Trust Governance

HMFA Trust Governance

This page refers to the governance of the HMFA Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) only. 

  • Lord Scudamore Academy
  • Kings Caple Primary Academy
  • St Weonards Academy
  • Sutton Primary Academy

 

Each of the above schools also have a Local Advisory Board and details of these can be found on their own websites.

For governance information of HMFA Associated Schools & Academies (Llangrove CE Academy, Clehonger CE Primary School, Marden Primary Academy & Pencombe CE Primary School), please visit their own sites listed in the bottom section of this page.

Governance Structure

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 Trustees.

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 Trustees, 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 below under the documents section) defines the lines of responsibility and accountability within our Multi-Academy Trust. It is a systematic way of ensuring that Members, Trustees 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

Mrs Chris Watkins
Company Secretary
Mrs Suzanne McGowan
Clerk to the HMFA Trustees
Mrs Chris Hayes
Chair of the HMFA Trustees

c/o Lord Scudamore Academy, Friars Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS

Board of Trustees Information

DATE APPOINTED: 30.07.20
ELECTED CHAIR: 01.12.21 for 1 year
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Governor – Bromyard Grammar School Foundation
Chair of Governors – Pencombe CE Primary School
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

DATE APPOINTED: 26.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair – Lord Scudamore Academy LAB 
Owner of The School Uniform Shop/Denim Nation which supplies uniform to some HMFA pupils
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

DATE APPOINTED: 01.01.22
APPOINTED BY: 
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Employee of HMFA – CEO 
HMFA Accounting Officer
Headteacher – Lord Scudamore Academy
Executive Head – Kings Caple Primary Academy
Executive Head – St Weonards Academy
Executive Head – Clehonger C of E Primary School

DATE APPOINTED: 26.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS: None

DATE APPOINTED: 27.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

DATE APPOINTED: 26.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair – Kings Caple Primary Academy LAB
Mercer Ltd Employer Consulting firm re LGPS (local Government Pension Scheme – Ceases 31.12.18
HMFA Pay Review Committee
HMFA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

DATE APPOINTED: 25.03.11
APPOINTED BY: Original (signatory) member
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
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 federation of schools (Marden, Pencombe and St Weonards), in post to 31/8/20
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

DATE APPOINTED: 26.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Member Director
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
HMFA Pay Review Committee

DATE APPOINTED: 27.08.20
APPOINTED BY: Elected by parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Governor – Sutton Primary Academy LAB
Director – All Star Activities

DATE APPOINTED: 30.03.20
APPOINTED BY: Elected by parents
TERM OF OFFICE: 4 Years
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair & Parent Member – St Weonards Academy LAB

DATE APPOINTED: 24.11.21
APPOINTED BY: Academy Members
TERM OF OFFICE: N/A
PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Chair of Governors– Clehonger C of E Primary School

DATE APPOINTED: 27.08.20
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

Member – HMFA Finance Audit & Risk Committee

Trustees Meeting Attendance

HMFA Board of Trustees Attendance Academic Year 2021-2022
AutumnSpring SummerTotal attended Sep 21 - Aug 22
01/12/2129/03/2207/07/22
Peter BoxyesN/AN/A1 of 1
LukeConodapologiesyes
SarahElwineyesyes
DavidGreenoughyesapologies
Eric KleinapologiesapologiesN/A0 of 2
Hugh Pattersonyesyes
Matt Ashcroftyesyes
MikeWilliamsyesN/AN/A1 of 1
Chris Hayesyesyes
RowenaWilliamsyesyes
AlisonTayloryesyes
JuliaLunnyesN/A
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

Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Attendance

HMFA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Academic Year 2021-2022
AutumnSpringSummerTotal attended Sep 21 - Aug 22
24/11/2121/03/2227/06/22
Peter BoxyesN/AN/A1 of 1
LukeConodyesyesyes3 of 3
SarahElwineyesyesyes3 of 3
DavidGreenoughyesyesyes3 of 3
MikeWilliamsyesN/AN/A1 of 1
Chris Hayesyesyesyes3 of 3
Nicky Jonesyesyesyes3 of 3
Alison Tayloryesyesyes3 of 3
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

Governance Documents

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