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  • Governance

    Millbank Academy is a Future Academies school. We belong to an ambitious and innovative family of five schools, with a teacher training college and small curriculum unit.

    The Future Academies schools are sponsored by the charity, Future, founded by the social entrepreneurs, John and Caroline Nash. Future’s founding belief is that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what young people can achieve.

    Our sister schools are Pimlico Academy (the Outstanding secondary school to which most of our pupils move to), Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Pimlico Primary, based in Westminster, and Phoenix Academy in White City. There are strong working relationships between the schools that directly benefit staff and pupils. All Future Academies primary schools follow a subject-specific curriculum that is helping to set new, high standards.

    The role of Future Academies

    The role of our sponsor is to lead the Local Governing Board and set direction for our school, fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operations and promoting good use of public funds. Future Academies works with the leadership team to ensure we provide the best learning environment for pupils. 

    Click here to view the Future Academies' annual report and accounts.

    Click here to view the Pimlico Academy Supplementary Funding Agreement.

    Click here to view the Articles of Association.

    Click here to view the Memorandum of Association.

    The Local Governing Board

    Our Local Governing Board exists, primarily, to hold the Principal to account for the progress and attainment of pupils, their safeguarding and wellbeing.

    The Board meets each term, and reports to the Directors of Future Academies. Click here to visit the Future Academies website

    Shanaaz Price, Clerk to the Board, can be contacted by email at: shanaaz.price@futureacademies.org

    From September 2020, members of the Millbank Academy Local Governing Board are as follows:

    Paul Smith (Chair of Governors) 

    Paul is Chief Executive of Future Academies. Paul is Accounting Officer for the Trust. Paul's background is as a National Leader of Education, principal of a teaching school, school inspector and, most recently, as a RSC.

    • Date of appointment: 20 March 2020
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies. Chair of Governors Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Pimlico Primary, Barclay Academy, The Grange Academy. Governor of Pimlico Academy, Laureate Academy, Phoenix Academy, Future Academies Watford.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3. 
     

    Saskia Cooper

    • Date of appointment: 18th January 2019
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Trust Board
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2018/19: 3/3.

     

    Father Matthew Catterick

    • Date of appointment: 1st September 2020
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Trust Board
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3.

     

    Richard Maynard (SenD Link)

    • Date of appointment: 13th November 2020
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Parent Body
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Part time teacher at Westminster Independent School
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: N/A

     

    Renie Choy

    • Date of appointment: 13th November 2020
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Parent Body
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Elected Parent Governor at St George the Martyr CE School
    • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: N/A

    Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street London SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org

     

    Would you like to shape the future of one of our thriving academies as a Governor?

    Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide. 

    At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme. 

    Being a governor is a voluntary position, and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

    If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    NEXT STEPS

    If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact our Governance Lead.

    Future Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

    Millbank Academy

    Millbank Academy, Erasmus Street London SW1P 4HR
    office@millbank.futureacademies.org
    Tel: 020 3262 0068