Flamstead End Local Academy Board
The Flamstead End Local Academy Board (LAB), plays a key part of providing a link between the school and the Board of Trustees. The Board meets at least every half term with one of the main goals, in support of the Academy’s Leadership Team, being to offer independent insights across a range of areas affecting the day to day operation and future of the Academy. The committee focus on Pastoral matters, as well as having an oversight of the tracking data of the school. The LAB also maintain links with Heads of Department, to quality assure the quality of their work.
Should you wish to get in contact with the LAB please contact Owen.White@generationsmat.com
The agenda and minutes for each Local Academy Board will be available to the public, on request, once approved by the Chair. Until formal approval (with appropriate amendments, if any) at the next meeting, any minutes provided must be understood as being subject to amendment. Copy minutes made available to a member of the public will usually have redacted any information relating to individual employees (including teachers), prospective employees, students and prospective students. This will include any information from which the Trust believes that the individual could be identified. All other confidential information will also be redacted. What might amount to confidential information will be dependent upon the state of affairs at the time of the request and consideration of issues relating to confidentiality can be time consuming. Therefore, if a member of the public wishes to see only those parts of the minutes which relate to a particular topic, it would be helpful for this to be stated in the request.
Members: The LAB membership comprises the following Trustees and volunteers:
Vanessa Wright: Vanessa is Co-Chair of the Flamstead End Local Academy Board. Vanessa Wright brings over twenty years of experience working at Pearson, the world’s largest education company, and includes the exam board Edexcel. She has previously held the positions of Vice President running the schools business in Australia and more recently, leading sales and marketing for schools in the UK. Vanessa has been a Trustee since 2017 and the co-Vice Chair since 2019.
Jean Holt: Jean is Co-Chair of the Flamstead End Local Academy Board. Jean was a Governor at Goffs School for many years and became a Trustee of the Multi Academy Trust when it was formed. Jean was previously Chair of Standards and Achievement Committee and is now Chair of the Search Committee and Co-Chair of Flamstead End.
Originally a parent governor, Jean has 3 sons who were educated at Goffs School. Jean has a scientific background and although retired now, she was a research scientist and has a degree in Chemical Physics.
Jean also has considerable experience of analysing performance data. She has a passionate interest in the education of all students in the Generations Educational Trust and believes that every young person deserves the best education to allow them to reach their full potential.
Owen White: Owen is an experienced Chief of Staff in Law Enforcement working latterly in Technology and Innovation with a successful background within program delivery, strategic engagement across Policing at NPCC and local force level, as well as with Government through the Home Office. He is Chair of the Goffs Local Academy Board, membership of the Resources Committee, as well as the Chair of Governors for Goffs Primary School. Owen has volunteered in the Academic Sector since 2013.
Kacey Brown: Internal Auditor and Chartered Accountant since 2004 with experience undertaking internal and external audits, alongside risk management and project assurance. Problem identification and resolution is a very satisfying element of my role alongside building strong working relationships.
Passionate about the local community, having been a Cub Scout Leader, and a Primary School Governor.
Kacey expanded his educational knowledge within the secondary education sector in 2018 being appointed a member of the Goffs-Churchgate Local Academy Board and was appointed as Trustee in March 2019 with membership of Standards and Achievement Committee, Resources Committee and Goffs Local Academy Board.
Laura Orlando: Laura brings over 20 years of experience producing & project managing teams, to deliver creative projects & live events. She currently works for a disabled children's charity, supporting young people with disabilities to share their rich variety of experiences via content creation. Laura is the parent of a young son, and lives locally with her family. In her spare time, she contributes as Treasurer of the school PTA. She has a Joint BA Hons in Economics and Business Management and is a member of the Association for Project Management.