Key Information - Venturers Trust

Governance

The Role of Governor

Within England there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academies and Trust
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academies and Trust is making towards their set aims and objectives
  • Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principals i.e. a 'critical friend'

The Governors are committed to ensuring that children at the Academies achieve their potential and are well-equipped for life after school. We believe that every child can be successful, and as staff work hard to make sure this happens, we expect our students to do the same.

Venturers Trust is a multi-academy trust. Ultimate responsibility for the Academies within it rests with the Board of Trustees of the Trust but much of the work of the Trust Board is delegated to the Local Governing Bodies (the Governors of the respective Academies) and details of the Local Governing Bodies can be found on the websites of each Academy. The details of the Governors of Venturers Trust are listed below and further biographical details can be found here

Accounting Officer

Name Term of Office Business and Pecuniary Interests
Hilary Macaulay Indefinite None

 

Members of the Multi Academy Trust Board
(Venturers Trust Board)

Name Date of Appointment Relevant Business and Pecuniary interests
Denis Burn 1 Sept 2017 Member Society of Merchant Venturers, Vice Chair Bristol Old Vic, Chair University of Bristol
Chris Curling 1 Sept 2017 Member Society of Merchant Venturers and Chair of the SMV Education Committee, Member Learning City Partnership Board
David Marsh 1 Sept 2017 Trustee Bristol Old Vic and Chair of the Finance Committee
Tim Ross 1 Sept 2017 Churngold Construction Holdings Ltd, SMV Trustee Company Ltd, Merchants' Academy Services Ltd, Member Society of Merchant Venturers, Governor Colston's School, Member The Colston Society
Judith Squires 1 Sept 2017 Chair Cultural Development Partnership, Partner Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Member Economic-Social Research Council

 

Composition of the Trust Board

Last updated 9th August 2018

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests (w.e.f. 01/09/2017)

Meetings attended 2017/18

Trevor Smallwood 1 Sept 2017 4 Years

Chair of Venturers Trust Board
Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Stage Electrics Partnership, UKRD Group, SLX Group Ltd 5/5
Colin Skellett 1 Sept 2017 4 Years

Deputy Chair of Venturers Trust Board Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Group Chief Exec Wessex Water Services 5/5

Steve Allpress

1 Sept 2017 4 Years

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Trustee Bristol Old Vic, Director Folio Intelligence 5/5

Ross Ancell

1 Sept 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Director Churngold Construction Ltd, Director Churngold Venturers Ltd, Director Churngold Remediation Holdings Ltd, SMV Standing Committee Member

4/5

Gail Bragg 14 Dec 2017 4 Years

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Director Gail Bragg Consulting, Bishop Fleming consultant, KPMG by association

4/4

Anthony Brown

1 Sept 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Director TRB Holding Ltd, Director TR Brown & Sons Ltd

4/5

Jacqueline Cornish

1 Sept 2017 4 Years Sponsor Governor (SMV) NHS England Uni Hospital Bristol Foundation Trust 3/5

Caroline Duckworth

1 Sept 2017

4 Years

Co-opted Governor (employee of SMV)

Governor of Colston School

Governor of Wycliffe College

5/5

 

Kath Henry 1 Sept 2017 4 Years Co-opted Governor None

4/5.

John Laycock 1 Sept 2017 4 Years

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

Chairman of Stage Electrics Partnership 4/5

David Potter

1 Sept 2017

  Resigned     5 April 2018

4 Years Co-opted Governor

Trustee, John Kyrle High School

Governor, Forest High School

Governor, St Anthony's (Free) School (ceased 12.17)

1/3

Lynn Robinson*

1 Sept 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor (UoB)

*named Trust Board level Safeguarding Governor

None

5/5

Ros Sutherland

1 Sept 2017

4 Years

Sponsor Governor (UoB)

Trustee of SS Great Britain

2/5

John
Watson

 

1 Sept 2017

 

4 Years

 

Sponsor Governor (SMV)

 

Gardiner (Holdings) Ltd, Gardiner, Sons & Co Ltd

 

4/5

 

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