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Statutory Information

 

The Board of Directors of Community First Academy Trust

Trust Directors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They meet at least once a term and minutes of these meetings are available in school.

Directors are appointed by the Members of the Trust in accordance with the Articles of Association.

Mr Jack Pugh - Chair

Mrs Jane Chambers - Vice Chair

 Click here to see our 2018-19 CFAT Governance Structure

The Board of Directors

 Name  Director   Date of Appointment

Term of Office 

 Date of Resignation

 (if within 12 months) 

Members

 

     
Mr Jack Pugh 

Member & Chair

25th September 2017 4 Years   
Mr Neil Bailey  Member  25th September 2017 4 Years  
Mrs Elizabeth Greenside   Member  1st September 2018 4 Years
Mrs Karen Ardley 

Member 

25th September 2017 4 Years  16th July 2018
Mrs Brenda Szwandt  Member  25th September 2017 4 Years  
Mrs Angela Holland   Member

1st May 2018

4 Years
Trustees    
Mrs Sue Darbyshire CEO / Trustee  25th September 2017 4 Years  
Cllr Carl Sweeney Trustee  25th September 2017 4 Years  
Mr Mark Rowlands Trustee 25th September 2017 4 Years  
Mr Geoff Ashton  Co-opted Trustee   16th September 2015 4 Years 6th July 2018
Mr Simeon Woosey  Trustee  1 March 2018 4 Years
Mrs Ruth Rule-Mullen  Trustee  4 May 2018 4 Years
Mrs Jane Chambers

Vice Chair - Trustee 

1 March 2018 4 Years
 

 

   
Clerk 
Marie Collier Clerk - Trust Wide 1st September 2018  annual  info@cfat.org.uk 
 

 

Finance & Audit Committee 

Name Role  Date of Appointment Term of Office 
John McDonald  Co-opted member on to the committee 1st September 2018 One academic year (Sept 18 to Aug 19) 

 

Directors or Committees with Specific Roles

 Name  Specific Role 
Mr Jack Pugh *Vulnerable Children (including Safeguarding & CLA)
Mrs Ruth Rule-Mullen  Special Educational Needs & Disability
Cllr Carl Sweeney Pupil Premium and Looked after Children
Mr Mark Rowlands Health & Safety
Finance audit and risk committee Finance, audit & risk 

 

Record of Attendance

 Name

22.05.18

Meeting of Trustees

08.05.18

Extraordinary Meeting

27.03.18 

Meeting of Trustees

31.01.18

Extraordinary Meeting

13.12.17

Meeting of Trustees

25.09.17 

AGM

11.07.17

Meeting of Trustees

13.05.17

Extraordinary Meeting

28.03.17

Meeting of Trustees

 15.12.16

Meeting of Trustees

27.09.16

Meeting of Trustees

Mr Jack Pugh 

x  ✓ ✓  ✓   ✓  ✓

Mr Neil Bailey

n/a n/a n/a - n/a    ✓    ✓ n/a 
Mrs Sue   Darbyshire       ✓   ✓   ✓
Cllr Carl Sweeney x x n/a ✓   x  ✓  x
Mr Mark Rowlands   x  n/a  x
 
Mr Geoff Ashton    n/a   ✓  ✓   ✓
Mrs Brenda Szwandt  n/a  n/a n/a ✓     n/a n/a n/a  n/a  n/a 
Mrs Karen Ardley  n/a n/a n/a ✓    n/a  n/a n/a   n/a  n/a
Mrs Jane Chambers   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mr Simeon Woosey  x x  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mrs Ruth Rule-Mullen  x  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

 

Training

All Trustees and Local Academy Boards for all CFAT partner schools are invited for ongoing training. Recent training has included the following: 

22nd March 2016 - RAISE online with Tauheedul Education Trust.

17th May 2016 - Using Fisher Family Trust Aspire

21st June 2016 - Performance Tables - Secondary with Tauheedul Education Trust.

13th September 2016 - Narrowing the Gap with Tauheedul Education Trust.

12th & 13th May 2017 – CFAT Annual Conference Review of Governance & Ofsted Framework Training

27th April 2018 - Members and Trustee Review of Governance Workshop 

May 2018 - Mandatory trust-wide GDPR training for Members and Trustees 

July 2018 – CFAT Annual Conference Review of Governance & Data Training 

28 September 2018 - CFAT Visioning Conference 

 

Financial Statement

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Financial Statement to 2017

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Financial Statement to 2016

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Financial Regulations Manual

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Financial Regulations Manual.

 

Management Letter

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Management Letter 2017

 

Value for Money Statement

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Value for Money Statement

 

Articles of Association

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Memorandum of Association

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Articles of Association

 

Scheme of Delegation  

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation

 

Funding Agreement  

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Deed of Variation of Funding Agreement

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Supplemental Funding Agreement

 

General Data Protection Regulations

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust General Data Protection Regulations

 

Trade Union Facility Time

Please click here to view Community First Academy Trust Trade Union Facility Time