Logic governing body

Logic Studio School sits in Tudor Park Education Trust – a small family of schools working together to create opportunities and build strong foundations for the success of all our students.

Tudor Park Education Trust has 5 Members and a Board of 9 Directors who set the vision and ethos for all the schools in the Trust and ensure the overarching success of the whole family of schools. The Chair of Directors is Sandy Sehmi – s.sehmi@tudorparkedcuation.org

http://www.tudorparkedcuationtrust.org

There is a Trust Scheme of Delegation that sets out the accountabilities and responsibilities of Directors, the CEO, Governors and Principals.

Scheme of delegation updated 2018

Attendance at meetings and pecuniary interests. 

Type of Governor Name Date appointed End Additional role Employer Other Declared Interests Meetings (2017-18) Number attended
Co-opted John Ananga 07-Jul-16 Gaia Technologies: Trust Network Manager None 4 4
Co-opted Simon Cooper 23-Mar-17 Ascential PLC Trustee: The Great Initiative (Charity No: 1138151) 4 4
Staff Scarlett Dickenson 05-Oct-16 Tudor Park Education Trust None 4 4
Co-opted Shannon Gurney 07-Jul-16 Vice Chair DHL International Ltd None 4 4
Principal Jay Lockwood 07-Jul-16 N/A Tudor Park Education Trust Education Committee: Bedford Modern School Director: Red Holly 4 4
Co-opted Fiona Wilson 07-Jul-16 Director Chair St Mary’s University Consultancy 4 4
Parent Shumaila Bari 20-Mar-18 Avant Care Company 2 1
Co-opted Richard Jones 09-Oct-18 Canford School N/A N/A
Parent Vacancy
Co-opted Mathew Rees 07-Jul-16 23-Jan-17 Self employed None N/A N/A
Co-opted Tim Smeaton 07-Jul-16 14-May-18 Vice Chair Kubrick Group Ltd Business Interest: Kubrick Group, Hydrogen Group, Myecho Ltd, Minty Consulting 3 0

Logic governors

John Ananga

John works for Gaia Technologies as the IT Manager for Tudor Park Education Trust.  Gaia is an IT Managed Service provider and has been providing IT support to Springwest Academy for over 9 years; Gaia is a main sponsor and founder partner of Logic.  He has over 15 years experience in delivering IT solutions within education and has built strong partnerships across education.  John works closely with teachers and students during work placements and as a governor at Logic is well placed to influence and develop future generations of engineers.

Simon Cooper

Simon is a chartered accountant with 15 years of experience within the financial sector, particularly within investment banking. After a BA in Economics and MA in Corporate Strategy & Governance from Nottingham University, Simon worked at Ernst & Young where he qualified as member of the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland). Thereafter, he has worked in various roles within investment banking and is currently M&A Director of Ascential plc, a FTSE 250 business to business media company where he is responsible for all acquisitions, disposals and partnerships within the organisation.

Alongside his career Simon is a Trustee of GREAT Initiative, a gender equality charity based in London. Founded in 2010, it works with both men and women to tackle the root causes of inequality. He is a keen cyclist and squash player.

Scarlett Dickinson:  Staff governor

Scarlett joined Logic Studio School at the end of August 2016 in preparation for the school’s opening. She teaches business studies at level 2 and level 3 and is also the year 12 achievement coordinator. Scarlett trained as a business studies teacher at Nottingham Trent University and worked in a secondary school in Mansfield teaching GCSE and A Level business studies before joining Logic. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and theatre wardrobe whilst completing an MA in International Fashion Business.

Scarlett is currently the staff governor for Logic Studio School and is looking forward to being part of an innovative team as the school develops and grows.

Shannon Gurney

Shannon was recently a student at Feltham Community College, now Springwest Academy, and has lived and grown up in the local community.  She currently works for DHL International within the marketing department.  Her role is focused on retail business, where she started work as an apprentice.  Shannon knows how important it is to receive relevant advice and guidance in the final years of education; this is why she chose to become a governor at Logic Studio School.  She wants to ensure students leave with the right skills, understand their options but most importantly have the self confidence to choose a path that suits them in order to excel in their future careers, whatever that may be.  Shannon hopes that she is someone students can relate to and can offer them advice and experience to help them prepare for future challenges.

Jay Lockwood:  Principal

Jay has worked in Feltham for eight years and is passionate about supporting students as they achieve great things, whilst at times also overcoming huge obstacles.  He has been instrumental in the creation of Logic and is driven by the need to generate opportunities for young people that work in partnership with the conventional educational route.  Pastoral care coupled with the need to understand the individual is at the heart of how Logic works, and is an ethos that is very much driven by Jay.

Fiona Wilson:  Chair

Fiona Wilson is a Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s University where she delivers on the Post Graduate programmes including training the PGCE Secondary English trainees and the Masters out to middle leaders in schools.  Fiona is a specialist in how emotions impact on self-worth and behaviour. She is currently completing her PhD in emotionally informed learning which explores how our environment, prior experiences and the people we engage with all impact on our behaviour, relationship with the world and ultimately our identity.  Fiona previously worked at Feltham Community College for ten years and cares passionately about offering young people in the area the best possible opportunities to progress and flourish within their lives.

How does Governance work at Logic Studio School

Logic sits in Tudor Park Education Trust – a small family of schools working together to create opportunities and build strong foundations for the success of all our students.

Tudor Park Education Trust has 5 Members and a Board of 8 Directors who set the vision and ethos for all the schools in the Trust and ensure the overarching success of the whole family of schools.

How does governance work in our Trust?

Key Principles:

Each part of the governance structure is committed to the success of the family of schools in our Trust and wider partnerships.

Professional management and leadership of the schools is delivered by the education professionals employed by the Trusts.

Governance by all bodies in our Trust is about:

  • Setting and carefully reviewing the strategic direction
  • Ensuring that public money is spent wisely to give value for money and best outcomes for our children and young people
  • Determining and upholding the ethos and values of the Trust
  • Holding our educational professional to account for the standards, impact and performance of our schools
  • Supporting and encouraging the work of the schools and school leaders
  • Acting as ambassadors for the individual school and the Trust as whole

All parts of our governance are highly valued as together our work creates success at each level for our schools. The Board and Local Governing Bodies work collaboratively in partnership at all times. The Board will make decisions, following consultation with Local Governing Bodies, on matters which affect all academies in the Trust. The Local Governing Body will make decisions on matters which affect their individual academies. Local Governing Bodies and their Principals in the Trust should be as autonomous as possible and have as much freedom as possible in order to achieve excellence for their school.

There does have to be a primacy of decision making in any successfully run enterprise and a school, or family of schools, is no different. Therefore there exists the need for a Scheme of Delegation. Our accountability framework is strong and goes in more than one direction. The Board must take action, including the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of delegated authorities should any individual, group or Local Governing Body, fail to carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.

The Local Governing Body at Logic Studio School

Governors have a term of office for four years. The full governing body at our school meets 6 times a year.   The evening meetings start at 6.30 pm and usually last for around 2 to 2 ½ hours. Three morning meetings a year start at 8.00 and last a similar amount of time.  The morning meetings allow governors to meet staff and students and see the school at work.

The main focus of the Governing Body meetings are Teaching & Learning alongside behaviour attendance and wellbeing. The function of the Governing Body is to support the Principal in leading a great school with successful outcomes for all of our students and staff. They work with the Chief Executive Officer of the Trsut to report back to the Board of Directors on how the school is doing. Governors need to play the role of a ‘critical friend’, challenging robustly where necessary, but always remembering that the Principal is responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Key responsibilities of Governors:

The Local Governing Body  holds the Principal and Senior Leaders of the academy to account. They work most closely with the professional leaders in their schools on behalf of: children, young people, parents and the community. Their primary concern is that their children or young people have a great experience at school and are well safeguarded. They ensure that progress is strong and targets are monitored, achieved and reported on to the Board. They represent the interests of pupils and parents to the Board and in turn hold the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board to account for ensuring standards of learning and welfare are kept high.

Local Governing Body’s RoleThe Three Ps

Progress

  • Recommend targets for achievement and the school development plan
  • Review progress regularly – ensuring progress gaps are closed or closing
  • Review curriculum
  • Review teaching for learning strategies
  • Monitor ongoing professional development of staff
  • Ensure performance management of staff is carried out and robust
  • Ensure SMSC offer is strong
  • Report to the Board

Protect

  • Monitor and review all safeguarding procedures – student welfare is of highest priority
  • Monitor the school site for safety and accessibility
  • Monitor the progress of Looked after Children, children with SEND and those on CP plan
  • Review all arrangements for ensuring health and wellbeing of the school community
  • Monitor attendance, punctuality and exclusions targets and report
  • Review transition arrangements and CEIAG
  • Monitor safer recruitment practices
  • Listen and respond to feedback from stakeholders

 

Partnerships

  • Consult with the Board in agreeing a funding model and review compliance at school level
  • Consult with the Finance Director in respect of the budget requirements of the school
  • Consult with the Board on the determination and allocation of central services
  • Recommend two governors to sit on the appointment panel for a new Principal
  • Appoint school staff as recommended by Principal / Head
  • Recommend new governors and LGB chair and vice-chair
  • Review the training requirements of governors and work with wider partnership networks on sharing best practice
  • Ensure the school and trust are represented in a strong network of wider partnerships to the benefit of the Trust and its wider educational community
  • Work with the Clerk of the Trust and the Directors to ensure that reporting and lines of accountability are clear
  • Proactively manage the reputation of the school within the community