Governance

Statement of Governance arrangements:

On March 1st 2017 Roger Ascham joined together with Yardley Primary School to form a multi-academy trust. RAY Multi-Academy Trust came about from the existing partnership between both schools who have worked together for over a decade. Both schools will work together to support school development and to improve outcomes for pupils – they retain their individual school budgets, staffing structures, identities and culture.

Each school retains its own Local Governing Body that supports the Headteacher and the new Board of Trustees. The trustees (whose responsibilities are similar to those of directors of a company) are all current governors of either Roger Ascham or Yardley schools. The trustees are formally appointed by and report annually to the Board of Members. Members are similar to shareholders of a company.

RAY MAT Members: determine the trust’s constitution and oversee the work of the trustees

Martin Callaghan

Robert Carey

Chris Henderson

Rachel Johnson

Marcus Keane

 

RAY MAT Trustees: determine strategic vision and the trust’s overarching strategic plan; provide challenge and support to senior leaders; facilitate collaboration; ensure financial probity and risk management

Robert Carey

Caroline Edwards

Matthew Hanks           CEO and Accounting Officer

Chris Henderson

Rachel Johnson

Marcus Keane             Chair of Trustees

Leigh Stanford

Denise Pickering         Company Secretary

Matthew Hanks is the Trust’s Accounting Officer. He has no business or pecuniary interests other than his employment at Roger Ascham School.

 

School Governance

Local Governing Body - Yardley Primary School

GOVERNING BODY

POSITION

 

Dawn Burke

 

Co-opted Governor

Leigh Stanford

Chair of Governors

Trustee

Chris Evans

Headteacher

Headteacher

Sue Emerson

Chair of Staffing Committee

Staff Governor

Ann Finnis

 

Staff Governor

Chris Henderson

Chair of Finance Committee 

Co-opted Governor

Marcus Keane

Vice Chair of Governors

Trustee

Wayne Starling

 Chair of Pupil and Curriculum Commitee

Parent Governor

 

Company Secretary and Clerk to the Governing Body: Joan Easton

Leigh Stanford, the Chair of Governors, can be contacted through the school office.

 

Local Governing Body - Roger Ascham Primary School

Members of Local Governing Body: ensure implementation of strategic vision; support the trustees and the school’s senior leadership team; maintain individual school’s ethos.

Bob Belam

Robert Carey               Chair of Governors

Ruth Desoer                Staff Governor

Caroline Edwards

Berkley Gardner

Matthew Hanks           Headteacher

Joyce Hawthorne        Vice Chair

Rachel Johnson           Parent Governor

Clea Mcenery-West    Parent Governor