The Role and Remit of our Members
As an Academy, Westwoodside Church of England Academy Trust has two tiers of Governance. The Members of the Academy Trust consist of a minimum of three persons to include the Chair of Governors, a representative of the Diocese (Foundation Member) and one other. Originally this would have also included the 3 signatories to the Memorandum of Association.
The first main role of Members is to decide the structure of the Governing Body within the rules laid down by law and in the Articles of Association. In the case of Westwoodside, Members have approved the structure above. Members are therefore able (within their agreed structure) to appoint up to 4 Governors.
Members meet twice a year (once being their AGM) and receive reports on the finances and the strategy of School from the Governors. They are able to appoint and dismiss Governors and amend its memorandum and articles of association.
Please view 'Our Governors' to see the structure.
We currently have five members:
Mr Alex Jenman
Mr Jenman was appointed at the inception of the Academy in September 2012.
Mrs Maria Potter
Mrs Potter was appointed at the inception of the Academy in September 2012.
Mr Guy Howitt
Mr Howitt was appointed at the inception of the Academy in September 2012.
Mr Paul Thompson
Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance Ltd have appointed Mr Thompson as our Diocesan Academy member, the Diocese have had a member since the inception of the Academy in September 2012.
Mr Neal Craven
Mr Craven was appointed on the 15th July 2015.