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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 and Chair of the Finance Committee) 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum  (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) 
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth 
    (Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance & Premises Committee  - date of appointment 17/05/18 to 17-05-22) 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum
    (Nominated Parent Governor - date of appointment 28-06-18 to 26-06-22) 
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri  
    (Parent Governor - date of appointment 04/12/2017 to 04-12-21) 
  • Mr Mohammed Amieur  
    (Parent Governor- date of appointment 29-06-17 to 29-06-21) 
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine 
    (Parent Governor – date of appointment 01-02-17 to 01-02-21) 
  • Ms Zainab AlKhoee 
    (Parent Governor – date of appointment 23-05-19 to 23-05-23) 
  • Ms Kashmira Lad 
    (Appointed Governor – date of appointment 22-11-18 to 22-11-22) 
  • Ms Fiona McTaggart  
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01/03/2016 to 01-03-20) 
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan  
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 01/02/2017 to 01-02-21) 
  • 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 Yuni Kusumawati
    (Staff Governor - date of appointment 11-10-19 to 11-10-23)

All Governors sit on a number of subcommittee

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 Siobhain Butterworth (Chair) 
  • Mr Mohammed Amieur 
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor  
  • Ms Kashmira Lad 
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher) 
  • Mr Paul Newman (Finance Director) 

Attainment and Progress Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair) 
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine 
  • Mr Gavin Coughlan 
  • Ms Louisa Lochner (Headteacher) 
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 

Teaching and Learning Committee

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

School Development Committee

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

Appointments/HR Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri 
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Mrs Siobhain Butterworth 
  • Ms Orlaith O'Connor 
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 
  • 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

  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth 
  • Mrs Bouchra El Hasskouri 
  • Mrs Sarah Hacker 
  • Mrs Lisa Breslin (Deputy Headteacher) 
  • Mr Mohammed Taleouine 
  • Mrs Nasima Begum 
  • Ms Gina Koutsika 

Leadership Appraisal Group/Pay Committee

  • Mrs Sarah Hacker (Chair of Governors) 
  • Ms Siobhain Butterworth (Vice Chair and Chair of Finance and 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

2017-2018 Annual Report and Financial Statement

Pecuniary Interests

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

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

Governors Privacy Notice

Governors Code of Conduct

Governance Allowances Policy

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