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Meet the Academy Advisory Board

The Nottingham Emmanuel School is a member school of the Archway Learning Trust. The membership of The Nottingham Emmanuel School Academy Advisory Board (AAB – previously known as the Local Governing Body, or LGB) is drawn from a number of nominating bodies and appointed by the Trust Board. However, AAB members continue to be nominated on the basis of the skills and experiences which equip them to fulfill the role. They undertake an annual review of their effectiveness and undertake training to continually improve their skills and knowledge.

The Nottingham Emmanuel School AAB are committed to the development of the whole school community and give freely of their time and expertise to help the school live out its vision.

They work closely with senior leaders to ensure all stakeholders are fully engaged in living out our mission: ‘That children would encounter great learning, develop great character and become great servant-leaders.

The members of the AAB are shown below, along with information about each member’s business/pecuniary interests, governance roles in other schools, and attendance record.

Details of the structure and responsibilities of the AAB, its committees and its powers can be found below in the Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference.

Governance structure & Scheme of Delegation 2020-2021

Academy Advisory Board Terms of Reference

Meet the Academy Advisory Board

Nazia Asghar – Parent member

I have 3 children at the school. I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in Environmental Health but due to taking time out to be a full-time mother I didn’t succeed in pursuing a career within the profession. I then went on to study teacher training diploma in Lifelong learning and worked in mental health and care alongside. I currently work with young people in an alternative provision who are unable to access mainstream education whether it’s due to special needs, behavioural issues or medical reasons. My job is challenging but rewarding at the same time, especially when learners have made an achievement or found a sense direction through their personal challenges. I believe in having a good education and supporting young people in achieving their goals and making the most of opportunities. I chose to apply for the parent governor role so I can gain a better understanding of the education system and to learn more about the school.

Dizzy Prentice, AAB Vice chair – Nominated by the Diocesan Board of Education

Dizzy Prentice is a member of St Giles’ Church, West Bridgford and she has a lifelong interest in education. After a number of years as a Business Studies and IT lecturer in Further Education, she worked in educational management, first in an FE College and then, in a large engineering school at the University of Nottingham. The post involved the management of a large number of professional staff. It was here that she implemented significant changes in finance and business processes and was also responsible for identifying and mitigating areas of risk to the organisation. These skills transfer to her interests in governance.

Mark Storrar

Further information coming soon.

Richard Tanner, AAB Chair – Nominated by the Area Dean of West Bingham

Richard moved to Nottingham last year and joined St Giles Church, West Bridgford. His career has been in education and he is working this year as Interim Head of The Yehudi Menuhin School, the international Music school in Surrey. His degree is in mathematics from the University of Oxford where he also studied for the postgraduate certificate in education. He taught mathematics in maintained and independent schools and was head of mathematics, housemaster of a boarding house at Lancing College, and director of academic studies at The Yehudi Menuhin School. He has two grandsons living in the city and is interested in their education and in playing a role in the educational life of Nottingham.

Elizabeth Taylor – Nominated by the Diocesan Board of Education

Liz is a member of the Heart Church, Nottingham. Liz has been appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education as a representative from one of the wider non-Anglican city churches in Nottingham. This recognises the diversity of churches supporting our faith school foundation and also reflective of the fact many students attend a variety of Churches across the city. Liz is a qualified teacher of mathematics – trained through the Teach First programme and she taught in East London. She works for Now Teach, recruiting and supporting career changers into teaching.

She retains a strategic interest in the outcomes of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

Anthony Barnaby – Staff member

Anthony Barnaby is a member of the science department. He studied Biology at Nottingham University and did his PGCE at Cambridge. He is in his third year of teaching at Emmanuel. He believes all students should make progress and that teachers and governors should be aware of the impact of their work on learning at Emmanuel. He is interested in seeing the positive influence of strong governance in a school.

You can contact the Academy Advisory Board through the Clerk:

Clerk to the AAB

Archway Learning Trust
Aspley Lane

Tel: 0115 929 7445
Email: clerk@archwaytrust.co.uk

For information on Archway Learning Trust visit their website.

Further information about governance is available below:

Trust Governance Documents

Details for the Governance of Archway Learning Trust can be accessed by clicking the link here. This will detail things like our: annual accounts; business and pecuniary interests; governance arrangements; Trust annual report; memorandum and articles of association; membership; and funding agreement.

AAB information

Nottingham Emmanuel School joined Archway Learning Trust on 1 January 2018. Information is given for all those who have served on the Academy Advisory Board during the 12 months to 31 October 2020.

How appointedDate of appointment or last reappointmentTerm of officeBusiness/pecuniary interests declaredGovernance roles in other educational institutionsAttendance 2019/2020Attendance 2020/2021
Nazia AsgharParent member24 January 2019Until 23 January 2023Employed by Real Education, Alternative Provision TutorNone3/45/5
Anthony BarnabyElected by staffReappointed 15 October 2019Until 14 October 2023Employed by Archway Learning TrustNone3/45/5
Mark Blakeway (Chair)By TrusteesResigned with effect from 18 December 2020Until 18 July 2021NMCN shareholder 1985-2018None4/4n/a
Derek BrownParent member10 February 2021Until 09 February 2025TBCTBCn/a2/2
Kathryn ColeBy Trustees10 February 2021Until 09 February 2025TBCTBCn/an/a
Derek HobbsEx-officio as PrincipalResigned with effect from 18 December 2020n/aEmployed by Archway Learning TrustNone2/4n/a
Fr Ian McCormackBy Trustees10 February 2021Until 09 February 2025NoneNonen/a2/2
Dizzy Prentice (Vice chair)By Trustees23 October 2018Until 22 October 2022NoneNone4/45/5
Sandra StapletonEx-officio as Principal04 January 2021n/aEmployed by Archway Learning Trustn/an/a3/3
Mark StorrarBy Trustees15 October 2019Until 14 October 2023Director, The Perspicuous Company; Director, Meermark Ltd; Owner BizbossesNone2/34/5
Richard Tanner (Chair)By Trustees2 April 2019Until 1 April 2023Volunteer, Action TutoringNone1/45/5
Elizabeth TaylorBy Trustees1 January 2018Until 27 September 2021NoneNone4/43/4

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