The White Horse Federation is a multi-academy trust (MAT). Its Certificate of Incorporation as a Private Limited Company (8075785) was issued on 18th May 2012.

Governance of The White Horse Federation falls within the responsibility of Members and the Board of Trustees

Members

The primary function of the Members is to oversee the proper and effective operation of the Board of Trustees.

The Members meet at least twice a year and by invitation of the Board may attend one of the Board of Trustees meetings annually in a non-voting capacity.

Trustees

Trustees, who are also Directors are responsible for:

  • Setting the vision and values, ethos, and strategic direction of the MAT.
  • The effective management of the Academies and other associated settings;
  • Financial, educational and academic performance and monitoring of all settings within TWHF;
  • Developing and implementing a risk management strategy and making major decisions about TWHF including its funding applications, capital initiatives and key contracts.
  • Ensuring the reputation of the MAT is continually strengthened and is not compromised.
  • Identifying terms of reference for the Board’s committees and the Local Governing Bodies, and ensuring these are reviewed.

Board of Trustees / Trustee Register 2018-19

Name Position/Organisation Terms of Office Register of Interest Date interest was registered Meeting attendance 2018-19
Nick Capstick OBE Member Elected Trustee 18/05/2012 Alison Capstick, Spouse - Head of T&L - TWHF 07/10/2014 4 of 4
CEO Rhys Jones, Nephew - WHFIT 07/10/2014
TWHF Accounting Officer NAHT – membership 05/10/2015
Ian Jones, Brother in law - Chief Operating Officer, TWHF 16/11/2015
Charlotte Christie LGB Chair's Elected Trustee 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022 Nil 4 of 4
Ninna Gibson Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education Appointed Foundation Trustee 12/12/2017 - 11/12/2021 Director - W J Tatem Ltd 02/01/2018 4 of 4
Businesses - Mr & Mrs M Gibson Farm Partnership 02/01/2018
Professional Body - Magistrate Wiltshire Branch 02/01/2018
Christopher Hopton Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education Appointed Foundation Trustee 08/01/2018 - 07/01/2020 Business - Talisman Management 10/10/2016 4 of 4
Business - Corrib Partnership 10/10/2016
Director - Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd 10/10/2016
Director - A.M. Best European Rating Services Ltd 10/10/2016
Director - Napier Court Freehold Ltd 10/10/2016
Charity Trusteeship - The Voices Foundation/TWHF 10/10/2016
Membership - Law Society 14/10/2017
Charlotte Macleod Member Elected Trustee 23/04/2018 - 22/04/2022 Arkbound Publishing - Non Executive Director - Social Enterprise Publisher based in Bristol 24/04/2018 3 of 4
Andrew Hall - husband, AHC Ltd, Coaching & training business 24/04/2018
Richard Marsh Member Appointed Trustee 10/05/2016 - 09/05/2020 Consultant - Taylor Wessing LLP 16/10/2017 4 of 4
Directorship - Taylor Wessing Ltd Liability Partnership 23/05/2016
Directorship - TW Life Cover Trustee Limited 23/05/2016
Directorship - Cheam Asia Ltd/Cheam Trading Ltd 16/10/2017
Charity Trusteeship - Cheam School Educational Trust 23/05/2016
Jilly Norton Diocese Elected Foundation Trustee 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022 Nil 2 of 2
Edward Spurrier Trustee appointed Co-opted Trustee 09/07/2019 - 08/07/2022 Chairman of Wavenet Limited
Chairman of Wireless Innovation Limited
Chairman, Advisory Board, Fund TMT
Director of 7sfi Limited
Director of Marston-on-Dove Estates Limited
Nick Van Zeller Member Elected Trustee 20/06/2018 - 19/06/2022 FRICS 14/07/2018 3 of 4

Resigned with last 12 months

Name Position/Organisation Terms of Office Register of Interest Date interest was registered Meeting attendance 2018-19
Simon McMurtrie Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education Appointed Foundation Trustee Resigned 31/08/2019 Employee - Chairman of Riviera Tours Ltd and Acorne Ltd 18/10/2017 4 of 4
Businesses - Thames Chairman & Consultancy Services Ltd 30/08/2016
Directorship - Riviera Tours Ltd, Acorne, Thames CCS Ltd, Folio Holdings Ltd 18/10/2017
Gavin Bray Elected LBG Chair Trustee Resigned 31/08/2018 Retired 16/10/2017
Mike Collins Member Appointed Trustee Resigned 31/08/2018 Employee - NCTL 06/10/2014
Employee - DfE Executive Agency 05/10/2015
Director - Young Advisors Ltd 05/05/2015
Civil Servant - DfE 16/10/2017
DfE role involves some potential conflicts in respect of award and management of grants 16/10/2017
Dr Fiona Hammans Member Elected Trustee Resigned 10/12/2018 Nil 1 of 1
Rob Page Member Elected Trustee Resigned 10/12/2019 Employee - H M Forces Army Officer 29/08/2016
Membership - CMI 16/10/2017
Register of Interest 2019-20

Members / Member Register 2018-19

Name Position/Organisation Date of Appointment Register of Interest Date interest was registered Meeting Attendance 2018-19
Dr Fiona Hammans Member 01/09/2016 Nil 1 of 1
Paula Lender-Swain Member 10/07/2017 Employee - Microsoft Ltd 06/07/2017 0 of 1
Spouse is contracted to Nyland and Moredon schools to deliver Play Therapist Services 06/07/2017
Chartered Institute of Marketing - Instititute of Directors 23/10/2017
Simon McMurtrie Member 01/09/2016 Employee - Chairman of Riviera Tours Ltd and Acorne Ltd 18/10/2017 1 of 1
Businesses - Thames Chairman & Consultancy Services Ltd 30/08/2016
Directorship - Riviera Tours Ltd, Acorne, Thames CCS Ltd, Folio Holdings Ltd 18/10/2017
Charity Trusteeships - TWHF 18/10/2017
Dan Roberts Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education Member 10/12/2018 Foundation Governor Adviser for the Salisbury Diocese Board of Education 10/12/2018 1 of 1

Resigned with last 12 months

Name Position/Organisation Date of Appointment Register of Interest Date interest was registered Meeting Attendance 2018-19
Ian Cooke Founder Member Resigned as a Member 24/07/2018 Managing Director - D A Cooke Wholesale Ltd 08/11/2014
Register of Interest 2019-20
Local Governing Bodies

Governance / Local Governing Bodies

Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB).

The Board of Trustees has clearly identified the areas of responsibility it delegates to LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible, and not itself accountable for statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of Board of Trustees.

Every two years one of the Chairs is elected by fellow Chairs and then co-opted by Trustees onto the Board.

Partnerships

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Careers

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