Governance Structure

The Governance Structure of the GEMS Learning Trust

The GEMS Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust. It is a charitable company limited by guarantee and ultimately controlled by its Members who delegate responsibilities to the Trust Board.

Our schools are overseen by the Trust Board.  All directors are selected for the range of skills and expertise they bring to help realise our vision and values in the GEMS Learning Trust academies and to ensure effective strategic leadership and management. Terms of office are four years.

The Trust Board delegates some responsibilities for governance to the Operations Committee and the Quality of Education and Safeguarding Regional Boards (Local Governing Bodies). Parent governors sit on Quality of Education and Safeguarding Regional Boards. (QES). Therefore, we have three main types of role:

 

Role type Max. people Meeting types Registered at Companies House Appointed by
Members 5 AGM Yes Members
Directors 9 Trust Board Yes Members and Directors
Governors 7 per Region QES Regional Boards No Directors, Parents, Staff and Principals

 

 

Directors and Governors – Roles and Terms of Office

Name

Role

Appointed by

Board/

Committee

End of Term

Jason Murphy Chair of the Board Director Trustees Full Board Operations 20/11/23
Rowena Duff Director Trustees Full Board Operations 20/11/22
Silvia Holgado- Gomez Director Trustees Full Board QES SWLON 20/11/24
Danielle West Chair of Operations Director Members Full Board Operations 07/03/21
Jodie Croft CEO, Director Trustees Full Board

Operations,

SWLON & OXON QES

Ex-Officio
Lara Robson Director Trustees Full Board Oxon QES 01/10/22
Pari Dhillon Director Parents Full Board

CEO Appraisal

20/11/23
Kizzie Elliot Staff Governor TPA Staff SWLON QES 01/11/20
Stewart Bessant Chair of SWLON QES Parent Governor TPA Parents SWLON QES 20/11/21
Clare Head Community Governor TPA Principal SWLON QES 14/06/21
Sarah Gladwin Parent Governor DPA Parents OXON QES 14/06/21
Laura Maynard Parent Governor DPA Parents OXON QES 14/06/21
Lauren Cronk Staff Governor DPA Staff OXON QES 14/11/23
To be appointed Parent Governor WPA Parents OXON QES
To be appointed Parent Governor WPA Parents OXON QES
To be appointed Staff Governor WPA Staff OXON QES