Trustees

The Board of Trustees has three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to account for the educational performance of the Trust schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure the Trusts money is well spent

The Trustees are accountable to the Members and report to them formally at the Annual General Meeting.


The KAT Trust has seven Trustees who form the Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed for their skills, knowledge or experience as needed by the Board. The Trust Board meet at least three times a year: the first meeting in the autumn to elect the Chair and agree the Scheme of Delegation whereby governance functions are delegated to Governors and committees.

Each Trustee also serves on Trustee Committees. These Committees have delegated powers and meet at least once a term:  

Board of Trustees

Members

Appointed by

Office

Term of Office

Date Appointed

Date Resigned

Jane Peters

Members

Chair

5 Years 

15.6.17

 

Graham Reddie

Members

 

5 Years 

15.6.17

 

Andrew Barlow

Members

 

5 Years

15.6.17

 

Jane Williams

Members

 

5 Years 

15.6.17

 

Hester Wooller

Members

CEO

N/A

Ex officio

 

Rev Hannah Hobday

Members

 

5 Years

15.6.17

 

David Horrocks

Members

 

4 years

21.11.18

 

Declarations of Interest and Attendance Records

Member

Pecuniary and Business Interests

Company or organisation

Relationships

Date of Declaration

Attendance
2017/18

Jane Peters

None

 

 

 05.09.18

 6/7

Graham Reddie

None

Keys Academy Trust 

Wife employed by Trust as Teaching Assistant

05.09.18 

 7/7

Andrew Barlow

None

 

 

05.09.18 

 7/7

Jane Williams

None

 

 

05.09.18

 7/7

Hester Wooller

CEO Principal

Keys Academy Trust 

Daughter employed by Trust as holiday play club worker 

05.09.18 

 7/7

Rev Hannah Hobday

None

 REinspired (Churches together in Earley & East Reading Schools Project)

 Sits on working party for Project

05.11.18 

7/7

 Finance & Audit Committee 2018-19

Name

Office

Possible Meetings
2018-19

Meetings Attended

Jane Williams

Chair

6

 1/6

Hester Wooller

CEO Accounting Officer

6

1/6 

Graham Reddie

Trustee

6

1/6

Hannah Hobday

Trustee

6

 1/6

Julia Mead

Chief Finance Officer

6

1/6

Pay and Personnel Committee 2018-19

Name

Office

Possible Meetings
2018-19

Meetings Attended

Graham Reddie

Chair

6

 2/2

Jane Williams

Trustee

6

 2/2 

Jane Peters

Trustee

6

 2/2

Hester Wooller

CEO

6

 2/2

Andrew Barlow

Trustee

6

 1/2

Curriculum Effectiveness and Church Ethos Committee 2018 -19

Name

Office

Possible Meetings
2018-19

Meetings Attended

Hannah Hobday

Chair

 2/2

Andy Barlow

Trustee

6

 2/2

Jane Peters

Trustee

 6

 1/2

Hester Wooller

CEO

6

2/2 

Martyn Bisset

 

6

0/2 

Clare Ferris

 

 2/2