Members

Members are the equivalent of shareholders in a company limited by shares. They are the ‘guarantors’ of the company and promise to pay £10 towards the debts of the company in the event that the MAT is wound up.

The Members of the MAT have a different status from the Directors. The Members are the subscribers to the Trust’s Memorandum of Understanding, as are any other individuals permitted to become Members under its Articles of Association. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of the Trust and have the power to appoint and remove Directors.

However, Members should not interfere with the day to day operation of the Trust or approach Directors or the Headteacher on an individual basis in their role as a Member outside of formal meeting settings.

Click here for our Governance Arrangements.

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Gerry Foster Wilson – (Independent) Gerry is the Executive Head Teacher at Every Child Matters Academy Trust – Highview Primary Learning Centre, Wombwell Park Street Primary School and Hoyland Springwood Primary School. Gerry is an NLE and also designated lead for Tykes Teaching School Alliance. She has a vast array of experience providing school to school support across the Primary sector supporting schools with a wide range of different needs.
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Sharon Ramskill – (Independent) Sharon is employed by Barnsley NHS as an SLR / PLiCs accountant and is responsible for providing cost information to the trusts management team. She also has overall responsibility for submitting the trusts annual national reference costs return.
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Alan Richards -(Independent) Alan is an experienced Chair of Governors in both the Primary and Secondary sector and is licensed as a National Leader of Governance by the National College of Teaching and Leadership. He is the Chair at two Teaching Schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted and is a Director of a School Improvement company based in Rotherham. Alan has a very successful track record of supporting school improvement and governor development.
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