Governance

Free Schools are publicly funded, independently governed schools.  Each Free School has a sponsor. The sponsor for King’s Hawthornes is ‘Great Schools Trust’ a charitable company incorporated to oversee the academies it sponsors. The sponsor has a master funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.  Each school within the multi-academy trust also has an individual supplementary funding agreement with the parent trust.

‘Great Schools Trust’ is the legally responsible governing body for all academies in its network. In practice, the Great Schools Trust board delegates most relevant governance functions to King’s Hawthornes Local Governing Body (LGB).  This means that, unlike most maintained governing bodies, the LGB has no statutory responsibilities.  This allows governors to concentrate on educational strategy, school outcomes and aspiration.

The King’s Hawthornes LGB is made up as follows:

  • Up to nine members are appointed by Great Schools Trust, including the Chair, who are committed to supporting the school. Each appointed member will have a specific area of expertise that will help further develop the school
  • King’s Hawthornes Headteacher
  • One elected teacher governor
  • One elected non-teaching governor
  • Two parent governor
  • Up to two more governors may be appointed to the LGB for limited periods when specific expertise is needed

Governors are appointed/elected for two-year terms, up to a maximum of ten years.  Free School staff may not be Chair or Vice Chair of the LGB.

Great Schools Trust aims to create a balanced group that will have the right skills, connections and dynamic for the LGB to work well and support the school in achieving exceptional performance:

The LGB meets four times per year.

The current governors of King’s Hawthornes are:

AS AT AUGUST 2018

CHAIR: Sir Iain Hall

PRINCIPAL: Peter Gaul

CLERK TO GOVERNORS: Patricia Moore

GOVERNOR MEMBER AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DATE APPOINTED GOVERNORS ELSEWHERE
Sir Iain Hall CEO

Ex-Officio

Chair

01.10.14 King’s Warrington

King’s Liverpool

Peter Gaul Principal

Ex-Officio

23.06.16
Hilary Wilcock Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

Curriculum Over View

Finance

Performance

01.10.14 King’s Warrington
Eileen Davison Finance and General Purpose 01.10.14 King’s Warrington

De Le Salle School

Ali Horton Deputy Chair

Safeguarding

Curriculum & Standards

Community

08.12.16
Kate Hay Non-teaching Governor

Pupil Premium

08.12.16
Aiden Harper Leadership Development

Curriculum and Standards

01.10.14
David Garner Parent Governor

Finance and General Purpose

26.06.15
Monique Prenderville Howard Community Governor

Community

06.03.18
Patricia Moore Clerk to the Governors

BUSINESS AND PECUNIARY INTERESTS

GOVERNOR REGISTER OF INTERESTS RELATIONSHIPS TO SCHOOL STAFF
Sir Iain Hall N/A N/A
Peter Gaul N/A N/A
Hilary Wilcock N/A N/A
Eileen Davison N/A N/A
Ali Horton Ykids – provides services to the school N/A
Kate Hay N/A N/A
Aiden Harper TFL – provides services to the school N/A
David Garner N/A N/A
Monique Prenderville-Howard N/A N/A
Karien Speariett N/A N/A

ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNORS’ MEETINGS

NOVEMBER 2017 TO DECEMBER 2018

DATE OF MEETING I HALL P GAUL H WILCOCK E DAVISON A THOMAS K HAY A HARPER D GARNER M PRENDERVILLE HOWARD K SPEARIETT
22.11.17 / / / / / / / /
06.03.17 / / / / / / / / / /
19.04.18 / / / / X / / / / /
03.07.18 X / / / / X X X / /
20.09.18 X / / / / X / x / /
10.12.18 / / / X / x / / / x

Please click below for our Governance documentation