Governance

Governance has 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart Educational Trust, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to the Local Governing Body of the school. These delegations are captured in the Scheme of Delegation.


FURTHER TRUST AND GOVERNANCE INFORMATION

 

TRUST ORGANISATION


SCHEME OF DELEGATION

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Board which outlines all key delegated responsibilities.

TRUST ACROSS ALL LAYERS OF GOVERNANCE

TRUST BOARD

Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities

Finance  |  Overall responsibility

 

TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

FINANCE

EDUCATION

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & RISK  (ACR) 

REMUNERATION  

In compliance with the Academies Trust Handbook  

Delegated authority under the Trust Scheme of Delegation  

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES (LGB)

Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  | Safeguarding  |  Business & Community links

Each school


TRUST BOARD

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.


TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

The purpose of Lionheart Committees is to ensure that the Trust adheres to the governance framework outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and ensures there is a high level of scrutiny and oversight of key areas.

All Trust Board committees are made up of Trustees with specific knowledge and experience. The Chairs of Committees have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead discussions and make recommendations to the Trust board for decisions. The roles and responsibilities of the committees are defined in the terms of reference.


LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.


MEMBERS

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers. Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

Lionheart Educational Trust TRUSTEES & MEMBERS 2023-24

Byron Chatburn
Chair of Trust
Byron.chatburn@lionhearttrust.org.uk

Head of Governance
LHT-Governance@lionhearttrust.org.uk

TRUSTEES 2023-24

NAME

APPOINTED BY

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

SKILLS

Byron Chatburn

Chair

Board

19/5/2021

18/5/2025

Finance Committee

ACR Committee

Remuneration

Business, enterprise & philanthropy

Business owner

Finance

Charity work

Dilip Kadodwala

Vice Chair

Board

7/6/2021

6/6/2025

Education & Engagement Committee

Judgemeadow Community College link

Retired HMI

Education

Governance

Ofsted inspection

Ian Harris

Members

21/3/2021

20/3/2025

Estates link

ACR Committee

Finance Committee

Beauchamp College link

Beauchamp City Sixth Form link

Retired engineer

Business management

Engineering

Estates

Kath Kelly

Members

11/11/2020

10/11/2024

 

CEO

CEO of Lionheart

Luise Vassie

Board

1/9/2022

31/8/2026

Health & Safety link

Business management

Executive director

Health & Safety

Business

Risk

Mark Grant

Members

21/3/2021

20/3/2025

Deprivation link

Cedars Academy link

Charity CEO

Charity governance

Business

Finance

Fundraising

Sarju Raikundalia

Board

23/6/2021

22/6/2025

Riverside link

Business owner

Finance (Chartered Accountant)

Business management

TRUSTEES HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

NAME

APPOINTED BY

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

SKILLS

Jonathan Mansfield

Board

3/7/2019

2/7/2023

Education & Engagement Committee

IT link

Sir Jonathan North link

IT consultant

IT

Business

Management

Finance

Youth Work

Cat Thornton

Board

1.9.22

12.10.23

Primary Link

Chief Education Officer

Education

SEN

Primary

Anne Lamb

Board

3.2.21

5.12.23

HR link

Education & Engagement

Committee

Remuneration Committee

Highcliffe Primary link

University HR Director

HR

University education & management

TRUSTEES ATTENDANCE AT BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2022-23

 

BOARD

AUDIT COMPLIANCE & RISK

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

FINANCE

TOTAL

Byron Chatburn

Chair

5/6

 

1/3

3/3

9/12

Dilip Kadodwala

Vice Chair

9/12

9/12

9/12

9/12

9/12

Ian Harris

6/6

4/4

 

2/3

12/13

Kath Kelly

5/6

4/4

3/3

3/3

15/16

Mark Grant

6/6

4/4

2/3

 

12/13

Sarju Raikundalia

6/6

3/4

 

3/3

12/13

Luise Vassie

6/6

4/4

 

2/3

12/13

ATTENDANCE TRUSTEES HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

 

BOARD

AUDIT COMPLIANCE & RISK

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

FINANCE

TOTAL

Jonathan Mansfield

2/6   0/3   2/

Cat Thornton

4/6

 

1/3

 

 

5/9

Anne Lamb

5/6

 

1/3

 

 

6/9

MEMBERS 2023-24

NAME

APPOINTED BY

TERM FROM

OCCUPATION

ATTENDANCE 2022-23

Diane Miller

Members

4/4/2013

Primary Headteacher (retired)

1/1

Eddie Lansdown

Members

25/11/2015

Business owner (retired)

1/1

Michael Rusk

Members

5/4/2017

Episcopalian minister

1/1

Nigel Swan

Members

14/9/2021

Logistics senior manager (retired)

1/1

Dushyant Tanna

Members

17/05/2023

Business (retired)

1/1

MEMBERS HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

NAME

APPOINTED BY

TERM FROM

RESIGNED

OCCUPATION

ATTENDANCE 2022-23

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS TRUSTEES 2022-23

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Byron Chatburn

Chair

Scouts

Volunteer

Member of National organisation. Trustee Leicestershire County and 2nd Quorn Scout Group

More than 10 years

 

LET - Board

Trustee

Education

19/05/2021

 

LET – Humphrey Perkins

Governor

Education

10/07/2021

 

Baps Homes Limited

Director & Secretary

Lettings

2002

 

Sea Band Limited

Secretary & Director

Sale of seabands

1999

 

World Scout Shop Limited

Director

Shop

17/10/2015

24.9.2022

Dilip Kadodwala

Vice Chair

DK Consultancy

Education consultant, self-employed as a sole trader, part-time.

Training school governors

2016

 

Ian Harris

Lionheart Educational Trust

Trustee & Beauchamp Governor

Governance

1/4/2013

 

Kath Kelly

Hall Cross Academy

School

Trustee

2022

 

Southwell-Kelly Recruitment Services Limited

Recruitment

Director

 2022

 

Family Member

LET

Employee

Education

1/9/2020

 

Family Member

LET - Hallam Fields

Employee

Teacher

 

 

Luise Vassie

TNL Consulting Ltd

Management consulting

Director

2014

 

Accent Group Ltd

Social Housing

NED & independent committee member

2020

 

NEBOSH

Awarding Body

Subject Matter Expert, Examiner, Moderator, External Verifier, Consultatn

2014

 

Apollo Partnership Trust Ltd

MAT

Trustee

2021

 

Mark Grant

None

 

 

 

 

Sarju Raikundalia

Kapis Partnership

Property Development

Partner

2015

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS TRUSTEES Historic (left within last 12 months)

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Jonathan Mansfield

CS

IT related

Director

Prior to joining the Trust

 

Leicestershire Police

Police

S/Insp

Prior to joining the Trust

 

Cat Thornton

Diverse Academies Trust

Education – 3-19 years

Education

1/9/2022

 

Anne Lamb

Loughborough University

Employee

Higher Education

2002

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS MEMBERS 2022-23

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Diane Miller

Lionheart Educational Trust

Member

Education

1/4/2017

 

Brocks Hill Primary

Governor

Education

1/8/2021

 

Eddie Lansdown

Princes Trust

Business Mentor

Charity supporting young people

2004

 

Michael Rusk

Foundation de la Chapelle d’Immanuel

Rector

Religious

5/4/2017

 

Nigel Swan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self

Helping Hands

Trustee

Debt Advice & Support

1/6/2012

 

Self

Oadby Baptist Church

Member

Church

1/12/1991

 

Self

Beauchamp City Sixth Form

Governor

Governance

1/3/2020

 

Self

Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Governance

14/9/2021

 

Family member 1

Swansweb Ltd

Director & Shareholder

Educational Governance Ltd Company

1/6/2014

 

Family member 1

Oadby Baptist Church

Trustee

Church

22/9/2021

 

Family member 1

Oadby Stakeholders

Chair

Community Networking Group

1/9/2012

 

Family member 1

Self employed

Lionheart Educational Trust

Project work – 10 days per year, declared to ESFA as husband is a trust Member

1/9/2022

 

Family member 2

Beauchamp College

Governor

Governance

1/2/2020

 

Family member 2

University of Leicester

University

Employee

10/2022

 

Family member 2

Holy Trinity Church

Church of England

Member

11/2018

 

Family member 2

One Roof Leicester

Charity

Volunteer

2/2019

 

Dushyant Tanna

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS MEMBERS Historic (left within last 12 months)

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO