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 ChairShreek Raivadera
Chair of Remuneration CommitteeChris Swan
Chair of Risk CommitteeIan Harris

Attendance

Attendance Figures 2016-2017

DirectorTotal AttendedOut of a Possible% Attendance
Mark Grant2367%
Ian Harris71070%
Dilip Kadodwala1250%
Kath Kelly6786%
Anne Lamb3475%
Alan Love91090%
Rob Mason3475%
Diane Miller4667%
Jenny Piper-Gale81080%
Shreek Raivadera91090%
Michael Rusk2633%
Chris Swan1010100%
Dushyant Tanna41040%

Declarations of Interest Members

Declarations of Interest for Members 2017-2018

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
Hallam Fields Primary SchoolGovernance, School within the LATVice Chair of GovernorsJune 2017
Judgemeadow Community SchoolGovernanceIEB MemberFebruary 2017
Birstall StakeholdersCommunity Networking GroupChairSeptember 2014
Oadby StakeholdersCommunity Networking GroupChairSeptember 2012
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
Diane Miller - selfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Lionheart Academies TrustMulti Academy TrustMemberApril 2017
Brocks Hill Primary SchoolGovernanceChair of GovernorsJuly 2017
University of LeicesterUniversity - School of EducationAssociate TutorDecember 2010
Michael Rusk - selfNoneNoneNoneSeptember 1999
Chris Gardner - selfOWLS Academy, OadbyEducational Primary MATMemberJanuary 2016
Eddie Lansdown - selfPrinces TrustSupporting young peopleBusiness Mentor on Enterprise ProgrammeJune 2006
Lansdown Landscaping LtdLandscape GardeningDirectorDecember 2004

Declarations of Interest for Members 2016-2017

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
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
Chris Gardner - selfOWLS Academy, OadbyEducational Primary MATMemberJanuary 2016
Eddie Lansdown - selfPrinces TrustSupporting young peopleBusiness Mentor on Enterprise ProgrammeJune 2006
Lansdown Landscaping LtdLandscape GardeningDirectorDecember 2004


Declarations of Interest Directors

Declarations of Interest for Directors 2017-2018

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, Academy within the LATChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, School within the LATVice Chair of GovernorsSeptember 2011
Hallam Fields Primary SchoolGovernance, School within the LATVice Chair of GovernorsJune 2017
Judgemeadow Community SchoolGovernanceIEB MemberFebruary 2017
Birstall StakeholdersCommunity Networking GroupChairSeptember 2014
Oadby StakeholdersCommunity Networking GroupChairSeptember 2012
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, Academy within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Dushyant Tanna - self Beauchamp CollegeGovernance, Academy within the LATGovernorOctober 2012
Tanna & Co Solicitors LtdLegal PracticeSolicitor, Director & ShareholderMay 1996
Jalaram Bal Vikas LtdCharity for Educational PurposesDirector/TrusteeFebruary 2010
Alan Love - selfLoughborough University Higher EducationEmployeeMay 2014
The Cedars AcademyGovernance, Academy within the LATGovernorDecember 2014
HMRCGovernment DepartmentEmployeeApril 2017
Jenny Piper-GaleBeauchamp CollegeSchool within the LATVice-PrincipalSeptember 2015
Shreek Raivadera - SelfSandstar CommunicationsMarketing AgencyDirector/ShareholderNovember 2012
Shreek Raivadera - WifeHighcliffe Primary SchoolPFATreasurerSeptember 2012
Anne LambLoughborough UniversityHigher Education & ResearchEmployeeApril 2002
Rob Mason - SelfPricewaterhouse Coopers LLPProfessional ServicesEmployeeJanuary 1985
Dilip Kadodwala - SelfNoneNoneNone
Mark Grant - SelfAction Homeless Leicester LtdCharity WorkChief Executive OfficerSeptember 2013

Declarations of Interest for Directors 2016-2017

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
Tanna & Co Solicitors LtdLegal PracticeSolicitor, Director & ShareholderMay 1996
Jalaram Bal Vikas LtdCharity for Educational PurposesDirector/TrusteeFebruary 2010
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
Alan Love - selfLoughborough University Higher EducationEmployeeMay 2014
The Cedars AcademyGovernance, Academy within the LATGovernorDecember 2014
HMRCGovernment DepartmentEmployeeApril 2017
Jenny Piper-GaleBeauchamp CollegeSchool within the LATVice-PrincipalSeptember 2015
Shreek Raivadera - SelfSandstar CommunicationsMarketing AgencyDirector/ShareholderNovember 2012
Shreek RaivaderaHighcliffe Primary SchoolPFATreasurerSeptember 2012
Anne LambLoughborough UniversityHigher Education & ResearchEmployeeApril 2002
Rob Mason - SelfPricewaterhouse Coopers LLPProfessional ServicesEmployeeJanuary 1985

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


Lionheart Board Meetings

23 November 2016