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Acorn Trust

Acorn Trust

Governance Structure and Delegation

In line with Section 2.5.2 of the 2017 Academies Financial Handbook, 'In the interests of transparency, an academy trust must publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible format. It must include the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies along with other information including full names, dates of appointment, and term of office.

The Trust publishes this information in the reports below which is updated on an annual basis

Governance Membership 2019-2020

Members

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Max Bailey 12/10/2016 Not Defined Members 19/12/2019  
Graham White 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members    
Kevin Meredith  01/09/2013 Not Defined Members    
Paul Martin 01/09/2013 Not Defined Members   MAST REP
Dawn Lancashire  10/02/2016 Not Defined Members    

Trustees

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
June Todd 10/02/2016 4 Years Members 31/12/2019  
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2017 4 Years Members    
Alison Duckworth 01/09/2017 4 Years Members 31/12/2019  
David Mitchell 01/09/2017 4 Years Members 31/12/2019  
David Harrison 26/06/2019 4 Years Members   CHAIR
Max Bailey 19/12/2019 4 Years Members    
Tracey Collier 13/12/2019 4 Years Members    
Nicki Taylor 15/01/2020 4 Years Members    
Cathryn Bale 15/01/2020 4 Years Members    

Finance Committee

Name Date of Appointment  Terms of Office Who Appointed Date Step Down Responsibility
Julie-Ann Hewitt 01/09/2018 1 Year  Trustees   Accounting Officer/CEO
Kevin Meredith 01/09/2018 1 Year  Trustees    
Renee Cadman 01/09/2018 1 Year  Trustees    
June Todd 01/09/2018 1 Year Trustees 31/12/2019  
David Harrison 26/06/2019 1 Year Trustees    
Tracey Collier 13/12/2019 1 Year Trustees    

Bedford Hall Methodist Local Advisory Board

Please see our Local Advisory Board page for more information.

Westleigh Methodist Local Advisory Board

Please see our Local Advisory Board page for more information.

The Scheme of Delegation outlines the remit of each committee and their responsibilities within the Trust.

The link on your right explains a little more about the financial delegation with the Acorn Trust including financial roles and procedures.