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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 Orlaith O'Connor (Vice Chair of the Governors and Chair of the Finance Committee) 
  • Mrs Zainab Alkhoee  (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) 
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor  
    (Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance & Premises Committee  - date of appointment 25-06-2020 to 25-06-24
  • Mr Matthew Turner
    (Appointed Governor - date of appointment 21-11-19 to 21-11-23)
  • Ms Zainab Alkhoee
    (Nominated Parent Governor - date of appointment 23-05-19 to 23-05-23) 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 28-06-18 to 26-06-22) 
  • Mrs Radia Stitou 
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 10-03-2022 to 10-03-26) 
  • Mrs Suja Alsalman
    (Parent Governor- date of appointment 08-07-21 to 08-07-25)
  • Mrs Feruza Murad 
    (Parent Governor – date of appointment 08-07-21 to 08-07-25
  • Ms Kashmira Lad 
    (Appointed Governor – date of appointment 22-11-18 to 22-11-22) 
  • Ms Fiona McTaggart  
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01-03-2020 to 01-03-24) 
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan  
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01-02-2021 to 01-02-25) 
  • Ms Gina Koutsika
    (Appointed Governor - date of appointment 25-06-2020 to 25-06-24) 
  • Mrs Rebecca Robinson 
    (Appointed Governor - date of appointment 10-05-2021 to 10-05-25)  
  • Mrs Yuni Kusumawati
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 11-10-19 to 11-10-23)

All Governors sit on a number of subcommittees

The Trust Structure

2020/21 Trustees' attendance at Governing Body and Finance & Premises meetings

2019/20 Trustees’ attendance at Governing Body and Finance & Premises meetings

2018/19 Trustees’ attendance at Governing Body and Finance & Premises meetings

2017/18 Trustees’ attendance at Governing Body and Finance & Premises meetings

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

Finance and Premises Committee

  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor (Chair)
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Ms Kashmira Lad 
  • Mr Matthew Turner
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher) 
  • Mr Paul Newman (Finance Director) 

Attainment and Progress Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair) 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Mrs Rebecca Robinson
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan 
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher) 
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 

Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Ms Fiona McTaggart 
  • Ms Zainab AlKhoee 
  • Mrs Suja Alsalman
  • Ms Lochner (Headteacher) 
  • Mrs Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 

School Development Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair) 
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri 
  • Mrs Rebecca Robinson
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher) 

Appointments/HR Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Mrs Radia Stitou
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Mrs Rebecca Robinson 
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor 
  • Mrs Suja Alsalman
  • Mrs Yuni Kusumawati
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

Health and Safety Committee

  • Ms Fiona McTaggart 
  • Mrs Feruza Murad 
  • Mrs Radia Stitou
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

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

  • According to availability 

Leadership Appraisal Group/Pay Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair of Governors) 
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor (Vice Chair and Chair of Finance and Premises Committee) 

 Individual Governor Roles

  • SEND Governors: Ms Zainab AlKhoee & Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Child Protection Governor: Ms Kashmira Lad 
  • Early Reading Governors: Mrs Feruza Murad & Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Race Equality Governor: Ms Gina Koutsika 
  • Early Years Governor: Mrs Rebecca Robinson 
  • Training Link Governor: Ms Gina Koutsika

 Accounting Officer

  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher)

 Click here to view a document modelling the  structure of the trust.


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

2017-2018 Annual Report and Financial Statement

2018-2019 Annual Report and Financial Statement

2019-2020 Annual Report and Finance Statement

2020-2021 Annual Report and Finance Statement

AGM 2013-2014 Meeting Minutes

AGM 2015-2016 Meeting Minutes

Financial Information

Salary Information

To view a table summarising the salaries of higher paid staff, please see the Annual Report.


Financial Benchmarking

Follow the link below to view financial benchmarking information for the Academy.

Additional Information

Academies Trust Handbook

Governance Handbook

Academies Governor Induction Policy

Governors Privacy Notice

Governors Code of Conduct

Governance Allowances Policy