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Phoenix Academy

Phoenix Academy

Phoenix Academy

Welcome toPhoenix Academy

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Governing Body

Sponsors

Phoenix Academy is sponsored by Future Academies, a multi-academy trust founded by Lord and Lady Nash with the aim of broadening horizons for young people across the country. Central to their vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve.

A multi-academy trust plays a number of roles in the life of an academy. It helps to set its direction, it works with the leadership team to ensure that the academy is providing the best possible learning environment for students, and it leads the Governing Body. The trust is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the academy in the wider community.

Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit  www.futureacademies.org

Click here to view the Future Academies' annual report and accounts.

Click here to view the Phoenix Academy Supplementary Funding Agreement.

Click here to view the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association.

For more information on the Governance Structure at Future Academies,  click here.

Governing Body

Full profiles of the members of the Phoenix Academy Local Governing Board can be found below.

Lord John Nash – Chair of Governors

Lord John Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. He read Law at the University of Oxford, was a venture capitalist for 30 years, and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools between 2013 and 2017. John is a passionate advocate for social mobility and leads the Trust’s Education Enrichment strategy. John is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Date of appointment: November 2017
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Trustee of Future, Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy, Governor and Chair of Laureate Academy.
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 3/3.

Lady Caroline Nash - Sponsor

Lady Caroline Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. Caroline is the founder of Pimlico Primary and has been the driving force behind the Trust’s knowledge-rich approach. As the Director of the Curriculum Centre, Caroline has personally written the British History, Ancient History and Geography KS2 curricula as well as advising on all other aspects of curriculum development.   She read Modern History at the University of Bristol. Caroline is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Date of appointment: September 2016
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies.
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Trustee of Future, Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy, Governor of Laureate Academy.
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 3/3.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is the CEO of Future Academies and a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is greatly experienced in education, and has served as head teacher of several schools as well as working as an Ofsted inspector and as a Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Date of appointment: September 2016
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor of Pimlico Academy, Governor of Laureate Academy, Governor & Chair of Barclay Academy,  Governor and Chair of Millbank Academy, Governor and Chair of Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Governor and Chair of Pimlico Primary.
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 3/3.

Gilbert Chalk

Gilbert is Chairman of Barings English Growth Fund and a Director of a number of other companies.

  • Date of appointment: September 2017
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: Castle Private Equity AG, Chairman. The Guernsey Investment Fund, Chairman. Vantage Goldfields Limited, Director. iRiS Software Systems Limited, Director.
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future, Director of Future Academies.
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 1/3.

Shaun Bailey

Shaun is a member of the London Assembly. He is a father of two, with a passionate interest in all issues that impact upon London’s young people.

  • Date of appointment: March 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: Member of the London Assembly, Greater London Authority
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/3.

Kate Eccles

Having four years of experience as a secondary Science teacher and Head of Physics at two challenging London schools, Kate has a strong understanding of the life of a secondary school. She now works as a policy advisor in the Department for Education, bringing her experience from the classroom to policy-making. Outside of work she is a keen hiker and enjoys swimming and cycling. She lives locally to the school, and is a frequent visitor to the leisure centre at Phoenix.

  • Date of appointment: November 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/3.

Andrew Fleming

Working for the Brilliant Club and working closely with schools to ensure that pupils from under-represented backgrounds have access to a variety of higher education, Andrew hopes that his experience will be beneficial to the governing board at Phoenix. Andrew is keen to use his experience to contribute to improving outcomes for students at Phoenix, especially for STEM subjects and Careers Advice, Information and Guidance. Prior to working in the field of Widening Participation, Andrew completed at D.Phil in History at the University of Oxford, and maintains a keen interest in medieval history.

  • Date of appointment: November 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 3/3.

Matthew Gould

Educated at Oxford, Matthew started his career in the Civil Service at HM Treasury working on public spending control.  Before joining the Senior Civil Service he also held roles at the Cabinet Office and Number 10. Matthew’s leadership posts have included work at the Cabinet Office to improve Government efficiency and roles at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, where he currently leads the Criminal Court & Criminal Law Policy Unit.

  • Date of appointment: January 2019
  • Term of office: 2 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Civil Service employee.
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 2/3.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ONE OF OUR THRIVING ACADEMIES AS A GOVERNOR?

Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide.

At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme.

Being a governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

NEXT STEPS

If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact Jonathan Been at jonathan.been@futureacademies.org

Future Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.