Our Governors

The Hope Sentamu Learning Trust is a Company limited by guarantee and a Charitable Trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by the Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The detail of the Members of the Company and of the Board of Trustees can be found here.

Newland St Johns’ CE Academy Local Governing Committee (LGC)
Chair of Governing Body
Mr Neil Sanderson

Newland St John’s CE Academy
Beresford Avenue
Hull
HU6 7LS
admin@nsj.hull.sch.uk

Governors
Neil Sanderson (Chair)
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 07/05/2020
Appointed By: Foundation
End of Term: 06/05/2024
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: Finance, Health & Safety and Premises
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest:
Director, York Minster Fund (2016)
Non-exec Director Ulrick & Short Ltd (2016)
Chair, Novax Ingredients Ltd (2021)
Chair, Zero Carbon Farms Ltd (2014)
Director, YorkBID (2017)
Director, Gengro Ltd (2020)
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Naomi Bellis
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment:12/07/2021
Appointed By: Parents
End of Term: /11/07/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility: TBC
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A

Lynne Harmer
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2019 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Foundation
End of Term: 31/08/2023
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Area of Responsibility: English and Language
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Gail Appleyard
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 01/03/2021 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Foundation/Trust
End of Term: 28/02/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 0/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: Early Years
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Bethan Jones
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 09/07/2021 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 08/07/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Area of Responsibility: SEND, Inclusion & Wellbeing and Creativity
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Zakithi Mchunu
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 17/05/2021 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 16/05/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: Training, Maths, Science, PE and Technology
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: Newland School for Girls

Nicholas Rouse
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 09/01/2021 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Staff Election
End of Term: 08/01/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 1/1
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Neil Kenningham
Head of School

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2021
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Richard White
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 13/07/2021
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: St John’s Church
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

Governor attendances are updated once a term

To become a Governor, please contact the school – admin@nsj.hull.sch.uk or apply here

Trust Governance Advisor – jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST GOVERNANCE

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

WHAT DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNING COMMITTEE DO?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

For a full list of Trust Board and LGC meetings, please see below.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

If you are interested in becoming a governor for our school, please contact us by email: admin@nsj.hull.sch.uk

FORMER GOVERNORS WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Sarah Wilson
Former Headteacher

Date of Appointment: 01/02/2015
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: 30/04/2021
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/3
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: N/A

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Rev. Erik Wilson
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 18/09/2020
Appointed By: Foundation

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Anne Crick
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2019 (Re-elected)
Appointed By: Foundation
Resigned: November 2021
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 0/1
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding / Child Protection
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Hull Churches
Other EABs/Governors Committees / Educational institutions: Home From Hospital

SKILLS AND TRAINING

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.

Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.

LGC MEETING DATES

Tuesday 28th September 2021, 4pm
Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 4pm
Tuesday 18th January 2022, 4pm
Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 4pm
Tuesday 14th June 2022, 4pm
Tuesday 19th July 2022, 4pm (SATS)