Governance

Directors

Trust Board of Directors
Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Diane Browning Executive Principal 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2022 Y
Neil Peterson Chair of Trust Board


Trustee
01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021

13/02/2019 to 12/02/2023

Y
Mandy Garner Vice Chair

Trustee

18/09/2020 to 17/09/2021

23/04/2019 to 22/04/2023

Y
John White Trustee 08/05/2019 to 07/05/2023 Y
Tony Fasusi Trustee 02/12/19 to 02/09/2020 Y
Caroline Jennings Trustee 02/12/19 to 10/03/2020 Y
Trudy Langton-Freeman Trustee 18/09/18 to 10/03/2020 Y
Finance Committee
Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Diane Browning Executive Principal 01/01/19 to 31/12/22 Y
Neil Peterson Chair of Finance Committee  07/05/19 Y
Mandy Garner    07/05/19 Y
Dee Stacey Business Manager 01/06/14 N

Members
Name Position of responsibility
David Walker Chair of Members
Graeme Lloyd
Neil Peterson
Ray Kemsley
Louise Wade
Simon Adcock

The address for correspondence to the Chair of the Trust

   c/o Martin Hydes
Clerk to Trustees
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

clerktotrustees@timuacademytrust.org.uk

TIMU Local Governing Board
Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Debbie Elliott Staff Trust Board 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024 N
Sarah Downes Staff Trust Board 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024 N
Christina Chemsi Chair
Governor
Trust Board
Trust Board
02/12/2021 to 01/12/2025
08/12/2017 to 07/12/2021
N
Carol Pawsey Trust Board 02/12/2021 to 01/12/2025 N
Katrine Stewart Head of Bobbing School Ex-offcio 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2022 N
Hannah Gilson Trust Board 25/03/2019 to 24/03/2023 N
Dolley White Trust Board 04/01/2021 to 02/12/2021 N
Tiffany Elliott Trust Board 08/05/2019 to 31/08/2020 N
Christopher Chester Trust Board 21/04/2020 to 15/06/2020 N
Anne Smith Head of Iwade School Ex-offcio 01/09/18 to 01/03/2020 N
Gemma Connolly Trust Board 06/12/18 to 15/01/2020 N
Hassan Kamara Trust Board 25/02/19 to 16/03/2020 N

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

       c/o Jenny Lyrakos
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

Governance Structure
MEMBERS Timu 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. Timu has a minimum of 5 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 Timu 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 Timu 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 Timu 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 both Timu 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.