Directors

Trust Board of Directors
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Diane BrowningExecutive Principal 

01/01/19 to 31/12/22

Y
Trudy Langton-FreemanTrustee 18/09/18 to 17/09/22Y
Neil PetersonChair of Trust Board


Trustee
 

17/09/19 to 30/09/20

13/02/19 to 12/02/23

Y
Mandy GarnerTrustee 23/04/19 to 22/04/23Y
John WhiteTrustee 08/05/19 to 07/05/23Y
Tony FasusiTrustee 02/12/19 to 01/12/23Y
Caroline JenningsTrustee 02/12/19 to 01/12/23Y

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Finance Committee
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Diane BrowningExecutive Principal 01/01/19 to 31/12/22Y
Neil PetersonChair of Finance Committee  07/05/19Y
Mandy Garner   07/05/19Y
Dee StaceyBusiness Manager 01/06/14N

Members
NamePosition of responsibility
David WalkerChair of Members
Angela Edwards 
Graeme Lloyd 
Neil Peterson 
Ray Kemsley 
Louise Wade 
Simon Adcock 

The address for correspondence to the Chair of the Trust

   c/o Martin Hydes

Clerk to Trustees

Iwade School, School Lane,

Iwade, Sittingbourne,

Kent, ME9 8RS

clerktotrustees@timuacademytrust.org.uk

TIMU LGB
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Debbie ElliottStaffTrust Board10/02/16 to 09/02/20N
Sarah DownesStaffTrust Board10/02/16 to 09/02/20N
Christina Chemsi

Chair

Governor

Trust Board

Trust Board

18/07/19 to 17/07/23

08/12/17 to 07/12/21

N
Carol Pawsey Trust Board08/12/17 to 07/12/21N
Anne SmithHead of Iwade SchoolEx-offcio01/09/18 to 31/08/22N
Gemma Connolly Trust Board06/12/18 to 15/01/20N
Katrine StewartHead of Bobbing SchoolEx-offcio01/01/19 to 31/12/22N
Hassan Kamara Trust Board25/02/19 to 24/02/23N
Hannah Gilson Trust Board25/03/19 to 24/03/23N
Tiffany Elliott Trust Board08/05/19 to 07/05/23N

The address for correspondence to the Chair of the Local Governing Body

       c/o Jenny Lyrakos

Iwade School, School Lane,

Iwade, Sittingbourne,

Kent, ME9 8RS

Governance Structure
MEMBERSTimu Academy Trust Members
The members are akin to the shareholders of a company.  They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint or remove trustees and the right to amend the trust’s Articles of Association.Timu has a minimum of 5 members.
Members can be considered as the custodians of the trust.  However, they have a hands-off role in terms of managing the trust.
They meet once a year.
  
TRUST BOARDTimu Academy Trust Board of Trustees
The trustees/directors are responsible for three core governance functions; setting the direction; holding the Executive Principal to account and ensuring financial probity.The trustees are responsible for the trust.
The board is made up of professional people from business and education sectors.
Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for the strategic decisions within the trust and are accountable for the performance of the trust in terms of finance, standards, compliance and HR.
The Trust Board reports to the members and feeds back to the LGB.
  
FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEETimu Academy Trust Finance and Audit Committee
The dedicated committee’s remit is to advise the trust board on the adequacy of financial controls and risk management arrangements.The Finance and Audit Committee scrutinises the management accounts, recommends budgets, advises the trustees on financial matters and holds the Chief Financial Officer to account.
The Finance and Audit Committee reports to the trust board.
  
LOCAL GOVERNING BODYTimu Local Governing Body (LGB)
A group of people made up of volunteers and professionals.  They carry out monitoring at a local level and hold Heads of School to account for the implementation of the School Development Plan and pupil outcomes.  The LGB produces reports that are shared with the trust board.The LGB works across both Timu schools to provide support and challenge to the school leadership teams. 
Areas that the LGB monitor and report on are quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and mangement, the school plan, safeguarding and health and safety. 
A local governor also attends the Finance and Audit Committee and reports to the LGB.
The LGB reports to the Trust Board.

Copies of the minutes are available on request to the clerk.