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Governance Structure

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Directors Meeting Attendance

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Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Year 2017 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 Directors.
Each of the 3 Academies (Lord Scudamore, Sutton and Kings Caple) within the Trust has a Local Advisory Body (formerly Local Governing Body) which is a Committee of the Board of Directors, 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, Directors 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
Subscribers – Prebendary Robert North, Mr Peter Box, Mr Paul Whitcombe

Email the HMFA Company Secretary

Directors

PREB. ROBERT NORTH, MEMBER DIRECTOR, CHAIR of DIRECTORS

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee Church Commissioners
Director of Spire Trading, Hereford Ltd
Parochial Church Councils of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity, All Saints Hereford, St Michael’s Breinton

PETER BOX, MEMBER DIRECTOR, HEADTEACHER, CEO & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher of Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
Director of Calon Solutions & Activate Educational Ltd
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST,

PAUL WHITCOMBE, MEMBER DIRECTOR, HEADTEACHER & CEO

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher of Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
Director of Calon Solutions & Activate Educational Ltd
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST,

MRS REBECCA BLACKMAN -Resigned

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15 (Resigned 09/11/15)
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years (Resigned)
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MRS HELEN FIELD

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee at HMFA – Teacher at Lord Scudamore Academy

MR DAVID GREENOUGH

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS: None

MR JOHN GRIFFITHS - Resigned

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15 (Resigned)
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Partner in Cake Angels – online bakery

MR ADRIAN HARVEY, VICE CHAIR

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Mrs Harvey serves as an occasional voluntary panel member (and sometimes chairs) on panels convened by Herefordshire Council to consider appeals on schools admissions. She has indicated to the Authority she will not sit on panel where any school in HMFA or HMFA CofE Academies is involved.

MS NICOLA JONES

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Finance Director

MR ERIC KLEIN

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Leadon Vale Choral Society (Music Director)
Monarch Education (Supply Teaching)
Director of The Academy of Gospel Music, Birmingham

MRS JANET MCCOLL

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Deputy Head
Director of Pippins Pre-School
Governor at Marden Primary Academy (since Sept 2015)

MR PAUL SMITH

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Headteacher and Governor at Highley CP School, Shropshire

MR LUKE CONOD

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Owner of The School Uniform Shop which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at Lord Scudamore Academy.

MRS SARAH ELWINE

DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/15
APPOINTED BY: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Actuary and employee of Mercer, who act as scheme actuary to the Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund.

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

Directors Meeting Attendance

HMFA Board of Directors Attendance Academic Year 2016-2017 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 16 - Aug 17
07/12/201622/03/201706/07/2017
PeterBoxApologiesYesYes2 of 3
LukeConodYesApologiesYes2 of 3
SarahElwineApologiesYesYes2 of 3
HelenFieldYesYesYes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
JohnGriffithsApologiesResignedN/A0 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
EricKleinApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
JanMcCollApologiesYesYes2 of 3
RobNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulSmithApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesYes3 of 3

HMFA Board of Directors Attendance Academic Year 2017-2018 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 16 - Aug 17
PeterBox0 of 3
LukeConod0 of 3
SarahElwine0 of 3
HelenField0 of 3
DavidGreenough0 of 3
JohnGriffiths0 of 3
AdrianHarvey0 of 3
NickyJones0 of 3
EricKlein0 of 3
JanMcColl0 of 3
RobNorth0 of 3
PaulSmith0 of 3
PaulWhitcombe0 of 3

HMFA Board of Directors and Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2015-2016   
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 15-Aug 16
09/12/201514/03/201606/07/2016
PeterBoxYesYesyes3 of 3
RebeccaBlackmanResigned--0 of 3
LukeConodApologiesApologiesApologies0 of 3
SarahElwineApologiesYesYes2 of 3
HelenFieldYesYesYes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
JohnGriffithsApologiesApologiesApologies0 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesApologiesYes2 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
EricKleinApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
JanMcCollApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
RobNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulSmithApologiesYesYes2 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesApologies2 of 3
HMFA Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2015-2016
FinanceFinanceFinanceTotal attended Sep 15-Aug 16
17/11/201604/03/201605/06/2016
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3
JohnGriffithsYesYesYes3 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
RobNorthYesApologiesYes2 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesYes3 of 3

Finance Committee Attendance

HMFA Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2015-2016
FinanceFinanceFinanceTotal attended Sep 15-Aug 16
17/11/201604/03/201605/06/2016
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3
JohnGriffithsYesYesYes3 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
RobNorthYesApologiesYes2 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesYes3 of 3

Local Advisory Body

PREB. ROBERT NORTH, MEMBER DIRECTOR, CHAIR of LOCAL ADVISORY BODY

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: As Chair 1 Year
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee Church Commissioners
Director of Spire Trading, Hereford Ltd
Parochial Church Councils of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity, All Saints Hereford, St Michael’s Breinton
Director of HMFA (Chair)

MRS JANET MCCOLL

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Deputy Head
Director of Pippins Pre-School
Governor at Marden Primary Academy (since Sept 2015)
Member Director of HMFA

MRS KATHRYN HIGGINS

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Teacher and Assistant SENCO at Lord Scudamore Academy

MR LUKE CONOD

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Owner of The School Uniform Shop which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at Lord Scudamore Academy

MS ALISON BLACKBURNE

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Teaching Assistant at Lord Scudamore Academy
Employee of HMFA Enterprises Ltd – Kids Club Manager at Lord Scudamore Academy

MRS SHERRY MORRIS-DAVIES

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Teacher at Lord Scudamore Academy

MRS ZAYLA BEECHAM

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee at HMFA – SEND Manager

MR TERRY HAWKES - DECEASED

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016. Deceased.
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MR DUNCAN MILNE

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Director of D&D Network Services Ltd who supply Lord Scudamore ICT services

MRS PATRICIA RUSHER, VICE-CHAIR

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MISS REBEKAH RIDER, PARENT GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED: 22.06.16
APPOINTED BY: Parent/Carer Nominations and Voting Ballot
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MRS SADIE READE, PARENT GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED: 22.06.16
APPOINTED BY: Parent/Carer Nominations and Voting Ballot
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

Clerk to the Local Advisory Body – Mrs Amie Jones.
01432 273951
Email the Clerk to the Local Advisory Body – Mrs Amie Jones

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2015-2016
Total attended Sep 15-Aug 16
26.11.1509.03.1522.06.16
RobertNorthYesCNo1 of 2
DuncanMilneYesCYes2 of 2
ZaylaBeechamYesCYes2 of 2
AlisonBlackburneNoCYes1 of 2
LukeConodNoCYes1 of 2
TerryHawkesNoCN/A0 of 1
KateHigginsYesCYes2 of 2
JanetMcCollYesCYes2 of 2
SherryMorris-DaviesYesCYes2 of 2
SadieReadeN/AN/AYes1 of 1
RebekahRiderN/AN/AYes1 of 1
PatriciaRusherYesCYes2 of 2
Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2016-2017
Total attended Sep 16-Aug 17
DateDateDate
RobertNorth1 of 3
DuncanMilne
ZaylaBeecham
AlisonBlackburne
LukeConod
TerryHawkes
KateHiggins
JanetMcColl
SherryMorris-Davies
SadieReade
RebekahRider
PatriciaRusher
Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2017-2018
Total attended Sep 15-Aug 16
DateDateDate
RobertNorth1 of 3
DuncanMilne
ZaylaBeecham
AlisonBlackburne
LukeConod
TerryHawkes
KateHiggins
JanetMcColl
SherryMorris-Davies
SadieReade
RebekahRider
PatriciaRusher

NB. C = Cancelled