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Governance

PART 1 Governance

Gateway Academy Trust

An Academy Trust is a particular type of company, officially called a 'charitable company limited by guarantee'.

Our company number is 08556180. Unlike other companies an Academy Trust has no share capital and is required to direct all funds received to achieving the objectives of the Trust.

In the case of the Gateway Academy Trust, the primary objective - as stated in its articles of association - is 'to advance for the public benefit education in the United Kingdom'.

The Governing Body (Comprising of Academy Members and Directors)

The Governing Body is appointed under the terms of Gateway Academy’s articles of association.

The Members of the Academy Trust

Members have a number of statutory rights, including the ability to appoint and remove directors, to amend the constitution subject to DfE approval and to appoint external auditors.

The members of Gateway Academy Trust are:

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair of the Governors)
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth (Vice Chair of the Governors)
  • Mr Dylan Bourguignon (Chair of the Finance Committee)
  • Mr Mohammed Amieur (Nominated Parent Governor)

The Directors

The Directors are responsible to the Members and have ultimate control of Gateway Academy. Its duty is to manage the Trust's affairs, ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory duties and assumes the responsibility of employer. All of our Directors have a duty to act within the Trust's objects and powers, without conflict of interests and without personal benefit.

The Directors of Gateway Academy Trust are:

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker
    (Chair of  Governors – date of appointment 29/06/17 to 29-06-21)
  • Mr Miles Ridley
    (Appointed Governor - date of appointment 17/05/2018 to 17-05-22)
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 04/12/2017 to 04-12-21)
  • Mr Mohammed Amieur
    (Nominated Parent Governor- date of appointment 05/10/17 to 05-10-21)
  • Mrs Dilruba Naher
  • (Parent Governor - date of appointment 12/03/15 to 12-03-19)
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine
  • (Parent Governor - date of appointment 01/02/2017 to 01-02-21)
  • Mr Dylan Bourguignon
  • (Chair of Finance Committee - date of appointment 02/10/2017 to 02-10-21)
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth
  • (Vice Chair of Governors - date of appointment 17/05/18 to 17-05-22)
  • Ms Fiona McTaggart
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01/03/2016 to 01-03-20)
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01/02/2017 to 01-02-21)
  • Ms Susan Troll
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01/10/2015 to 01-10-19)
  • Ms Gina Koutsika
    (Appointed Governor - date of appointment 17/03/2016 to 17-03-20)
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor
    (Appointed Governor- date of appointment 26/05/2016 to 26-05-20)
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 28-06-18 to 26-06-22)
  • Mrs Junara Ahmed
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 14-05-14 to 14-05-18)

All Governors sit on a number of subcommittee

2016/17 Trustees’ attendance at Governing Body and Finance & Premises meetings

Finance and Premises Committee

  • Mr Dylan Bourguignon (Chair)
  • Mr Mohammed Amieur
  • Ms SiobhainButterworth
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor (Appointed Governor)
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

Attainment and Progress Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair)
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri
  • Mrs Dilruba Naher
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Mr Miles Ridley
  • Ms Fiona McTaggart
  • Ms Lochner (Headteacher)
  • Mrs Breslin (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Junara Ahmed

School Development Committee

  • Mr Miles Ridley (Chair)
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth
  • Mrs Dilruba Naher
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker

Appointments/HR Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin
  • Ms Susan Troll
  • Mrs Siobhain Butterworth
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor
  • Mrs Junara Ahmed
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

Health and Safety Committee

  • Mr Mohammed Amieur
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine
  • Ms Fiona McTaggart
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

Complaints, Pupil Discipline Committee, Staff Disciplinary/Dismissal Committee, Grievance Committee & Grievance, Personnel and Pay Appeals Committee, Admissions Committee

  • Mr Dylan Bourguignon
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin
  • Mr Miles Ridley
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine
  • Ms Gina Koutsika
  • Ms Susan Troll
  • Mrs Junara Ahmed

Leadership Appraisal Group/Pay Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair of Governors)
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Dylan Bourguignon (Chair of Finance & Premises Committee)

 Accounting Officer

  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

PART 2 Governing Documents & Pecuniary Interests

Company information

We are legally required to file certain documents, including full annual accounts, at Companies House and members of the public may check the information held there by going to their search page and entering our company number 08556180. 

Please see below for some of the key documents relating to Gateway Academy Trust, including a declaration of interest for the Board of Directors.

Funding Agreement

Memorandum of Association

Certificate of Incorporation

Articles of Association

Pecuniary Interests

2013- 2014 Value for Money Statement

2014-2015 Annual Report and Financial Statement

2015-2016 Annual Report and Financial Statement

2016-2017 Annual Report and Financial Statement

AGM 2013-2014 Meeting Minutes

AGM 2015-2016 Meeting Minutes

Additional Information

Academies Financial Handbook

Academies Governance Handbook

Academies Governor Induction Policy

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