Trustees and Members Information

Avocet Academy Trust Board and Members

 

Jeremy Mead

Dr Jeremy Mead

Position and Responsibilities:

Chair of Trustees.

Brief biography:

Jeremy is an accomplished senior manager, having developed strategy for Unilever and as part of the team which established a highly dynamic ice cream business operating in over 100 countries.

His last role in Unilever was as Vice President for Leadership Development and has a passion for the development of Resilient Leadership in organisations.

He is a professional coach, with clients across the globe operating in public, private and third sectors. Jeremy has been involved in the governance of schools since 2009 and was part of the driving force which led to the establishment of Avocet Academy in 2014.

 

Cheryl Singleton

Cheryl Singleton

Position and Responsibilities:

Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Brief Biography:

Cheryl is employed by the Trust and is the CEO and Accounting officer. She has been working for the Trust since it started in 2014 and was employed in one of the schools in the Trust prior to this. She has ten years headship experience in a primary setting.

 

Jo Stanley Bell

Jo Stanley Bell

Position and Responsibilities:

Trustee, Executive Principal

Brief Biography:

Joanne is employed by the Trust as executive Headteacher and has worked as a Headteacher in a primary school setting for more than ten years.

 

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Tony Cooper

Tony Cooper

Position and Responsibilities:

Member, Trustee, Member of Finance Committee

Brief Biography:

Tony is a Town and District councillor and passionate about the community that he serves. He is a retired engineer and this allows him the time to give to Avocet Academy Trust in working with the pupils, Staff and their welfare and safety throughout the Academy.

 

Johnathan Duggan

Jonathan Duggan

Position and Responsibilities:

Trustee, Chair of Governors of Easton Primary School.

Brief biography:

Jonathan lives in the village of Easton on his farm with his wife Mary. He is CEO of a Commodity Trading & Brokerage company which trades worldwide, and a director of a Property Management company. His main hobby is collecting, restoring and racing classic sports cars.

 

Jill Hardy

Jill Hardy

Position and Responsibilities:

Business Leader, Trustee

Brief Biography:

Jill is employed by the Trust as the Business leader. She has a wealth of experience in business and school management and finance and leads an administration and finance team across the Trust.

 

Roger Theobold

Roger Theobold

Position and Responsibilities:

Trustee, Chair of Governor at Wickham Market

Brief Biography:

Roger was professionally involved in education over his working life, including time as a headteacher of two Primary schools and as a Senior Adviser, time which included advising headteachers and staff in schools and managing initiatives in several key areas of school improvement.

Since moving to Wickham Market in 2012, he has been involved in the governing body of Wickham Market Primary School, as well as the setting up of the Academy trust, and as a volunteer helper at the school. He is pleased to be able to offer both his professional experiences and his commitment to being involved in the community of Wickham Market to both the school and the academy trust.

 

Dr Peter Elliott

Dr Peter Elliott

Position and Responsibilities:

Member

Brief Biography:

Peter is a retired GP, with experience of teaching young doctors. Awarded the MBE for services to the community and medicine.

A governor of Wickham Market school for 9 years until recently. Still involved with the school through Forest School, links with All Saints Church and Red Triangle Bowls club.

A founder "Member" of Avocet Academy, and delighted to continue to serve in this capacity.

 

Jeremy Hennell James

Jeremy Hennell James

Position and Responsibilities:

Member

Brief Biography:

Jeremy is an accountant with many years experience in practice and commerce.

Jeremy is currently Managing Director of a local charity focusing on improving outcomes for young people who struggle to fit into mainstream education.

 

 

Trustee and members Pecuniary Interests 2017/18

Full Name

Member / Trustee / Governor

Position and area of responsibility

Status

Date appointed

Date of resignation

Business and Pecuniary Interests declared

Cheryl Singleton

Trustee

CEO / AO / finance

Current

01/11/2014

N/A

A director in 'The Table Woodbridge' Restaurant Nov 2014- current

Joanne Stanley-Bell

Trustee

Executive Principal

Current

01/11./2014

N/A

None declared

Rosemary Carter Trustee, Chair of govs at Aldeburgh Chair Resigned 6.4.18 01/04/2017 N/A Kerseys Solicitors May 2017
Tom Bleasdale Trustee Chair of finance committee Resigned 6.4.18 08/03/2017 N/A None declared
Tony Cooper Trustee and Member Health and Safety Current 01/11/2014 N/A Leiston cum Sizewell town councillor and SCDC councillor April 2016
Jonathan Duggan Trustee and chair of Govs at Easton Finance Current 08/03/2017 N/A Bentries Farm - ex land owner of Hopkins housing development site in Easton, plus business directorships March 2017
Jill Porter-Hardy Trustee CFO Current 01/11/2014 N/A None declared
Roger Theobold Trustee and Chair of Govs at Wickham Market ARC Current 01/11/2014 N/A None declared
Jeremy Mead Member / Trustee   Current 01/11/2014 N/A Partner in Norfolk Light and Resilient Leadership businesses
Dr Peter Elliott Member   Current 01/11/2014 N/A None declared
Jeremy Hennell-James Member   Current 01/06/2016 N/A Nov 2016 Lapwing Suffolk, Ipswich housing action group, Hennell James photography
             
             
Tanya Patchett Trustee ARC  Resigned 08/03/2017 Dec 2017 None declared
Silas Norman Trustee Finance Resigned 01/06/2015 Nov 2017 Wife is a teacher at an Avocet school
William Watson Trustee Chair of ARC Resigned   Feb 2018 None declared
             

 

 Trustee Meeting Attendance 2017/18

 

Name

 

Meetings Attended Name Meetings attended
Cheryl Singleton 5 out of 5 Jonathan Duggan 5 out of 5
Rosemary Carter 5 out 5 (resigned March 2018) Tom Bleasdale 4 out of 5 (Resigned March 2018)
Roger Theobold 5 out of 5 Jill Porter- Hardy 5 out of 5
Tony Cooper 5 out of 5 Tanya Patchett 1 out of 2 (resigned Dec 2017)
Joanne Stanley-Bell 5 out of 5 William Watson 3 out of 3 (resigned Feb 2018)

 

Trustee Meeting Attendance 2016/17

Name

 

Meetings Attended

Name

Meetings Attended

Cheryl Singleton

6 out of 6

William Watson

4 out of 6

Joanne Stanley-Bell

6 out of 6

Silas Norman

1 out of 2

Jeremy Mead

6 out of 6

Jill Porter-Hardy

6 out of 6

Roger Theobald

5 out of 6

Tom Bleasdale

2 out of 2

Tony Cooper

4 out of 6

Tanya Patchett

1 out of 2

Rosemary Carter

2 out of 2

Jonathan Duggan

1 out of 2