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      Governance

      Governance arrangements – City of London Academies Southwark

      The Local Governing Body (LGB) of the City of London Academies (Southwark) – the ‘Southwark LGB’ - is responsible for ensuring there is a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction at the 3 schools in the Southwark hub of the City of London Academies Trust.  These comprise the City of London Academy (Southwark), Redriff Primary School and Galleywall Primary School.

      Governors hold senior leaders to account for the educational performance of pupils, and oversee financial performance, ensuring money is well spent.

      Each school has established a Local Advisory Board (LAB), comprised of governor advisors and chaired by a governor from the Southwark LGB.  These boards deal with school-specific matters relating to curriculum and community matters in particular.

      The Southwark LGB has established a Finance and General Purposes sub committee, which considers matters of finance, resources and facilities for all schools

      The City of London Academies Trust is the legal entity accountable for the City of London Academy (Southwark).     The Trust is sponsored by the City of London Corporation. Further information can be found on the Trust web site: http://www.cola.org.uk

      Transition Arrangements

      The current board was constituted in February 2018, when the Local Governing Bodies of the 3 schools were dissolved.  Roles and responsibilities of governors changed as the new LGB and its sub committee and Local Advisory Boards were formed. The table below confirms the migration and further information is included on each school’s web site:

      Transition to Southwark LGB

      NAME

      PREVIOUS BOARD

      GOVERNOR ROLE

      NEW ROLE

      Simon Atkinson

      CoLA S

      Sponsor

      Resigned

      Elaine Davis

      CoLA S

      Sponsor

      CoLA Southwark LGB and CoLA S LAB

      Bolatito Bello

      CoLA S

      Parent

      CoLA S LAB

      Fiona Edlin

      CoLA S

      Parent

      CoLA Southwark and CoLA S LAB

      Steve Burgess

      CoLA S

      Staff

      CoLA Southwark and CoLA S LAB

      Antony Smyth

      CoLA S/Galleywall

      Sponsor

      Chair Southwark LGB & CoLA S LAB

      Bill Fraser

      CoLA S

      Sponsor

      Advisor to F&GP

      Keith Bottomley

      CoLA S

      Sponsor

      CoLA Southwark LGB and Chair F&GP

      Claire Muid

      Galleywall

      Co-opted

      Galleywall LAB

      Harvey McEnroe

      Galleywall

      Co-opted

      CoLA Southwark LGB and Galleywall LAB

      Lucas Green

      Galleywall/Redriff

      Co-opted

      Vice Chair LGB – Chair Galleywall LAB

      Vicky Mills

      Galleywall

      Co-opted

      CoLA Southwark LGB

      Kellie Pearce

      Galleywall

      Parent

      Galleywall LAB

      Ann Chuyi Wang

      Galleywall

      Parent

      CoLA Southwark LGB and CoLA S LAB

      Robert Juritz

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Redriff LGB

      Eddie Langdown

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Redriff LAB

      Stephanie Cryan

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Redriff LGB

      Maya Pursani

      Redriff

      Staff

      CoLA Southwark LGB and Redriff LAB

      Hilda Cheong

      Redriff

      Parent

      Vice Chair LGB – Chair Redriff LAB

      Bethan Buck

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Resigned

      Jeremy Simons

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Redriff LAB

      Ada Fekete

      Redriff

      Co-opted

      Redriff LAB

       

       

      Our governors

      The new Southwark LGB is currently made up as follows:

      Sponsor governors (appointed by the City of London Corporation) – 6 in post, 1 vacancy

      Parent governors – 3 in post

      Staff governors – 2 in post

      Executive Principals – 2 in post

      Clerking is provided by Southwark’s clerking service (David Lister)

       

      Governor profiles, declaration of interests and sub committee/LAB membership

      Name:                                                  Richard Bannister           

      Appointing Body:                             Ex officio             

      Term of Office:                                 Appointed April 2011

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Executive Principal; member Finance and General Purposes sub committee & City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB          

      Relevant interests declared:       Director, City of London Academy (Southwark) Lettings Ltd.  Employee of City of London Academies Trust

       

      Name:                                                  Antony Smyth  

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor

      Term of Office:                                 Original appointment 2011 – current term of office 5.2.18 -12.1 21

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Chair of Southwark LGB; member Finance and General Purposes sub committee, member City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       None

       

      Name:                                                  Keith Bottomley              

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor              

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 24.1.20

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Chair Finance and General Purposes sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights and Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, member of Council of the City branch of the Royal Society of St George, Trustee of Partnership for Young London, Central Foundation Schools of London and Housing for the Homeless Central Fund.

      Name:                                                  Hilda Cheong

      Appointing Body:                             Parent Body

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 3.6.19

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Chair, Redriff Primary School LAB; member Finance and General Purposes sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       Parent (Redriff school)

       

      Name:                                                  Lucas Green

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 14.5.19

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Vice Chair, Southwark LGB; Chair, Galleywall LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       Elected Councillor, London Borough of Southwark; Director, City of London Academies Trust

       

      Name:                                                  Vicky Mills

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 14.5.19

      Roles and Responsibilities:        

      Relevant interests declared:       Elected Councillor, London Borough of Southwark; Unison

       

      Name:                                                  Harvey McEnroe

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 9.2.20

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member, Galleywall LAB; Member, Finance and General Purposes sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       Kings College Hospital NHS Trust (employee); governor, Cherry Orchard Primary School; related by marriage to Executive Business Manager, Redriff and Galleywall schools

       

      Name:                                                  Ann Chuyi Wang

      Appointing Body:                             Parent Body

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 19.3.21

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Galleywall LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       Parent (Galleywall School)

       

      Name:                                                  Maya Pursani

      Appointing Body:                             Staff Body

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 26.1.21

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Redriff LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       Employed by City of London Academies Trust (Redriff school)

       

      Name:                                                  Mickey Kelly

      Appointing Body:                             Ex officio             

      Term of Office:                                 Appointed 1.9.14

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Executive Headteacher; Member Redriff LAB; member Galleywall LGB

      Relevant interests declared:       Executive Headteacher, Redriff and Galleywall primary schools; Chair of Governors, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

       

      Name:                                                  Elaine Davis       

      Appointing Body:                             Sponsor              

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 12.1.21

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Vice Chair, City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       None

       

      Name:                                                  Fiona Edlin

      Appointing Body:                             Parent Body

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 16.1.21

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       Parent (City of London Academy (Southwark))

       

      Name:                                                  Steven Burgess

      Appointing Body:                             Staff body          

      Term of Office:                                 5.2.18 – 4.10.19

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member City of London Academy (Southwark) LGB

      Relevant interests declared:       Employed by City of London Academies Trust (City of London Academy (Southwark))

       

      Membership - City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB -  April 2018

      Antony Smyth (Chair)

      Elaine Davis (Vice Chair)

      Richard Bannister

      Jeffery Quaye – Head of School

      Bolatito Bello

      Steven Burgess

      Fiona Edlin

       

      Governors who left the LGB on re-constitution – City of London Academy (Southwark)

      Name:                                                  Bolatito Bello

      Term of Office:                                 1.1.15 – 31.12.18

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member City of London Academy (Southwark) LAB

      Relevant interests declared:       None

       

      Name:                                                  William Fraser OBE         

      Term of Office:                                 first appointed 2003, most recent term of office 14.12.15 – 31.12.19

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Finance and General Purposes sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       Chair, Partnership for Young London; Chair, Metropolitan Public Gardens Association, Trustee of the Horlock Educational Trust

       

      Name:                                                  Simon Atkinson

      Term of Office:                                 14.10.14- 13.10.18

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Curriculum and Community sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       None

                                                                                                                     

      Governors who left the LGB during 2016-17

      Name:                                                  Andrew McMurtrie resigned 5.7.17

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Chair of LGB; member Finance and General Purposes sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       Chair of Trustees, City of London Academies Trust; Trustee, Southwark Diocesan Council; Common Councilman, City of London Corporation; Director, Lewisham Elders Resource Centre, Director, City YMCA

       

      Name:                                                  Gillian Walsh – resigned 27.8.17

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Curriculum & Community sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       None

       

      Name:                                                  Lauren Feaver (staff governor) – resigned 22.7.17

      Roles and Responsibilities:         Member Curriculum and Community sub committee

      Relevant interests declared:       None

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