Governance

The Empower Learning Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. The Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the smooth running of the three academies that currently make up the trust.

These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Trustees is delegated to committees - in particular there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governance Committee.

How the structure works

  • Members – the role is similar to that of shareholders of a limited company
  • Trustees – appointed by Members to oversee Empower, agreeing the overarching strategic direction and ensuring robust governance
  • Executive Team – the CEO of ELAT - Simon London - leads this team to ensure the smooth running of the Trust and the schools that belong to it
  • Local Governance Committee or Board – provide challenge and support to each Academy’s Leadership team
Governance Chart

Trustees

Name Date of appointment Term of office Business & pecuniary interests Meetings attended 2017/18
David Harries
(chair)
27 Sept 2016 5

Business: Coopers Coborn
Catherine Harries (spouse) is an employee of the Academy.

Business: Olivia Harries
Olivia Harries (daughter) provides coaching to school age children and is owner of the business.

Business: David Harries
Various public and private companies that make supplies to schools.

14/14
Simon London
(CEO)
27 Sept 2016 -

None

18/18
Sarah Simon 27 Sept 2016 4.5
Resigned 20/01/18

None

5/5
Keith Butcher 27 March 2017 5

None

11/12
James Brooks 27 Sept 2016 5

None

8/12
Anthony Farrow 27 March 2017 5

None

9/9
John McKernan 27 Sept 2016 5
Resigned 26/01/18

None

2/4
Keith Stewart 27 Sept 2016 5

None

11/11