Board of Governors

Governance and Delegation

Emmanuel Schools Foundation (“the Trust”) is legally accountable for every school in the Trust. The CEO is accountable to the Trust for the performance and delivery of the whole organisation. The CEO is advised by the Executive Team who are responsible for finances and resources, and the learning and academic progress of all students. Emmanuel College currently has in place a Local Governing Body. The Principal supported by the LGB, is the vision-holder and driving force responsible for achieving excellence for those in school which he leads and manages. The Chair of the Local Governing Body (LGB) and LGB members have delegated responsibility to discuss and act as ‘critical friends’ in carrying out governance functions to achieve the excellence in all areas of school life.

The processes of decision-making and lines of delegated accountability are set out in the Scheme of Delegation which can be found here.

Any letter intended for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to Miss C Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

A full list of Governors is shown below:

Name of Governor Role Responsibility Date of appointment
Mr Simon Goon Chair &
Sub-committee Member
Finance, Personnel, Premises and Projects (ESF Board), Sub-committee member  Appointed Chairman on 14.07.17
Mrs Kerina Clark Local Governor & Sub-committee Member Finance 27.09.17
Mr James Cockburn Local Governor &
Sub-committee Member
11.10.17
Mrs Sarah Douglas Local Governor &
Sub-committee Member
Health & Safety and Finance Committee 16.10.19
Mr Duncan Podbury Local Governor Ethos 11.10.17
Mr Ross Smith Local Governor Stakeholder and Community Engagement, and Sub-committee Member 11.10.17
Mrs Judith Sword Vice Chair & Local Governor SEN, and Sub-committee 15.12.14
Joy Evans  Local Governor Mental health and well-being 03.03.21
Dr Jonathan Harness Local Governor Safeguarding 0..03.21
Name Status
Mr Matt Waterfield Principal
Mr Darren Warburton Finance Director
Miss Christine Taylor Company Secretary

The local governing body appoints each governor after the completion of skills audit to ensure a full comprehensive cohort of governors. The term of office is for the duration of four years after which they may be re-elected.  All governors have been appointed by the Local Governing Body unless otherwise stated. Each governor is required to declare his or her interests which may conflict with the College.

Interests can be found on the attached document. pdfIcon
Governors’ attendance at Local Governing Board meetings can be found in the attached document. pdfIcon

Governance functions are delegated to the Local Governing Body (“LGB”) by the ESF Board.  The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website.

 

Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee

Emmanuel College currently has in place a Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee. This was formed on 29 February 2016 by the Local Governing Body. The Sub-committee’s role is to take a strategic overview of monitoring information and educational outcomes. The Sub-committee’s terms of reference can be found here

Name Status Date of appointment
Mr James Cockburn Chairman 11.10.17
Mr Simon Goon Sub-committee Member 29.02.16
Mr Nathanael Ogborn Staff Member 11.10.17
Dr Katy Benbow Staff Member 29.02.16
Mrs Judith Sword Sub-committee Member 26.04.18

Member attendance at Sub-committee meetings can be found here 
The declarations of interest for the Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee can be found here.
Any letter intended for the Chairman of the Sub-committee should be address to Miss C Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

 Finance and Resources Sub-committee

Emmanuel College currently has in place a Finance and Resources Sub-committee.  This was formed on 15 March 2016 by the Local Governing Body. The Sub-committee’s terms of reference can be found here.

Name Status Date of appointment
Mr Simon Goon Chairman 29.02.16
Mrs Kerina Clark Sub-committee Member 27.09.17
Mr Ross Smith Sub-committee Member 26.04.18
Mrs Sarah Douglas Sub-committee Member

The declarations of interest for the Finance and Resources Sub-committee can be found here.  Member attendance at Sub-committee meetings can be found here.

Any letter intended for the Chairman of the Sub-committee should be address to Miss C Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

The structure of Emmanuel Schools Foundation can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website and the memorandum and articles of association of ESF can be found here.
The Board of Directors can be found here.
The ESF Funding Agreement can be found here.

The current members of Emmanuel Schools Foundation are:- Pastor Kenneth Stone, Dr Beverley Kenny, Mr Stewart McKinlay and Mr Nigel Robson.