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The College sits within East Norfolk Multi Academy Trust (ENMAT), a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales in 2018 (company no. 11200244).

ENMAT’s governance is overseen by Trustees. Trustees have a broad range of collective experience and represent a variety of cultural backgrounds. Currently our Board has representatives from business, social work, finance, law, education and accountancy. The Department for Education has enabled EN’s Board to have up to 12 (Member appointed) Trustees.

Additionally, the Board also has a number of Committees which help it fulfil its full range of duties. Most commonly, Trustees also serve on a Committee, but this is not always the case.

Also, it is possible to serve on a Committee, but not be a Trustee; such appointments are known as Local Governors. Some are elected by the College’s staff or parents so that the governance structure can benefit from the widest possible viewpoint from its community and stakeholders.


Supporting EN

The Trust’s main governing body is known as the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees (or ‘Board’) is made up of volunteer members drawn from the local community, who bring their expertise, energy and commitment to support the Trust in making the right decisions and improving opportunities and outcomes for young people in Norfolk and beyond. Trustees come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Currently our Board has representatives from business, social work, financial and legal practice, education and accountancy.

The Board works with the Principal and Executive Group to set the strategic direction and values which will drive the Trust towards fulfilment of its mission. The Board sets objectives and monitors results, supporting the College, as an institution within the Trust, to provide the best learning experience possible for the young people in our community.

The Trust Board have three core functions.

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,

2. Holding the executive leader to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students, and the performance management of staff.

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure public money is appropriately spent, achieving value for money.

If you have any questions regarding the work of the Board of Trustees please contact Joanne McDonnell, Clerk to the Trustees, on 01493 662234 or e-mail.



Documents

Minutes

In the interests of being open, honest and transparent in our business, we make public the minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees and of the Board’s Committees (excepting minutes of confidential meetings).

Meeting minutes and papers are available for public inspection during office hours, term time only. To arrange to view these documents contact Joanne McDonnell, Governance Adviser, on 01493 662234.

Declaration of Interests

A Register of Interests for all of those involved with governance is maintained by the Governance Adviser. It is available to view here.

Standing Orders

All organisations benefit from having rules which govern the conduct of meetings. The Standing Orders of East Norfolk Sixth Form College were first approved by the Board on 19 July 2011 and are regularly reviewed. Further to academy conversion, they have since been adopted by the East Norfolk Multi Academy Trust. The Standing Orders contain information on a variety of policies and procedures applied by the Board. If you have a question about how the Board is run, you will most likely find the answer here.

You will find information on the following issues (and much more) included in the Standing Orders document:

• Attendance by the public at meetings

• Attendance at meetings policy for Trustees and Local Governors

• Responsibilities of the Chair, Principal and Clerk

• Annual schedule of Board approvals

• Policy on appointments and re-appointments

• Current Committee membership

• Governor expenses policy

• Committee terms of reference

    Please click here to access the Standing Orders.

    Code of Conduct

    The members of the Board of Trustees are committed to the highest standards of conduct and accountability. Their agreed Code of Conduct is designed to promote effective, well informed and accountable college governance. Each Trustee and local governor undertake to abide by the Code of Conduct.

    Please click here to access the Code of Conduct.

    Please click here for the Conflict of Interests Policy for Governance.

    The Master and Supplemental Funding Agreements

    These agreements are made between the Secretary of State for Education and the East Norfolk Multi Academy Trust. They detail how the Trust will be funded for the purposes of providing education and set out the rules pertaining to this funding.

    Please click here to access the Master Funding Agreement.

    Please click here to access the Supplemental Funding Agreement

    Scheme of Delegation (Decision and Responsibility Matrix)

    The Board of Trustees is supported by several Committees and senior staff. The scheme of delegation sets out what authorities are afforded to each tier of governance within the Trust i.e. what authority is devolved to where. It features routine and scheduled matters which require attention throughout the academic year and sets out which body is responsible for them.

    Please click here to access the Scheme of Delegation.

    Annual Accounts

    Please click here to access ENMAT Annual Accounts 2019

    Please click here to access ENMAT Annual Accounts 2018

    Please click here to access EN's Annual Accounts 2017-18

    Please click here to access EN's Annual Accounts 2016-17.

    Please click here to access EN's Annual Accounts 2015-16.

    Please click here to access EN's Annual Accounts 2014-15.

    Please click here to access EN's Annual Accounts 2013-14.



    Meet the Trustees



    Meeting Minutes

    All meeting minutes are published & available below in the Adobe PDF format.

    Board of Members

    The Board of Members retains an overview of the Trust as a whole. It meets at least once every academic year. 

    9.7.19

    11.12.18

    Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the Trust. It is supported by a number of smaller Committees. The Board meets around 7 times per academic year and is Chaired by Lorna Anderson.

    23.6.20

    14.5.20

    25.2.20

    5.12.19

    19.9.19

    21.5.19

    26.3.19

    26.2.19

    Audit & Assurance Committee

    The Audit & Assurance Committee provides advice to the Board of Trustees on the effectiveness of the Trust's internal financial controls and management systems, and it monitors the adequacy of the Trust's financial policies and procedures. The Audit & Assurance Committee meets around 4 times per year and is Chaired by Teresa Miller.

    10.3.20

    27.11.19

    25.6.19

    12.3.19

    Academy Advisory Committee

    The Academy Advisory Committee is responsible for the oversight of standards. Its remit is to ensure the highest quality of the teaching and learning experience at EN. The Committee meets around 4 times per year and is Chaired by Lorna Anderson.

    15.10.18

    26.11.18

    4.4.19

    27.6.19

    24.9.19

    15.10.19

    Appointments & Remuneration Committee

    The Appointments and Remuneration Committee reviews the pay and conditions of the Executive Group and the Governance Adviser; it also examines matters affecting the pay and conditions of all other staff in the College. It also identifies and appoints volunteers in respect of governance. The Committee meets around 2 times per year and is Chaired by Brian McGrellis. 

    6.5.20

    23.1.20

    16.1.20

    10.10.19

    11.6.19

    7.5.19

    Finance & Resource Committee

    The overall responsibility for oversight of the College’s finances remains vested in the Board of Trustees; however, the Finance & Resource  Committee reviews and considers all financial matters in detail, safeguarding the assets of the Trust and overseeing financial plans for the future. The Committee meets around 3 times per year and is Chaired by David Marsh.

    7.5.20

    27.4.20

    3.2.20

    26.11.19

    7.5.19

    28.1.19

    14.3.19

    Board of Governors
    The function of the Board of Governors is to decide strategic policy and overall direction and to monitor performance and outcomes. The Board meets at least 6 times a year. The Chair of the Board of Governors is Lorna Anderson.
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    Search and Governance Committee
    The Search and Governance Committee advises the Board on the appointment of members to the Board.  It also reviews and makes recommendations to the Board on other matters relating to governance, such as training and the composition of Board membership.  This Committee generally meets 3 times a year.  The Chair of the Committee is Willy Notcutt.
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    Finance Committee
    The Finance Committee consider and advise the Board on all aspects of the College’s finances, financial policies, controls and strategy. This Committee meets at least 3 times a year. The Chair of the Committee is David Marsh.

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    Audit Committee
    The Audit Committee advises the Board on the effectiveness of the College's internal financial controls and management systems, and monitors the adequacy of the College's financial policies and procedures. This Committee meets at least 3 times a year. The Chair of the Committee is Lynda Hunt.
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    Curriculum and Quality Committee
    The Curriculum and Quality Committee analyses performance outcomes and makes recommendations to the Board on resource matters.  This Committee generally meets 3 times each year.  The Chair of the Committee is Lorna Anderson.
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    Employment and Remuneration Committee
    Committee is to advise the Board on the remuneration and other matters relating to Senior Post Holders and the Clerk, and to consider issues affecting the framework of pay and condition of all other staff in the College.  The Chair of the Committee is Willy Notcutt.
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    Joining the Trustees

    We are always interested in hearing from individuals who may be interested in serving on the Board. There are many reasons why this voluntary role might appeal. Your motivation might be to make a positive professional development step by enhancing your leadership skills, or you may have significant levels of expertise that the Board can benefit from. Perhaps you have specific interest in the provision of first class education for local youngsters or want to drive employability and raise aspirations in this area.

    Independent Trustees are appointed on a basis of skill and our search and recruitment processes are designed to be open and transparent. Our procedures are published in Appendix 6 of our Standing Orders which can be found here. The Board values a diversity of opinion recognising the value this brings.

    One way in which you can get a feel for what being a Trustee is all about is by browsing the Governance section of the website, and having a look through our meeting minutes. We also have the following literature for information:

    If you have any questions regarding the work of the Board of Trustees please contact Joanne McDonnell, Governance Manager, on 01493 662234 or e-mail. And if you would like an inside opinion we will be happy to put you in touch with one of our existing Trustees. 

    Being a Trustee is an opportunity for you to “give back” to the local community and make a positive contribution to this area.