Members of Unity Education Trust – Sept 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.

Members of Unity Education Trust

MemberAppointedRelevant Business & Pecuniary InterestsDate of DeclarationResignedAttendance at Meetings 2021-2022
Mr Richard Barr01/06/2019None DeclaredSeptember 20211/1
Mr Alan Jones*30/01/2017Northgate High School Trust Member/TrusteeJan 2014-Aug 2018 Northgate High School local governor 2007- UET various academies -local governor - various appointments. Kickstart Norfolk -Chair/Treasurer 13.2.2004-to date. Wife is a part time exam invigilator Northgate High SchoolSeptember 20211/1
Mr Roger Margand21/01/2020Partner and Member, Spire Solicitors LLP May 2013- Director and chair, Mid-Norfolk Citizens Advice 2007- Director Norfolk Citizens Advice Apr 2019-Apr 2021 Director Overburys Financial Services Ltd Feb 2016- Trustee Spire Charitable Trust Oct 2016- Trustee Sapientia Education Trust Jan 2018- Governor Framingham Earl High School 2012- Chair of Governors Seething and Mundham Primary School 2018- Non-Executive Director James Paget University Hospital 2017-Feb 2021 Member of the FreeSchool Norwich 2010- Member of Corvus Education Dec 2016- Member Unity Education Trust Jan 2020-October 20211/1
Mrs Helen Smith01/06/2019No business interests declared. Husband employed on casual basis to invigilate exams, Northgate HS. October 2021 1/1
Mr Roger Stephenson21/01/2020Business Development Director Childhood FirstOctober 2020 30/06/2021
Mr Graham Hacon01/06/2019Shareholder and Director Hacon Family Investments LtdJanuary 202130/06/2021

Trustees of Unity Education Trust – Sept 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.

Trustees of Unity Education Trust

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). Daughter works at SSSfN(part of 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. UET various academies -local governor - various appointments. 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 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 01/06/2019 - 31/3/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50None Declared.31/3/20226/11
Ms Alison Randall (interim vice-chair)21/01/2020 - 20/01/2024Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50NCC Head of Education and Finance Oct 1987- Yoke 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 Evolution Education Trust, Governor of Framingham Earl High School.8/11
Mr Mark Winson-Pearce (Interim Chair of Finance & Audit Committee)21/01/2020 - 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.Governor Churchill Park Academy. Child attends Churchill Park Academy2/2
Mr Richard Cranmer14/12/2021-13/12/2025Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 58.CEO St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust. Director, Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company. Daughter works for 2simple, education software provider
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
Mr Gavin Redwood*19/1/2021 - 17/1/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 50Director, Redstate. Former governor Kings Park and Grove House schools, part of UET. Wife a governor at Northgate High School17/01/202211/11

Profile of current trustees

Teacher/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.

Alan 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.

Michael’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.

Gavin 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.

Ed 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.

Colin 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.

I 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.

I recently 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.

I 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 & Audit CommitteeTenureRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record for Finance Committee Meetings 2020-2021
Mr Glyn HamblingMay 2021 -As above6/6
Mr Alan JonesJanuary 2021 -As above6/6
Mrs Alison RandallJanuary 2020As above6/6
Mr Colin Taylor June 2019 - 31/3/2022As above4/6
Mr Edward ColmanDecember 2018As above3/6
Mr Mark Winson-Pearce (Interim Chair)January 2020As above3/6
Mr Paul RoutJune 2021 -As above1/1

UET - Great Dunham Primary School Improvement Board 2021-2022

Great Dunham Primary School Improvement Board 2021-2022TenureRelevant business and pecuniary interestsattendance Sept 2020- Aug 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling19/10/2021CEO - as above
Mr Andy Mason19/10/2021UET Director of Education
Ms Leanne Elvin01/07/2021 - 30/06/2025None5/10
M Alex Preston01/07/2021 - 30/06/2025None8/10
Mrs Alison Randall19/10/2021UET Trustee - see above
Ms Priscilla Crane01/01/2022Head of School Improvement

UET - Greyfriars Primary School Improvement Board 2021-2022

NameDate of appointment, term of office (or date stepped down) and by whom appointedRelevant business and pecuniary interestsAttendance record Sept 2020-Aug 2021
Ms Beverly Barrett Headteacher01/06/2021- Headteacher
Mr Glyn Hambling5/11/2021- Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101Governor (and Headteacher) of Northgate High School September 2014 to March 2017). Daughter works at SSSfN(part of UET)
Mr Andy Mason5/11/2021-Partner is Director of T&C Construction
Mr Mark Winson-Pearce5/11/2021- Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101None
Mrs Jo Thompson5/11/2021-UET CFO

UET - Standards Committee 2021-2022

Standards CommitteeTenureRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance Record Standards Committee Sept 2020 - August 2021
Mr Glyn Hambling1/5/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Michael Rose (Chair)01/05/2021 - As above.5/5
Mr Alan Jones19/1/2021 -As above.4/5
Mr Paul Rout1/6/2021-As above1/1
Mr Richard Cranmer14/12/2021As above
Mr Gavin Redwood19/01/2021 - 17/01/2022As above5/5

UET - Pinetree School Improvement Board 2021-2022

The Pinetree School Improvement 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 Paul Rout24/03/2022-Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee - as above
Mr Gavin Redwood3/12/2020 - 17/01/2022Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee4/5
Mrs Maureen Eade14/10/2019 - 31/08/2021 Appointed in accordance with Academy Articles of Association 100 & 101UET Trustee3/6