Trust & Financial

Athena Schools Trust is a company limited by guarantee, without share capital and with charitable status.  It is based in Guildford, Surrey UK and serves children of compulsory school age within the local communities in the management and development of schools offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

Members - register of interests

Current 2020-2021

Fiona Boulton

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Board member at Epsom College (1.11.09), Hoebridge Prep School (26.01.12), St Ives Prep School (15.07.13); Head within the United Learning Group.

Donald Hirsch

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Stephen Ravenscroft

Full name: Stephen Howard Ravenscroft

Date of Appointment: 5 February 2018

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Stone King LLP London EC1, Partner (5/2006); Bridewell Royal Hospital Godalming, Trustee (3/2015)

Historical (within last 12 months)

Paul Martin

Date of Appointment:  5 February 2018

Date stepped down: 1 December 2020

Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Details of Trust Board membership

Current 2020-2021

Andrew Scanlan, Chair of Trust Board
1/8/2018 - 31/7/2022 / 7 meetings attended 2019-2020* AScanlon

 

Andrew Isherwood, Vice chair of Trust Board
1/1/20 - 31/12/23 / 5 meetings attended 2019-2020* Andrew Isherwood

 

Kathy Ashford, Trustee
1/1/20 - 31/12/23 / 4 meetings attended 2019-2020*                              K Ashford

 

Jonathan Coles, Trustee
1/10/2018 - 30/9/2022 / 5 meetings attended 2019-2020* J Coles

 

Trevor Grant, Trustee
1/8/2018 - 31/7/2022 / 7 meetings attended 2019-2020* Trevor Grant

 

Campbell Livingston, Trustee
1/1/20 - 31/12/23 / 5 meetings attended 2019-2020* Campbell Livingston

 

John Julian (Jack)Mayhew, Chief Executive, Trustee
1/8/2018 Ex officio / 7 meetings attended 2019-2020* John (Jack) Mayhew

 

Chetan Modi, Trustee
1/1/20 - 31/12/23 / 3 meetings attended 2019-2020* Chetan Modi

 

Susan Smillie, Trustee
1/8/2018 - 31/7/2022 / 7 meetings attended 2019-2020* Susan Smillie

 

Michael Uzielli, Trustee
1/10/2018 - 30/9/2022 / 6 meetings attended 2019-2020* M Uzielli

 

Suzanna Woodhouse, Trustee
1/8/2018 - 31/7/2022 / 7 meetings attended 2019-2020*  

 

* Attendance – in 2019/20 the Board of Trustees met seven times in total.

Note: All Trustees are appointed by the Athena Schools Trust Members.

 

Historical (within last 12 months)

There have been no changes in board membership in the last 12 months

Details of Trust Board committees

Trust Board Committee Chairs 2020-2021

Education Standards Committee  Suzanna Woodhouse, Chair

Finance Committee  Chetan Modi, Chair

Joint Governance Council Rob Edwards, Chair 

 

Education Standards Committee 2020-2021 (Meetings attended 2019-20)

Suzannah Woodhouse (4/5)
Jack Mayhew (5/5)
Susan Smillie (4/5)
Kathy Ashford (3/3)
Andrew Isherwood (3/3)

Historical - last year's Education Standard Committee also included:

Trevor Grant Meetings attended 2019-20: 2/2
Andi Scanlan Meetings attended 2019-20: 1/1

 

Finance Premises and Compliance Committee 2020-2021 (Meetings attended 2019-20)

Andi Scanlan (5/5)
Jack Mayhew (5/5)
Michael Uzielli (4/5)
Campbell Livingston (3/3)
Chetan Modi (1/3)

Historical - last year's Finance Premises and Compliance Committee also included:

Susie Smillie Meetings attended 2019-20: 3/3
Trevor Grant Meetings attended 2019-20: 2/2

Board of Trustees - register of interests

Andrew Scanlan, Chair of Trust Board

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Worpleston Rangers FC (Team manager, Chairman with effect from 2012, 2017)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
King’s College (Guildford) Football Foundation (Member of project steering group with effect from 12/2018)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Stoughton Infant School (Spouse is a school employee with effect from 2014)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
British Airways (Employee with effect from 2014)

 

Trevor Grant, Vice chair of Trust Board

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded

 

Katherine Ashford, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
The Howard Partnership Trust (Multi Academy Trust) (Employee with effect from February 2006)

 

Jonathan Coles, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
United Learning Trust -Independent School and Academies Group (Chief executive (Trustee) with effect from 1/2012 (1/2014))

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
ULT Projects Ltd, ULT Trading Ltd. (Director, with effect from 1/2012 (1/2014))

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Princes Teaching Institute (Trustee, with effect from 4/2014)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Church Schools Trading Company Ltd (Director, with effect from 1/2012)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Priory School (Banstead) Trust (Director, with effect from 4/2017)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
King's College (London) (Independent Member of Council, with effect from 7/2019 )

 

Andrew Isherwood, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (Multi Academy Trust) (Relative is employed by the Trust with effect from January 2020)

 

Campbell Livingston, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Halow Project (Charity) (Employee with effect from 30/1/2020)

 

Chetan Modi, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded

 

John Mayhew, Chief Executive,Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford County School (Executive Headteacher with effect from 9/2018)
Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) (Chief Executive Officer with effect from 6/2020)

 

Susan Smillie, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
British Airways (Employee with effect from 4/1987)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Rushmoor Sycronised Swimming Club (Management Committee member with effect from 5/2018)

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Swim England (ASA Official with effect from 3/2017)

 

Michael Uzielli, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Schools Group – Cogita Ltd (Chief Financial Officer, Director with effect from 6/2016)

 

Suzanna Woodhouse, Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded

 

Patrick Overy, Chief Finance Officer

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Institute of School Business Leadership (DfE-Accredited independent SMRA with effect from 3/2019)

 

Register of Interests - Historical (within last 12 months)

Fiona Davidson, Former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
FMD Consulting Ltd (Director with effect from 6/2000)

 

Safraj Ismail, Former Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
No relevant interests recorded

Trust's Accounting Officer - register of interests

Accounting Officer: John Julian (Jack) Mayhew

Register of Interests

Executive Head Teacher

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford County School (school, with effect from 1 Sept 2018)

Executive Head Teacher and Trustee

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Athena Schools Trust (multi academy trust, with effect from 1 Sept 2018)

Chief Executive Officer

Name of organisation (and nature of business, date)
Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) (multi academy trust, with effect from 1 June 2020)

Relationship to Pupils, Staff of Governors

None

Contracts with SCC

None

Date Registered

September 2018

Local Governing Bodies' details & registers of interest & attendance records

Academy Local Governing Bodies

Guildford County School LGB
Sarah Wynde, Chair

Northmead Junior School LGB
Konstanze Hild, Chair

Pirbright Village Primary School LGB
Julia Douetil, Chair

Shalford Infant School LGB
Sarah Hardcastle, Chair

Stoughton Infant and Nursery School LGB
Nicola Buchan, Chair

Note - All Chairs appointed to serve for the current academic year.

For expanded details of the Trust's academies' Local Governing Bodies, their full details, their Registers of Interests and their attendance records, please follow these links to each individual school site:

Guildford County School LGB

Northmead Junior School LGB

Pirbright Village Primary School LGB

Shalford Infant School LGB

Stoughton Infant and Nursery School LGB

Admission Arrangements

Please follow the links below for each school's individual Admission Arrangements:

Guildford County School

Northmead Junior School

Pirbright Village Primary School

Shalford Infant School

Stoughton Infant and Nursery School

Surrey County Council: how school places were allocated in previous years

SCC: Previous Years

Performance Tables

Please follow the links below for each school's individual Performance Tables:

Guildford County School

Northmead Junior School

Pirbright Village Primary School

Shalford Infant School

Stoughton Infant and Nursery School

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Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements)

Schedule 2 (information to be published) of The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017  for the academic year 2019-2020:

Relevant union officials

Total number of Athena Schools Trust employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

Guildford County School: 4 (full-time equivalent employees:4)
Pirbright Village Primary School: nil
Northmead Junior School: nil
Shalford Infant and Nursery School: nil
Stoughton Infant and Nursery School: nil
 

Percentage of time spent on facility time

Four employees, who were relevant union officials during the relevant period, spent 1%-50% of their working hours on facility time. 

 

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Total cost of facility time: £3,600
Total pay bill:  £10,595,297
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:
(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100 = 0.034%

 

Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, the number of hours spent by employees (who were relevant union officials) during the relevant period, on paid trade union activities: 100%


 

 

Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

The ‘Data Publication’ information, as outlined in ‘Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target’ (2018), for the Athena Schools Trust academies (31 March 2020), is as follows: 

  • The number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question: 336
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period: one
  • The number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period: 336
  • The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period: one
  • The number of apprentices who worked for the body immediately before that period: one
  • A headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period: 336
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period, as a percentage of the number of employees whose employment in England by the body began in the reporting period in question: 1/336 = 0.3%
  • The number of apprentices who work for the body at the end of that period as a percentage of the number of employees employed in England that the body has at the end of that period: 1/336 = 0.3%
  • The number of apprentices who began to work for the body in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began in that period as a percentage of a headcount on the day before the first day of each reporting period in the target period: 1/336 = 0.3%