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Board of Trustees

Trustees have three core functions of governance:-

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the Trust and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust and ensuring best value at all times

 

Trustees meet at least once a term. 

 

Jane Bass – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Claire Brazier – Chief Operations Officer (COO)

 

JoAnn Williams - Chair of the Board

 

  • Former Mayor of Witham 2017-2018
  • Witham Town Councillor
  • Trustee, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Member, Witham & District Lioness Club
  • Member of several committees on crime and local youths

 

Nicholas Redfern

 

  • Taught in Norfolk after training as a teacher in 1982
  • Then worked in the City of London for 26 years as an investment banker
  • Has taught part time ‘financial awareness’ to Yrs5 and 6 at Powers Hall Academy

 

Susan Sings

 

  • Ex-Vice-Chair of Governors of Witham Joint Local Governing Body
  • Ex-Executive Chair of Connected Learning Board of Trustees
  • Previous senior manager at Anglia Ruskin University

 

Cllr Ray Gooding

 

  • Cabinet Member for Education & Lifelong Learning, Essex County Council
  • County Councillor, Stansted
  • Gooding Technical Services [Consulting Engineer]
  • Chair, Essex Housing LLP
  • Trustee, Active Essex Foundation

2020/21 Trustee attendance at Board of Trustees’ meetings (including Board and Strategy meetings):-

 

Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 6 out of 6
Mr Simon Webb (CLO) – 2 out of 2 (retired 30.12.220)
Mrs Claire Brazier (COO) – 6 out of 6
Mr Bruce Tuxford (Vice Board Chair) – 6 out of 6
Mrs Susan Sings -6 out of 6
Mr  Nick Redfern – 6 out of 6
Mr Don Burton – 3 
Mrs JoAnn Williams 6 out 6 (Appointed as Chair 16.12.20)

 

2020/21 Trustee attendance at Standards Committee meetings:-

 

Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 4 out of 4
Mr Simon Webb (CLO) – 1 out of 1 (retired 30.12.20)
Mrs Susan Sings (Committee Chair) – 4 out of 4
Mrs JoAnn Williams – 4 out of 4
Mr Don Burton – 2
Mr Bruce Tuxford – 4 out of 4

 

2020/21 Trustee attendance at  Finance & Premises [with Audit & Risk] Committee:-

 

Mr Don Burton  – 1
Mrs Susan Sings – 3 out of 3
Mrs JoAnn Williams – 3 out of 3
Mr Bruce Tuxford – 3 out of 3
Mr Nick Redfern – 3 out of 3
Mr Colin Willett – 2 out of 2
Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 2 out of 3
Mrs Claire Brazier (COO) – 3 out of 3

Contact Us

Connected Learning,

Business Centre C/o Templars Academy,

Cressing Road, Witham Essex, CM8 2NJ

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