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Constitution and Procedures

The Constitution of an Academy

Brickfields Trust Scheme of Delegation

This Scheme of Delegation is the key document defining the lines of responsibility and accountability within the Brickfields Multi Academy Trust. It is our systematic way of ensuring members, trustees, committees, executive leadership and local leadership are clear about their roles and responsibilities. This Scheme of Delegation should not be confused with the written scheme of delegation of financial powers referred to in the Academies Financial Handbook.

Model Standing Orders Academy Version

The Board of Trustees at their Annual General Meeting to be held during September 2017 will consider the model Standing Orders enclosed below.

Brickfields Code of Conduct 2017 - 2018

As a member of the National Governance Association (NGA) we adopt many of their model documents. Following discussion,  Trustees amended and adopted the following Code of Conduct for the academic year 2017 - 2018 based on the nGA most recent model.

Terms of Reference for the board of Trustees and Committees 2017

Our Terms of Reference for the Board of Trustees and current committees have been adopted from the National Governance Association Model Document.

Academies planning calendar

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have produced a calendar for academies showing key dates about activities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. This underpins our planning for the current academic year and is of particular relevance to the Finance and Audit committee.

Information Academies Must Publish Online

Trustees have to ensure that all the Academies in Brickfields Trust publish prescribed information online. In line with guidance from the national Governance Association

 

Electing a Chair and Vice-Chair (NGA Guidelines)

The NGA suggested procedure will apply any time there is a vacancy for chair or vice chair and at the first meeting of the academic year in which re-election is due. When the office of chair or vice chair becomes vacant, the governing body must elect a chair/vice chair at the next meeting.

Trustees February 1st 2017 - July 2017

In the interests of transparency, Academy Trusts are required to publish up to date details of their governance arrangements on the school website. This requirement came into force on 1st September 2015 and was updated in September 2016.

  Name

Date of appointment to Board of Trustees

Term of office

Date of resignation

Appointed by…

Business and pecuniary interests declared

 Judith Puddick

23/12/16

4YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

None

 Daniel Smith

23/12/16

4YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

None

 Hayley O’Dea

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

Headteacher at Great Wakering  Primary

 Jo Dabbs

23/12/16

4YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

Bursar at Great Wakering Primary

 Anna Stokes

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

None

 Maz Norman

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

  • Standards and Excellence Commissioner (School Improvement) at Essex County Council
  • Billericay Community Trust

Moira Al Shaar

31/01/17

4 YRS

N/A

Members

None

 Andy Knight

26/05/17

4 YRS

N/A

Members

None

 Adam Judge

23/12/16

4 YRS

31/03/17

Signatory Members

None

 

 Name

Attendance at full Board of Trustees meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at Finance & Audit Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at Standards & Performance Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at BMPS Interim IEB Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

 Judith Puddick

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

 Daniel Smith

100% (2/2)

66% (2/3)

N/A

N/A

 Hayley O’Dea

100% (2/2)

100% (3/3)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

 Jo Dabbs

100% (2/2)

100% (3/3)

N/A

N/A

 Anna Stokes

50% (1/2)

N/A

50% (1/2)

50% (1/2)

 Maz Norman

100% (2/2)

N/A

0% (0/2)

50% (1/2)

 Moira Al Shaar

100% (2/2)

N/A

50% (1/2)

100% (2/2)

 Andy Knight

100% (1/1)

100% (1/1)

N/A

N/A

 Adam Judge

N/A

100% (2/2)

N/A

N/A

The Governing Board September 2016-January 2017

In the interests of transparency, governing bodies and Academy Trusts are now required to publish up to date details of their governance arrangements on the school website. This requirement came into force on 1st September 2015 and was updated in September 2016.

  Name

Date of appointment to  governing body

 Term of office

 Date of resignation

 Appointed by…

  Paul Bates

22/09/2011

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

  Jenny Burdett

01/01/2007

4 YRS

10/02/2015

  Full Governing Body

  Steve Farrow

04/02/2013

4 YRS

31/08/2015

  Full Governing Body

  Claire Friend

25/11/2013

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

  Hayley O’Dea

01/09/2010

By virtue of position

N/A

  By virtue of position

  Judith Puddick

14/09/2011

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

  Jennet Smeeton

01/11/2011

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

  Anna Stokes

01/09/2009

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

 Nigel Walker

09/02/2015

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

 Heather White

25/11/2013

4 YRS

10/02/2015

  Full Governing Body

 Barbara Wilkins

31/05/1987

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

  Hilary Wilson

01/09/2010

4 YRS

N/A

  Full Governing Body

 

  Name

Business and pecuniary interests declared

Attendance at full governing body meetings              01/09/14 – 31/08/15

Attendance at Finance committee meetings 01/09/14 – 31/08/15

  Paul Bates

None

60% (3/5)

N/A

  Jenny Burdett

None

100% (2/2)

N/A

  Steve Farrow

Estuary Accountancy Services Ltd (Director/shareholder)

Great Wakering Evangelical Church (Minister)

Union of Evangelical Churches (Director)

100% (5/5)

100% (7/7)

  Claire Friend

None

100% (5/5)

N/A

  Hayley O’Dea

GJO Services Ltd (Company Secretary/husband’s business)

100% (5/5)

100% (7/7)

  Judith Puddick

None

100% (5/5)

100% (7/7)

  Jennet Smeeton

None

100% (5/5)

N/A

  Anna Stokes

None

100% (5/5)

85% (6/7)

  Nigel Walker

None

100% (3/3)

N/A

  Heather White

None

50% (1/2)

50% (2/4)

  Barbara Wilkins

Jack and Jill pre-school (Owner)

100% (5/5)

N/A

  Hilary Wilson

 None

80% (4/5)

71% (5/7)