Haberdashers Federation

Committees of the Board

Trust Board and its Committees

The Trust Board is the board of Directors for the Trust. The Trust Board and its committees are responsible for the strategic priorities of the organisation, its growth plans, major capital investments and for approving the budget and managing the finances across the organisation. 

The Trust Board retains close oversight of different aspects of the work of the Trust by appointing a range of committees to take responsibility for specific areas of its work:

  • Finance Committee - Advises the full Board on the financial health of the organisation and monitors financial performance and the delivery of central services.

  • Audit and Risk Committee - Commissions internal and external audits, and recommends adoption of the annual statutory accounts. Maintains an oversight of the Trust's risk management

  • People Committee - Advises and reports to the Board on certain matters relating to appointments, remuneration, terms and conditions, training, development, retention, diversity, inclusion and social mobility of the Trust staff and governors.

  • Standards Committee - Monitors overall academic standards across the Trust. Supports the Local Governing Bodies in performing this function effectively for each academy.

The Chair of each committee is appointed by the Trust Board. Each committee’s members are drawn from the Directors and, in the case of the Finane, Audit & Risk and People Committees, independent appointees who do not have any other role in the Trust’s governance. All governors appointed to the Trust Board and its committees, excluding the CEO, are appointed on a four year term of office.

For more information on the role of each of the committees and their responsibilities please read the Scheme of Delegation for Governance and Leadership and the Trust's Terms of Reference.  These can be found at the bottom of the Governance page of this website. 

Membership

The membership of the Trust Board and its committees is as follows:

 COMMITTEE NAME

CHAIRPERSON  

MEMBERS

 

Trust Board

Nick Scarles

Ade Adetosoye OBE

Anthony Cann

Sally Dyson

John Fernau

Adam Glossop

Oliver Harrison

Simon Lough

Rupert McNeil

Dame Sue John

William Macpherson

John Shuffrey

The CEO of the Trust 

Audit and Risk Committee

John Shuffrey

Simon Lough

Mark Cornelius

Finance Committee

Adam Glossop

Simon Lough

John Fernau

Ludo Hashemi

Nick Scarles

The CEO of the Trust

Standards Committee

Oliver Harrison

Dame Sue John

Cassandra Buchanan

The CEO of the Trust

People Committee

Rupert McNeil

Nick Scarles

Oliver Harrison

Dame Sue John

Chris Achiampong

Accessing information

The agenda, approved minutes and documents considered at each meeting can be made available to members of the public upon request.  The following information relating to our governors can be found on this website:Governor biographiesRecord of attendance at meetingsRegisters of interest

 Local Governing Bodies

There is a Local Governing Body (Local Board) for each of the nine schools within the Trust.  They retain oversight of the performance of the school and are focussed on ensuring the quality of educational provision.

You can view the membership of each school local board by clicking on one of the following links:

Borough Academy Local Governing Body

Crayford Academy Local Governing Body

Crayford Primary Local Governing Body

Slade Green Primary Local Governing Body

Hatcham College Local Governing Body

Hatcham Primary Local Governing Body

Hatcham Free School Local Governing Body

Knights Academy Local Governing Body

Knights Primary Local Governing Body

Contact details 

Contact details for the Chair of Trustees and the Chairs of the Local Governing Bodies:

Email: contact@habstrustsouth.org.uk

Postal address: The Clerk to the Governors, Haberdashers' Academies Trust, Jerningham Rd, London SE14 5NY