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Aim High Academy Trust

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trust governance and executive leadership

 

AIM HIGH ACADEMY TRUST IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Aim High Academy Trust Board has respected members of the local community from different sectors, including education, business, faith and local government.

Academy Trust Members

 
  • A charitable Limited Liability Company
  • Responsible for the Objects of the Company

Governance Structure

THE DIRECTORS

 
  • Receive delegated responsibility on behalf of the Members to run the academies
  • Standards
  • Policies
  • Monitoring
  • Finances
  • Can set up committees with delegated powers (in addition to Local Governing Bodies)

The Local Governing Body

 
  • The Local Governing Body is focused upon the individual school contexts, monitoring standards and achievement and their local community needs and aspirations.
  • Helping in setting strategic priorities and plans
  • Role in monitoring standards and achievement within the school
  • Ensuring Trust policies are implemented
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to improve outcomes
  • Supporting and positively challenging practices within the school
  • Level of delegation to the Local Governing Body will vary according to whether the school is performing well or not
  • Can put in place sub-committees

 

MEMBERS

 

Name

Date of First Appointment

Term Ends

Business /  Pecuniary Interests

Relationships within Organisation

Patricia Dutton

(Chair of Trust)

01 February 2014

02 October 2024

Self-employed Education Consultant

None

Susan Edgar

16 May 2016

15 May 2024

University of Sunderland

None

Joanne Turnbull

04 April 2019

03 April 2023

None

None

Rachel Orr

17 September 2019

16 September 2023

Teach First Charity

None

Christopher Campbell

05 October 2020

04 October 2024

Self-employed Education Consultant

None

 

Previous Members:

Graig Gill - resigned February 2018
Ian Green - resigned December 2018
Neil MacKnight - resigned July 2019
James Crawford Westwater - resigned June 2020

TRUSTEES

Name

Date Of Appointment

End of Term

Business/ Pecuniary Interests

Relationships within Organisation

Member of Following Committees

Meetings 2020-2021

Meeting Attended

Out of Possible

Graham Stephenson

CEO (Ex-Officio)

01 February 2014

Ongoing

None declared

None declared

CEO Attends all Committees

13

13 

Patricia Dutton

(Chair of Trust)

01 February 2014

02 October 2024

Self-employed Education Consultant

None declared

Board of Trustees, Finance, Audit & General Purposes, Challenge Standards, Personnel & Performance Management

17

17

Julie Milner

(Vice Chair of Trust)

13 June 2016

04 October 2024

None declared

None declared

Board of Trustees, Challenge Standards, Personnel & Performance Management, Finance, Audit & General Purposes

 

18

18 

Janet Foster

(Appointed)

22 May 2018

21 May 2022

None declared

None declared

Board of Trustees, Finance, Audit & General Purposes

11

12 

Neil Macknight

(Appointed)

16 July 2019

15 July 2023

Elected member of Sunderland City Council

None declared

Board of Trustees

12

Andrew Wake

(Appointed)

16 July 2019

15 July 2023

Board of Trustees

5

Clare Seccombe

(Appointed)

09 December 2020

08 December 2024

Ideas Education Ltd and member of Primary Languages SIG Council  

None Declared

Board of Trustees

4

 5

The Following are no longer Trustees:

 
Dawn Shearsmith (Appointed) – resigned October 2017

Craig Gill (Parent) – resigned February 2018
Jackie Moran (Staff) – resigned January 2018
Sarah Morrison (Staff) – resigned January 2018
John Thompson (Appointed) – resigned January 2018
Susan Morgan (Appointed) – resigned February 2018
John Walvin (Appointed) – resigned November 2018
James Crawford Westwater (Appointed) – resigned June 2020

 

*The Governance Code of Conduct is currently under review*

Name
 Members & Trustees.pdfDownload
 Governance Handbook 2020.pdfDownload
 Governance within AHAT 2021-22 .pdfDownload
 Local Governing Committees - Delegated Decision Making 2021-2022.pdfDownload
 AHAT - Terms of Reference Financial Responsibilities 2021-2022.pdfDownload
 AHAT Curriculum Challange - Terms of Reference 2022-2024.pdfDownload
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