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Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust

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Governance

Trust Board of Directors

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Diane Browning CEO - Accounting Officer   01/01/2019 to 31/12/2026 Yes
Neil Peterson Chair of Trust Board


Trustee
GB/board

Academy members

15/09/2022 to 14/09/2023

13/02/2023 to 12/02/2027

Y
Mandy Garner

Trustee

Academy members

22/04/2023 to 21/04/2027

Y
John White Trustee Academy members 08/05/2023 to 07/05/2027 Y
Richard Longley Trustee Academy members 15/10/2021 to 14/10/2025 Y
Simon Mason Trustee GB/board 19/01/2023 to 18/01/2027 Y
Robert Jobe Trustee (Resigned) GB/board 13/02/2023 to  28/09/2023 Y

Finance Committee

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Diane Browning CEO   01/01/2023 to 31/12/2026 Y
John White Chair of Finance Committee    27/01/2021 to 26/01/2025 Y
Richard Longley      05/05/2022 to 04/05/2026 Y
Neil Peterson     01/09/2022 to 31/08/2026 Y
Dee Stacey CFO   01/06/2014 N

Members

Name Position of responsibility Appointed by From
David Walker Chair of Members Academy members 1 May 2014
Graeme Lloyd   Academy members 1 May 2014
Neil Peterson   Academy members 1 Nov 2019
Louise Wade   Academy members 18 May 2018
Liam McHugh   Academy members 11 Dec 2023
Simon Adcock (Resigned) Academy members 1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2022
Ray Kemsley (Resigned) Academy members 6 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2022

The address for correspondence to the  Chair of the Trust

Neil Peterson
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

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Bourne Alliance    Local Governing Board

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Katrine Stewart Head of Iwade School Ex-officio 01/01/2023 to 31/12/2026 N
Tim Harwood Head of Bobbing School Ex-officio 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2027 N
Liam Corbett Trustee Appointed Governor Trust Board 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N
David Crompton Trustee Appointed Governor Trust Board 01/01/2023 to 31/12/2026 N
Neil Dipple Headteacher Aspire School Ex-officio 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2024 N
Sarah Downes Staff Trust Board 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024 N
Debbie Elliott Staff – Acting chair until 31/12/2023 Trust Board 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024 N
Lauren Flain Head of Grove Park School Ex-officio 17/04/2023 to 16/04/2027 N
Sarah Moulton Trustee Appointed Governor Trust Board 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N
Zoe Silvester Trustee Appointed Governor Trust Board 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N
Sarah Warner Parent Governor Trust Board 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N
Kelly Brooks Former Head of Bobbing School  (Until 31/07/2023) Ex-officio 01/01/2021 to 31/07/2023 N

The address for correspondence to the  Chair of the Local Governing Body

 c/o Debbie Stryzyk
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

Please click   here  to view  a link to the  Governance handbook.

Governance Structure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

MEMBERS Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Members
The members are akin to the shareholders of a company.  They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint or remove trustees and the right to amend the trust’s Articles of Association. Bourne Alliance has a minimum of 3 members.
 Members can be considered as the custodians of the trust.  However, they have a hands-off role in terms of managing the trust.
They meet once a year.
   
TRUST BOARD Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Board of Trustees
The trustees/directors are responsible for three core governance functions; setting the direction; holding the Executive Principal to account and ensuring financial probity.

The trustees are responsible for the trust.
The board is made up of professional people from business and education sectors.
  Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for the strategic decisions within the trust and are accountable for the performance of the trust in terms of finance, standards, compliance and HR.
  The Trust Board reports to the members and feeds back to the LGB.

   
FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Finance and Audit Committee
The dedicated committee’s remit is to advise the trust board on the adequacy of financial controls and risk management arrangements. The Finance and Audit Committee scrutinises the management accounts, recommends budgets, advises the trustees on financial matters and holds the Chief Financial Officer to account.
 The Finance and Audit Committee reports to the trust board.
   
LOCAL GOVERNING BODY Bourne Alliance Local Governing Body (LGB)
A group of people made up of volunteers and professionals.  They carry out monitoring at a local level and hold Heads of School to account for the implementation of the School Development Plan and pupil outcomes.  The LGB produces reports that are shared with the trust board. The LGB works across all schools to provide support and challenge to the school leadership teams.
 Areas that the LGB monitor and report on are quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and mangement, the school plan, safeguarding and health and safety.
   A local governor also attends the Finance and Audit Committee and reports to the LGB.
 The LGB reports to the Trust Board.

Copies of the minutes are available on request to the clerk.