Governors

Governors are volunteers who commit to working alongside the senior leadership team of the college to offer support and challenge. They come with skills and experiences which complement those of the staff in college and bring additional perspectives. They have a strategic, big picture role.

Beauchamp College is the founding organisation of Lionheart Academies Trust and five of the Directors of the Trust are also governors from Beauchamp College, including the Chair of the Trust.

Like all academies within the Trust, Beauchamp has its own Local Governing Body, with some delegated responsibilities to complement the top level responsibilities held by the Lionheart Trust Executive Board.

Click here to see the day to day tasks of governance.

Contact the governing body via the Chair of Governors, Chris Swan.

Chris Swan
Chair of Governors

Diane Miller
Vice Chair


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Beauchamp College Governors

Including terms of office

Parent Governors
(Elected by parent vote)
Staff Governors
(Elected by staff vote)
Community Governors
(Appointed by the Governing Body)
Student Governors
(Elected by the student vote)
Subhes Bhattacharyya
Professor Energy Economics DMU
December 2015-2019
Kath Kelly
Principal of Beauchamp College
Ongoing
Chris (Christine) Swan
Community Worker
June 2015-2019
Oliver Brafield
Student
June 2016 - May 2017
Staff Governors
(elected by staff vote
Lucy Chamberlain
Stage Manager
November 2015-2019
Jena Sheth
Student
June 2016 - May 2017
Steven Theobald
Teacher November 2015-2019
Diane Miller
Headteacher (Retired) September 2012-2016
Uzayr Kader
Student
June 2016 - May 2017
VacancyDenise Birnie
HR Manager December 2015-2019
Ian Harris
Engineering/Sales (Retired) April 2014-2016
Dushyant Tanna
Solicitor
September 2016-2020
Luke Turner
Accountant
February 2017-2021
Hannah Ordonyo
Wider Participation – University of Leicester
November 2016-2020

Key Responsibilities

GovernorKey ResponsibilitiesAdditional Responsibilities
Chris SwanChair of Governors, Leadership & ManagementSafeguarding Governor
Children in Care
Antibullying and esafety
Childcare Centre
SEND
Pay Committee
Diane MillerVice Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors Leadership & Management Chair of Pay Committee
Finance
(Lionheart Board Member/Director)
Denise BirnieParents
Subhes BhattacharyyaData
Oliver BrafieldStudent Voice
Lucy ChamberlainBehaviour & Exclusions
Childcare Centre
Safeguarding
Student Voice
Ian HarrisLeadership & ManagementTraining & Development Governor
Finance
Risk monitoring
(Lionheart Board Member/Director)
Uzayr KaderStudent Voice
Jena ShethStudent Voice
Dushyant Tanna(Lionheart Board Director)
Steven TheobaldHealth & Safety

Trust Organisation

The Trust Governance Structure

Governance-Structure

The Trust currently consists of 4 schools:

Highcliffe and Riverside have a Head of School each, and also an Executive Headteacher, Scott Fewster, who has responsibility for standards across both schools.

The CEO is also the Principal of Beauchamp College.

The Trust Board meets regularly to monitor attainment and progress, to ensure financial probity, to plan strategically for the group, and to hold the CEO and Operations Team to account.

The Trust Leadership team is made up of all senior leaders, operations directors and the QLT team and meets weekly to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the schools within the Trust.


Local Governing Bodies

Each school has its own Local Governing Body with delegated responsibilities for strategic planning, financial planning and oversight, and holding the senior leadership to account.

The LGB is made up of at least 2 parent governors, along with staff governors and as many community governors as are needed based on the challenges and skill base of each particular school.

The LGB core meetings are 6 times each year for all governors and have a key focus of monitoring quality learning and teaching.

The table below gives a broad summary of the different layers of responsibility within the Trust.

 StrategyFinance & ComplianceQuality Teaching & LearningFrequency
Lionheart Executive BoardTrust Development Plan (TDP)drives whole Trust strategy
Raising standards of progress & achievement on all levels in all schools

Staffing: appointment of Operations posts and Heads of School /Principals / Executive Heads; strategies to develop a world class workforce

Building Learning Power: strategies to develop the highest possible quality of teaching & learning

Trust growth through sponsorship/new schools, ensuring sufficient capacity and balance to maximise benefits for all

Holding to account

Directly: Executive Principal and Operations Director
Budget: Agree budgets for all schools

Budget monitoring report: review minutes of Board Finance Committee

Core charge for MAT services: agree annually

MAT services provided: agree annually

Alerts and concerns: KPIs and reports from Operations Team alert the Board to non-compliance, financial risks, etc. and actions taken to prevent further instances. Board decides to withdraw autonomy and responsibility where necessary.

Annual Financial Report: agree

Audit Report: receive – monitor via Board Finance Committee

Auditors: agree internal & external auditors

Value for money: ensure

Compliance: health & safety – ensure school health and safety systems are effective and compliant.
Trust Development Plan (TDP) drives whole Trust strategy.

Targets: agree

School Development & Local Development Plans: agree, following recommendation by Executive Principal

School improvement: drive forward school improvement and raising standards through monitoring via KPIs and reports from Operations Team and Executive Principal.

School improvement: where necessary, decision to insist that school improvement partners are appointed to a school to ensure raised standards, or school to school support is arranged. School budget provision must be made in response by the school.

Curriculum: Curriculum decisions impacting several schools across the Trust / several local groups

Staffing: ensure high quality staff remunerated at an appropriate level are in place – ensure effective performance management across the Trust.

Barriers to learning safeguarding: ensure systems are in place in each school and across the Trust to ensure pupils are safe, safeguarding is in place and barriers to learning are removed.
Half Termly
Executive Board Finance CommitteeBudget setting: review budgets for all schools & recommend to Board

Budget monitoring: KPIs from Operations Team highlight concerns – agree actions to mitigate, withdrawing financial autonomy if necessary

Contracts: agree & review

Insurance: agree & review

Cashflow: monitor

Changes to assets: agree

Mid year changes to budgets: agree

Audit action plan: review

Gifts from Trust: agree, within policy

Risks: consider and agree mitigations; monitor

Special payments (staff severance, compensation, ex gratis): agree (take larger sums to the Board)

Tender process: agree

Leases by the Trust: recommend to Board

Leases from the Trust: agree

Core charge: monitoring

Trust-wide finance policies: agree

Financial regulations: agree & review

Benchmarking: receive benchmarking reports
Monthly
Executive Board Remuneration CommitteePerformance management and pay: Carry out performance management of the Executive Principal
and Operations Director. Agrees the pay of the Executive Principal and Operations Director and reports
to the Board. Receive recommendations and agrees pay awards for Heads of School, Principals, Executive Heads and members of the Operations Team.
Autumn
Local Governing Body (LGB) - Each Academy
Local Governing Body (LGB)School Development Plan (SDP) drives an individual school’s strategy

Vision and ethos: agree for local context

Staffing structure: agree, following advice from Head of School & HR Exec

Premises long term plan: agree, following advice from Head of School & Exec Estates

IT: agree developments, following advice from Chief Information Officer

Risk Management: identify risks; agree mitigations; monitor impact.
Report risks to Exec Team.
Stakeholder voice:
monitor & respond
Budget: align to SDP, agree & recommend to Board<.br>
Lettings: agree lettings variations for local context

Value for money: ensure
Core work: Holding the academy to account for quality learning & teaching for all pupils, including vulnerable groups.

Barriers to learning & safeguarding: reduce barriers; ensure targeted funding is spent appropriately; ensure effective safeguarding is in place

Performance management & Pay: ensure high quality teaching and learning through effective performance management. A Pay Committee reviews targets for the coming year and receives recommended pay awards to consider and agree (Head of School / Executive Head / Principal pay awards are agreed by the Board Pay Committee not the school Pay Committee).
Half termly

Scheme of Delegation

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Trust Board.


Register of Business Interests

2016

NameName of business/ charity/ educational establishmentNature of business/ charity/ educational establishmentNature of interestDate interest began
Christine Swan -SelfSwansweb LtdEducational Governance Ltd CompanyDirector and ShareholderJuly 2014
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
Riverside Primary SchoolGovernance, school within the LATChair of GovernorsMarch 2016
Cedars AcademyAcademy with Lionheart TrustChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember & Director (Chair of Board)April 2014
Christine Swan - HusbandHelping HandsAdvice and support charityTrusteeJune 2012
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
DHLLogistics companyEmployee - VP OperationsJanuary 2002
Christine Swan - FamilyOadby & Wigston Labour PartyPolitical PartyChairFebruary 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour PartyPolitical PartyVice-ChairFebruary 2016
Lucy ChamberlainNoneNoneNone
Robert BrownNoneNoneNone
Ian Harris - SelfThurnby & Bushby Parish CouncilParish CouncilParish CouncillorMarch 2012
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp belongs toMember & Director April 2014
Diane Miller - SelfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Hope Against CancerCancer CharityVolunteerDecember 2010
Cedars AcademyAcademy within the LATGovernorJanuary 2015
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp belongs toMember & Director (Vice Chair of Board)April 2014
Duhyant Tanna - SelfLionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirectorApril 2014
Michael Rusk - SelfOadby PCCChurch CharityTeam RectorSeptember 1999
Diocesan Board of FinanceLeicester DioceseElected MemberSeptember 2012
Oadby Educational TrustEducational CharityEx-Officio MemberSeptember 1999
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirectorSeptember 2015
Kathryn Kelly - SelfLionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toCEOSeptember 2016
AQAExamining BoardSenior ExaminerJune 1999
Steven Theobald - SelfBeauchamp CollegeEducationEmployee
Steven Theobald - FamilyWelland Park AcademyEducationEmployeeSeptember 1998
Denise Birnie - SelfNoneNoneNone
Kaushika Patel - SelfDe Montfort UniversityHigher EducationEmployeeOctober 2006
Subhes Bhattacharyya - SelfDe Montfort UniversityEducationEmployeeAugust 2008

2015/2016

NameName of business/ charity/ educational establishmentNature of business/ charity/ educational establishmentNature of interestDate interest began
Christine Swan -selfSwansweb LtdEducational Governance Ltd CompanyDirector and ShareholderJuly 2014
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
Longslade Community CollegeGovernanceGovernorOctober 2014
Cedars AcademyAcademy with Lionheart TrustChair of GovernorsJanuary 2015
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember & Director (Chair of Board)April 2014
Christine Swan - HusbandHelping HandsAdvice and support charityTrusteeJune 2012
Oadby Baptist ChurchChurchMemberDecember 1991
DHLLogistics companyEmployee - VP OperationsJanuary 2002
Christine Swan - familyOadby and Wigston Labour PartyPolitical PartyChair February 2016
Harborough Constituency Labour PartyPolitical PartyVice ChairFebruary 2016
Enrique AlonsoWaitroseFood RetailAssistant ManagerSeptember 2013
International Paint SuppliersRetailManaging DirectorFebruary 2014
Lucy ChamberlainNoneNoneNone
Robert BrownNoneNoneNone
Ian Harris - selfThurnby and Bushby Parish CouncilParish CouncilParish CouncillorMarch 2012
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember and DirectorApril 2014
Ian Harris - wifeBrookside Primary SchoolEducationEmployeeAugust 1990
Diane Miller - selfMacmillanCancer CharityVolunteerJanuary 2010
Hope Against CancerCancer CharityVolunteerDecember 2010
Cedars AcademyAcademy within the Lionheart TrustGovernorJanuary 2015
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember and Director (Vice Chair of Board)April 2014
Christine Wells - selfNoneNoneNone
Duhyant Tanna - selfLionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember and DirectorApril 2014
Michael Rusk - selfOadby PCCChurch CharityTeam RectorSeptember 1999
Diocesan Board of FinanceLeicester DioceseElected MemberSeptember 2012
Oadby Educational TrustEducational CharityEx-Officio MemberSeptember 1999
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toMember and Director September2014
Rhonda HillsdonAbington AcademySchoolStaff Member and GovernorSeptember 2011
Cedars AcademyLeicester DioceseGovernorJanuary 2015
Oadby Educational TrustEducational CharityMember and DirectorApril 2014
Anant Raja - selfNoneNoneNone
Rakesh Khakhar - selfBeauchamp College CollegeEmployee
Kathryn Pearson - selfBeauchamp CollegeCollege Employee
Hugh Howe - selfRSC/HTB East Midlands and HumberRegional Schools Commissioner for AcademiesPrincipal Board MemberSeptember 2014
Ofsted Regional Head Teacher Reference Group for the East MidlandsSchool InspectionReference Group Board MemberDecember 2014
Lionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirectorApril 2014
Hugh Howe - WifeIndependent Educational ConsultancyEducation ConsultantConsultantJanuary 2013
Sam Beckingham - selfBeauchamp CollegeCollegeEmployee
Kath Kelly - selfLionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirector & PrincipalJune 2015
AQAExamining BoardSenior ExaminerJune 1999
Jane Ripley - selfLionheart Academies TrustTrust which Beauchamp College belongs toDirectorSeptember 2015
Jane Ripley - husbandBosworth CollegeSchoolSports Development OfficerSeptember 2014
Steven Theobald - selfBeauchamp CollegeEducationEmployee
Steven Theobald - familyWelland Park AcademyEducationEmployeeSeptember 1998
Denise Birnie - selfNoneNoneNone
Kaushika Patel - selfDe Montfort UniversityEducationEmployeeOctober 2006
Subhes Bhattacharyya - selfDe Montfort UniversityEducationEmployeeAugust 2008
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