Governance

The Richard Huish Trust (RHT) is a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 9320523). Governance of the Trust falls within the responsibility of Members and the Board of Trustees.

The Members

– have the power to amend the Articles of Association (which sets out the trust’s charitable objects and governance structure)
– have power to appoint a number of Trustees and to remove any or all serving Trustees
– may issue direction to the Trustees to take a specific action
– have power, ultimately, to wind up the academy trust.

The current Members are:
Mr Duncan Alexander, the Chair of the Governing Body of the Richard Huish College,
Mr Jonathan Langdon, the Vice-chair of the Governing Body of the Richard Huish College,
Mr Edward Gregory, the Corporate Member of the Bath and Wells DBE Trust,
Mr Philip White OBE

Although Members have ultimate oversight, the company is run by a Board of Trustees. The composition of the Board currently comprises eight directors including the Chief Executive of the Academy Trust.

The Trustees are both charity trustees and company directors and have the legal responsibility for conducting the business of the trust. They may choose to delegate certain powers to committees or to the local governing boards of academies in accordance with a Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).

In particular, Trustees have responsibility to:

– ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
– hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
– oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent

The Board of Trustees has established a Finance and Audit Committee which oversees key functions. 

(i) Trustees/Directors

 Director  Date of Appointment / Re-Appointment  Status  Membership
 Guy Adams  30th November 2018  Director Chair of the Board of Directors
Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
John Abbott

CEO

 Ex-Officio Director Interim Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
Mark Braund 30 November 2018 Director
Catherine Christie 20 February 2018 Director Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
David Griffin 30 November 2018 Director Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee
Lorraine Heath 30 November 2018 Director Director on TTA Local Governing Body
Jade Renville 01 September 2019 Director Vice-chair of the Board of Directors
Chris Ormrod 30 November 2018 Director Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
TTA Local Governing Body Chair

(ii) Governance Documents