Governance

 

MAT Governance Structure

Members

The Members are signatories to the Articles of Association (which sets out the trusts’ charitable objects and governance structure) and have the power to amend the articles of association.

The Falmouth MAT Members are:

Mr Glyn Williams

Mr Dave Nicoll

Rev Simon Cade (representing Askel Veur)

Prof Dave Hosken

Information regarding Askel Veur

Askel Veur is a Corporate Member by the hand of the Diocesan Director of Education, Simon Cade.

The Diocese of Truro is the statutory provider of 44 Church Schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As Academy Member, Site Trustee, or academy sponsor the diocese serves more than 130 schools in 15 academy trusts and the maintained sector. 

The Member function of the diocese is for the whole trust as well as any church schools. Askel Veur will bring its wide experience and insight to promote the objects of the Trust.

Contact details - The Diocese of Truro Academies Company. Registered at Church House, Woodlands Court, Truro Business Park TR4 9NH

 

Directors

The Directors are both charity trustees and company directors and have the legal responsibility for conducting the business of the trust. They may choose to delegate certain powers to committees or to the local advisory boards in accordance with a Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).

In particular, Directors have responsibility to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.

The Falmouth MAT Directors are:

 

Mr Glyn Williams

Glyn is the Chairman of the Falmouth MAT Board of Directors. He is also a Falmouth MAT Member and a Governor on the Falmouth School Local Advisory Board. Glyn has been a Governor in Falmouth for 13 years, and oversaw the MAT conversion in 2017. Glyn's profession is in electrical engineering and he is employed with Cornwall Council as Head of Transport & Technology. This role brings many transferable skills that complement and support the strategic governance and development of Falmouth MAT.


Mr Dave Nicoll

Dave is a Director and Member of Falmouth MAT and has been involved in Governance for 16 years. Dave is currently the Chairman of the King Charles School Local Advisory Board and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Dave trained and worked as a Civil Engineer and Commercial Diver before moving into the Charity Sector in 2001.  Initially he looked after the RNLI’s fundraising in Cornwall & Devon, but is now one of a small team of senior managers responsible for the RNLI’s Community Fundraising across the UK & ROI. Outside of work Dave’s main interests revolve around the water and the local community.  Dave has served over 38 years as a volunteer crew member for Falmouth Lifeboats and currently holds the position of Deputy 2nd Coxswain.


Mrs Sue Godzicz

Sue is a Director of Falmouth MAT and a Governor on the Falmouth School Local Advisory Board.


Mr Michael Griffiths

Michael is a Director of Falmouth MAT and a Governor on the Falmouth School Local Advisory Board.

Michael grew up in Bristol and qualified as a solicitor in 1976.  After a period working for a large city law firm doing corporate finance work, Michael became a partner in a medium sized firm undertaking commercial work and, latterly, specialising in employment law.   Michael is married with 2 children and moved to the area in 2007, continuing in private practice as a solicitor and running an employment law consultancy business. Alongside this work, Michael was also an employment Judge, retiring in 2015 after 20 years’ service. In his free time, Michael enjoys gardening, sailing and other boating activities, a number of church related activities and spending time with his grandchildren.


Mr Robert Wilson

Robert is a Director of Falmouth MAT and also Chair of the St Francis School Local Advisory Board.

He first became involved in Governance at St Francis School as a Parent Governor in 2010 and has since served on various Committees. Robert is a trained certified accountant and has spent twenty nine years in private practice.  Local to the area, Robert attended Budock School, and later Falmouth School.  Outside of Governance and work, he enjoys gardening and is Chair of a local garden Show, where in the past he has won best exhibit in Show.

 

Falmouth MAT Register of Interests

 

Local Advisory Boards

For further Information regarding MAT Governance, please contact the MAT Officer, Claire Collins – matenquiries@falmouthmat.org.uk

 

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