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02/10/22

Good luck to Mr Doussoux and all the other runners taking part in today’s London Marathon. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the rain eases off, and that you have a great time. https://t.co/4f2OfhXXKx

30/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

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30/09/22

Year 2 Parents: Join our school tours or view an online tour: https://t.co/mZi3cnAv8V We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where every child is valued as a unique individual. https://t.co/uCo9Z1ln7B

30/09/22

Thank you to all those who came to the second school tour today. We hope to see lots of you next year! https://t.co/mGyRUVYFnX

30/09/22

While some savings will need to be made, we will ensure that essential needs are met – schools will be heated during the winter, necessary resources will be purchased and our staff teams valued. Read more....https://t.co/7eFTxcBHyK https://t.co/jYgsBjg5Qo

30/09/22

KS1 potter sports are underway! https://t.co/UE45OEWXpU

30/09/22

We had a fantastic inaugural inter-house sports day yesterday. Everyone got involved in the football and dodgeball competitions. Congratulations to Crown House on their victory! 👑 https://t.co/AB2C20HATh

30/09/22

KS2 Potted Sports in full flow. Which house will claim the first cup of the school year?

30/09/22

3CD have had a morning of fluency maths; adding hundreds, tens and ones, using the smaller and greater than signs to compare 3 digit numbers and adding 50’s and 5’s https://t.co/sVlLiL9rrU

30/09/22

Some impressive Blitz inspired artwork by . We were concentrating on how to use charcoal to create mood and atmosphere. https://t.co/HS4Or2fMQb

29/09/22

Super news, Tegan! 👏🏻 https://t.co/tqFXd1pcAn

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Day 1 of open morning tours, a real pleasure to show 150 prospective parents around our wonderful school! 4 to go 😅 https://t.co/kkthTa5WBq

29/09/22

Retweeted From Fullbrook

The have webinars to help parents/carers support their children. Supporting Your Child's Wellbeing & Mental Health - Tues 11 Oct https://t.co/xd5wbX2qMP Supporting Your Child Through Y10 & 11 - Thurs 3 Nov https://t.co/IyMpZ0OHUS

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Another busy afternoon... Y10 boys rugby lost a tough game to and drop into the Nat bowl competition 🏉 both Y7 and Y8 boys football progress into R2 of the Nat cup after a wins v Christs and R Challenor ⚽👍

29/09/22

Retweeted From The Sixth Form at George Abbot

We are really looking forward to welcoming our first cricket scholars next September. Hugely exciting times at GA! 🏏 https://t.co/tHHW7eXowJ

29/09/22

We are looking forward to our second open morning of five! Please arrive in plenty of time for the Headteacher’s talk at 8.50am tomorrow morning https://t.co/uLTPZOt0Pq

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Governance Arrangements

Learning Partners Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee, without share capital and with charitable status.  It is based in Guildford, Surrey UK and serves children of compulsory school age within the local communities in the management and development of schools offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

Members - Register of Interests

Current 2021-2022

Fiona Boulton

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Board member at Epsom College (1.11.09), Hoebridge Prep School (26.01.12), St Ives Prep School (15.07.13); Head within the United Learning Group.

Gareth Hicks

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2021

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Donald Hirsch

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Stephen Ravenscroft

Full name: Stephen Howard Ravenscroft

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Stone King LLP London EC1, Partner (5/2006); Bridewell Royal Hospital Godalming, Trustee (3/2015)

Linda Wilding

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2021

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Skagen Conscience Capital Ltd; Wesleyan Assurance Society; BMO Commercial Property Trust; Electra plc; UDG Healthcare plc; Governors for Schools; Tangley Trust

Historical (within last 12 months)

Paul Martin

Date of Appointment:  5 February 2018

Date stepped down: 1 December 2020

Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Board of Trustees - Membership

Current 2020-2021

Fergal Roche, Chair of the Trust Board

1/9/2021 - 24/4/2025 / 4 meetings attended  2021-22*  

Fergal is a former teacher and headteacher, with 16 years’ subsequent experience of taking senior roles in business.  In 2007 he set up The Key, which is now used by more than 50% of the country’s schools. He chaired the board of a maintained secondary school in Lambeth for 6 years, during which time numbers grew, GCSE results improved by 200% and the school went from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’.  He lives in Guildford and now serves as an adviser to a number of businesses and executive coach to several CEOs. Two of his three children attended schools within the trust.  He chaired the Guildford Education Partnership board from May 2016, was a driving force in the merger of GEP and Athena Schools Trust in 2021. He now chairs the trust board of Learning Partners.                                                     

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Andrew Isherwood, Vice Chair of Trust Board
1/1/2020 - 31/12/2023 / 4 meetings attended 2021-2022*

Andrew is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Andrew was an officer in the Royal Navy and then re-trained as an accountant with a global Pharma company. He subsequently worked as a Director of an international consultancy firm advising banks, investment banks and other financial services companies on transforming their operational performance.

With two children attending local schools, Andrew is passionate about enabling young people from across the area to achieve their potential. Most recently, he was Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Guildford College Group where standards improvement was critical and achieved.

In his spare time, Andrew coaches juniors at Guildford Rowing Club.

Andrew Isherwood

 

Kathy Ashford, Trustee

1/1/2020 - 31/12/2023 / 5 meetings attended 2021-2022*

Kathy Ashford served on the Governing Body of Guildford County School for many years, latterly as Vice Chair of Governors.  This was a period of significant change, covering the initial bid for Specialist Status in Music, the conversion to academy status, several Ofsted inspections and the recruitment of a Headteacher.  Throughout her time as a Governor, Kathy was employed as manager of a local confederation of schools, and she remains in this role to this day.

Earlier in her career, Kathy worked in the communications sector, notably as Director of Communications at the University of Surrey.  She also has experience in change management and is a published children’s author.  Kathy is a registered psychotherapist, currently working both in private practice and within a university setting.

KAshford

 

Jonathan Coles, Trustee

1/10/2018 - 30/9/2022 / 5 meetings attended 2021-2022*

Jon Coles is Chief Executive of United Learning, a group of 85 independent schools and academies established 130 years ago.

Prior to this, he spent four years on the Board of the Department for Education as Director General for Schools and then for Education Standards.

A qualified secondary teacher, Jon also wrote various Green and White Papers, took the 2002 Education Act through Parliament and was responsible for developing and implementing the London Challenge school improvement strategy.

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Jon Cox, Trustee

1/9/2021 - 3/5/2025 / 3 meetings attended 2021-22*

Dr Jon Cox has been Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School (RGS) since 2007.  Prior to his appointment he held various leadership roles including Second Master, Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Housemaster at Whitgift School.  He was educated at the University of Southampton (PhD Biochemistry, BSc Physiology & Pharmacology) and the Royal College of Music (Certificate of Advanced Performance). During Dr Cox’s leadership of the RGS, he has developed and strengthened partnerships with GEP Academies, working closely with George Abbot School and Kings College, Guildford.

                                                                                   

Headshot Jon Cox

 

Joanne Harper, Trustee

28/09/2021 - 27/09/2025 / 4 meetings attended 2021-22*

Joanne Harper is CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET)

In this role Joanne has worked closely with the Chair of ALET to build a strong and dynamic multi academy trust. Joanne has also been recognised by the Department of Education as a National Leader of Education

Prior to this Joanne was the Principal at UTC Reading Ofsted rated Outstanding. In this role she has worked closely with lead sponsors Activate Learning and lead partners Microsoft, Cisco, University of Reading, Network Rail and Peter Brett Associates to ensure that UTC Reading offers, 14-19 year olds in the region, an opportunity to study in a ‘state of the art’ environment where academic, technical and professional qualifications are delivered at a high standard to aspiring Computer Scientists and Engineers. Previously Joanne was Principal of a school in West London, where under her guidance the comprehensive school for 11 – 19 year olds was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. With a teaching career spanning twenty years, Joanne has a particular interest in education for 14-19 year olds and working closely with industry to ensure students have the skills for the workplace.

Joanne qualified from Loughborough University with an honours degree in Mathematics and Education, specialising in mechanics and decision mathematics, and began her professional life as a Mathematics teacher in London. Alongside this, Joanne has also taken the National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers and has successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Education, Leadership and Management at Roehampton University

Jo Harper, Learning Partners trustee


Andrew Scanlan, Trustee

1/8/2018 - 31/7/2026 / 5 meetings attended 2021-2022*

Andi has lived in the Stoughton area of Guildford for over 20 years. He is married with three boys of secondary-school age.

Andi has worked for British Airways for over 20 years. He currently works in the airline’s Business Transformation team as a Process Effectiveness Manager, managing a team which helps all areas of the airline improve the way they do things whilst being sensitive to the impact these changes have on both colleagues and customers.

Andi previously served as a governor at Stoughton Infant and Nursery School and was Chair of Governors from 2010 to 2018. He was a member of the Children and Learning Committee, Finance and Resources Committee, Strategy Committee and the Headteacher's Performance Management Committee.

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Paul Smith, Trustee
1/09/2021 -27/1/2024 / 4 meetings attended 2021-22*            

Paul Smith is Professor of Composite Materials and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey.  He is an engineer by background and has been working on the mechanical properties of materials for over 30 years. Paul also has a strong interest in education.  He holds a PGCE, with mathematics as his primary subject.  He also served on the governing bodies of two schools in Guildford (Merrow Infants and Bushy Hill Junior) including a term as chair.

                                                                  
Paul Smith

 

Anne Turner, Trustee

1/9/2021 - 6/2/2023 / 3 meetings attended 2021-22*
Anne has worked in education as a headteacher, an ofsted inspector and an Education Director.  Having served as a governor at Kings College Guildford and a trustee, Anne leads our Education Committee. 

                                                                                          
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Geoff Wyss, Trustee

1/9/2021 - 24/4/2025 / 4 meetings attended 2021-22*
Dr Geoff Wyss has been a school governor for 20 years, starting when his children were at Holy Trinity Junior school and then for 14 years with George Abbot School. He has been heavily involved with taking George Abbot through the process of becoming an academy and subsequently with the formation of GEP Academies. He has recently completed the National College of Teaching and Learning Leadership Development programme for Chairs of Governor’s and is a Surrey Additional Skills Governor. In this role he provides support for other schools in the Guildford area. By training and profession Geoff is an engineer in high technology systems and was for many years a Director of a local systems engineering company before becoming an independent consultant. He has recently retired.

                                                                                          

Geoff Wyss

 

* Copies of minutes from board and committee meetings can be viewed upon request.  Please contact our clerk Julia Mason for further information on jmason@learningpartners.org*

 

Historical (within last 12 months)

 

Susan Woodhouse, former Trustee

1/8/2018 - 1/4/2022 / 2/4 meetings attended 2021-22

 

* Attendance – in 2021/22 the Board of Trustees met five times in total.

 

Board of Trustees - Committees

Trust Board Committees 2021 - 22

Audit & Risk Committee 

Geoff Wyss, Chair

Kathy Ashford

Andi Scanlan

Historical - Suzanna Woodhouse

 

Education Committee 

Anne Turner, Chair

Kathy Ashford

Jon Cox

Joanne Harper

Fergal Roche

 

Finance & Resources Committee 

Andrew Isherwood, Chair

Richard Hubbard (Co-opted Committee Member)

Fergal Roche

Andi Scanlan

Paul Smith

Mike Uzielli (Co-opted Committee Member)

 

Governance Leaders' Group 

Melanie Hancox, Chair 

 

Remuneration Committee

Fergal Roche, Chair

Jon Coles

Andi Scanlan

Geoff Wyss

 

Strategy Committee 

Andrew Isherwood, Chair

Jon Coles

Jon Cox

Fergal Roche

Paul Smith

Anne Turner

 

 

Commitee Meeting Attendance 2021-22

 

Audit & Risk  Committee

Meetings Attended

Out of a possible

Geoff Wyss (Chair)

4

4

Kathy Ashford

4

4

Andi Scanlan

4

4

Suzanna Woodhouse (former trustee)

3

3

 

Education Committee

Meetings Attended

Out of a possible

Anne Turner (Chair)

4

5

Kathy Ashford

4

5

Jon Cox

4

5

Joanne Harper

3

5

Fergal Roche

5

5

 

 

Finance & Resources Committee

Meetings Attended

Out of a possible

Andrew Isherwood (Chair)

4

4

Richard Hubbard

4

4

Fergal Roche

4

4

Andi Scanlan

4

4

Paul Smith

4

4

Mike Uzielli 

2

4

 

Remuneration Committee

Meetings Attended

Out of a possible

Fergal Roche (Chair)

1

1

Jon Coles

0

1

Andi Scanlan

1

1

Geoff Wyss

1

1

 

Strategy Committee

Meetings Attended

Out of a possible

Andrew Isherwood (Chair)

2

2

Jon Coles

1

2

Jon Cox

2

2

Fergal Roche

2

2

Paul Smith 1 2
Anne Turner 2 2

 

Board of Trustees - Register of Interests

Fergal Roche, Chair of the Trust Board

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Team Teach Ltd (Non Executive Director with effect from March 2021)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Waverley Abbey Ltd (Non Executive Director with effect from July 2021)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Trustee with effect from May 2017)

 

Katherine Ashford, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
The Howard Partnership Trust (Multi Academy Trust) (Employee with effect from February 2006)

 

Jonathan Coles, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
United Learning Trust -Independent School and Academies Group (Chief Executive and Trustee) with effect from 1/2012)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
ULT Projects Ltd, ULT Trading Ltd. (Director, with effect from 1/2012)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Church Schools Trading Company Ltd (Director, with effect from 1/2012)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Priory School (Banstead) Trust (Director, with effect from 4/2017)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
King's College (London) (Independent Member of Council, with effect from 7/2019 )

Jon Cox, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Royal Grammar School, Guildford (Headmaster)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Southern Pro Musica (Trustee and Chairman)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood (Governor)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Trustee with effect from May 2017)

Joanne Harper, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Activate Learning Education Trust (CEO with effect from August 2019)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Peter Brett Foundation CIC (Director with effect from March 2019)



Andrew Isherwood, Trustee
Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Multi Academy Trust) (Relative is employed by the Trust with effect from January 2020)

 

 

Andrew Scanlan, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Worpleston Rangers FC (Team manager, Chairman with effect from 2012, 2017)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
King’s College (Guildford) Football Foundation (Member of project steering group with effect from 12/2018)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Stoughton Infant School (Spouse is a school employee with effect from 2014)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
British Airways (Employee with effect from 2014)


Paul Smith, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
University of Surrey (Employee)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Trustee with effect from January 2020)

Anne Turner, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
AET Education Consultancy (Employee)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Trustee, with effect from February 2019)

Suzanna Woodhouse, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded


Geoff Wyss, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Trustee with effect from May 2011)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Member with effect from May 2014)


Patrick Overy, Chief Finance Officer

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Institute of School Business Leadership (DfE-Accredited independent SMRA with effect from 3/2019)

 

Register of Interests - Historical (within last 12 months)

 

Jonathan Coles, current Trustee
Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Princes Teaching Institute (Trustee, appointment has now ended)
Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Challenge Partners (Director, appointment has now ended)

Trevor Grant, former Trustee
Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded

Campbell Livingston, former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Halow Project (Charity) (Employee with effect from 30/1/2020)

John Mayhew, current Chief Executive, former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford County School (Executive Headteacher with effect from 9/2018)
Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) (Chief Executive Officer with effect from 6/2020)

Chetan Modi, former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded
 

Susan Smillie, former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
British Airways (Employee with effect from 4/1987)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Rushmoor Sycronised Swimming Club (Management Committee member with effect from 5/2018)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Swim England (ASA Official with effect from 3/2017)

Anne Turner, current Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Anthem MAT (School Improvement Consultant appointment ended September 2021)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Kings College Guildford (Executive Working Group Member appointment ended March 2021)


Michael Uzielli, former Trustee and current Committee Member

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Schools Group – Cogita Ltd (Chief Financial Officer, Director with effect from 6/2016)

Trust Accounting Officer - Register of Interests

Accounting Officer: John Julian (Jack) Mayhew

Register of Interests

Executive Head Teacher

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford County School (school, with effect from 1 Sept 2018)

Executive Head Teacher and Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Athena Schools Trust (multi academy trust, with effect from 1 Sept 2018)

Chief Executive Officer

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) (multi academy trust, with effect from 1 June 2020)

Relationship to Pupils, Staff of Governors

None

Contracts with SCC

None

Date Registered

September 2018

Local Governing Bodies - Registers of Interest & Attendance

Academy Local Governing Bodies

School

Chair of Governors

LGB Registers of Interest

Boxgrove Primary School

Matthew Parris

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Fullbrook School

Paul Ballard

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George Abbot

Nicola Mead

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Guildford County School

Jennifer Obaditch

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Guildford Grove Primary School

Heather Archer

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Kings College Guildford

Mick Michel

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Loseley Fields Primary School

Andrew Shovelton

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Northmead School

Konstanze Hild

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Pirbright Village School

Julia May Douetil

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Sandfield Primary School

Melanie Liv Hancox

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Shalford Infant & Nursery School

Sarah Hardcastle

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Stoughton Infant School

Rob Edwards Click Here

 

Note - All Chairs appointed to serve for the current academic year.

For expanded details of the Trust's academies' Local Governing Bodies, their full details, their Registers of Interests and their attendance records, please follow these links to each individual school site

Performance Tables

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements)

Schedule 2 (information to be published) of The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017  for the academic year 2019-2020:

Relevant union officials

Total number of trust employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

Guildford County School: 4 (full-time equivalent employees:4)
Pirbright Village Primary School: nil
Northmead Junior School: nil
Shalford Infant and Nursery School: nil
Stoughton Infant and Nursery School: nil
 

Percentage of time spent on facility time

Four employees, who were relevant union officials during the relevant period, spent 1%-50% of their working hours on facility time. 

 

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Total cost of facility time: £3,600
Total pay bill:  £10,595,297
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:
(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100 = 0.034%

 

Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, the number of hours spent by employees (who were relevant union officials) during the relevant period, on paid trade union activities: 100%


 

 

Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

The ‘Data Publication’ information, as outlined in ‘Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target’ (2018), for the trust (31 March 2020), is as follows: 

  • The number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question: 336
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period: one
  • The number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period: 336
  • The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period: one
  • The number of apprentices who worked for the body immediately before that period: one
  • A headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period: 336
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period, as a percentage of the number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question: 1/336 = 0.3%
  • The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period as a percentage of the number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period: 1/336 = 0.3%
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period as a percentage of a headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period: 1/336 = 0.3%