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Governance

Carterhatch Junior School officially became a member of The Enfield Learning Trust (later known as Connect Education Trust) on 1 January 2018. The Trust was formed in September 2016 and is the formal partnership between Bowes Primary, Carterhatch Junior, Chesterfield Primary, Delta Primary, Fern House, Grange Park and Hazelbury Primary Schools.

The overarching responsibility and accountability for governance of the Trust and its academies lies with the Board of Trustees, who meet three times a year.  

The Trustees are responsible for setting and monitoring strategic objectives, as well as ensuring compliance with charity and company law and the Trust’s funding agreement.

The Trust Board has delegated these responsibilities to four committees, each with its own terms of reference. Chaired by a Trustee, each committee meets termly with their minutes submitted to the Board of Trustees for noting, comment and action. 

  • Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and safety and Wellbeing
  • Resources and Finance
  • Pay

Statutory policies adopted by the Trust Board are reviewed on a rolling cycle.

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Our Vision - To empower children to lead remarkable futures.

Our Mission - To connect with our pupils and offer them an exceptional education. Recruiting inspirational and committed teachers, school leaders and people to empower each and every one of the children in our care.

A remarkable future.  It's what our children deserve, but what does it actually mean?

  • Offering a well-rounded education that gives pupils every chance of success
  • Helping pupils to fulfil their potential and to be the best that they can be
  • A place where all pupils are included and enabled to flourish
  • Giving pupils the confidence to believe in themselves and to dream big
  • Supporting pupil’s wellbeing to develop well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to society

Our Core Values

We Care. It's our calling to protect and grow our pupils and our people. We work in a world where empathy, thoughtfulness and personal responsibility are absolutely essential.

We Empower. Pupils and our people are equipped and encouraged to be the best that they can be. We give pupils and our people the skills and the belief they need to succeed.

We Create. We get things done, through hard work, resilience and high energy. We dream big and imagine bold new ways to shape the future of learning.

Quality of Education

Accountability for the educational performance of each school is delegated to the Executive team who are also responsible for promoting and monitoring standards of safeguarding and ensuring high quality professional development and staff wellbeing. The Executive team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Finance Officer, Chief Standards Officer and Chief Operations officer.

The Education Committee oversees the educational performance of each school and the personal development and wellbeing of pupils.  The responsibility of the Education Committee is to ensure all pupils in each school receive the very best education through a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB), comprised of parents, staff, executives and Trust appointed members. Their primary role is to enable school leaders to achieve the highest educational outcomes for all pupils, through monitoring the quality of education and by providing effective support and challenge. In cases where any school require rapid improvement an Interim Management Board is formed in place of a LGB to deliver the necessary improvements until such time the Trust Board deem appropriate.

The Trust Board is accountable for the financial performance of each school and delegates the operational management, regulation and oversight to the Chief Finance Officer, (CFO) in accordance with scheme of delegation. The CFO reports to the Finance and Resources Committee.  The Finance and Resources Committee have responsibilities for issues of finance, risk, control and governance.

Click here for the Connect Education Trust website

Connect Education Trust - Register of Business Interests

Connect Education Trust website Governance information

School Funding Agreement

Connect Education Trust LGB Membership January 2022

Connect Scheme of Delegation

ELT Trustees Report and Financial Statement 2020-2021

ELT Trustees Report and Financial Statement 2019 - 2020

ELT Executive Pay 2020-2021

Governance and Trustee attendance 2021-2022

Governance and Trustee attendance 2020 - 2021

School Funding Agreement

 Carterhatch Junior School Local Education Committee

Position 

Name 

   Date Appointed 

Term of Office 

 

Trust Appointed 

LGB Member (Chair)

Alex Monk    12.05.2021 11.05.2025  
Headteacher

Helen McGovern

   01.01.2018

N/A

 
Staff LGB Member

Amy Fry

   17.05.2022

16.05.2026

 
Parent LGB Member

Sheila Asare

   01.09.2021

31.08.2025

 
Parent LGB Member

Adeola Joseph    

   17.05.2022 16.05.2026  
Chief Executive Officer               Androulla Nicou     06.01.2022 N/A   

Contact details for the Chair of the Carterhatch Local Governing Body are as follows:

Alex Monk - enquiries@carterhatchjun.org

Carterhatch Junior School, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield EN1 4JY