Governors

Governance has 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart Educational Trust, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to the Local Governing Body of the school. These delegations are captured in the Scheme of Delegation.


FURTHER TRUST AND GOVERNANCE INFORMATION

 

TRUST ORGANISATION


SCHEME OF DELEGATION

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Board which outlines all key delegated responsibilities.

TRUST ACROSS ALL LAYERS OF GOVERNANCE

TRUST BOARD

Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities

Finance  |  Overall responsibility

 

TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

FINANCE

EDUCATION

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & RISK  (ACR) 

REMUNERATION  

In compliance with the Academies Trust Handbook  

Delegated authority under the Trust Scheme of Delegation  

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES (LGB)

Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  | Safeguarding  |  Business & Community links

Each school


TRUST BOARD

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.


TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

The purpose of Lionheart Committees is to ensure that the Trust adheres to the governance framework outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and ensures there is a high level of scrutiny and oversight of key areas.

All Trust Board committees are made up of Trustees with specific knowledge and experience. The Chairs of Committees have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead discussions and make recommendations to the Trust board for decisions. The roles and responsibilities of the committees are defined in the terms of reference.


LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.


MEMBERS

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers. Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

BEAUCHAMP CITY SIXTH FORM GOVERNORS 2023-24

Nigel Swan
Chair of Governors
Nigel.Swan@beauchampcity.org.uk

Rob Jones
Governance Officer/Clerk
Robert.Jones@lionhearttrust.org.uk

 

GOVERNING BODY 2023-24

NAME

GOVERNOR TYPE

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

SKILLS

ATTENDANCE 2022-23

Amit Kanabar

Community

30.6.20

30.6.24

Education & data

IT

Data analyst

Business analyst

4/4

Daksha Chauhan

Parent

1.2.21

1.2.25

Parent voice

finance

finance

3/4

Habiba Patel

Staff

18.1.21

18.1.25

Staff voice

Education

2/4

Imogen Fowler

Community

2.3.20

2.3.24

Business & community

Student voice

Careers

Business opportunities for young people

4/4

James McKenna

Ex Officio

Principal

2.3.20

 

 

 

4/4

Lee Machado

Community

30.6.20

30.6.24

Safeguarding

Education & data

Anti-bullying

Professor in Biochemistry, higher education

4/4

Nigel Swan

Community

2.3.20

2.3.24

SEND

Bursary /PP

Business

Finance

Logistics

Charity governance

3/4

Suleman Mulla

Community

2.3.20

2.3.24

Wellbeing

SMSC

Community

Secondary teaching

Pastoral care

Community development

4/4

Richard Hames

Community

12.04.23

11.04.27

 

 

 

GOVERNING BODY HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

NAME

GOVERNOR TYPE

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

SKILLS

ATTENDANCE 2021-22

Danielle Fitzgerald

Community

22.9.20

12.1.23

 

International education

Student recruitment

4/4

Kamlesh Patel

Parent

1.2.21

1.2.25

Parent Voice

 

2/4

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2022-23

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Amit Kanabar

None

 

 

9.11.22

 

Daksha Chauhan

None

 

 

9.11.22

 

Habiba Patel

Family Member

LET - Judgemeadow

Education

Governor

27.2.2018

 

Family Member

LET - Beauchamp College

Maths Teacher

Education

 

 

Family Member

LET – Finance team

Senior Finance Partner

Trust operations

 

 

Imogen Fowler

Leicestershire Education Business Company

Employee

Charity Working with Schools

1.7.18

 

James McKenna

LET - Sir Jonathan North

Chair of Governors

Governing

26.2.22

 

Kamlesh Patel

None

 

 

11.11.22

 

Lee Machado

University of Northampton

Higher Education

Employee

1.8.13

 

University of Leicester

Higher Education

Visiting Fellow

1.10.13

30.9.22

Nigel Swan

Self

Helping Hands

Trustee

Debt Advice & Support

01 Jun 2012

 

Self

Oadby Baptist Church

Member

Church

01 Dec 1991

 

Self

Beauchamp City Sixth Form

Governor

Governance

01 Mar 2020

 

Self

Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Governance

14 Sept 2021

 

Family member 1

Swansweb Ltd

Director & Shareholder

Educational Governance Ltd Company

01 Jul 2014

 

Family member 1

Oadby Baptist Church

Trustee

Church

22 Sep 2021

 

Family member 1

Oadby Stakeholders

Chair

Community Networking Group

01 Sep 2012

 

Family member 1

Self employed

Lionheart Educational Trust

Project work – 10 days per year, declared to ESFA as husband is a trust Member

01 Sept 2022

 

Family member 2

Beauchamp College

Governor

Governance

01 Feb 2020

 

Family member 2

University of Leicester

University

Employee

Oct 2022

 

Family member 2

Holy Trinity Church

Church of England

Member

Nov 2018

 

Family member 2

One Roof Leicester

Charity

Volunteer

Feb 2019

 

Suleman Mulla

(Lionheart) Judgemeadow Community College

Education

Teacher

1.17

 

Richard Hames

Werfen Ltd

IVD Sales

Director & Employee

01.09.2010

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS – Historic (left within last 12 months)

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Danielle Fitzgerald

University of Leicester

Employee

Higher Education

July 2019