth Academy premises Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
AAB Chair at New Horizons Primary Portsmouth Peter Hopkinson None Appointed by Board of Directors 15/12/2021
STEM, Digital and Careers Ankur Shah None Appointed by the Board of Directors 27/04/2022
Parental Engagement, Marketing & Communications Sarah Roads None Appointed by the Board of Directors 10/05/2022
AAB Chair at Meon Infant School Nina Shore None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 18/01/2022
CEO Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 24/04/2022

The South West Regional Governing Body governs Plymouth High School for Girls and Plympton Academy.

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair

Recruitment, Diversity, Workload & Wellbeing

Sue Dann Cabinet Member for Plymouth City Council. Spouse is also a Plymouth City Councillor.
Trustee of the East End Development Trust.
Daughter works for Plymouth City Council and is a Governor at a secondary school outside of the Trust.
Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
Safeguarding and MH Mark Beavan (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
Finance and Risk Tina Blagdon None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
Finance and Risk Roger Burnett None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
DOE Mandy Gage None Appointed by Board of Directors 25/04/2022
Education – Pupil Premium Paul Hutchings None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
Education – SEN Margaret Turner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
Parental Engagement, Marketing and Communications Steve Wallers (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022
CEO / Acting Director of Education Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/01/2022 24/04/2022

Strood Regional Governing Body governs Cedar Children’s Academy, All Faiths Children’s Academy and The Gordon Children’s Academy.

This structure is applicable from 1st September 2019, to view the previous structure please click here: RGB Structure up to 31/08/2019

Role Member Business Interests Appointed By Appointment Date Stepped Down
Chair Derek Morrison None

 

Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2021
Education 2 Gareth Shadick (Parent) Employed by FPTA Academies Trust
based at The Robert Napier School.
Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Education 3 James Carr Head of Year at The Victory Academy Appointed by Board of Directors 31/03/2021 21/06/2022
Finance Nathan Holloway (Parent) None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
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 Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Premises and H&S Derek Morrison None

 

Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Director of Education Jody Murphy Member of the Skills for Life Trust Board Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019
Communication/IT Ashley Hall Employee and shareholder at Google Appointed by Board of Directors 03/02/2021
HR Claire Weeks None Appointed by Board of Directors 14/7/2021
AAB Chair Sarah Phillipson (Parent) Governor support clerk for various LA maintained schools, as well as Cliffe Woods Primary School Trust, Oasis trust, and The Thomas Howard Trust. Community Governor at Phoenix Junior school. Trustee Rivermead Inclusive Trust. Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 02/11/2021
CEO Stuart Gardner None Appointed by Board of Directors 01/09/2019 24/04/2022

Board of Directors Minutes

Board of Directors Minutes 2019/2020

Board of Directors Minutes 2020/2021

Board of Directors Minutes 2021/2022

Associated Documents

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