Governance

As a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), our schools are joined as a single legal entity: Endeavour Academy Trust. We are a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. We have one shared governance and leadership structure:

The Members

Our 'Members' act as Trust ambassadors. New Members are appointed by a unanimous resolution by existing Members. They have a number of statutory rights, including the ability to appoint and remove trustees, amend the trust's Articles of Association subject to DfE approval and to appoint external auditors.

Over the past 12 months, the Members of Endeavour Academy Trust have been:

Name

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

Jane Rogers

01/11/2012

N/A

Tom Sanday

13/03/2014

N/A

Alexis Georgiou

14/05/2014

N/A

Julia Skinner

09/09/2014

06/05/2017

James Atkin

15/12/2014

N/A

 

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible to the Members and has responsibilities for the trust's strategic management. Its duty is to manage the trust's affairs, ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory duties and assume the responsibility of employer. All of our trustees have a duty to act within the trust's objectives and powers, without conflict of interests and without personal benefit.

The trust's Chief Executive Officer and local governing body Chairs are ex-officio trustees. All other trustees are appointed by the Members (see above) and have a 4-year term of office.

Over the past 12 months, the trustees of Endeavour Academy Trust have been:

Name

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

Term of Office

Jane Rogers (Chair)

01/11/2012

N/A

31/10/2020

James Atkin (Vice-Chair)

06/02/2013

N/A

04/02/2021

Barbara Daykin (Chief Executive Officer)

01/11/2012

N/A

N/A

Alan Edwards (Local Governing Body Chair)

01/09/2015

N/A

N/A

Chris Hobbs (Local Governing Body Chair)

01/09/2015

N/A

N/A

Colin Butterworth

26/03/2014

N/A

25/03/2018

Alexis Georgiou

15/05/2013

07/04/2017

14/05/2017

Tom Sanday

13/03/2013

N/A

10/03/2021

Julia Skinner

01/09/2015

N/A

31/08/2019

Rebecca Williams 13/12/2016 N/A 12/12/2020
Graham Dry 04/04/2017 N/A 03/04/2021
Graeme Guthrie 08/06/2017 N/A 07/06/2021
Caroline Arnold 17/07/2017 N/A 16/07/2021
Mehjabeen Patrick 17/09/2017 N/A 16/09/2021

 

Summary of relevant business and pecuniary interests of Members and Trustees at Endeavour Academy Trust as declared December 2016

Name

Business Interests

Trustee or Governorships

Any Other Potentially Relevant Interest

Jane Rogers 

None

Governor at Woodway Federation

None

James Atkin

None

None

None

Barbara Daykin

None

None

None

Chris Hobbs

None

Governor at Sidcot independent school

None

Alan Edwards

Owner, Heyday Marketing

None

None

Alexis Georgiou

None

Parent governor at Henbury Secondary School

None

Tom Sanday

None

None

Wife is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Little Mead Primary Academy

Colin Butterworth

None

None

None

Julia Skinner

None

None

None

Rebecca Williams

Director, Poyse People and Project Solutions Ltd

None

None

Graham Dry n/a n/a n/a

 

Endeavour Academy Trust Board Attendance Register 2016/2017

Name

Term 1

Term 2

 Term 3

Extraodinary
Meeting

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Jane Rogers (Chair)

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

James Atkin (Vice Chair)

attended

apologies

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Alexis Georgiou

apologies

apologies

apologies

apologies

(resigned)

 

 

Tom Sanday

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Colin Butterworth

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Barbara Daykin

attended

attended

attended

apologies

attended

attended

attended

Julia Skinner

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Chris Hobbs

attended

apologies

attended

attended

attended

attended

apologies

Alan Edwards

apologies

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

apologies

Rebecca Williams

n/a

attended

attended

attended

apologies

attended

attended

Graham Dry n/a n/a n/a n/a attended attended apologies
Graeme Guthrie             attended
Caroline Arnold             attended

 

Endeavour Academy Trust Finance Committee Attendance Register 2016/2017

Name

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Tom Sanday (Trustee, Chair)

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Katharine Adlard (LMPA member, Vice Chair)

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

Barbara Daykin (CEO)

attended

apologies

attended

attended

attended

attended

Laura Green (CFO & Lead Business Manager)

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

apologies

Jane Rogers (Trustee, Chair of the Board)

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

attended

James Atkin (Trustee)

apologies

attended

attended

attended

apologies

attended

Rebecca Williams (Trustee)

n/a

n/a

observer

attended

attended

apologies

Alan Edwards (Trustee)           attended
Graeme Guthrie (Trustee)           attended

 

Endeavour Academy Trust HR Committee Attendance Register 2016/2017

Name

Term 2

Term 4

Term 6

Julia Skinner (Trustee, Chair)

attended

attended

attended

Colin Butterworth (Trustee, Vice Chair)

attended

attended

attended

Alan Edwards (Ex-Officio Trustee, HCPA Chair)

attended

apologies

apologies

Jo Hale (HCPA governor)

attended

apologies

apologies

Stephanie Brown (LMPA governor)

attended

attended

attended

James Atkin (Trustee)     apologies
Caroline Arnold ( Trustee)     apologies

 

The Local Governing Bodies

Each Local Governing Body has an individual academy remit, which enables it to focus on the performance and scrutiny of teaching and learning; student behaviour, attendance, safety and wellbeing; and stakeholder engagement. The Chair of each Local Governing Body is an ex-officio trustee and reports to the Board of Trustees to ensure a constant line of communication.

For details of current local governing body membership, including business and pecuniary interest as well as meeting attendance information, please see the governance section of the relevant academy website.

Federation Committees

The Board of Trustees has elected to delegate some of its decision-making authority to two committees: the HR Committee and the Finance Committee. Each committee's Chair must be a trustee, who reports back to the Board on the committee's activity. Each federation committee must comprise a majority of trustees over non-trustees.

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