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Acorn Trust

Acorn Trust

Governance Structure and Delegation

In line with Section 2.5.2 of the 2017 Academies Financial Handbook, 'In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format. It must include the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies along with other information including full names, dates of appointment, and term of office.

The Trust publishes this information in the reports below which is updated on an annual basis

Governance Membership 2017-2018

Members

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Max Bailey 12/10/2016 Not Defined Members    
Graham White 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members    
Kevin Meredith  01/09/2013 Not Defined Members    
Paul Martin 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members   MAST REP
Dawn Lancashire  10/02/2016 Not Defined Members    

Directors

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
June Todd 10/02/2016 4 Years Members    
Graham White 01/09/2017 4 Years Members   CHAIR
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    
Paul Blackburn 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    
Mitesh Patel 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    
Alison Duckworth 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    
David Mitchell 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    

Finance Committee

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Graham White  01/09/2017 1 Year  Directors    
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2017 1 Year  Directors   Accounting Officer/CEO
Kevin Meredith 01/09/2017 1 Year  Directors    
Paul Blackburn 01/09/2017 1 Year  Directors   CHAIR
Renee Cadman 01/09/2017 1 Year  Directors    
Joanne Buckley 01/09/2017 1 Year Directors    
Jayne Quenby 01/09/2017 1 Year Directors    

Standards Committee

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Graham White 01/09/2017 1 Year Directors    
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2017 1 Year Directors    
June Todd 01/09/2017 1 Year Directors    
Mitesh Patel 11/12/2017 1 year Directors    

Bedford Hall Methodist Local Advisory Board

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Amy Burkes         Headteacher
Lauren Day 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Community   Safeguarding
Anna Ganley 01/09/2017 4 Years Elected-Staff    
Kevin Meredith 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Foundation   Chair, Governor Reviewer
Suzanne Pierce 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Foundation   Vice Chair, Early Years Foundation Stage
Phillip Rothwell 22/03/2016 4 Years Elected-Parent   SEND
Elizabeth Skull 01/09/2017 4 Years Elected-Parent   Pupil Premium
Rowenna Hibbert 26/01/2017 4 Years Appointed-Parent   Maths 
Andrea Metcalfe 26/01/2017 4 Years Appointed-Parent   Literacy
Audrey Davies  01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed - Foundation    

Westleigh Methodist Local Advisory Board

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Phillip Aldred 17/11/2017 4  Years Elected-Parent    
Lindsay Burgess 15/09/2015 4 Years Elected-Parent   Vice Chair, SEND
Renee Cadman 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Foundation    Pupil Premium
Angela Clarke 01/09/2017 4 Years Elected-Staff    
Christy Coleman 01/09/2017 4 Years Elected-Staff    
Dawn Lancashire 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Community   Literacy, Governor Reviewer
Laura Hurst 17/11/2017 4 Years Elected-Parent    
Elizabeth Smith 01/09/2017 4 Years Appointed-Foundation   Safeguarding
Cathy Whalley         Headteacher
Karen Aspinall  15/09/2017 4 Years Elected-Parent   Maths 

The Scheme of Delegation outlines the remit of each committee and their responsibilities within the Trust.

The link on your right explains a little more about the financial delegation with the Acorn Trust including financial roles and procedures.