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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 2018 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 and Mr Peter Box

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 - Resigned

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11 – 20.03.18 (Resigned)
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 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 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 - Resigned

DATE APPOINTED: 18/06/15 – 20/03/18 (Resigned)
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.

MRS SADIE READE

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

MRS ROBERTA WOODCOCK

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
LAB MEMBER Llangrove CE Primary Academy

MR HUGH PATTERSON

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
LAB MEMBER Canon Pyon CE Academy

MR MIKE WILLIAMS

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
LAB MEMBER Marden Primary Academy

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
01432 880336

Directors Meeting Attendance

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

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
JohnGriffithsResignedN/AN/A0 of 0
AdrianHarveyYesYesYes3 of 3
NickyJonesYesYesYes3 of 3
EricKleinApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
JanMcCollApologiesYesYes2 of 3
RobNorthYesYesYes3 of 3
PaulSmithApologiesYesApologies1 of 3
PaulWhitcombeYesYesYes3 of 3

Finance Committee Attendance

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 fo 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

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

DATE APPOINTED: 7.12.2017
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 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 - 2017-2018
Total attended Sep 17-Aug 18
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 - 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