Trustees

Our Trustees oversee the strategy and direction of the trust and ensure that the professional staff work in the best interests of the charity.

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the chief executive, principals and senior staff.

Duties:

  • To set the vision, values and approve strategic direction

  • To ensure quality of educational provision across its schools

  • To challenge and monitor performance

  • To oversee management of finances and property

  • To ensure compliance with charity and company law

  • To ensure operation in accordance with the funding agreement

  • To approve finance procedures

  • To approve the Annual Accounts and Reporting

  • To determine and approve corporate policy (including payscales)

  • To receive reports from committees

  • To appoint committee chairs

Reporting:

  • To Members via AGM and Board performance review.

  • Produce financial statements and annual report

  • To Department for Education as required

Term of office:

Four years

Governed by:

Articles of Association, Academies Financial Handbook Master & Supplemental Funding Agreements and the Governance Handbook

Meetings:

Six per year

Trustee details and Declarations of Interest:

Michael Buchanan

Position: Chair

Relevant Interests: Positively Leading Ltd,

Attendance 2019/20: 6/6

Attendance 2020/21: 5/5

Appointed: 09/07/2019

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

john bushby

Position: Trustee, Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee, Trust Safeguarding Lead and Chair of Folkestone Primary C&CC

Relevant Interests: Parent (Turner Free School), Trustee & Treasurer of Folkestone Primary PTFA.

Co-Chair of Stowting CofE Primary Board (from 01.09.20) and member of Buildings and Finance Committee (14.10.19-13.10.23)

Attendance 2019/20: 6/6

Attendance 2020/21: 5/5

Appointed: 30/10/2019

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

gary cottle

Position: Trustee and member of Trust Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

Relevant Interests: High Tong Estates, Clyde, Cherwell, Future Screen, Invicta, AGC, Urban RE, Caxton House, Telios Capital, Airrated Ltd, Project Beckenham Ltd, Metrikus Ltd

Attendance 2019/20: 3/6

Attendance 2020/21: 2/5

Appointed: 01/02/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

prof helen james

Position: Trustee, Local Governor Turner Free School C&CC

Relevant Interests: Deputy Vice Chancellor – Christ Church Uni, member of FIMechE & Member of Education Strategy Board

Attendance 2019/20: 4/6

Attendance 2020/21: 4/5

Appointed: 09/07/2019

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

manjinder johal

Position: Trustee and member of Trust Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

Relevant Interests: None

Attendance 2019/20: 5/6

Attendance 2020/21: 3/5

Appointed: 17/03/2017

Reappointed: 17/03/2021

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

tracy luke

Position: Trustee and Chair of Turner Free School C&CC

Relevant Interests: Member of Folkestone Grammar School for Girls Trust from September 2020

Attendance 2019/20: 6/6

Attendance 2020/21: 5/5

Appointed: 01/09/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £148.20 Travel Expenses

TANIA MCCORMACK

Position: Trustee

Relevant Interests: None

Attendance 2020/21: 0/1

Appointed: 22/03/2021

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Trustees

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

seamus murphy

Position: CEO, Accounting Officer & Ex-officio Trustee

Relevant Interests: None

Attendance 2019/20: 3/3

Attendance 2020/21: 5/5

Appointed: 23/03/2020

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration for services as Chief Executive and Accounting Officer: within the £120,000 – £130,000 banding for 2020.

Expenses Claimed:

mark taylor

Position: Trustee

Relevant Interests: Director – AGBIS & Independent Schools Council, Director – King’s College & AES Tring Park Schools Trust

Attendance 2020/21: 3/3

Appointed: 07/10/2020

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

Lynnette Turner

Position: Trustee

Relevant Interests: Member of Aquila Trust and Dover Christ Church Academy

Attendance 2020/21: 1/2

Appointed: 01/02/2021

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointed by: Academy Members

Remuneration and expenses to date: £0

Minutes can be requested from clerk@turnerschools.com

DETAILS OF FORMER TRUSTEES CAN BE FOUND HERE