UNITY EDUCATION TRUST: MEMBERS AND TRUSTEES

UNITY EDUCATION TRUST COMMITTEES

Members of Unity Education Trust – September 2021

UET incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 30th January 2017 and the Members marked * were appointed on that date. UET was established on 1st March 2017.

MemberAppointedRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsDate of DeclarationResigned
Mr Richard Barr01/06/2019None Declared.October 2020
Mr Alan Jones*30/01/2017Director/Chair Kickstart Norfolk. Governor Northgate High School. Member and Trustee Unity Education Trust. September 2020
Mr Roger Margand21/01/2020Partner & Member-Spire Solicitors LLP, Director Mid Norfolk CAB, Director Norfolk CAB, Director Overburys Financial Services LTD, Trustee Spire Charitable Trust, NED James Paget NHS Foundation rust. Trustee Sapienta Charitable trust. Governor Framingham Earl High School. Governor Seething & Mundham Primary School. Non executive Director James Paget NHS Trust. Member Free School Norwich.December 2020
Mrs Helen Smith01/06/2019None declaredOctober 2020
Mr Michael Salt*30/01/2017Governor, Northgate High School.October 201708/09/2020
Mr Roger Stephenson21/01/2020Business Development Director Childhood First.October 202030/06/2021
Mr Graham Hacon01/06/2019Shareholder and Director Hacon Family Investments Ltd.January 202131/08/2021

Trustees of Unity Education Trust – September 2021

Board of Trustees
UET incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 30th January 2017 and Trustees marked * were appointed as the initial Directors. UET was  established on 1st March 2017.

TrusteeTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsResignedAttendance Record for Trust Board Meetings September 2020 - August 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling* (Chief Executive Officer)1/5/2021/ - 30/4/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 48Governor (and Headteacher) of Northgate High School September 2014 to March 2017). Now joined UET.11/11
Mr Alan Jones*19/1/2021 - 18/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Governor Northgate High School 2008-to date, part of UET. Co-opted Governor of Beeston Primary School (January 2017) ,Garvestone Primary School (October 2019) and The Pinetree School (September 2020). Part of UET. Director and Treasurer Kickstart Norfolk (wheels to work charity).11/11
Mr Michael Rose (Chair Standards Committee)1/5/2021/ - 30/4/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Associate of Viscount Nelson Education Network April 2016 to date. Trustee/Elder of Dereham Baptist Church July 2016- date. Co-opted Governor at Beeston Primary School (June 2019) and Garvestone Primary School (October 2019).10/11
Mr Gavin Redwood*19/1/2021 - 18/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Governor Kings Park and Grove House schools, part of UET.11/11
Mr Edward Colman (Chair of Trustees)27/09/2018 - 26/09/2022 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Norfolk County Council - elected member May 2017-. Business and Market Engagement Lead, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Partner is a Director of Barnes Print Ltd.10/11
Mr Colin Taylor (Chair Finance & Audit Committee)01/06/2019 - 21/05/2023Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50None Declared.6/11
Ms Alison Randall21/01/2020 - 20/01/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Head of Finance, Leadership and Services Educator Solutions, Educator Solutions SMT, Yorke Trust (Music Education Charity), SAW Trust (Science/Art/Writing Educational Charity), Chair of: Poringland Fuel Allotment Charity, Hon. Treasurer & Member: PCC of St Andrew’s Church, Framingham Earl, Director of: Corvus Education Trust, Director of Diversa Education Trust, Governor of Framingham Earl High School.8/11
Mr Mark Winson-Pearce21/01/2020 - 20/01/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50None Declared.6/11
Mr Paul Rout01/06/2021 - 31/05/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 58.Child attends Churchill Park Academy2/2
Mr Dennis Freeman21/012020 - 23/09/2020Appointed in Accordance with Articles of Association 50Coram Voice charity children's advocate, Future Education23/09/2020
Mr Robert Phillips21/01/2020 - 12/05/2020Appointed in accordance with Articles of Association 58None declared12/05/2020
Mrs Maureen Eade21/01/2020 - 20/01/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Director, Thetford Educational Foundation Trust. , Governor/CoG Redcastle School, NCC IEB Member St Mary’s Federation, and Newton Flotman VC Primary School. Co-opted Governor at The Pinetree School (October 2019). Volunteer at TEFT(Thetford Educational Foundation Trust).31/08/20214/11

Profiles of Current Trustees

Profiles
Mr Glyn HamblingTeacher/Head of Department/Head of Year/Director of Community Education Smithdon High School Hunstanton1993-2003; Deputy Headteacher/Headteacher Cromer High School 2000-2011; Headteacher Northgate High School Dereham 2011-2017; Chief Executive Unity Education Trust 2017-date.
Mr Alan JonesAlan has been a school governor since 2007, serving on the Governing Body of Northgate High School as Chair (2008-13 and 2016-2017) and Vice-Chair (2013-2015). He regards his role as a school governor as the opportunity to give back something to the education system that helped him and his family. He a Member of UET and one of the founding Trustees serving as its first chair (2017-2021). He is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and Standards Committee, and a co-opted governor/link trustee with some of UET schools. He was a senior manager at the University of East Anglia and, following his retirement, continues as a part-time administrative consultant to a research institute affiliated to the University. His voluntary work includes serving as the Chair and Treasurer of the Dereham-based Kickstart Norfolk which is the largest moped “wheels to work” charity in the country.
Mr Michael RoseMichael’s career has been in secondary school teaching and leadership. He was Principal of Wayland Academy Norfolk (2002-2014) and Watton Junior Academy Norfolk (2013-15). He was Executive Principal TEN group (2014-15) where he worked alongside secondary and primary academies to enable effective review of student/pupil progress and outcomes, supporting leaders and senior leadership teams. Although now retired he undertakes some school improvement work on a consultancy basis and views it as a privilege to work and support those who enable young people to achieve highly regardless of barriers and social circumstances. He is an Associate of Viscount Nelson Education Network, a Trustee of Dereham Baptist Church and a member of the volunteer support group Dementia Friendly Dereham. Michael is Chair of UET Standards Committee and the Link Trustee to Beeston Primary School.
Mr Gavin RedwoodGavin has been a school governor since 2008,serving on the governing body of Kings Park Infant School and later helping to guide the successful federation with Grove House Infant School. He became Chair of Governors for the federated school in 2015. Gavin has also gained valuable experience as owner of several successful businesses since 1988.
Mr Ed ColmanEd was appointed Chair of Trustees in January 2021. He works in communications, helping businesses and public sector organisations improve the way they communicate and engage with key stakeholders. He is currently working for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Combined Authority. He is the elected member for the Swaffham Division on Norfolk County Council. Ed has been a Trustee since September 2018 and is the Link Trustee to the Federation of Grove House and Kings Park Schools. He studied at Dereham Sixth Form College.
Mr Colin TaylorColin Taylor has a degree in Economics and History, attainted Level 3 in the Leadership Trust Programme. He has held a number of senior positions within the food industry, including Bernard Matthews, Pinguin and Frigoscandia. He is currently CEO for Magnavale a leading cold storage business. He is managing director of Talos Capital Partners Ltd; managing partner at Elpis Partners Ltd; non-executive chairman of Harrington Black Ltd; and non-executive director at Circle Select Ltd. Colin is the Vice-Chair of Trustees, and the Chair of UET Finance and Audit Committee, and the Link Trustee to Northgate High School/Dereham Sixth Form Centre.
Ms Alison RandallI have served as a governor in many schools in Norfolk for the past 25 years, including as an LA Additional Governor for Schools of Concern, and as a Trustee on 2 MAT Boards for a few years. I am an accountant by profession and am employed by Norfolk County Council as Finance, Leadership & Governance Services Manager, leading the School’s Finance & Business Services Team and the Leadership & Governance Services Team, overseeing the Educator Solutions traded budgeting and financial management service to schools and academies and the traded leadership & governance services to schools & academies. I am a Trustee and Treasurer of several charities, including The SAW Trust (Science, Art, Writing), The Yorke Trust music education charity in North Norfolk, am Chair of Poringland Fuel Allotment Charity and am Trustee and Treasurer of the PCC of St Andrew’s Church, Framingham Earl. My son was educated in Norfolk schools, and, now I am a doting grand-parent, I have an even stronger drive in ensuring our schools attain the highest standards possible.
Mr Mark Winson-PearceI recenty retired from the Financial Service Industry where I managed accounting operations, IT, projects, process transformation and operational controls for the Finance function. I held this and similar roles at other Financial institutions for over 20 years. I became aware of Academy Trust roles through the Free Schools Network looking for new commercially experienced Trust Directors. I was attracted to a role at The Engage Trust because I wanted to work with a Trust in a geography with which I have a strong connection - I was born in Suffolk, grew up in Essex, have family in Norfolk and live in Cambridgeshire. I also wanted to work with a trust that provided me with challenges that were very different to my own work and educational experience - I was inspired by the people I met and what they are achieving and I hope I can contribute to their continued achievement.
Mr Paul RoutI joined the Royal Air Force in January 1992 after attending King Edward the VII High School and 6th Form in King’s Lynn. I served at various units in the UK before being medically discharged from the Royal Air Force in March 2014. Whilst serving I particularly enjoyed mentoring the new recruits and developing their personal and professional skills, enabling full and rewarding careers. By the end of my career I was instructing within my trade across the East of England. My wife works as a TA in a primary school in King’s Lynn and we have a son, who attends Churchill Park Complex Needs Academy (CPA). I became a school governor at CPA in 2012 and Chair of Governors in 2017. I look forward to being part of Unity Education Trust and facilitating the development of its settings.

UET – Finance & Audit Committee 2021-2022

Finance and Audit CommitteeTenureRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record for Finance Committee Meetings 2020-2021
Mr Edward ColmanDecember 2018 - As above.3/6
Mr Glyn HamblingMay 2021 - As above.6/6
Mr Alan JonesJanuary 2021 - As above.6/6
Mrs Alison RandallJanuary 2020 - As above.6/6
Mr Colin Taylor (Chair)June 2019 - As above.4/6
Mr Mark Winson-PearceJanuary 2020 - As above.3/6
Mr Paul RoutJune 2021 - As above1/1

UET – Standards Committee 2021-2022

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Standards CommitteeTenureRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Standards Committee Sept 2020 - August 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling1/5/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Gavin Redwood19/1/2021 -As above.5/5
Mr Michael Rose(Chair)01/05/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Alan Jones19/1/2021 -As above4/5
Mrs Maureen Eade21/1/2021-31/08/2021As above2/5

UET – School Improvement Board for Beeston Primary School 2020-21

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Standards CommitteeTenureRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Standards Committee Sept 2020 - August 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling1/5/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Gavin Redwood19/1/2021 -As above.5/5
Mr Michael Rose(Chair)01/05/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Alan Jones19/1/2021 -As above4/5
Mrs Maureen Eade21/1/2021-31/08/2021As above2/5

SCHOOL COMMITTEES

Northgate High School/Dereham Sixth Form College – Governance Statement 2021-22

Northgate High School Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2020 - Aug 2021
Dr Tim Kinnaird (Chair 2020 - )19/1/2021 - 18/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Director/owner Kinnaird Food Ltd.7/7
Mr Alan Jones19/1/2021 - 18/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Director/Treasurer Kickstart ; Director/Trustee ; Unity Education Trust Member ; Unity Education Trust.7/7
Dr Duncan Hone (Joint Head of School)April 2019 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of staff Northgate High School and Unity Education Trust.7/7
Mrs Zoe Galley (Joint Head of School)April 2019 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of staff Northgate High School and Unity Education Trust.7/7
Mrs Anna Haggith (Chair 2018 - 2020)19/1/2021 - 18/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Northgate High School - mother of a pupil.6/7
Mr Calum Macdonald23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of staff Northgate High School and Unity Education Trust.7/7
Mr John Morgan14/12/2017 - 13/12/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Northgate High School - father of a pupil.4/7
Miss Hilary Bushell12/7/2018 - 11/7/2022 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Elected member, Dereham Town Council Breckland District Council (April 2019).5/7
Mrs Beah Kaufmann-Ward11/12/2018 - 10/12/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of staff Northgate High School.6/7
Mrs Angie Redwood4/6/2019 - 3/6/2023 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Director, Redstate ; Owner, Art4All Norfolk ; Trustee of Unity Education Trust.6/7
Mrs Claire Thacker4/6/2019 - 3/6/2023 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Daughter and son are pupils at Northgate High School.6/7
Mrs Karen Thompson23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1012 x sons attend NGHS2/2
Ms Rebekah Bainbridge23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Partner teaches at NGHS/DSFC2/2

Federation of Kings Park and Grove House Infant Schools –  Governance Statement 2020-21

Federation of Kings Park and Grove House Infant Schools Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2019 - Aug 2020
Mrs Sarah Charman (Headteacher)1/3/2017 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1012/2
Mr Roger Good1/3/2017 - 28/2/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1012/2
Mr Andy Mason1/3/2017 - 28/2/2021Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1012/2
Mr Gavin Redwood 1/3/2017 - 31/8/2020Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101As above.2/2
Mr Kevin ArthertonNovember 2018 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of Site Team.
Ms Hannah FarmerJune 2018 - September 2020 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1010/2
Ms Elizabeth GowlandJune 2018 - October 2020Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1012/2
Ms Rosie Walden23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101
Ms Michelle Gant18/1/2021 - 17/1/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101
Mr Jamie Backhouse20/10/2020 - 19/10/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101
Mr Wes Barton15/12/2020 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101
Ms Kerrie White23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101

Beeston Primary School – Governance Statement 2021-22

Beeston Primary School Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2020 - August 2021
Mrs Anne Maskell4/6/2019 - 3/6/2023 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101None Declared.2/7
Mrs Claire Keron (Chair)23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Son attends Beeston Primary School.7/7
Mrs Louise Snell11/12/2018 - 10/12/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Member of Teaching Staff.7/7
Mr Justin Blocksidge (Head of School Sept 2018 - )September 2018 - 31/8/2021Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Headteacher.7/7
Mr Michael RoseOctober 2018 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101As above.
Mrs Alice Wiseman23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101child attends Beeston School2/2
Mrs Laura Steward23/3/2021 - 22/3/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101child attends Beeston school. Sister in law teaches at Beeston School2/2
Mr Harry Wiseman1/3/2017 - 28/2/2021Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Daughter attends Beeston Primary School.4/4

Garvestone Primary School Review Board- Governance Statement 2020-21

Garvestone Primary School Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed by WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2020 - Aug 2021
Mr Glyn HamblingUET CEO6/6
Mr Andy Mason12/11/2019 - 11/11/2023UET Director of Education6/6
Mr Michael Rose15/12/2020 - 14/12/2024UET Trustee6/6
Miss Janet Bazzoni1/3/2017 - 28/2/2021Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Staff Member.3/5
Mrs Michelle Farnan (Headteacher)1/3/2017 - Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Headteacher.6/6
Mrs Sharon Brown14/12/2017 - 13/12/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Parent of a member of staff.6/6
Mr Alan Jones15/12/2020 - 14/12/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee5/6
Mr Adrian Horn05/02/2020 - 04/02/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Grandparent of three pupils.6/6
Mr Alex Dolby23/03/2021 - 22/03/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1011/1

The Pinetree School Improvement Board- Governance Statement 2020-21

The Pinetree School Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2020 - Aug 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling (ICEO)15/02/2019 - (Ex officio) Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET CEO6/6
Mr Andy Mason14/05/2019 - (Ex officio)Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Director of School Improvement.6/6
Mr James Rice (Assistant Head)14/05/2019 - (Ex officio)Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Headtteacher Pinetree6/6
Mrs Katrina Warren (Head of School Specialist)14/05/2019 - (Ex officio)Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1016/6
Mrs Rachel Thornberry (Head of School)14/05/2019 - (Ex officio) Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1013/6
Mr Alan Jones1/10/2020 - 31/9/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee6/6
Mr Gavin Redwood3/12/2020 - 2/12/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee4/5
Mr Dennis Freeman21/05/2018 - 23/09/2020Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Engage MAT Director and Chair; Coram Voice Charity; Future Education.
Mrs Maureen Eade14/10/2019 - 31/08/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee3/6

The Short Stay School for Norfolk (SSSfN) – Governance Statement 2020-21

Short Stay School for Norfolk Local Governing BoardTenureAppointed By WhomRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Sept 2020 - Aug 2021
Mr Nigel Francis Wood (Chair)27/03/2017 - 27/03/2020 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Chair of Governors.5/6
Mrs Rachel Thornberry (Head of School)24/09/2018 - (Ex officio) Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1016/6
Mrs Katrina Warren26/09/2016 - (Ex officio)Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1016/6
Mrs Lynsay Marie Barrett24/04/2018 - 24/04/2021Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1016/6
Mr Charles Andrew Lamb24/04/2018 - 24/04/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101SSSfN - Parent of pupil; Childhood First: Earthsea House.2/6
Mr John Rous-Milligan06/12/2019 - 07/12/2022 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101SSSfN - Parent of pupil; VSSS.5/6
Mrs Susanna Waters11/02/2019 - 11/02/2022 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Young Enterprise Norfolk.3/6
Mrs Diane Evans13/05/2019 - 13/05/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 1013/6
Ms Alison RandallHead of Finance Leadership and Services Educator Solutions, Educator Solutions SMT, Yorke Trust, Saw Trust, Chair of Poringland Fuel Allotment Charity, Hon. Treasurer and member PCC of St Andrews Church Framingham Earl, Director of Corvus Education Trust, Director of Diversa education Trust, Governor of Framingham Earl High School.5/6
Miss Jenny BirdApril 2018 - February 2020Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101
Mrs Sarah Steed13/05/2019 - 18/05/2020Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101NUA
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