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Members & Trustees

Members

Chris Beardsley - Finance

Robert Bevington - Chartered Surveyor

John Paramore - Education

Walaiti Rathore - Legal

Chair of the Board

 

Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) April 2016
From the 6 April 2016, all charitable companies limited by guarantee, which include Academy Trusts, have an obligation to set up and maintain a register of individuals or legal entities which shows who has significant control over the Company. This new measure has been introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 to increase corporate transparency by creating a full picture of both the legal and beneficial ownership of businesses, with the aim of combatting tax evasion, money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities.
One of the criteria for being a PSC is holding, either directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the voting rights. For an Academy Trust this means our Members. Any Academy Trust will need to list its members as PSCs if the number of Members is three or less. Our Trust has four Members and therefore each individual will hold no more than 25%, and hence there will be no PSC.
“The SHINE Multi-Academy Trust knows or has reasonable cause to believe that there is no registrable relevant legal entity in relation to the Company”.

 

Trustees

 

Chris Coverley

I have over 20 years’ experience as a primary headteacher in three schools, two in Derbyshire and the third in Nottinghamshire. Following early retirement from headship I worked with the Nottinghamshire NHS Healthy Schools team and then linked up as a school assessor with the national PSHE and pupil voice award scheme ‘Investors in Pupils’. I am now self-employed as an education consultant (part-time) and advise schools on a variety of pupil-based issues including the development of pupil voice and mediation/conflict resolution training.

I see my role as a trustee to offer the SHINE schools my experienced support, particularly focussing on the personal development of pupils and looking at ways to identify and remove any barriers that may impede their learning.

Declaration of Interest – Investors in pupils

Area of responsibility – Standards (Chair of Committee)

Term of office ends – 01/12/20

Employment – Investors in Pupils Validator

 

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

5 of 5

4 of 4 (by invitation)

1 of 1

 1 of 2

                                       

Sam Clulow

As a small business owner, I understand the difficulties of establishing and maintaining a sustainable business in today’s environment of strict compliance oversight.  I feel I have a good grasp of the challenges facing the MAT in these formative years and hopefully the vast array of personal & business connections I have made over the past 17 years across many sectors will hopefully aid SHINE in supporting and developing the leadership group to ensure that the MAT and all the participating schools provide the very best in primary school education to all children. 

Declaration of Interest: None

Area of responsibility: Resources (Committee Chair)

Term of office ends – 02/11/2020

Employment: Director and Financial Adviser at Park View Financial Services Ltd

 

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

3 of 5

2 of 4

n/a

0 of 2

 

 

 

Judi O'Leary

I am an experienced Headteacher, previously the Head of Whitemoor and Birklands Primary in Warsop. I was appointed as a leadership consultant at Riverside Primary in Nottingham. Previously, I have worked for Nottinghamshire as part of the LA school improvement team to support schools in an Ofsted category. Successfully moving schools from a category of concern to good within a year due to a tried and tested school improvement programme, effective in all school settings.

My most recent Ofsted report (February 2016) positively highlights my desire to remain forward looking as a leader, continually adapting practice appropriately leading to ‘a high level of consistently effective teaching’ with Whitemoor’s systems being described as ‘innovative and distinctive.’

Declaration of Interest – Related to SHINE team member and married to a member of staff at Whitemoor Academy

Area of responsibility – Advisor to the Board  delivering on School Improvement and Business Management

Term of office ends – 01/12/20

Employment – CEO of SHINE

 

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

5 of 5

4 of 4

1 of 1

2 of 2

 

Jane Gant 

Even though I have lived all of my life in Nottingham, I have taught Food Technology and Textiles in Leicestershire secondary schools for 30 years. I have been part of Senior Leadership teams for over 21 years, fulfilling the roles of Assistant Head, Deputy and Acting Headteacher. I am looking forward to working with the SHINE MAT team to share the knowledge and skills I have acquired to improve the education for children in my home town.  I understand the importance of a great start in Primary Education and believe that a broad curriculum with enrichment activities will enable all children to find their talents and achieve their full potential. 

Declaration of Interest – None

Area of responsibility – Teaching and Learning

Term of office ends – 18/07/21

Employment – Retired

 

 

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

3 of 5

1 of 1

1 of 1

0 of 2

 

 

Anna Gregory 

I am a former Head of English and Assistant Head at Garibaldi College in Mansfield and previously taught English at Arnold Hill School in Nottingham. I am currently a senior examiner for International GCSE English Literature Drama Papers with a leading awarding body. I have written texts books for several GCSE specifications and trained teachers both in the UK and overseas. I have over 30 years teaching and examining experience. My main area of expertise is in assessment and tracking pupil progress. I am a keen singer and have a strong interest in drama and fully support widening the cultural experience of children in our schools.

Declaration of Interest – None

Area of responsibility –  Standards

Term of office ends – 10/09/2021

Employment – Senior Examiner (Cambridge Board)

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

3 of 5

1 of 1 (by invitation)

1 of 1

0 of 2

 

Mary Robson

Declaration of Interest – Leicestershire County Council - Human Resources Manager

Area of responsibility –  Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Term of office ends – 31/10/2021

Employment – Human Resources Manager supporting the education sector 

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

1 of 5

3 of 4

n/a

0 of 2

 

David Bailey

Most of my working life has been within public sector scientific research organisations – initially at the Natural History Museum in London and later at the British Geological Survey in Nottingham. During my career I have developed an interest in encouraging and supporting excellence and creativity in science education for all ages, from Early Years to the Third Age. I am particularly interested in breaking down the barriers that lead to a lack of diversity in the scientific workplace. I am an active member of the STEMNET Science Ambassador and RGS Geography Ambassador schemes. As Vice Chair of BMAT, I gained experience of supporting and challenging an Academy Senior Leadership Team during a period of significant change both to the organisation itself, and to the education sector more generally. I have also been an independent member of Admission Appeals Panels for schools in Leicestershire for many years. I believe my scientific career and experience as a trustee of several charities have given me a broad appreciation of the principles of good governance, accountability and financial control.

Declaration of Interest –Member and Trustee of Belvoir and Melton Academy Trust

Area of responsibility –  TBA

Term of office ends – 30/11/2021

Employment – Self-Employed Geologist and STEM adviser

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

4 of 4

2 of 2 (by invitation)

2 of 2 (appointed)

0 of 1

2 of 2

 

Paul Hawkins 

I have been a Derbyshire resident for all of my life and served as a police officer in the county for 30 years before retiring in 2014. I then worked for the police for five years as an Information Security Manager before retiring in May 2019.

I have been a school governor for over 20 years at both primary and secondary schools as well as serving on the management committee for Derbyshire Special Schools. I sit on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Appeal panels for school admissions and I am currently vice-chair of the board of governors at a Derby secondary school. I also sit on Independent Review panels for school exclusions.

I am now semi-retired and work occasionally an examination invigilator. I also carry out voluntary work with the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

I have always enjoyed volunteering in schools, and supporting children to achieve their best, as education is key to so many things in life. Now that I have more free time and am looking forward to supporting the school and everyone connected with educating our children. 

Declaration of Interest - Di Vinci Academy - Vice-Chair Academy Advisory Board

Area of responsibility - TBC

Term of office ends – 05/06/2023

Employment – Examination Invigilator at Chesterfield College

 

Bryan Jones

I am a retired Chartered Accountant with a career with a major accounting firm; before moving into industry and commerce, where I held senior positions and directorships, including responsibility for managing manufacturing and wholesaling businesses. I was also responsible for the business operations of the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, which included management of adult training centres in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield.

Declaration of Interest – None

Area of responsibility – Financial leadership support              

Appointed on – 05/07/2019

Term of office ends – 04/07/2023

Employment – retired

 

Elizabeth Williams

Declaration of Interest – None

Area of responsibility – Standards and Resources

Term of Office ends - 18/07/2021 Resignation 15/03/2018

Employment – Retired

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

0 of 3

0 of 2

n/a

0 of 1

 

John Richardson

Declaration of Interest – Owner of  Its Easy 2 Web Design (prepares Whitemoor Academy website)

Area of responsibility – Business and Marketing Advice

Term of Office ends - 01/12/20 Resignation 05/03/2018

Employment – Owner of Its Easy 2 Web Design and Retired Music teacher

Meeting attendance 2017/18

Board

Resources committee

Standards

committee

Chairs Group

1 of 3

2 of 2

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

'Since I have been in post, it is evident that a great investment has already been made in the provision of opportunities for pupil and staff personal development. My original estimation is proving to be correct… In simple terms, SHINE is doing what it says on the tin! From a newly appointed Headteacher’s point of view, I strongly feel that I have had nothing but exceptional help, advice and support. I can furthermore see that this network of support and advice, which comes from the SHINE organisation is readily available at all levels.' Laura DiMartino - Headteacher Whitemoor Academy 'The schools which are part of the Trust, are all very different but we all share the passion for giving children the very best and the dedication which is required to make this happen. Working with like-minded people is both a privilege and a challenge.' Kate Hall - Headteacher Scotholme Primary 'We strongly believe in the values and ethos of SHINE and therefore, for us, it was a no-brainer as to which trust to join. We're proud that we are one the first schools to become part of this forward thinking establishment.' Stuart Moody - Headteacher Ranskill Primary 'Since Easter the school has been working with the SHINE to improve standards in teaching and learning. Staff morale has improved dramatically and everyone feels valued and appreciated.' Jane Parker - Headteacher Ironville and Codnor Park Primary Read More
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