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Trustees & Governors

New Haw Community School Trust

New Haw is an Academy school, and as such is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

The Governing Body work with the Headteacher and staff to decide the school's strategy for improvement so that pupils at New Haw learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. They focus on where they can add most value, drawing on their knowledge and experience and act as a critical friend to the school, providing support, information and advice .

The Trustees have appointed a Local Governing Body to whom they have delegated the strategic leadership of the School and responsibility for meeting financial, legal and statutory requirements of the Academy. Governors ensure school improvement is central to their work and monitor progress in line with school improvement priorities.

MEMBERS

As per our Articles of Association, the Members of the Academy Trust comprise:

  • The signatories to the Memorandum
  • The Chairman of the Trustees
  • The Vice-Chairman of the Trustees
  • The Principal of New Haw Community School
  • Any person appointed by existing members under Article 16

TRUSTEES

As per our Articles of Association, the number of Trustees shall not be less than three, but  is not subject to a maximum.  Subject to Articles 48-49, the Trustees will comprise:

  • The Chair of the Local Governing Body of New Haw Community School
  • Up to 2 Parent Trustees appointed under Articles 53-56 (if any)* (appointed by the Trustees)
  • The Principal of New Haw Community School
  • Up to 1 Majority Trustee (appointed by the LGB of New Haw Community School)
  • Up to 1 Community Trustee (appointed by the Trustees)
  • Up to 1 SLT Trustee (appointed by the Trustees)

*There will be a minimum of 2 Parent Trustees unless there are at least 2 Parent members of the Local Governing Body (LGB)

The total number of Trustees including the Principal must not exceed 1/3 of the total number of Trustees.

The Trustees may appoint Co-opted Trustees. Co-opted Trustees are appointed by being co-opted by Trustees who have not themselves been so appointed.

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Committee Structure

The Finance and Audit  Committee oversees finance and risk responsibilities for the trust. 

Meetings

The Trustees meet at least 6 times a year along with the LGB, and the committees meet as required but at least once a term.

Contact

Members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors Mrs Emma MacKenzie by emailing: emma.mackenzie@new-haw.surrey.sch.uk

Copies of agendas, signed copies of minutes and policies are available from the Clerk on request.

There is an induction and mentoring programme for all new Governors.

 

CONSTITUTION OF TRUSTEES AND GOVERNORS (INCLUDING ATTENDANCE)

Name of Governor

Term of Office

Committee & Panel Membership

Meeting Attendance Record
(Jan 20 - Dec 20)

Trustee

Mr Christopher Drury 25/09/2019 - 24/09/2023

Finance & Audit)

Pay Committee

Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel

5/5 FGB

1/1 Trustees

Acting chair of LGB & Trust

Parent Trustee

Mr Greg Baier

01/05/2014

(reviewed annually)

 

Finance and Audit

5/5 FGB

 

Parent Governor

Mrs Elizabeth Carter-McQueen*

 

01/05/2018-30/04/2022

 

 

2/5 FGB

1/1 Trustees

SMT Trustee

Mrs Marie Cahill

 

01/05/2014 (ongoing)

Finance & Audit

5/5 FGB

1/1 Trustees

Principal/Trustee

Mrs Jan Keating

01/05/2014

(Reviewed annually)

 

 

5/5 FGB

 

Staff Governor

Mrs Joan Read

(SEN & Safeguarding Governor)

01/05/2014

(Reviewed annually)

 

 

5/5 FGB

LGB

Mrs Teresa Shearer

22/09/2020 - 21/09/2024

 

 

5/5 FGB

1/1 Trustees

Community Trustee
Mrs Clare Andrews

25/09/2019 - 24/09/2023

 

 

5/5 FGB

1/1 Trustees

Parent Trustee
GOVERNORS WHO HAVE LEFT IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS
Mr Greg Oates 01/05/2018-29/06/2020

 

 

 

Co-Opted Trustee

* maternity leave Oct 19 - Sep 20

All correspondence to Governors and Trustees should be addressed to the Clerk to Governors c/o the school office.