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Laureate Academy

Laureate Academy

Laureate Academy

Welcome toLaureate Academy

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Governing Body

Sponsors

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. Central to their vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve.

A multi-academy trust plays a number of roles in the life of an academy. It helps to set its direction, it works with the leadership team to ensure that the academy is providing the best possible learning environment for students, and it leads the Governing Body. The trust is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the academy in the wider community.

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. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org.

Click here to view the Future Academies' annual report and accounts.

Click here to view the Laureate Academy Supplementary Funding Agreement.

Click here to view the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association.

For more information on the Governance Structure at Future Academies,  click here.

Governing Body

Full profiles of the members of the present governing body at Laureate Academy can be found below.

John Nash (Member and Chair): Trustee

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: Trustee
  • Date of appointment: 10th 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

Caroline Nash: Trustee

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: Trustee
  • Date of re-appointment: 10th 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

Paul Smith: Governor

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: Governor
  • Date of appointment: 10th 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; Governor of Pimlico Academy and Phoenix Academy.
  • 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: Governor

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: Governor
  • Date of re-appointment: 29th 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

Yogesh Patel: Parent Governor

Yogesh currently works as a Systems Developer (ICT) in the social housing sector. His current role involves developing new systems as well as helping the business to understand the trends in the sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science, having specialised in Mathematics. Yogesh believes in the power of teamwork: he enjoys working together with colleagues to achieve a common goal, and is always keen to help the community wherever he can. Yogesh was previously a parent governor in his daughter’s primary school, and his daughter currently attends Laureate Academy.

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of re-appointment: 3rd October 2016
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Parents – Parent Governor
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Kirsteen Wilkes: Parent Governor

Kirsteen has lived in Hemel Hempstead for 20 years and has 3 children, one of whom currently attends Laureate Academy. Kirsteen has been involved with the Public Sector for most of her professional life, at various locations across Hertfordshire. She has worked in finance as a management accountant, has dealt with budgets and expenditure-monitoring and, most recently, has worked in the fields of performance related data and statistical analysis. Her academic background involves a degree and post-graduate degree-level certificate in Linguistics and she has a particular interest in languages.

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of re-appointment: 8th February 2016
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Parents – Parent Governor
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Andy Pollock: Governor

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

 

Would you like to shape the future of Laureate Academy as a Governor?

Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide. 

At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme. 

Being a governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Next steps

If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact Jonathan Been – jonathan.been@futureacademies.org