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Governance Structure

Trustees

Trustees Meetings Attendance

Finance , Audit & Risk Committee Attendance

Local Advisory Body

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

Governance Structure

HMFA structure chart Academic Year 16 -17 colour
The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) is a charitable company and is accountable for the strategic direction of each of the Academies within the Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust has 2 layers of governance as laid out in the Articles of Association – the Members of the Trust and the Board of Directors.
Each of the 4 Academies (Lord Scudamore, Sutton, Kings Caple and St Weonards) within the Trust has a Local Advisory Body (formerly Local Governing Body) which is a Committee of the Board of Directors, with delegated key function. They perform a crucial role in providing the Trust with the necessary tools to ensure that it can maintain the individual character of each of the Academies.
The HMFA MAT Scheme of Delegation (see pdf right) defines the lines of responsibility and accountability within our Multi-Academy Trust. It is a systematic way of ensuring that Members, Directors and Local Advisory Boards are clear about their roles and responsibilities.

The governance structure is shown in the chart above.

The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies
A company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Company Reg. No. 7578861

Email the HMFA Company Secretary

Trustees

MRS CHRIS HAYES – MEMBER/TRUSTEE & CHAIR of TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 30.07.20 –
ELECTED CHAIR: 8.07.20 for 1 year
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor – Bromyard Grammar School Foundation
Chair & governor – Pencombe CE Primary School

PETER BOX, TRUSTEE, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER, CEO & ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Original (signatory) member
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO / Executive Headteacher
Director of Activate Central Ltd
Charity Trusteeships – HMFA TRUST & HMFA CofE TRUST
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School
Operational oversight – HMFA Enterprises
Partner, Maggi Newton, is the Executive Head/ Head/ Trustee of 3 Schools/Academies within the HMFA wider federation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards).

MR DAVID GREENOUGH, MEMBER TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS: None

MR ERIC KLEIN – MEMBER TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 28.06.11
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

MR LUKE CONOD- MEMBER/TRUSTEE & VICE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

DATE APPOINTED: 18.06.15
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor on LAB – Lord Scudamore Academy
Director of Gorringe Montague & Conod LTD

MRS SARAH ELWINE – MEMBER/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 01.09.15
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Member – HMFA Finance Committee
Mercer Ltd Employer Consulting firm re LGPS (local Government Pension Scheme – Ceases 31.12.18

MR HUGH PATTERSON - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
HMFA Pay Review Committee

MR MATT ASHCROFT – PARENT/TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 11.07.19
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Governor – Sutton Primary Academy
Director – All Star Activities

MR MIKE WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 06.12.17
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent Governor – Marden Primary Academy
Trustee – Marden Recreation Ground
Spouse (Karein Williams) – Employee of Herefordshire Council

HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee

MRS ROWENA WILLIAMS - TRUSTEE

DATE APPOINTED: 30.03.20
APPOINTED BY: Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & parent governor – St Weonards Academy

HMFA Company Secretary – Mrs Chris Watkins
01432 880336

Email the Clerk to the HMFA Directors – Mrs Suzanne McGowan
01432 273951

Trustees Meetings Attendance

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
01/12/202030/03/202107/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodapologiesyesyes2 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
Eric Kleinyesapologiesapologies1 of 3
Hugh Pattersonyesyesapologies2 of 3
Matt Ashcroftyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
RowenaWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
04/12/2019Covid Closure08/07/2020
Peter BoxYesYes2 of 2
LukeConodApologiesApologies0 of 2
SarahElwineYesYes2 of 2
DavidGreenoughYesApologies1 of 2
Eric KleinYesApologies1 of 2
Rob NorthYesYes2 of 2
Hugh PattersonYesYes2 of 2
Matt AshcroftYesYes2 of 2
MikeWilliamsYesYes2 of 2
BobbyWoodockApologiesResigned0 of 2
Chris HayesApologiesYes1 of 2
RowenaWilliamsYesYes2 of 2

Finance , Audit & Risk Committee Attendance

HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
20/11/202019/03/202106/07/2021
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
LukeConodyesyesyes3 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesyesyes3 of 3
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
Nicky Jonesyesyesyes3 of 3

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HMFA Finance Committe Attendance Academic Year 2018-2019
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 18 - Aug 19
23/11/200806/03/201804/07/2018
Peter BoxYesYesYes3 of 3
Sarah ElwineYesYesApologies2 of 3
David GreenoughYesYesYes3 of 3
Adrian HarveyYesResignedResigned1 of 1
Nicky JonesYesYesYes3 of 3
Rob NorthYesYesYes3 of 3
Sadie ReadeYesResignedN/A1 of 1
Chris WatkinsNoNoYes1 of 1Company Secretary
Lisa WeaverYesNoNo1 of 1HMFA Accountants
Roberta WoodcockYesYesApologies2 of 3

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Local Advisory Body

SARAH ELWINE, CHAIR OF GOVERNORS - Contactable via school - 01432 840267

DATE APPOINTED: 14.03.2016; Re-elected 06.12.18; Re-elected as Chair 01/12/20

APPOINTED BY: Co-opted member
TERM OF OFFICE: As Chair 1 Year; LAB member 4 years
ROLE: SEN

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Member Trustee HMFA Board
HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee
HMFA Pay Review Committee
Mercer Ltd Employee (consulting firm re LGPS Government Pension Scheme – ceased 31.12.18

MR JAMIE GITTINS, STAFF MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 04.09.19

APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body

TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Year

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Head of School, Kings Caple Academy
Parent of children attending LSA

MISS CHARLOTTE WARDLE, STAFF MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 20/11/18

APPOINTED BY: Local Advisory Body

TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Year

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Teacher at Kings Caple Academy

DAVID HARDING, PARENT MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 16.11.16

APPOINTED BY: Parents/LAB

TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years

ROLE: Safeguarding

PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent of child attending Kings Caple Academy

MR PETER BOX, CEO

DATE APPOINTED:
APPOINTED BY:
TERM OF OFFICE:
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO
HMFA Accounting Officer
Significant Individual – Line Manager to HMFA Enterprises Executive Manager
Partner to Maggi Newton, Executive Head/Head/Trustee of 3 schools/Academies within the HMFA wider feredation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards), in post to 31/8/2
Activate Central – Director
Headteacher – Lord Scudamore Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Llangrove Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Canon Pyon Academy, in post until 31/8/21
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School, in post until 31/8/21

MRS ALISON TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/21
APPOINTED BY: MEMBERS
TERM OF OFFICE:
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – Headteacher of Lord Scudamore Academy
Executive Head – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Executive Head – St Weonards Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School
HMFA Accounting Officer

MATTHEW FELLOWS, PARENT MEMBER

DATE APPOINTED: 02/03/21
APPOINTED BY: Parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Parent of child attending Kings Caple Primary Academy

Email the Clerk to the Local Advisory Body – Mrs Suzanne McGowan
01432 273951

Local Advisory Body Meeting Attendance

KCA LAB Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 20 - Aug 21
445174427144362
Peter Boxyesyesyes3 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
Jamie Gittinsyesyesyes3 of 3
CharlotteWardleyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidHardingyesyesyes3 of 3
MatthewFellowesn/ayesyes3 of 3

Kings Caple Primary Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020 
BoardBoardBoardTotal attended Sep 19 - Aug 20
18.11.19Covid ClosureCovid Closure
Sarah ElwineYes1 of 1
Jamie GittinsYes1 of 1
DavidHardingYes1 of 1
AlisonStather HooperYes1 of 1
PeterBoxYes1 of 1
SheilaHookYes1 of 1
CharlotteWardleYes1 of 1