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.
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.
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)
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.
Dr Janice de Sousa: also Chair of Local Governing Body
Pete Stagg: also member of Local Governing Body
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
Trustees Attendance Records
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 2021NHEA Financial Statements – Audit Report to 31st August 2021NHEA Memorandum and Articles of AssociationNHEA Funding Agreement
NHEA Policies and procedures (Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) can be found here along with other Policies 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
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 Secretary North Hampshire Education Alliance
Queen Mary’s CollegeCliddesden Road Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 3HF