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Governance

The overarching responsibility and accountability for governance of the Trust and its academies lies with the Board of Trustees, who meet throughout the year.  

The Trustees are responsible for setting and monitoring strategic objectives, as well as ensuring compliance with charity and company law and the Trust’s funding agreement.

The Trust Board has delegated these responsibilities to three committees, each with its own terms of reference. Chaired by a Trustee, each committee meets termly with their minutes submitted to the Board of Trustees for noting, comment and action. 

  • Education and Safeguarding
  • Finance and Resources
  • Pay and Performance 

The Members protect the Charitable and Educational objectives, including the Ethos of the Trust. They take part in annual and extraordinary general meetings and appoint the Directors to the Trust Board. 

The Members are: Tom Sheldon, Andrew Nicolas, Paul Morall, Anthony Wilde and Margaret McAlpine.

Statutory Policies adopted by the Trust Board are reviewed on a rolling cycle.  The Education and Safeguarding Committee oversees the educational performance of each school and the personal development and wellbeing of pupils.  The responsibility of the Education and Safeguarding Committee is to ensure all pupils in each school receive the very best education through a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum in a safe environment.

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB), composed of parents, staff and Trust appointed members. Their primary role is to enable school leaders to achieve the highest educational outcomes for all pupils, through monitoring the quality of education and by providing effective support and challenge. In cases where any school requires rapid improvement an Interim Management Board is formed in place of a LGB to deliver the necessary improvements until such time the Trust Board deems appropriate.

The Trust Board is accountable for the financial performance of each school and delegates the operational management, regulation and oversight to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in accordance with the scheme of delegation. The CFO reports to the Finance and Resources Committee. The Finance and Resources Committee have responsibilities for issues of finance, risk, control and governance.

 

To find out more about the Governance of the Connect Education Trust click here: Connect Education Trust Governance

Grange Park Local Education Committee

POSITION

NAME

DATE APPOINTED

TERM OF OFFICE

Trust Appointed LEC Member Chair

Julie Rayson

16/10/2022

15/10/2026

Headteacher

Tijen Hassan

25/05/2018

N/A

Staff LEC Member 

Sue Denny

01/02/2021

31/01/2025
Parent LEC Member Andrea Georgeou 03/10/2022 03/10/2026
Parent LEC Member  Ozan Suleyman 17/05/2021 16/05/2025
Trust Appointed LEC Member Michela Bruno  09/12/2020 08/12/2024
Trust Appointed LEC Member Chantelle Williams 13/05/2019 12/05/2023
Chief Executive Officer  Androulla Nicou 1/1/2022 N/A

Contact details for the Chair of the Grange Park Local Governing Board are as follows:

Grange Park Primary School
World's End Lane
Winchmore Hill
London N21 1PP

 

ELT Register of Business Interests 2021-2022

ELT Governance and Trustee Attendance Register 2020-2021

Connect Governance Structure September 2022

Scheme of Delegation Sept 2022

Deed of Variation to the Supplemental Funding Agreement 2019