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The East London Science School is a Free School, which is a standalone academy trust, a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust.

Responsibility for the school and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in it is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees focuses on the three core functions of governance:
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Principal and other Senior Leaders to account for the educational performance of the school, the performance of key groups and the performance of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust, agreeing on the 3-year budget and ensuring its money is spent well.
The following committees are in place and hold key responsibilities:
  • ABE (Admissions, Behaviour and Exclusions)
  • Audit and Risk
  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Pay and Performance
Current Trustees/Governors

Name

Position

Link Governance

Terms of Office

Committee Membership

Kevin Hinde

Trustee

Chair of Trustees

Chair of Finance Committee

Safeguarding

06/08/20-05/08/24

Audit & Risk

Finance

Pay & Performance

Mark Taylor

Interim Principal
Trustee

Ex Officio

All

Christian Atwell

Trustee

Governor visits

16/03/21

Curriculum

Sarah Worth

Trustee
Chair of Curriculum Committee

Safeguarding
SEND

25/01/21-24/01/25

ABE

Justine Brian

Trustee
Chair of Curriculum Committee

25/01/21-24/01/25

ABE Curriculum

Nick Borzenko

Trustee
Vice Chair
Chair of Audit & Risk Committe

10/12/20-09/10/24

Audit & Risk
Finance
Pay & Performance

Hayley Pizzey

Trustee

Careers

10/12/20-09/10/24

Pay & Performance

Michael Spiers

Trustee
Chair of Pay & Performance Committee

Religious Education

18/12/20-17/12/24

Pay & Performance

David Carun

Parent Trustee

Health & Safety

05/03/20-04/03/24

Curriculum

Robert Tratt

Parent Trustee

05/03/20-04/03/24

Audit & Risk
Finance
Pay & Performance

Sam Anderson

Staff Trustee

21/07/20-20=07/24

ABE
Curriculum

Members

Members ensure that Trustees are exercising effective governance by utilising a range of powers including:

  • Appointing and removing Trustees/Directors/Governors
  • Appointing and removing Members
  • Directing Trustees, by special resolution, to take specific action where Trustees are unable or unwilling to act in the best interests of the school
  • Amending the Academy Trust’s Articles of Association
  • Appointing and removing Auditors.

 

Current members

 

Full Name Appointed by Appointment date
Dennis Hayes Members 06/08/20
Lesley Katon Members 01/03/13
Mark Smith Members 14/01/14