Trust Board of Directors
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Diane BrowningExecutive Principal 

01/01/2019 to 31/12/2022

Neil PetersonChair of Trust Board


01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021

13/02/2019 to 12/02/2023

Mandy Garner

Vice Chair


 18/09/2020 to 17/09/2021

23/04/2019 to 22/04/2023
John WhiteTrustee 08/05/2019 to 07/05/2023Y
Tony FasusiTrustee 02/12/19 to 02/09/2020Y
Caroline JenningsTrustee 02/12/19 to 10/03/2020Y
Trudy Langton-FreemanTrustee 18/09/18 to 10/03/2020Y
Finance Committee
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Diane BrowningExecutive Principal 01/01/19 to 31/12/22Y
Neil PetersonChair of Finance Committee  07/05/19Y
Mandy Garner   07/05/19Y
Dee StaceyBusiness Manager 01/06/14N

NamePosition of responsibility
David WalkerChair of Members
Angela Edwards 
Graeme Lloyd 
Neil Peterson 
Ray Kemsley 
Louise Wade 
Simon Adcock 

The address for correspondence to the Chair of the Trust

   c/o Martin Hydes
Clerk to Trustees
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

TIMU Local Governing Board
NamePosition of ResponsibilityAppointed byTerm of OfficeVoting Rights
Debbie ElliottStaffTrust Board25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024N
Sarah DownesStaffTrust Board25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024N
Christina ChemsiChair
Trust Board
Trust Board
18/07/2019 to 17/07/2023
08/12/2017 to 07/12/2021
Carol Pawsey Trust Board08/12/2017 to 07/12/2021N
Katrine StewartHead of Bobbing SchoolEx-offcio01/01/2019 to 31/12/2022N
Hannah Gilson Trust Board25/03/2019 to 24/03/2023N
Dolley White Trust Board04/01/2021 to 03/01/2025N
Tiffany Elliott Trust Board08/05/2019 to 31/08/2020N
Christopher Chester Trust Board21/04/2020 to 15/06/2020N
Anne SmithHead of Iwade SchoolEx-offcio01/09/18 to 01/03/2020N
Gemma Connolly Trust Board06/12/18 to 15/01/2020N
Hassan Kamara Trust Board25/02/19 to 16/03/2020N

The address for correspondence to the Chair of the Local Governing Body

       c/o Jenny Lyrakos
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

Governance Structure
MEMBERSTimu Academy Trust Members
The members are akin to the shareholders of a company.  They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint or remove trustees and the right to amend the trust’s Articles of Association.Timu has a minimum of 5 members.
Members can be considered as the custodians of the trust.  However, they have a hands-off role in terms of managing the trust.
They meet once a year.
TRUST BOARDTimu Academy Trust Board of Trustees
The trustees/directors are responsible for three core governance functions; setting the direction; holding the Executive Principal to account and ensuring financial probity.The trustees are responsible for the trust.
The board is made up of professional people from business and education sectors.
Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for the strategic decisions within the trust and are accountable for the performance of the trust in terms of finance, standards, compliance and HR.
The Trust Board reports to the members and feeds back to the LGB.
FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEETimu Academy Trust Finance and Audit Committee
The dedicated committee’s remit is to advise the trust board on the adequacy of financial controls and risk management arrangements.The Finance and Audit Committee scrutinises the management accounts, recommends budgets, advises the trustees on financial matters and holds the Chief Financial Officer to account.
The Finance and Audit Committee reports to the trust board.
LOCAL GOVERNING BODYTimu Local Governing Body (LGB)
A group of people made up of volunteers and professionals.  They carry out monitoring at a local level and hold Heads of School to account for the implementation of the School Development Plan and pupil outcomes.  The LGB produces reports that are shared with the trust board.The LGB works across both Timu schools to provide support and challenge to the school leadership teams. 
Areas that the LGB monitor and report on are quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and mangement, the school plan, safeguarding and health and safety. 
A local governor also attends the Finance and Audit Committee and reports to the LGB.
The LGB reports to the Trust Board.

Copies of the minutes are available on request to the clerk.