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Governance Structure

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Trustees Meeting Attendance

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Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Autumn 2021 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 – TRUSTEE & CHAIR of TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 30.07.20 –
ELECTED CHAIR: 01.12.20 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
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee

PETER BOX, TRUSTEE, CEO & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Original (signatory) member
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO
HMFA Accounting Officer
Significant Individual – Line Manager to HMFA Enterprises Executive Manager
Partner to Maggi Newton, Executive Head/Head/Trustee of 3 schools/Academies within the HMFA wider feredation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards), in post to 31/8/20
Activate Central – Director
Headteacher – Lord Scudamore Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School, in post until 31/8/21

MRS ALISON TAYLOR, TRUSTEE, HEADTEACHER & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 01.09.21
APPOINTED BY: TRUSTEES
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher of Lord Scudamore Academy
Executive Head – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Executive Head – St Weonards Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School
HMFA Accounting Officer

MRS LIZ ORTON, TRUSTEE, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 01.09.21
APPOINTED BY: TRUSTEES
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher of Sutton Primary Academy
Executive Head – Marden Primary Academy
Executive Head – Pencombe Cof E Primary School
HMFA Accounting Officer

MR DAVID GREENOUGH, TRUSTEE

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

MR ERIC KLEIN – MEMBER/TRUSTEE

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

MR LUKE CONOD- MEMBER/TRUSTEE, VICE CHAIR

DATE APPOINTED: 18.06.15
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair – Lord Scudamore Academy , LAB
Managing Director Denim Nation Ltd which supplies school uniform to pupils/parents at Lord Scudamore Academy.
HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee Chair and Member
HMFA Pay Review Committee

MRS SARAH ELWINE – MEMBER/TRUSTEE

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

MR HUGH PATTERSON - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
HMFA Pay Review Committee

MR MATT ASHCROFT – PARENT/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 11.07.19
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Member – Sutton Primary Academy, LAB
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
HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee

MRS ROWENA WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

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

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

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 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