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Governance

Laureate Academy is sponsored by Future Academies, a multi-academy trust founded by Lord and Lady Nash with the aim of broadening horizons for young people across the country. Core to Future’s vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve.


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Governing Body

A MAT plays a number of roles in the life of an academy, setting its direction, working with the leadership team to ensure that it provides the best learning environment for the students, and leading the Governing Body. The MAT is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the academy’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the academy in the wider community.

Katie Fellowes

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of appointment: 19 February 2021
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Elected by Parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: N/A

Caroline Nash

Lady Caroline Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. Caroline is the founder of Pimlico Primary and has been the driving force behind the Trust’s knowledge-rich approach. As the Director of the Curriculum Centre, Caroline has personally written the British History, Ancient History and Geography KS2 curricula as well as advising on all other aspects of curriculum development. She read Modern History at the University of Bristol. Caroline is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of re-appointment: 10 September 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future; Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy; Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body; Governor of Phoenix Academy.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

John Nash, Chair of Governors

Lord John Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. He read Law at the University of Oxford, was a venture capitalist for 30 years, and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools between 2013 and 2017. John is a passionate advocate for social mobility and leads the Trust’s Education Enrichment strategy. John is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Chair of Governors
  • Date of appointment: 10 September 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future; Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Andy Pollock

Andy is a chartered accountant who is now retired from practice. He trained with a multinational firm and as a partner lead a team of fourteen people to leave and set up a small accounting firm in London in 1990 specialising in helping smaller owner managed businesses to grow and develop.

He has always had an interest in developing people and was involved in training and staff development during his professional career.  He was a Governor of Shrewsbury School, an independent school, from 1998 to 2005 and an external adviser to the Department for Education on their free schools programme between 2014-2016.

Always a keen sportsman he enjoys cricket, football and is an active golfer.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 11 September 2019
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Paul Smith

Mr. Paul Smith is the CEO of Future Academies and a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is greatly experienced in education, and has served as head teacher of several schools as well as working as an Ofsted inspector and as a Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 September 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Chair of Governors on the Future Academies Primary Local Governing Bodies; Chair of Governors of Barclay Academy and the Grange Academy; Governor of Pimlico Academy, Phoenix Academy and Future Academies Watford.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Jacqueline Zugg

As Academic Deputy Head at the Francis Holland School Regents Park, Jacqui has a broad range of skills to offer the governing board at Laureate. Having been an engineer before becoming a teacher, she is devoted to promoting STEM subjects (especially for girls) and to promote scholarship and a love of learning in schools. She is also an active member of her local church, involved in running the senior youth club there.  Aside from her involvement in her community, she is also a keen walker and is enjoying learning to play the oboe.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of re-appointment: 29 November 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Academic Deputy Head Francis Holland School Regents Park
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 2/3

Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT, England.