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The Belvedere Academy

Governors

 

Girls' Day School Trust Academy Trust Board

Enquiries:

Chairman of ATB - C/O GDST, 10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 5DH 

Chairman:

Mrs A. Ewing

Members:

  • Mrs C. Giovannoni (Chief Executive Officer GDST)
  • Mr J. Davis (Chief Financial Officer GDST)
  • Professor J. Simons
  • Mr. Ian Stewart
  • Mr R. Harris
  • Mr K. O'Sullivan (Chair of Belvedere Academy LGB)
  • Ms K. Anstey (Chair of Birkenhead High School Academy LGB)
  • Ms. A Taylor (External Member)

Clerk:

Ms L. Colegate (Governance Manager GDST)

Local Governing Body

Enquiries:

Chair of LGB - C/O The Belvedere Academy, 17 Belvidere Road, Liverpool, L8 3TF

Chairman:

Mr K. O'Sullivan

Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board

From: 01/02/2018

First term

Members:

  • Mrs S. Flynn, Vice Chair (Parent)

    Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board
    From: 01/05/2016
    Second term

  • Mrs S. Adams (Parent)

    Appointed by: Elected by Parents
    From: 01/04/2019
    First term

  • Mrs J. Huyton (Support Staff)

    Appointed by: Elected by school staff
    From: 01/05/2016
    Second term

  • Mr N. Hill (Teaching Staff)

    Appointed by: Elected by school staff
    From: 01/04/2017
    First term

  • Mr J. Murphy (External Member)

    Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board
    From: 01/01/2015
    Second term

  • Mr Z Chaudhry (External Member)

    Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board
    From: 06/02/2020
    First term

  • Ms H Farrell (External Member)

    Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board
    From: 06/02/2020
    First term

  • Ms L Geraghty (External Member)

    Appointed by: Appointed by GB/board
    From: 06/02/2020
    First term

  • Mrs J. Taylor (Principal)

    Appointed by: Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust
    From: 01/09/2019
    First term

Clerk:

Mrs N. Smith (Principal's PA, The Belvedere Academy)

Summary of governance arrangements

The GDST Academy Trust has overall responsibility for the academy which is exercised through the Academy Trust Board (“ATB”) whose members are the Governors of the academy.

The ATB sets the vision and strategic direction, approves budgets, annual accounts and key policies and reviews academic performance. The Girls' Day School Trust (as principal sponsors) appoints the majority of the trustees of the ATB, which is chaired by a GDST Council Member. Other trustees include a representative of the HSBC Education Programme (our co-sponsors of The Belvedere Academy) and the two Chairmen of the GDST Academy Trust local governing bodies (from Birkenhead High School Academy and The Belvedere Academy).

The academy also has a Local Governing Body (“LGB”) which is accountable to the ATB. The role of the LGB includes monitoring the academy’s financial and academic performance, approving policies which relate solely to the academy, and promoting the academy and fostering links with the local community.

The Principal is appointed by the ATB and is accountable to the ATB.

The Principal has overall executive responsibility for the academy, including specifically for the following activities which have been formally delegated to the Principal by the ATB:

  • the development of the academy’s strategic Development Plan and its implementation;
  • the internal organisation, management and control of the academy;
  • the implementation of all policies approved by the ATB and LGB;
  • the direction of the teaching and curriculum.

Further information about the roles and responsibilities of those with governance responsibilities can be found in the scheme of delegation which can be downloaded on the link below.

GDST Academy Trust is a Limited Company and Charity · Registered in England No. 6000347 · Registered Office: 10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH