The Thomas Hardye School

The Thomas Hardye School Governors

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Thomas Hardye School is also part of Wessex Multi Academy Trust (WMAT). A Multi Academy Trust is a single entity established to undertake a strategic collaboration to improve and maintain high educational standards across a number of schools. A group of schools form a single MAT which has overarching responsibility for their governance.

Further information about WMAT and its governance can be found on this page. To contact WMAT, please call 01305 266064 or write to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Foley c/o Thomas Hardye School, Queens Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT4 9LE

Chair of Directors: Mr Garry Batt

The Thomas Hardye Governing Body consists of the following Categories:

Foundation Governors    5
Staff Governors    2
Parent Governors  2
Co-opted 1

Head Teacher 1

Currently there are 11 Governors

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Vicky Smyth
VSmyth@thomas-hardye.net

Queens Ave
Dorchester
DT 2ET

The Governors of Thomas Hardye School are:

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Foundation Governors:

Mr Garry Batt (Chair)
Mr Tony Foot
Mr Tim Gallego
Mr David Grassby (Acting Vice Chair)
Prof Hugh Griffiths

Parent Governors: 

Mrs Rachel Turberville-Smith
Vacancy

Teacher Governor:    

Mr Tom Hardinge

Support Staff Governor:

Mr Mike Faulkner

Co-opted Governor:

Mr Simon Conibear

Head Teacher:        

Mr Mike Foley

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Link Governors 2020 -2021

 

Area

Link Governor

THS Lead

Henning & Napier Colleges

Vacancy

Kate Biddle (Henning College)

Stratford & Trenchard Colleges

Mr S Conibear

Ed Long (Stratford College)

Sixth Form

Mr D Grassby

Richard Nicholls

Curriculum
(Core)

Vacancy

Prof H. Griffiths

Rachel Glennie (English)
Claire Tanner (Maths)
Andrew Ellison (Science)

Curriculum (Focus tbc)

Mr G Batt

 

Disadvantaged &
Most Able

Mr T Foot

Iain Cornell

Education for Everyone

Vacancy

 

Safeguarding

Vacancy

Jon Dean

Teaching School
Meet termly

Vacancy

Tim Ennion
Laura Cheney

Careers

Ms R Turberville-Smith

Jon Dean

 

Governors without a link role/area of interest - Tim Gallego
Staff Governors – Mike Foley, Mike Faulkner, Tom Hardinge
Terms of Office – All Governor Terms end on 25/02/2024 APART from:, Mike Faulkner (12/12/20), Tom Hardinge (06/03/22), Rachel Turberville-Smith (28/03/22), Mike Foley (Ex-Offico)

Committees:

Performance & salary review – Vacancy, Vacancy and Mr G Batt
Appeal panels:
Staff pay – Performance & salary review appointed Governors   Vacancy,  Vacancy and Mr G Batt                                           
Dismissals – 1st Committee and Appeals Committee from Gov. Body
Curriculum     –       
Discipline Committee           – Prof H Griffiths, Vacancy and Vacancy


 

Garry Batt   Simon Conibear
Garry Batt   Simon Conibear
Mike Faulkner Mike Foley Tony Foot
Mike Faulkner Mike Foley Tony Foot
Tim Gallego David Grassby Huh Griffiths
Tim Gallego David Grassby

Hugh Griffiths

Tom Hardinge   Rachel Turbeville Smith
Tom Hardinge   Rachel Turberville-Smith

 

More about Wessex Multi Academy Trust Governance

WMAT has three layers of governance.  This is to ensure robust leadership, full accountability and to meet the requirements of the Memorandum, Articles of Association and Funding Agreements, which are statutory documents entered into with the Secretary of State for Education. The three layers are: Members, Trustees/Directors and Local Governors. The governance roles are all unpaid, voluntary roles.

Members: The Members are accountable to the Department for Education and have ultimate responsibility for the Trust achieving its charitable objectives.  They sign off the Articles of Association and have the power to appoint and/or remove Trustees.  There are five Members of the WMAT and they presently meet termly with the AGM taking place in January.

Trustees/Directors: The Directors set the strategic direction for the MAT and are accountable to the Secretary of State for the performance of schools within it.  As charity trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with charity law requirements.  The Directors are appointed for their skills, knowledge or experience and fulfil the three core governance functions:

  • ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Chief Executive Officer to account for the educational performance of the Trust schools and their pupils and the performance management of its staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the Trust and making sure its money is well spent

The Scheme of Delegation details the powers delegated to the different bodies involved in the governance of the MAT and sets out who is responsible for making which decisions within the Trust.   WMAT presently has seven Directors that meet monthly during term time.

Local Governing Body: Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB) which is a committee of the Trust Board of Directors.  The LGB is made up of community representatives and elected parent and staff representatives, with the skills and experience that enable them to support the Directors and Headteachers by adding local context and challenge.  This is to ensure that each school offers the very best provision.  The LGB have governance functions delegated to them by the Trust Board of Directors for their particular school via the Scheme of Delegation and are accountable to the Trust Board of Directors.

Executive Leadership Team: The Executive Leadership Team are the operational management team of the MAT, employed to ensure excellent education and effective deployment of resources for all schools within the MAT.

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Meetings for 2020-21

  • Autumn Term 2020

         

    Governing Body - Results/Admissions                                     

    16/09/2020 

      

    4.30pm 

    CR

    Governing Body   (HPM/SIP)

     

    14/10/2020  

    4.30pm 

    CR

    Governing Body (PM)

    25/11/2020

    4.30pm

    CR

     

     

       

     

    Spring Term 2021

     

       

    Governing Body    

    3/02/2021

    4.30pm   

    CR

    Governing Body  

    24/03/2021

     

    4.30pm 

    CR

     

     

       

     

    Summer Term 2021

     

       

    Governing Body     

    19/05/2021

    4.30pm

    CR

    Governing Body    

    7/07/2021

    4.30pm

    CR

    HO      Headteacher’s Office
    CR      Conference Room

  • Download Meetings for 2020-21 (pdf)

     


    Meetings Attendance 2020-21

     

    16/9

    14/10

    25/121

    3/02

    24/03

    19/05

    7/07

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    RT-S              

     

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    Meetings Attendance 2019-20

     

    11/9

    9/10

    11/12

    5/02

    25/03

    13/05

    15/07

    GB N Y Y Y Cancelled Y Y
    TF Y N N N Cancelled Y N
    TG Y Y N Y Cancelled Y N
    DG Y Y Y Y Cancelled Y Y
    HA Y Y Y Y Cancelled Y N
    MFo Y Y Y Y Cancelled Y Y
    SC N Y Y N Cancelled N N
    MFa Y N N Y Cancelled Y Y
    HG N N Y N Cancelled Y Y
    TH Y Y Y Y Cancelled N Y
    RT-S Y Y Y Y Cancelled Y N

     

    Minutes of Previous Meetings

     

  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body, 13th May 2020
  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body, 5th February 2020
  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body, 11th December 2019
  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body, 9th October 2019
  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body, 11th September 2019

 

List of Members, Governors, Trustees showing Business Interests - 2019/20 (pdf)

 

Annual Report and Financial Statement 2019 (pdf)

 

Scheme of Delegation (pdf)

 

Deed of Variation THS Supplemental Funding Agreement (pdf)

Supplemental Funding Agreement (pdf)

 

Master Funding Agreement Nov 18 (pdf)

 

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