North Hampshire Education Alliance

North Hampshire Education Alliance

The North Hampshire Education Alliance (NHEA) is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), established on 1st October 2017, as a charity and company limited by guarantee. The Trust was created by Queen Mary’s College (QMC) in Basingstoke and contains one 16-19 academy (QMC) and from 1st September 2020 a subsidiary company (QM Leisure Ltd.). The Trust is structured to enable other academies to join – in line with the Trust’s strategy.

The current strategy of the NHEA is – ‘to use the capacity created by the Trust to work collaboratively with other educational institutions and stakeholders building on our collective strengths to give the regions’ young people the opportunity to succeed, whatever their background’. The Trust’s strategy builds on the long-term partnership strategy and strategic vision of Queen Mary’s College for educational and social inclusion and higher levels of attainment in Basingstoke. QMC engages in, and often leads partnership arrangements across Basingstoke with a view to improving the life chances of all young people in the region.

The North Hampshire Education Alliance (NHEA) Trust is an exempt charity and company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House. Registered office: North Hampshire Education Alliance, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3HF. Company number 10933839.

Useful Information

Information about the Members and Trustees

The NHEA is structured in line with the requirements for a Multi Academy Trust with Members (acting as shareholders) and a Board of Trustees (Directors) overseeing Queen Mary’s College and QM Leisure Ltd.. There are currently five Members all of who have strong links to the Trust and College and up to ten Trustees some of whom also act as Local Governors or Directors of QM Leisure.

Members

Ali Foss (ex-Principal of QMC and CEO of NHEA)

Andrew Harding (Chair of Governors of QMC – before academy conversion)

Stephen Sheedy (ex-Principal of QMC before academy conversion)

John Soar (ex-Chair of Trustees for NHEA)

Jo Carver (ex Governor of QMC – before academy conversion)

Trustees

Julie McLatch: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mark Henderson: also CEO of NHEA and Principal of QMC

Mike O’Dwyer: also Director QM Leisure Ltd.

Steve Lutner

Jon Soar

Dr Janice de Sousa: also Chair of Local Governing Body

Neil Taylor

Jean Thorpe

Pete Stagg: also member of Local Governing Body

NHEA Meetings

The Members meet 2 or 3 times a year with the Annual General Meeting usually taking place in January each year – next meeting scheduled for 18th January 2022.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year with one of the meetings usually linked to the Board’s annual strategy day. Details of the governance arrangements for NHEA are set out in its Annual Report and Financial Statements and it its Scheme of Delegation

Current Members and Trustees
Members and Trustees Register of Interests (linked document)
Trustees Attendance Records (linked document)

NHEA Documents & Information

The Trust has a duty to publish certain information online either due to statute (e.g. the Equality Act 2010), as set out in its funding agreement or Department of Education (DfE) guidance.

NHEA Scheme of DelegationNHEA Annual Report and Financial Statements to 31st August 2020NHEA Financial Statements – Audit Report to 31st August 2020NHEA Memorandum and Articles of AssociationNHEA Funding Agreement

NHEA Public Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy

NHEA Health and Safety Statement

NHEA Equality Objectives and details of compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty

 

Other policies and procedures can be found here (add links to policy page) including those specific to Queen Mary’s College. If you can’t find a policy that you might expect please contact us.

 Executive Pay over £100k

Gross annual Salary and Benefits                                 Members of Staff

£100k – £110k                                                                         1

£110k – £120k                                                                         1

details of other staff pay can be found in the most recent Annual Report and Financial Statements

 

The Trade Union Facility Time report

Relevant period April 2020 to March 2021

  • Trade union Representatives: 3
  • Percentage of working hours spent on facility time 1 to 50% of working hours : 3
  • Percentage of Pay spent on facility time : 0.05
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid activities : 4.87%

 

Contact the NHEA

Any person wishing to contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees should do so through the Company Secretary (details below).

The NHEA is always interested in potential new Trustees. The Board meets each half term (six times each year) and has several Committees which meet at least once a term. Trustees are required to attend an initial training course and there is also usually at least one other training session each year as well as statutory online courses. The position of Trustee is unpaid, but reasonable expenses may be claimed.

The NHEA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and seeks to recruit Trustees with the skills that are required for the effective operation of the Board and who reflect the composition of the staff and students, and the community in Basingstoke and the wider area served by the College. If you would be interested to learn more about what is involved in being a Trustee, please contact the Company Secretary at: Toni.Baldwin@qmc.ac.uk or

Dr Toni Baldwin,Company SecretaryNorth Hampshire Education Alliance

Queen Mary’s CollegeCliddesden RoadBasingstokeHampshireRG21 3HF

Members of the Trust

Julie McLatch: Chair of Board of Trustees

Andrew Harding

Stephen Sheedy

Mike O’Dwyer

Steve Lutener

Dr Janice de Sousa

Position:
Trustee and Chair of LGB

Joanna Carver

Neil Taylor

Pete Stagg

Jean Thorpe