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Governance

Governance Structure

Trustees

Trustees Meeting Attendance

Finance Audit & Risk Committee Attendance

Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Year 16-17 colour

The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) is a charitable company and is accountable for the strategic direction of each of the Academies within the Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust has 2 layers of governance as laid out in the Articles of Association – the Members of the Trust and the Board of Trustees.
Each of the 4 Academies (Lord Scudamore, Sutton, Kings Caple and St Weonards) within the Trust has a Local Advisory Body (formerly Local Governing Body) which is a Committee of the Board of Trustees, with delegated key function. They perform a crucial role in providing the Trust with the necessary tools to ensure that it can maintain the individual character of each of the Academies.
The HMFA MAT Scheme of Delegation (see pdf on right) defines the lines of responsibility and accountability within our Multi-Academy Trust. It is a systematic way of ensuring that Members, Trustees and Local Advisory Boards are clear about their roles and responsibilities.

The governance structure is shown in the chart above.

The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
A company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Company Reg. No. 7578861

Email the HMFA Company Secretary

Trustees

MRS CHRIS HAYES – MEMBER/TRUSTEE & CHAIR of TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 30.07.20 –
ELECTED CHAIR: 8.07.20 for 1 year
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor – Bromyard Grammar School Foundation
Chair & governor – Pencombe CE Primary School

PETER BOX, TRUSTEE, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER, CEO & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Original (signatory) member
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO / Executive Headteacher
Director of Activate Central Ltd
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School
Operational oversight – HMFA Enterprises
Partner, Maggi Newton, is the Executive Head/ Head/ Trustee of 3 Schools/Academies within the HMFA wider federation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards).

MR DAVID GREENOUGH, MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS: None

MR ERIC KLEIN – MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

MR LUKE CONOD- MEMBER/TRUSTEE & VICE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 18.06.15
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor on LAB – Lord Scudamore Academy
Director of Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD
Managing Director of The School Uniform Shop/Denim Nation which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at Lord Scudamore Academy.
Director of PropSource Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD – property sourcing company
Director of Gorringe Montague & Conod Trading LTD – property management company
Director of Campbell & Conod LTD – property & pub campsite and hotel
Director of Cherry Build – building company
Director of Land Rover Owners & Spares Department – marketing & social media

MRS SARAH ELWINE – MEMBER/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 01.09.15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Member – HMFA Finance Committee
Mercer Ltd Employer Consulting firm re LGPS (local Government Pension Scheme – Ceases 31.12.18

MR HUGH PATTERSON - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Spouse of landowner – Wife owns land rented to and used by Canon Pyon CE Academy

MR MATT ASHCROFT – PARENT/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 11.07.19
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Governor – Sutton Primary Academy
Director – All Star Activities

MR MIKE WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent Governor – Marden Primary Academy
Trustee – Marden Recreation Ground
Spouse (Karein Williams) – Employee of Herefordshire Council

MRS ROWENA WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 30.03.20
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – St Weonards Academy

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
01432 880336

Email the Clerk to the HMFA Directors – Mrs Suzanne McGowan
01432 273951

Trustees Meeting Attendance

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
01/12/202030/03/202107/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodapologiesyesyes2 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
Eric Kleinyesapologiesapologies1 of 3
Hugh Pattersonyesyesapologies2 of 3
Matt Ashcroftyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
RowenaWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
04/12/2019Covid Closure08/07/2020
Peter BoxYesYes2 of 2
LukeConodApologiesApologies0 of 2
SarahElwineYesYes2 of 2
DavidGreenoughYesApologies1 of 2
Eric KleinYesApologies1 of 2
Rob NorthYesYes2 of 2
Hugh PattersonYesYes2 of 2
Matt AshcroftYesYes2 of 2
MikeWilliamsYesYes2 of 2
BobbyWoodockApologiesResigned0 of 2
Chris HayesApologiesYes1 of 2
RowenaWilliamsYesYes2 of 2

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2018-2019
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 18 - Aug 19
06/12/201802/04/201911/07/2019
Peter BoxYesYesYes3 of 3
Luke ConodApologiesYesYes2 of 3
Sarah ElwineYesYesYes3 of 3
David GreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
Adrian HarveyYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Eric KleinYesApologiesApologies1 of 3
Rob NorthYesYesApologies2 of 3
Sadie ReadeYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Hugh PattersonYesYesYes3 of 3
Matt AshcroftN/AYesYes2 of 2
Mike WilliamsYesYesYes3 of 3
Chris WatkinsYesYesYes3 of 3
Bobby WoodcockApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
Steve PughApologiesResignedN/A0 of1

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2017-2018
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 17 - Aug 18
06/12/1720/03/1810/07/18
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3
LukeConodYesApologiesYes2 of 3
SarahElwineYesApologiesYes2 of 3
HelenFieldYesYesApologies2 of 3
DavidGreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesApologies2 of 3
EricKleinYesYesApologies2 of 3
JanMcCollYesYesApologies2 of 3
RobNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulSmithApologiesResignedResigned0 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesResignedResigned1 of 3

Finance Audit & Risk Committee Attendance

HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
20/11/202019/03/202106/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodyesyesyes3 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
Nicky Jonesyesyesyes3 of 3

Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
25.11.2019Covid ClosureCovid Closure
Peter BoxYes1 of 1
RobNorthYes1 of 1
MikeWilliamsYes1 of 1
Bobbie WoodcockYes1 of 1
Sarah ElwineYes1 of 1
David GreenhoughApologies0 of 1
NickyJonesYes1 of 1

HMFA Finance Committe Attendance Academic Year 2018-2019 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 18 - Aug 19
23/11/200806/03/201804/07/2018
Peter BoxYesYesYes3 of 3
Sarah ElwineYesYesApologies2 of 3
David GreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
Adrian HarveyYesResignedResigned1 of 1
Nicky JonesYesYesYes3 of 3
Rob NorthYesYesYes3 of 3
Sadie ReadeYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Chris WatkinsNoNoYes1 of 1Company Secretary
Lisa WeaverYesNoNo1 of 1HMFA Accountants
Roberta WoodcockYesYesApologies2 of 3

 

 

Local Advisory Body

MR MATTHEW ASHCROFT, PARENT MEMBER (CHAIR)

DATE APPOINTED: 22.11.18
DATE APPOINTED AS CHAIR: 1.12.20 for 1 year
APPOINTED BY: Parent
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Trustee – HMFA Board of Trustees
Director of Allstar Activities, provider of school based activities

MRS LIZ ORTON, HEADTEACHER

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Husband, supply teacher for HMFA supplied by Hoople
Staff advisor HMFA Board of Trustees
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher at Sutton Primary Academy
Executive Headteacher – Marden Primary Academy
Executive Headteacher – Pencombe CE Primary School

MRS ZAYLA BEECHAM, STAFF MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.18
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
ROLE: SEND
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Director of SEND, Lord Scudamore Academy
LAB Staff Member, Lord Scudamore Academy

VACANT , COMMUNITY MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MR WILLIAM SCOTT-HOWES , PARENT MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 22.11.18
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
ROLE: Safeguarding
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

KEITH LAWTON , COMMUNITY MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 20.09.19
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
ROLE: Catch-up Funding & Pupil Premium Funding

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

Clerk to the Local Advisory Body – Mrs Suzanne McGowan. 01432 273951
Email the Clerk to the Local Advisory Body – Mrs Suzanne McGowan

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

SPA LAB Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
19/11/202017/03/202117/06/2021
LizOrtonyesyesyes3 of 3
MatthewAashcroftyesyesyes3 of 3
Zayla Beechamyesyesyes3 of 3
KeithLawtonyesyesyes3 of 3
Victoria Blooreyesyesyes3 of 3
WillScot-Howesapologiesapologiesapologies0 of 3

Sutton Primary Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
21.11.19Covid ClosureCovid Closure
LizOrtonYes1 of 1
Steve BryceYes1 of 1
Chris WatkinsYes1 of 1
PeterBoxYes1 of 1
Zayla BeechamYes1 of 1
MattAshcroftYes1 of 1
WilliamScot HowesYes1 of 1
KeithLawtonYes1 of 1

Sutton Local Advisory Body Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020  
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
datedatedate
LizOrton0 of 3
SteveBryce0 of 3
ChrisWatkins0 of 3Company Secretary
PeterBox0 of 3
ZaylaBeecham0 of 3
MattAshcroft0 of 3
WilliamScot-Howes0 of 3

Sutton Local Advisory Body Attendance Academic Year 2018-2019  
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 18 - Aug 19
22/11/201821/03/201920/06/2019
LizOrtonYesYesYes3 of 3
SteveBryceApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
ChrisWatkinsYesYesYes3 of 3Company Secretary
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3
ZaylaBeechamYesYesYes3 of 3
MattAshcroftYesYesApologies2 of 3
WilliamScot-HowesYesYesYes3 of 3

Sutton Local Advisory Body Attendance Academic Year 2017-2018
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 17 - Aug 18
07/11/201728/02/201828/06/2018
Liz OrtonApologiesMeeting cancelled, weatherYes1 of 2
Steve BryceYesMeeting cancelled, weatherYes2 of 2
Paul SmithYesMeeting cancelled, weatherResigned1 of 2
Paul WhitcombeYesMeeting cancelled, weatherResigned1 of 2
Sally TalboysYesMeeting cancelled, weatherResigned1 of 2
Chris WatkinsYesMeeting cancelled, weatherYes2 of 2Company Secretary
Peter BoxN/AN/AYes1 of 2
Zayla BeechamN/AN/AYes1 of 2