Governance


Accountability is high on the agenda of the Enterprise Learning Alliance. We regard ourselves as a localised service to schools and other stakeholders and work closely with our partner organisations.
Governance is through our Management Committee who undertake regular visits to the sites and are involved in the development of the service as well as robustly challenging our practices in a shared drive to further improve outcomes for young people.
The Chair of the Management Committee is Andy Somers and Vice Chair is Kate Greig Head Teacher from King Ethelbert School. Both of whom can be contacted through the clerk to the committee, Rosalind Morton.
Rosalind Morton    rmorton089@tiscali.co.uk

 

Full list of govenors below:

ELA Management Committee Members School Responsibility Sub Committee Decleration of Business Interests 
Andrew Somers Independent Chair Full MC + Resources None
Kate Greig King Ethelbert Vice Chair Resources none
Gary May Christ Church Academy   Resources None
Jamie Partridge Castle Community   ATPB None
Linda Samson Independent   ATPB Occassional work with schools and the PRU
Mike Wilson St Edmonds   Resources None
Matthew Tate TBC Hartsdown Academy   ATPB None
Andrew Fowler Dane Court Grammar Chair of R Resources None
Helen Cooper Salmenstone Primary   ATPB None
Jason Cook Whitfield Primary   Resources None
Lee Kane Astor College   ATPB None
Richard Morgan Charles Dickens School   Resources None
Vicky Willis King Ethelberts Chair of ATPB ATPB None
Sue Dunn KCC Member Skills & Employability   KCC Rep  
Rosalind Morton   Clerk    

 

Governors' Business Interests 

It is important that governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially. The governing body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and those of the school. There is a legal duty on all governors to declare an interest likely to lead to questions of bias when considering any item of business at a meeting and for the governor concerned to withdraw, if necessary, whilst the matter is considered.

 

To help put this duty into practice, a governing body is required to establish and maintain a register of pecuniary interests indicating, for all governors and the headteacher, any business interests. This should include, if appropriate, the company by whom they are employed, directorships, significant shareholdings or other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school. They should include their own interest and those of any member of their immediate family (including partners) or other individuals known to them who may exert influence. The register sheet should be signed by the governor. The register will enable governors to demonstrate that in spending public money they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make. The register must contain, as a minimum, the elements shown on the attached sheet. 

Governing Bodies should ensure the register is up to date, complete and includes all governors. Dated nil returns are also required. There should be notification of changes from governors, as appropriate, and through an annual review of entries. .