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Governance

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

The role of the governing board is to:

Below is the structure of the Furness Academy Committee (local governing body):

Name
 
Employer
Terms
Voting
Hilary Ellam
Chair
Director of Twin Peaks Consultants Ltd
4 years
Yes
Anne Burns
Trustee
Cumbria County Councillor Barrow Borough Council
4 years
Yes
Graeme Corkill
Trustee
Project Chief Engineer – BAE Systems Submarines
4 years
Yes
Mark Woodham
Trustee
Head of IM&T Product Management –  BAE Systems Submarines
4 years
Yes
Steve McKinnell
Trustee
BAE Systems
4 Years
 Yes
Jayne Moorby
Trustee
Marketing Manager, Oxley Developments
4 Years
Yes
Robin White
Governor
Sellafield
4 Years
 Yes
Doug Walters
Governor
 
4 Years
 Yes
Andrew Kendall
Governor
 
4 Years
 Yes
Laura Lake
Governor
BAE Systems
4 Years
Yes
Jayne Beach
Staff Representative
Catering Manager – Furness Education Trust
4 Years
Yes
Simon Laheney
Headteacher/CEO
Furness Education Trust
4 Years
Yes
Ellyse Rochford
Staff Governor
 
4 Years
Yes
Kirstie Bennett
Parent Governor
 
4 Years
 Yes
Vacancy
Parent Governor
 
4 Years
 Yes

Additional Governance Information

Minutes from Local Academy Committee and Board meetings are available upon request. Please contact the Furness Education Trust Clerk to request these (clerk@furnesseducationtrust.co.uk).

Furness Education Trust- Members and Trustees:

Furness Education Trust comprises of five members, nine Trustee and four co-opted Trustees at Trust level.

Members are responsible for appointing and removing Trustees and hold Trust Board to account for implementing the agreed strategy.

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the running of all academies across the MAT. Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the management of the Trust and also appoint the CEO and the CFO and hold them to account as well.

The authority for running each academy remains with the Headteacher and Local Academy Committee, as detailed above. This authority is defined in the scheme of delegation.

More information about the Trust governance structure can be found here and on our Trust website at Furness Education Trust Governance.