Governors

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversights and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Governance has 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart Educational Trust, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to the Local Governing Body of the school. These delegations are captured in the Scheme of Delegation.


FURTHER TRUST AND GOVERNANCE INFORMATION

 

TRUST ORGANISATION


SCHEME OF DELEGATION

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Board which outlines all key delegated responsibilities.

TRUST ACROSS ALL LAYERS OF GOVERNANCE

TRUST BOARD

Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities

Finance  |  Overall responsibility

 

TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

FINANCE

EDUCATION

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & RISK  (ACR) 

REMUNERATION  

In compliance with the Academies Trust Handbook  

Delegated authority under the Trust Scheme of Delegation  

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES (LGB)

Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  | Safeguarding  |  Business & Community links

Each school


TRUST BOARD

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.


TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

The purpose of Lionheart Committees is to ensure that the Trust adheres to the governance framework outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and ensures there is a high level of scrutiny and oversight of key areas.

All Trust Board committees are made up of Trustees with specific knowledge and experience. The Chairs of Committees have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead discussions and make recommendations to the Trust board for decisions. The roles and responsibilities of the committees are defined in the terms of reference.


LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.


MEMBERS

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers. Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

 

Beauchamp College GOVERNORS 2023-24

CHRIS SWAN

Chair of Governors [email protected]

Governance Officer/Clerk
Rob Jones
[email protected]

GOVERNING BODY 2023-24

NAME

GOVERNOR TYPE

TERM FROM

TERM TO

ROLES

SKILLS

ATTENDANCE 2022-23

Alice King

Ex Officio

Associate Principal

01.09.22

 

 

Education

1/1

Chris Swan

Community

15.09.23

14.09.27

Chair

Safeguarding

6th form

Finance

Community

SEND

Safeguarding

Governance

Community

4/4

Danisha Champaneri

Parent

17.12.21

16.12.25

Parent voice

Pupil Premium

Business management

Health

2/2

Hajira Piranie

Community

09.01.23

08.01.27

Pupil voice

International relations

Equality

Politics

n/a

Ian Harris

Community

01.11.20

31.10.24

Pupil Premium

Business management

Engineering

Governance

4/4

Sally Wicken

Ex Officio Executive Principal

29.08.17

 

 

Education

4/4

Salma Owen

Community

25.02.22

24.02.26

Education & data

Education

Community

3/4

Sandeep Singh

Parent

17.12.21

16.12.25

Parent voice

Wellbeing

Health & wellbeing

Higher education

2/2

Stephanie Swan

Community

27.11.23

26.11.27

SMSC & British Values

Education

Health & Safety

International approaches

4/4

Taj Jagdev

Community

25.02.22

24.02.26

Business & Careers

Data

Engineering

Community development

Business management

2/4

Samantha Varnam

Staff

03.02.23

02.02.27

 

 

 

Emma Wills

Staff

03.02.23

02.02.27

 

 

 

Mustafa Khan

Community

17.04.24

16.04.28

 

 

n/a

GOVERNING BODY HISTORIC (left within last 12 months)

Andrew Gregory

Community

01.07.20

19.06.23

SEND & Looked after

Business Management

SEND

3/4

Kath Kelly

Ex officio

Executive Principal

01.09.15

19.09.23

 

Education

3/4

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2022-23

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Alice King

None

 

 

 

 

Chris Swan

Self

Swansweb Ltd

Director & Shareholder

Educational Governance Ltd Company

01 Jul 2014

 

Self

Oadby Baptist Church

Trustee

Church

22 Sep 2021

 

Self

Oadby Stakeholders

Chair

Community Networking Group

01 Sep 2012

 

Self

Self employed

Lionheart Educational Trust

Project work – 10 days per year, declared to ESFA as husband is a trust Member

01 Sept 2022

 

Family member 1

Helping Hands

Trustee

Debt Advice & Support

01 Jun 2012

 

Family member 1

Oadby Baptist Church

Member

Church

01 Dec 1991

 

Family member 1

Beauchamp City Sixth Form

Governor

Governance

01 Mar 2020

 

Family member 1

Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Governance

14 Sept 2021

 

Family member 2

Beauchamp College

Governor

Governance

01 Feb 2020

 

Family member 2

University of Leicester

University

Employee

Oct 2022

 

Family member 2

Holy Trinity Church

Church of England

Member

Nov 2018

 

Family member 2

One Roof Leicester

Charity

Volunteer

Feb 2019

Oct 2022

Danisha Champaneri

The 24/7 Property Maintenance Group

Maintenance work

Director

7 August 2019

Ongoing

Gas Protec

Gas work

Husbands business – I am not a shareholder

April 2017

Ongoing

Emily Clarke

Beauchamp College

Employee

 

01 Sep 17

 

Hajira Piranie

E-on

Employee

Utilities supplier

Feb 20

April 2023

Labour Party

Member & candidate

Political party

Sept 2012

 

 

UK Sepsis Trust

Ambassador

Charity

August 2022

 

 

Kindled Spirit

Volunteer

Charity

September 2022

 

 

UNISON East Midlands

Employee

Union

April 2023

 

Ian Harris

Lionheart Educational Trust

Trustee

Governance

4.4.13

 

Kath Kelly

Lionheart Educational Trust

Chief Executive Officer

Accounting Officer

01 Sep 16

 

Family Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Employee

Project Manager

01 Sep 20

 

Family Member

LET - Hallam Fields

Employee

Teacher

 

 

Lionheart Educational Trust

Trustee

 

27 Nov 20

 

Hall Cross Academy

School

Trustee

2022

 

Southwell-Kelly Recruitment Services Limited

Recruitment

Director

August 2022

 

Sally Wicken

LET – Beauchamp – Brocks Hill - BCSF

Executive Principal

Education

19.22

 

Salma Owen

Crown Hills Community College

Employee

Education

01 Sep 16

 

Samantha Varnam

None

 

 

 

 

 

Family Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Employee

Education

 

 

Sandeep Singh

None

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Swan

Self

University of Leicester

University

Employee

Oct 2022

 

 

Self

Holy Trinity Church

Church of England

Member

Nov 2018

 

 

Self

One Roof Leicester

Charity

Volunteer

Feb 2019

Oct 2022

 

Family Member 1

Swansweb Ltd

Director & Shareholder

Educational Governance Ltd Company

01 Jul 2014

 

 

Family Member 1

Oadby Baptist Church

Trustee

Church

22 Sep 2021

 

 

Family Member 1

Oadby Stakeholders

Chair

Community Networking Group

01 Sep 2012

 

 

Family Member 1

Self employed

Lionheart Educational Trust

Project work – 10 days per year, declared to ESFA as husband is a trust Member

01 Sept 2022

 

 

Family member 2

Helping Hands

Trustee

Debt Advice & Support

01 Jun 2012

 

 

Family member 2

Oadby Baptist Church

Member

Church

01 Dec 1991

 

 

Family member 2

Beauchamp City Sixth Form

Governor

Governance

01 Mar 2020

 

 

Family member 2

Member

Lionheart Educational Trust

Governance

14 Sept 2021

 

Taj Jagdev

Leicester Precision Components Ltd

Employee- (Part time)

Previously a shareholder

01 Oct 14

 

Guru Tegh Bahadhur Gurdwara

Committee Member

Elected member on management board for Gurdwara in Leicester City.

20 Oct 18

 

Falcons Primary School

Volunteer

Co - Founder and volunteer at Falcons Primary School in Leicester City.  Currently coordinates the Kirtan Club (Choir) once a week as an after school club.

01 Jan 14

 

Invotech Consultancy

Sole trader

Project Management and Consultancy in Manufacturing and Quality Assurance.

01 May 18

 

Midlands Property Solutions Ltd

Director

Property development and real estate.

01 Aug 20

 

Husband Leicester Precision Components Ltd

Shareholder

 

01 Jul 08

 

Husband - Ramgarhia Board Leicester

Employee & Committee Member

 

01 Oct 16

 

Leicester Precision Components Ltd

Employee- (Part time)

Previously a shareholder

01 Oct 14

 

Husband - Ramgarhia Board Leicester

Employee & Committee Member

 

01 Oct 16

 

Emma Wills

None

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS – Historic (left within last 12 months)

NAME

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NATURE OF INTEREST

NATURE OF BUSINESS

FROM

TO

Amanda Bruce

Nationwide Windows

Employee

Construction/Manufacturing

1 Nov 2016

 

Diane Miller

Lionheart Academies Trust

Member

Governance

01 Apr 17

 

Brocks Hill Primary School

Chair of Governors

Governance

01 Jul 17

 

Suleman Peer

None

 

 

 

 

Andrew Gregory

Armaros Ltd

Employee, Managing Director

 

01 Jan 22