Executive & leadership

The core executive team consists of:

Strategic Board Members

Name:
Mrs Rita Couzins

Category:
Member and Trustee

Date of Original Appointment:
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated):
1st January 2014 to 1st January 2020

Area of Responsibility:
Chair of the Strategic Board (FMAT)

Business Interests to declare:
Bay Floor Cleaning and Trustee of Harmony TherapyTrust

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Bay Floor Cleaning (Daughter’s business) Governor at Fulston Manor School

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives:
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
6/8


Name: 
Mr Alan Brookes

Category:
Executive Headteacher of FMAT appointed by Board of Trustees. Trustee and Ex officio Member

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
Ongoing Strategic

Area of Responsibility: 
Strategic

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Director of Leadership Learning South East (LLSE), Headteacher at Fulston Manor School and Governor at South Avenue Primary School

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
6/8


Name: 
Mrs Diane Browning

Category:
Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
Ongoing 

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of the Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Headteacher and Governor at South Avenue Primary School

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
8/8


Name: 

Mr David Robinson

Category:
Member and Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st September 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
1st January 2014 to 1st January 2020

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Chair of Governors for Fulston Manor School, and responsible for Departments of Mathematics, MFL, Business and Finance

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
8/8


Name: 

Mr Andrew Watton

Category:
Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
1st January 2014 to 31st August 2018

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
Director of own businesses. Director of Summit Home Tutors Ltd.

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Chair of Governors for South Avenue Primary School.

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
4/8


Name: 

Mr Peter Crouch

Category:
Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
1st January 2014 to 31st August 2018

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Governor at South Avenue Primary School.

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
Spouse is a volunteer at South Avenue Primary School

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
5/8


 Name: 

Mrs Louise O'Sullivan

Category:
Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
Ongoing

Area of Responsibility: 
Vice Chair and Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Employed by Canterbury Christchurch University

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
4/8


 Name: 

Mr Richard Foulger

Category:
Trustee and Member

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
1st January 2014 to 1st January 2016 (resigned 1st January 2016)

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
None

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
1/8


Name: 

Mrs Alison Osborne

Category:
Trustee

Date of Original Appointment: 
1st January 2014

Service Term (4 years unless stated): 
1st January 2014 to 19th September 2016 (Resigned 19th September 2016)

Area of Responsibility: 
Member of Strategic Board

Business Interests to declare:
None

Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions:
Employed by Kent County Council

Relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: 
None

Number of meetings attended in the last academic year
3/8


The board will be supplemented by key staff from each of the individual schools as appropriate. This team will be responsible for core operational issues across all schools and report directly to the Strategic Board.