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Governance

As per our Sycamore Church of England Multi-Academy Trust Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation, each school within the Sycamore Church of England Multi-Academy Trust has its own Local Academy Committee (LAC), which must have a minimum of 2 parent partners in its membership.

Local Academy Committee's have powers and responsibility delegated to them by the Trust Board of Directors and from the Chief Executive Officer, so that those people closest to a school have the prerogative to work in partnership effectively.

We strongly believe that excellent schools have excellent leadership and management from within.

The Trust has a duty to ensure that it enables excellent leadership in each of our schools through empowerment and support.

The Sycamore Church of England Multi-Academy Trust Governance Handbook includes the terms of reference for Local Academy Committees and outlines the code of conduct for partners at all levels.

St John’s Local Academy Committee Members

Current Members
Previous Members
Name Member Type Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests
Maria Boyle (Chair) Staff Foundation/Trust 01/03/21 - 29/02/28 Full Yes N/A
Elizabeth Cook Headteacher Ex-Officio 01/01/22 - Full Yes N/A
Lisa Fleming Parent Parents 05/10/21 - 04/10/25 Full Yes N/A
Phil Chapman Community Partner Foundation/Trust 19/12/22 - 18/12/26 Full Yes N/A
Memunat Balogun Parent Parents 18/03/24-17/03/28 Full Yes N/A
Bob Hunter Staff Staff 31/01/24-30/01/28 Full Yes N/A
Rev Adele McKie Community Partner Foundation/Trust 13/12/23-12/12/27      
Name Member Type Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests
Elizabeth Binns - Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None
Heather Birkett-Rothwell - Staff Vote 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None
Jenny Smith - Parental Vote 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None
Anna Claire Withey - Ex Officio n/a Full Yes None
Alistair Finneron - Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 02/11/19 Full Yes None
Rev'd J Clawson - Trustees (Foundation) 07/12/20 - 06/12/23 Full Yes None
Liz Cope Staff Staff 01/02/21-31/01/24 Full Yes None
Mary Hayes   Parent elected 19/03/20-21/03/24      

LAC Attendance at Meetings

Attendance 2022-2023

Name Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests LAC 17/11/22 LAC 16/03/23 LAC 29/06/23
Maria Boyle (chair) Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/21-29/02/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Phil Chapman Trustees (Foundation) 17/12/22-17/12/26 Full Yes None Apologies Present Present
Elizabeth Cook Ex-Officio 01/01/22- Full Yes None Present Present Present
Lisa Fleming Parent 05/10/21-04/10/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Mary Hayes Parent 22/03/21-21/03/24 Full Yes None Present Apologies Present
Elizabeth O'Rourke Staff 01/02/21-31/01/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present

Attendance 2021 - 2022

Name Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests LAC 18/11/21 LAC 15/03/22 LAC 30/06/22
Maria Boyle (Chair) Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/21 - 29/02/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Phil Chapman Trustees (Foundation) 18/12/19 - 17/12/22 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Rev Jeffrey Clawson Trustees (Foundation) 07/12/20 - 06/12/23 Full Yes None Apologies Apologies Apologies
Elizabeth Cook Ex-Officio 01/01/22 -  Full Yes None Present Present (Virtually) Present
Lisa Fleming Parent 05/10/21 - 04/10/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Mary Hayes Parent 22/03/21 - 21/03/24 Full Yes None Present Apologies Present
Elizabeth O'Rourke Staff 01/02/21 - 31/01/24 Full Yes None Present Present Present

Attendance 2019 - 2020

Name Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests 07/11/19
Maria Boyle (Chair) Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present
Elizabeth Binns Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Apologies
Heather Birkett-Rothwell Staff 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present
Lisa Fleming Parent 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present
Jenny Smith Parent 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present
Anna Claire Withey Ex-Officio n/a Full Yes None Present
Alistair Finneron Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 02/11/19 Full Yes None n/a

Attendance 2018 - 2019

Name Appointed By Term of Office Membership Full Voting Rights Pecuniary Interests 05/11/18 18/03/19 20/06/19
Elizbaeth Binns Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Apologies Apologies Present
Heather Birkett-Rothwell Staff 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Maria Boyle Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Alistair Finneron (Chair) Trustees (Foundation) 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Lisa Fleming Parent 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Jenny Smith Parent 01/03/18 - 28/02/21 Full Yes None Present Present Present
Anna Claire Withey Ex-Officio n/a Full Yes None Present Present Present