Lionheart Academies Trust Executive Board

Lionheart Governance Structure

The governance of schools within Lionheart Academies Trust operates at three levels:

Members of the Trust

Members ensure that the Trust adheres to the Articles of Association and the Lionheart Academies Trust Pledge. They appoint some of the trustees and can remove trustees in exceptional circumstances.

The Board

The Board carries final responsibility for the Trust. The Board is made up of trustees who are at one and the same time charity trustees and company directors. The key functions of governance lie first and foremost with the Board: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the CEO to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff; holding the Director of Finance and Resources to account for the financial and operational performance of the schools and making sure that money is well spent, with a core priority of teaching and learning. This meets at least every half term, with meetings alternating between Board meetings with a focus on outcomes for pupils, and Board Finance and Risk Committees. All trustees attend all meetings.

The Local Governing Body

The Trust is committed to ensuring that, whilst academies across the Trust have a shared vision and ethos, this is applied in each individual academy in line with the particular local context of the academy and the community within which it sits. A key role of the local governing body is bringing an understanding of context to governance work, along with a commitment to ensuring the very best outcomes for children and young people in their own academy. Belonging to the Trust means that, at times, decisions will be made collectively by the family of academies and the Trust Board which benefit the family as a whole but which may not have been the first choice of an individual local governing body. Belonging to a Trust means that at times each school will need to make some compromises for the sake of the group.

Board Members – Trustees

 RoleAppointed ByTerm
Christine Jane Swan
NLG
Chair
Member & Trustee
MembersApril 17 - March 21
Anne Lamb
University HR Director
Trustee
Link to HR
BoardMarch 17 - February 21
Dushyant Natwarlarl Tanna
Solicitor
Trustee
Link to Legal
MembersApril 17 - March 21
Stephen Ian Harris
Retired Engineer
Trustee
Link to Estates
MembersApril 17 - March 21
Rob Mason
Financial Services
Trustee
Link to Finance
MembersMarch 17 - February 21
Alan Love
HMRC Operations
Trustee
Lind to Estates
BoardJune 15 - May 19
Jenny Piper-Gale
Deputy CEO of Trust
TrusteeBoardSeptember 16- August 20
Sheek Raivadera
Marketing & IT
Trustee
Link to Marketing
BoardOctober 16 - September 18
Mark Grant
Charity CEO
Trustee
Link to Deprivation
MembersApril 17 - March 21
Dilip Kadodwala
Retired HMI
Trustee
Link to Teaching & Learning
BoardJune 17 - June 21

Board Members no longer in post

 RoleAppointed ByTerm
Hugh HoweTrusteeEx-OfficioApril 13 - August 16
Mark BeamesTrusteeBoardSeptember 15 - August 16
Diane Lesley MillerTrusteeBoardApril 13 - March 17
Michael Frederick RuskTrusteeBoardApril 13 - March 17
Kath KellyTrusteeEx-OfficioSeptember 16 - April 17

Members of the Trust

Members stay in post until they step down or are removed through a formal process.

Chris Garner
November 2015
Eddie LansdownNovember 2015
Diane MillerApril 2017
Michael RuskApril 2017
Chris SwanApril 2013


Scheme of Delegation

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Trust Board.

For more information about each individual governing body please see the individual school websites under Governance.

 


Additional information regarding Lionheart Academies Trust Board

Committees

The Board has the following committees:

 MembersFrequency
Finance & RiskAll trusteesAt least termly
AuditAll trustees
At least annually
RemunerationChris Swan
Ian Harris
Rob mason
CEO
October/November and in addition as necessary


Chairs of Committees

Chair Roles 
ChairChris Swan
Vice ChairDiane Miller
Chair of Remuneration CommitteeDiane Miller
Chair of Finance CommitteeDiane Miller
Chair of Risk CommitteeIan Harris

Attendance

Attendance Figures 2015-2016

Director% Attendance
Chris Swan100%
Diane Miller100%
Kath Kelly88%
Michael Rusk75%
Ian Harris100%
Alan Love86%
Dushyant Tanna75%
Mark Beames86%
Hugh Howe88%

Attendance 2014-15 at Board, Pay, Finance and Risk Committee Meetings

Attendance 2014-15 
Chris Swan100%
Diane Miller100%
Dushyant Tanna71%
Ian Harris100%
Michael Ruskn/a
Alan Loven/a
Kath Kellyn/a
Mark Beamesn/a
Hugh Howe100%

Attendance 2014-15 for former Directors/Trustees

Attendance of former Directors/Trustees 2014-15 
Andrew Dent60%
Andrew Hayman67%
Pauline Aveling50%
Rhonda Hillsdon71%

Declarations of Interest

Declarations of Interest – September 2016

NameName of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of interestDate interest began
Christine Swan - selfSwansweb Ltd.Educational Governance Limited CompanyDirector and shareholderJuly 2014
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
Riverside Primary SchoolGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsMarch 2016
Cedars AcademyGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsSeptember 2011
Christine Swan - husbandHelping HandsAdvice and support charityTrusteeJune 2012
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
DHLLogistics CompanyEmployee - VP OperationsJanuary 2002
Christine Swan - familyOadby and Wigston Labour PartyPolitical PartyChairFebruary 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political PartyVice-ChairFebruary 2016
Ian Harris - selfThurnby & Busby Parish CouncilParish CouncilParish Councillor March 2012
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Diane Miller - selfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Hope Against CancerCancer CharityVolunteerDecember 2010
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LATGovernorJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorMay 2013
Dushyant Tanna - self Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Michael Rusk - selfOadby PCCChurch CharityTeam RectorSeptember 1999
Diocesan Board of FinanceLeicester DioceseElected MemberSeptember 2012
Oadby Educational TrustEducational CharityEx-officio MemberSeptember 1999
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorSeptember 2013
Kathryn Kelly - selfBeauchamp CollegeSchool within the LATPrincipalJune 2015
AQAExamining BoardSenior ExaminerJune 1999
Alan Love - selfLoughborough University Higher EducationEmployeeMay 2014
The Cedars AcademyGovernance, Academy within the LATGovernor December 2014
Jenny Piper-GaleBeauchamp CollegeSchool within the LATVice-PrincipalSeptember 2015

Declarations of Interest – 2015-2016

NameName of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of interestDate interest began
Christine Swan - selfSwansweb Ltd.Educational Governance Limited CompanyDirector and shareholderJuly 2014
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
Riverside Primary SchoolGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsMarch 2016
Cedars AcademyGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATChair of GovernorsSeptember 2011
Christine Swan - husbandHelping HandsAdvice and support charityTrusteeJune 2012
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
DHLLogistics CompanyEmployee - VP OperationsJanuary 2002
Christine Swan - familyOadby and Wigston Labour PartyPolitical PartyChairFebruary 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour Party Political PartyVice-ChairFebruary 2016
Ian Harris - selfThurnby & Busby Parish CouncilParish CouncilParish Councillor March 2012
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Ian Harris- wifeBrookside Primary SchoolSchoolEmployeeAugust 1990
Diane Miller - selfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Hope Against CancerCancer CharityVolunteerDecember 2010
Cedars Academy Governance, School within the LATGovernorJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorMay 2013
Dushyant Tanna - self Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Michael Rusk - selfOadby PCCChurch CharityTeam RectorSeptember 1999
Diocesan Board of FinanceLeicester DioceseElected MemberSeptember 2012
Oadby Educational TrustEducational CharityEx-officio MemberSeptember 1999
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorSeptember 2013
Kathryn Kelly - selfBeauchamp CollegeSchool within the LATPrincipalJune 2015
Hugh Howe - selfRSC/HTB East Midlands & HumberRegional Schools Commissioner for AcademiesHead Teacher Board MemberSeptember 2014
Ofsted – Regional Head Teacher Reference Group for the East MidlandsSchool InspectionReference Group Board MemberDecember 2014
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirectorApril 2014
Hugh Howe - wifeIndependent Educational ConsultancyEducational ConsultantConsultantJanuary 2013
Jane Ripley - selfBeauchamp CollegeSchoolOperations Manager
Jane Ripley - husbandBosworth CollegeSchoolSports Development OfficerSeptember 2014
Alan Love - selfLoughborough University Higher EducationEmployeeMay 2014
The Cedars AcademyGovernance, Academy within the LATGovernor December 2014
Mark BearnesHighcliffe Primary SchoolGovernanceChair of Governors

Declarations of Interest – 2014-15

NameName of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of business/charity/educational establishmentNature of interestDate interest began
Christine Swan - selfSwansweb Ltd.Educational Governance Limited CompanyDirector and ShareholderJuly 2014
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
Longslade Community CollegeGovernanceGovernorOctober 2014
Cedars AcademyAcademy within Lionheart TrustChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernanceChair of GovernorsSeptember 2011
Christine Swan - husbandHelping HandsAdvice and support charityTrusteeJune 2012
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
DHLLogistics companyEmployee - VP OperationsJanuary 2002
Ian Harris - selfThurnby & Bushby Parish CouncilParich CouncilParish CouncilorMarch 2012
Beauchamp CollegeGovernanceGovernorOctober 2012
Ian Harris - wifeBrookside Primary SchoolEducationEmployeeAugust 1990
Diane Miller - selfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Hope Against CancerCancer CharityVolunteerDecember 2010
Longslade Community CollegeCollegeGovernorOctober 2014
Cedars AcademyAcademy within the Lionheart TrustGovernorJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernanceGovernorMay 2013
Dushyant Tanna - selfBeauchamp CollegeGovernanceGovernorOctober 2012
Rhonda Hillsdon - selfAbington AcademySchoolStaff Member & GovernorSeptember 2011
Cedars AcademyAcademy within the Lionheart TrustGovernorJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernanceGovernorDecember 2012
Hugh Howe - selfRSC/HTB East Midlands & HumberRegional Schools Commissioner for AcademiesHead Teacher

Board Member
September 2014
Ofsted - Regional Head Teacher Reference Group for the East MidlandsSchool InspectionReference Group

Board Member
September 2014
Beauchamp CollegeGovernancePrincipal/GovernorApril 2011
Hugh Howe - WifeIndependent Educational ConsultancyEducational ConsultantConsultantJanuary 2013
Andy Dent - selfStonehill High SchoolGovernanceChair of Governors
Andy Hayman - selfRiverside Primary SchoolSchoolHead Teacher
Pauline Aveling - selfHighcliffe Primary SchoolSchoolHead Teacher

For further detail on the structure of governance and how this looks in practice, click here.


Lionheart Board Meetings

23 November 2016