Directors and Academy Councils

An Academy Trust is a particular type of company, officially called a ‘charitable company limited by guarantee’.

The Trust is registed at Companies’ House with the company number 7542114.  Unlike other companies an Academy Trust has no share capital and is required to direct all funds received to achieving the objectives of the Trust.

In the case of the Pegasus Academy Trust, the primary objective – as stated in its articles of association – is ‘to advance for the public benefit education in the United Kingdom’.

Directors of the Trust, like Directors of other companies, are registered at Companies House.  Their main duties are:

  • The daily running of the Academy Trust and the management of the Trust’s business affairs;
  • Ensuring the standard of education at schools within the Trust:
  • Entering into contracts on the Trust’s behalf;
  • Ensuring that relevant statutory documents are delivered to Companies House;
  • Managing the Academy Trust’s finances and property;
  • Taking part in board meetings of the Directors.

You can see minutes and agendas of the Board of Directors on our ‘Statutory Information’ pages here

Directors of the Trust

  • Richard Hill

    Community Member and Chair: Monitoring school website
  • Kevin Smith

    Academy Council Chair, Performance Management monitoring
  • Lynne Sampson

    Board Representative: Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio
  • Jolyon Roberts

    Board Representative: Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio
  • Jo Ridge

    Company Secretary
  • Peter Turner

    Finance Lead (Ex Officio)
  • Fiona Fearon

    Academy Director Chair of Beulah Infants MACs
  • Nina Pogossova

    Co-opted Director
  • Ian Patterson

    Co-opted Director
  • Gary Griffin

    Co-opted Director
  • Shelley Davies

    Co-opted Director (LA)
  • Umar Quraishi

    Community Director

Richard Hill

Term of Service ends:

March 2021

Responsibilities:

Community Member and Chair: Monitoring school website

I graduated from Sheffield University in 1969 with a maths degree and gained a masters degree in computer science from London University in 1972.

I spent most of my career working for BT in their computer system development department retiring in 1996.  On leaving BT I worked for the London Borough of Croydon in the Governor Services Team before retiring for the final time in July 2010.

I first became a governor at the Whitehorse Manor Schools in 1994 and was elected as chair of the governing body in 1996.  I have been chair of the governing bodies of the schools since that time.

In 2011 I was involved in setting up the Pegasus Academy Trust became a director and was elected as the chair of the board of directors.

Since 2011 I have been chair of the academy councils of Whitehorse Manor Infant School and Whitehorse Manor Junior School.  Between February 2011 and August 2014 I served on the academy council of Ecclesbourne Primary School and since September 2014 I have been a member of the academy council of Beulah Infant School.

Kevin Smith

Term of Service ends:

October 2017

Responsibilities:

Academy Council Chair, Performance Management monitoring

I was born in Croydon and have lived and worked in thearea for most of my life.  I am a retired Senior Officer in the London Fire Brigade, where I finished my career as Station Commander at both Norbury and Purley Fire Stations.

I became a parent governor 17 years ago and have served on a number of governing bodies since.  Until 2015, I was also chair at Kensington Avenue Primary School in Thornton Heath.  I also served as Chair of the Statutory Advisory Body for the North Croydon Children’s Centres which includes Ecclesbourne Childrten’s Centre.

Lynne Sampson

Responsibilities:

Board Representative: Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio

Jolyon Roberts

Responsibilities:

Board Representative: Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio

Jo Ridge

Responsibilities:

Company Secretary

Peter Turner

Responsibilities:

Finance Lead (Ex Officio)

Fiona Fearon

Responsibilities:

Academy Director Chair of Beulah Infants MACs

Nina Pogossova

Responsibilities:

Co-opted Director

Ian Patterson

Responsibilities:

Co-opted Director

Gary Griffin

Responsibilities:

Co-opted Director

Shelley Davies

Responsibilities:

Co-opted Director (LA)

Umar Quraishi

Responsibilities:

Community Director

Company information

We are legally required to file certain documents, including full annual accounts, at Companies House and members of the public may check the information held there by going to their search page and entering our company number – 07542114.

First published on 28th July, 2017 and modified 14th September, 2017

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