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Governance Structure

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Directors Meeting Attendance

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Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Year 2020 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 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 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

Email the HMFA Company Secretary

Directors

MRS CHRIS HAYES – TRUSTEE & CHAIR of DIRECTORS

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

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

PREB. ROBERT NORTH, MEMBER DIRECTOR, CHAIR of DIRECTORS (RESIGNED)

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11 – Resigned 17.07.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair – Lord Scudamore Local Advisory Body
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance Committee
Employee Church Commissioners
Director of Spire Trading, Hereford Ltd
Parochial Church Councils of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity, All Saints Hereford, St Michael’s Breinton

MRS ROBERTA WOODCOCK – TRUSTEE (RESIGNED

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17 – Resigned 19.06.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair of Governors, Llangrove CE Academy
Trustee fulfilling internal audit from HMFA to HMFA Internal Scrutiniser
HMFA Finance Committee

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
01432 880336

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

Directors Meeting Attendance

HMFA Board of Directors 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 Directors 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 Directors 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 Committee Attendance

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

HMFA Finance Committe Attendance Academic Year 2017-2018
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 17 - Aug 18
15/11/201706/03/201804/07/2018
Peter BoxYesYesYes3 of 3
Sarah ElwineYesApologiesYes2 of 3
David GreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
Adrian HarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
Nicky JonesYesYesApologies2 of 3
Rob NorthYesYesYes3 of 3
Sadie ReadeN/AN/AYes1 of 1
Paul SmithYesApologiesResigned1 of 2
Paul WhitcombeYesResignedResigned1 of 1
Chris WatkinsYesYesYes3 of 3Company Secretary
Kevin TongYesN/AN/A1 of 3HMFA Accountants

HMFA Finance Committee Attendance Academic Year 2016-2017
FinanceFinanceFinanceTotal attended Sep 15-Aug 16
15/11/201720/03/201728/06/2017
RobNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesapologies2 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
DavidGreenough--apologies0 of 1
PaulSmith-Yesapologies1 of 2
JohnGriffithsResigned0 of 0

Local Advisory Body

MR LUKE CONOD -
CHAIR of LOCAL ADVISORY BODY

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
CHAIR
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Owner of The School Uniform Shop/Denim Nation which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at some of the schools in HMFA
Director of Property Company Gorring Montague & Conod LTD
Director of Property Sourcing Company PropSource Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD
Director of Property Management Gorringe Montague & Conod Trading LTD
Director of Property & Pub Campsite and Hotel Campbell & Conod LTD
Director of Building Company Cherry Build
Director of Marketing and Social Media Land Rover Owners & Spares Department
Member of HMFA Board of Directors

MRS JANET MCCOLL

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Director of Safeguarding, Lord Scudamore Academy
HMFA Representative at Marden Primary Academy
Chair and Director of HMFA Enterprises
HMFA Board of Directors Staff Advisor

MRS KATHRYN HIGGINS

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Teacher at Lord Scudamore Academy

MS ALISON BLACKBURNE

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
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 – Executive Manager

MRS SHERRY MORRIS-DAVIES

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Head of School Lord Scudamore Academy

MRS ZAYLA BEECHAM

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2020
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee at HMFA – Director of SEND, Lord Scudamore Academy
Staff Governor, Sutton Primary Academy

MRS PATRICIA RUSHER, VICE-CHAIR

DATE APPOINTED: 07.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MISS REBEKAH RIDER, PARENT GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED: 22.06.20
APPOINTED BY: Parent/Carer Nominations and Voting Ballot
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
None

MR ANDY BRIDGEWATER, PARENT GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED: 22.11.19
APPOINTED BY: Parent/Carer Nominations and Voting Ballot
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent of Child at Lord Scudamore Academy

MR PETER BOX, HEADTEACHER

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE:
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Director HMFA
Employee of HMFA – CEO / Executive Headteacher of Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger
Partner, Maggie Newton, is the Executive Head/ Head/ Trustee of 3 Schools/Academies within the HMFA wider federation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards).

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

RESIGNED 17.07.2020

DATE APPOINTED: 7.12.2017
APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body
TERM OF OFFICE: As Chair 1 Year from 26.11.19
RESIGNED: 17.07.2020
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Member Director HMFA
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance Committee
Employee Church Commissioners
Director of Spire Trading, Hereford Ltd
Parochial Church Councils of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity, All Saints Hereford, St Michael’s Breinton
Member Director of HMFA (Chair of BOD)

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 - 2019-2020
26.11.1924.03.2023.06.20Total attended Sep 19-Aug 20
RobertNorthYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
ZaylaBeechamYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
AlisonBlackburneNoCovid ClosureCovid Closure0 of 3
LukeConodNoCovid ClosureCovid Closure0 of 3
KateHigginsNoCovid ClosureCovid Closure0 of 3
JanetMcCollYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
SherryMorris-DaviesYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
RebekahRiderYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
PatriciaRusherYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
Andy BridgewaterYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3
PeterBoxYesCovid ClosureCovid Closure1 of 3

Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2018-2019
Total attended Sep 18-Aug 19
07.11.1826.03.1925.06.19
RobertNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
DuncanMilneApologiesApologiesResigned0 of 2
ZaylaBeechamYesYesYes3 of 3
AlisonBlackburneYesApologiesYes2 of 3
LukeConodYesYesYes3 of 3
KateHigginsApologiesYesYes2 of 3
JanetMcCollYesYesYes3 of 3
SherryMorris-DaviesYesYesYes3 of 3
SadieReadeYesApologiesApologies1 of 3
RebekahRiderYesYesYes3 of 3
PatriciaRusherYesYesYes3 of 3
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3

Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2017-2018
Total attended Sep 17-Aug 18
20.11.1706.03.1826.06.18
RobertNorthYesYesApologies2 of 3
DuncanMilneApologiesYesYes2 of 3
ZaylaBeechamYesYesYes3 of 3
AlisonBlackburneYesYesYes3 of 3
LukeConodYesYesYes3 of 3
KateHigginsApologiesYesYes2 of 3
JanetMcCollYesYesYes3 of 3
SherryMorris-DaviesApologiesApologiesYes1 of 3
SadieReadeYesYesYes3 of 3
RebekahRiderApologiesYesYes2 of 3
PatriciaRusherYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesResignedResigned
PeterBoxYesYesYes3 of 3

Local Advisory Body Register of Attendance - Lord Scudamore Academy - 2016-2017
Total attended Sep 16-Aug 17
24.11.1608.03.1720.06.17
RobertNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
DuncanMilneNoNoYes1 of 3
ZaylaBeechamYesYesYes3 of 3
AlisonBlackburneApologiesYesYes2 of 3
LukeConodYesApologiesApologies1 of 3
KateHigginsApologiesYesYes2 of 3
JanetMcCollYesYesYes3 of 3
SherryMorris-DaviesYesApologiesYes2 of 3
SadieReadeYesYesYes3 of 3
RebekahRiderYesYesYes3 of 3
PatriciaRusherYesYesYes3 of 3

NB. C = Cancelled