NWET Governance and Executive Team

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A multi academy trust (MAT) is a legal structure that brings two or more schools under the control of one governing board, while still functioning as separate schools that retain their own identity. The Nonsuch and Wallington Education Trust (NWET) is a MAT.

NWET has three levels of governance. Firstly it has ‘Members’, which are akin to the shareholders of a company, except that as a charity there are no profits. NWET can have up to five Members, some of whom may also be Trustees who sit on the NWET Board (see below) and others who are independent. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of NWET and appoint the Trustees.

  Chair of the NWET Board
  Wallington Governor
  Independent Member
  Chair of Nonsuch LGB
 
  Tony Hyams-Parish
Hamza Aumeer
Donna Evans
Chris Goostrey
1 member (vacancy)

The second level of governance is the NWET Board (the board of trustees/directors). There are currently 7 trustees/directors on the NWET Board. The NWET Board is:

  • The overall governing body for NWET and all the academies within
  • Responsible for setting the strategic direction for NWET including key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Accountable for the educational performance of the Trust and all academies within
  • The employer of all staff in the Trust
  • Responsible for determining Trust wide policies as appropriate

The following people make up the NWET Board:

 NWET BOARD

   
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  Director / Trustee / CEO
  Director / Trustee

  Director / Trustee
  Director / Trustee
  Director / Trustee
  Clerk
  Tony Hyams-Parish
Sandy Gillett
Jane Burton
Alex Clark
Nigel Pepper
Susan Rahman
Philip Taylor
Andrew Horrod

The third level of governance comprises the Trust Committees and Local Governing Bodies (LGBs). The Board has a number of Trust Committees that reporting to it, to enable it to carry out its functions. These include Finance, HR and Curriculum/Admissions committees. These committees are made up of members of the Trust Board and the LGBs.

Each school within NWET has its own LGB. The LGB is a committee of the NWET Board and;
 

  • Is responsible to the Trust Board for the performance of the school
  • Supports and challenges the Headteacher and the school leadership to secure strong student performance
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of the school’s activities to ensure an excellent standard of education is delivered
  • Achieves the KPIs set by the Trust Board and delivers the school development plan
  • Contributes to the wider work of NWET through the membership of the Trust committees

More information on the way the Trust and committees work together can be found in the NWET Scheme of Delegation within our Governance Handbook.

Click here to view the NWET Scheme of Delegation


The composition of the Trust Committees is as follows:

 TRUST CURRICULUM

     
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  CEO
  Director / Trustee

  Nonsuch Headteacher
  Nonsuch Governor
  Nonsuch Governor
  Nonsuch Governor


  Wallington Headteacher
  Wallington Governor
  Wallington Governor



 
  Nigel Pepper
Robert Etchell
Jane Burton
Sandy Gillett

Amy Cavilla
Merryn Craske
Andrea Cooke
Chris Goostrey

Richard Booth
Hamza Aumeer
Vicky Watson  
     
    

 
              

 TRUST finance

     
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  CEO
  Director / Trustee

  Nonsuch Governor
  Nonsuch Governor
  Wallington Governor
  Director of Finance/Operations



 
  Susan Rahman
Athar Akram
Jane Burton
Nigel Pepper

Andrea Cooke
Jitender Thind
Vacancy
Helen Latham (in attendance)



 
 

 TRUST HR

     
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  CEO
  Director / Trustee
  Director / Trustee
  Director / Trustee

  Nonsuch Governor
  Wallington Governor
  Wallington Governor
  Director of Finance/Operations



 
  Philip Taylor
Millie Govekar
Jane Burton
Alex Clark
Sandy Gillett
Tony Hyams-Parish

Chris Goostrey
Rosemary Allotey
Hamza Aumeer
Helen Latham (in attendance)



 
 

 NONSUCH
 LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

     
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  Nonsuch Headteacher
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Parent Governor
  Parent Governor
  Staff Governor
  Staff Governor
  Clerk
  CEO
  Director of Finance/Operations


 
  Chris Goostrey
Jitender Thind
Amy Cavilla
Tony Budden
Andrea Cooke
Merryn Craske
Millie Govekar
Philip Hendry
Karen Packham
Nicola Holmes
Gavin Murdoch
Andrew Horrod
Jane Burton (in attendance)
Helen Latham (in attendance)


 
 

 WALLINGTON
 LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

     
  Chair
  Vice Chair
  Wallington Headteacher
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Appointed Governor
  Parent Governor
  Parent Governor
  Staff Governor
  Staff Governor
  Clerk
  CEO
  Director of Finance/Operations
  Hamza Aumeer
Robert Etchell
Richard Booth
Rosemary Allotey
Athar Akram
David Forsdyke
Vacancy
Eveline Reynolds-Boison
Julie Smith
Jon Donnelly
Vicky Watson
Margaret Burnett
Jane Burton (in attendance)
Helen Latham (in attendance)
 

 

In addition, an Executive Team work strategically to shape the direction of the Trust and manage the day to day operations.  The current structure is as follows:

 


CEO

Jane Burton

  • Provides the strategic leadership to the Trust
  • Accountable, along with the board, for the performance of all schools within the Trust

 

 

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DIRECTOR OF
FINANCE/OPS

Helen Latham

HEADTEACHER NONSUCH

Amy Cavilla

HEADTEACHER WALLINGTON

Richard Booth

 

  • Leads the finance and business
    management functions of the Trust
  • Works with the Headteachers to support the delivery of the school development plan

 

 

  • Leads their own school as Headteacher
  • Accountable for the delivery of an excellent standard of education and securing strong student performance
  • Hold cross-Trust responsibilities

 

The chart below illustrates how the day to day management of the schools is structured within the NWET model:

What remains with each school

What is centralised

Where collaboration happens

  • Clear identity for the Headteacher and leadership team
  • Setting and delivery of the school development plan
  • Day-to-day management of the school
  • School procedures and systems
  • School data, assessment and reporting
  • Communication with parents
  • Defined role for the LGB
  • Setting of Trust strategic priorities and KPIs
  • Finance function
  • HR function
  • IT function
  • Trust-level Data reporting
  • Statutory policies

 

  • Giving and receiving of support for individual department/areas
  • Sharing and developing expertise in girls’ education
  • Cross- trust departmental reviews
  • Staff training and development
  • Student development/leadership
  • Careers/work experience and UCAS programme