TRUSTEES & SOME KEY STAFF

Cranford Community College is a Single Academy Trust (SAT) 

The trustees (who are also known as the Governors or the Directors) of Cranford Community College have a duty to ensure that the academy is efficiently run and that the children are given the best possible education.

The trustees have many and varied duties such as establishing the vision, values and priorities. agreeing the school budget, employing staff, monitoring the performance of staff and pupils, ensuring a high quality of education is provided and ensuring that the school is a safe and happy place to be.

System Leadership

Cranford, as a National Support School, and its Executive Head Teacher, as a National Leader of Education, have provided regular support to other schools and the academy continues to act as a hub for best practice, research and innovation.

Cranford Community College led its Teaching School Alliance (TSA) until 31 August 2021.

The academy has always supplemented the TSA grant income from its own resources to support activity that it would wish to pursue regardless of Teaching School Status. The academy will therefore maintain a number of legacy strands following the end of the TSA grant from its resources.

Cranford Trading Company

Commercial activity is run through a separate Trading Company to ensure the proper payment of VAT and has a sole Director, Mr John Lyden. Mr Lyden operates independent of the board and the academy.

All the profits from the trading company are gifted to the academy. 

Constitution

The Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity.  The charitable company’s memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the Academy Trust.  The trustees of Cranford Community College are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law.  The charitable company operates as Cranford Community College. It is also traditionally known as ‘Cranford College’, ‘Cranford Community’, ‘Cranford Community School’ and ‘Cranford School’

Trustee Appointments and Current Terms

  • Jennifer Sandra Lewis (Chair, Appointed), 17 July 2026
  • Shafia Haroon (Vice Chair, Elected Parent Governor), 17 June 2024
  • Cllr. Daanish Saeed (Appointed), 10 July 2023
  • Jennifer Elizabeth Lewis (Appointed), 13 December 2025
  • Tatinder Virdee (Appointed), 10 October 2026
  • Barbara Lodge (Elected Staff), 31 October 2023

 

  • Contemporary Trustee and Member details may always be found through this LINK

 

Summary of Trustees’ Register of Interests (Up to date)

Trustee’s name

Name of business / charity / educational institute

Name of interest / interest began

Appointment  (by/when)

Shafia Haroon

Home Office UK Border Force,

Employee / 10 December 2015

Elected by Parents

10 December 2015

Jennie Lewis

Berkeley Academy

 

Berkeley Pre-School

Employee / 14 December 2017

 

Secretary / 14 December 2017

 

Appointed by the ATB

 

14 December 2017

 

 

Jenny Lewis

 

None (Retired)

N/A

Appointed by Members

1 April 2011

Barbara Lodge

Cranford Community College

 

Employee / 4 October 2012

 

Elected by school staff

4 October 2012

John Lyden

Cranford Community College

Employee / 1 April 2011

Interested ended: 1 September 2021

 

Elected by School Staff

1 April 2011

(Stepped down: 31 08 2021)

Daanish Saeed

London Borough of Hounslow

 

West Thames College

Councillor / 4 October 2012

 

Employee / 1 September 2018

Elected by Parents

4 October 2012

Taz Virdee

Berkeley Academy

Heston West Big Local

 

Employee / 10 October 2019

Employee / 10 October 2019

 

 

Appointed by ATB

10 October 2019

 

 

The Academy Trust is currently considering updating its Funding Agreement and Articles of Association with the ESFA / Secretary of State in 2022/23 and is also considering its options in terms of MAT developments so there may be some resulting structural changes to the ATB (Members and Trustees) and eligibility once either of these new frameworks are agreed and ratified. Key decisions are envisaged during 2022/23 or 2023/24. Elections for new staff and new parent trustees, as appropriate, will then be held in accordance with the new articles and funding agreement. 

Further Information about Financial Management, the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Accounts and the Annual Report can be found on another page on this website, CLICK HERE

Company Secretary / Clerk

Bernadette Moir (part-time)

  • The Chair of the ATB can be contacted via email to the clerk, CLERK@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk or using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website
  • Complaints and Compliments should be emailed to  complaintsandcompliments@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk or using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website

 

Organisational Structure of the Academy Trust

The Academy Trust operate strategically and hold the Executive Head Teacher, who is also the Accounting Officer, to account for the running of the academy and its related functions and the board, at least annually, comprehensively, and formally review the thresholds of responsibility and delegation between the Academy Trust and the Executive Head Teacher.

The Executive Head Teacher (or his delegates) is/are responsible for all operational matters and the ‘day to day’ running of the academy, overseen by the Academy Trust acting as ‘critical friend’ and appraising his performance with support from an independent adviser.  The Executive Head Teacher is responsible for policy and decision making in so far as it has not been made by the trust, and reports to the Chair and the trust board. 

Normally, there is an annual / biennial cycle of appraisal linked to performance pay for all staff, except the Executive Head Teacher whose performance is rated but whose pay is currently frozen by mutual agreement and hence not currently subject to either inflationary or performance progression.

The Academy Trust has responsibility for monitoring its own performance and for its own training. It reports through the Annual General Meeting and is subject to scrutiny by the regulators, including external auditors and Ofsted. The trust is experienced and has well established protocols for the operation of the Academy Trust, a clear structure, written terms of reference and a regular cycle of meetings and activities.

The Academy Trust is normally organised as follows:

  • Full Academy Trust (Chair: Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis)
  • Regular (normally fortnightly, sometimes monthly) Chair Meetings with the Executive Head Teacher / Accounting Officer
  • Pay & Performance Management Committee (Chair: Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis) (JLE, JLS, TVI = Review Trustee)
  • Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee (Chair: Ms Jennie Elizabeth Lewis) (JLS/)
  • Finance and Monitoring Committee (Chair: Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis) (JLE/)
  • Pupil Discipline Committee (Any 3 eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Staff Dismissal Committee (Any 3 eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Safeguarding / Health and Safety Committee  (Chair: Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis) (JLE/BLO)
  • Admissions Panel (Chair: Ms Jennie Elizabeth Lewis) (JLS/BLO)
  • Collaboration Committee - 2 Trustees (voting) and the Accounting Officer (non-voting). Chair rotates 6 monthly with other organisation(s) (JLE/TVI + KPR))
  • Appeals & Complaints Committee (Any 3 eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Executive Head Teacher/Deputy Head teacher Appointment Panel (Any eligible and trained governors, Chair: Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis)

Please note that Mrs Jenny Sandra Lewis and Ms Jennie Elizabeth Lewis are not related or connected other than both being trustees. 

Some alternative arrangements operated in recent years to maximise Covid safety including absorbing the work of most committees into the full ATB where appropriate, minimising face to face meetings, using videoconferencing and incorporating electronic meetings and decisions, using communications technologies where face to face meetings have not been possible.  

The academy is subject to external review, scrutiny and validation through a variety of inspections and audits by a range of agencies including Ofsted, Responsible Officer visits, Audit, the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, etc. and reports by these agencies are shared with the Academy Trust and published. The academy (Executive Head Teacher/Academy Trust) also undertakes a variety of evaluations and satisfaction surveys and monitors key performance indicators. The academy also benchmarks and improves its performance through involvement and leadership of networks of schools and school improvement partnerships.

The trust will host a Community Conference for stakeholders to contribute to the vision and direction of the academy in summer 2023, postponed from summer 2020 due to the pandemic. 

The academy was subject to a full Ofsted inspection in 2022 and has been judged to be Good overall, this outcome was limited to 'Good' because as an academy the trust board has chosen, in the best interests of its community, not to adhere to the national curriculum in Humanities. Academies have the right to set their own broad and balanced currciculum but can then cannot be graded outstanding under Ofsted's contrary rules. 

The Executive Head Teacher normally reports to the Academy Trust regularly through Full Academy Trust meetings and committees and meets and communicates regularly with the Chair between Academy Trust meetings and meets on average fortnightly for monitoring of academy performance by the Chair. The Academy Trust is also kept involved through scrutiny of data and benchmarking information, publications, the academy website and its associated social media and invitations to / attendance events, activities and trustee training.

The Academy Trust monitors the performance of the academy through a variety of means including through its committee and meetings structure, through probing and questioning, through involvement with the academy and through activities such as regular Health and Safety inspections and data monitoring.

The academy trust board has authorised the Chair, when she deems it necessary, to use her powers to deal with urgent needs, reporting any significant use to the Academy Trust as appropriate afterwards.

The Executive Head Teacher and Academy Trust report to parents, pupils and the community through a variety of means including the academy website, reports, letters and magazines, text messaging, school email, school phones, assemblies, the academy’s Virtual Leaning Environment (MSTeams), SchoolCloud, etc.

The Academy Trust agrees the broad staffing structure at least annually as part of the approval of the budget and delegates to the Executive Head Teacher the flexibility to take opportunities for improvement as they arise or when needs change in the year within the envelope of the agreed annual budget total.

The board also agrees any legal agreements, such as with Hounslow's Promise and Advantage Multi-Academy Trust, any related party transactions and larger contracts such as ground maintenance and ICT Managed Services.

Catering ceased to be contracted out due to disruption to the contract at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic but is envisaged to be subject to re-tender for 2022-23 or 2023-24 if the economic landscape for tendering has improved. 

Committees & Panels

The quorum for most committees must be three, two of whom must be trustees, but a committee can involve non-Trustees.

  • Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee: The Academies Financial Handbook 2014 prohibits employees of the school and Executive Directors (KPR) from being members of this committee, although senior staff are expected to support the workings of this committee. The Chair must be a non-executive director and there must be at least one other non-executive Director. The committee must have at least three members.
  • Finance & Monitoring Committee: The committee must have at least three members. The majority (i.e. at least 2) must be Trustees. There are no other restrictions on membership. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee.
  • Safeguarding (including Health & Safety): The committee must have at least three members. The majority (i.e. at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee.
  • Pay & Performance Management: This committee needs two non-staff Trustees and, for the Headteacher’s Performance Management, a non-staff review Trustee. Committee members must be objective, independent and transparent. Staff Trustees are not eligible.
  • Pupil Discipline: The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e. at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff trustees are eligible, but the Headteacher is ineligible.
  • Staff Dismissal: The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e. at least 2) must be Trustees. The Headteacher is ineligible.
  • Appeals & Complaints: The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e. at least 2) must be Trustees. The Headteacher is ineligible.
  • Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher Appointments: This ad hoc committee is formed from eligible Trustees (training provided). Appointments require ratification by the full Academy Trust.
  • Admissions Panel: This ad hoc panel (Any 2 trustees meets to review compliance with the Admissions Policy and Admissions Code of Practice for in-year admissions and the filling of vacancies from the waiting list) 
  • Collaboration Committee: The organisation of the committee is set out in the legal agreement which can be read HERE
  • Nominated Trustees: The chair is routinely delegated authority to make time sensitive decisions on behalf of the academy where necessary, reporting afterwards to the full ATB. Any trustee may be nominated to a delegated task by the full ATB (e.g. Workload and wellbeing trustee, environment and climate trustee, oversight of a capital project, oversight of a procurement process, Equalities and Sexual Harassment Trustee, etc. )

Members

Roger John Owen (from 1 April 2011)

Jenny Sandra Lewis (from 1 April 2011)

Nicola Marie Taylor (from 1 September 2020)

 

Summary of Members’ Register of Interests (Up to date)

Member’s name

Name of business / charity / educational institute

Name of interest / interest began

Appointment (By / When)

Roger Owen

None

N/A

Appointed by ATB

1 April 2011

Jenny Lewis

None

N/A

Appointed by ATB

1 April 2011

Nicola Moir

Pay UK (Finance and Banking)

Employee

Appointed by ATB

1 September 2020

 

Data Controller: Mr Philip Dobison, who can be contacted using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website

Data Protection Officer: Ms Maria Bramhall, who can be contacted using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website

 

Company Name

Cranford Community College

Principal and Registered Office

High St

Cranford

Middlesex

TW5 9PD

Company Registered Number

07559818 (England & Wales)

The certificate of incorporation can be found here by clicking.

The academy trust of Cranford Community College has been established under these articles of associationmemorandum of association and funding agreement. These are currently being updated with the ESFA.

The trustees have the freehold of the land and premises.

 

Dates of Future Meetings (Governance Professional)

 

Full Multi-Academy Trust Meetings in the Headteacher’s Study / CiC

 

To be published in September 2022

 

Committee Meeting dates in the Headteacher’s Study / CiC (and Zoom)

Finance & Monitoring 

 

To be published in September 2022

 

Audit Compliance & Risk Committee 

 

To be published in September 2022

 

Safeguarding - Proposed dates

 

To be published in September 2022

 

Pay & Performance Management Committee

 

To be published in September 2022

 

Others – As necessary.

 

SOME KEY STAFF (Note: 'Key Management Personnel' with names in BOLD)

 

School Improvement, Strategic and System Leadership

 

Executive Leaders

Kevin Prunty, Executive Head Teacher / Accounting Officer / National Leader of Education 

Peter Stumpf, Associate Head Teacher

Alan Fraser, Director of High Quality and Ethical Community and Business Partnerships and Income Generation. Designated Prevent Lead

 

Accounting Officer Register of Interests (Up to date)

Accounting Officer's Name

Name of business / charity / educational institute

Name of interest

Date interest began

Kevin Prunty

ADMAT (Berkeley Academy)

 

Cranford Community College (Academy)

Employee

 

Employee

1 December 2017

 

1 April 2011

 

Leadership and Governance Support

Bernadette Moir, Company Secretary / Trust Training and Development / Clerk part-time

Mudassir Sarwar, Academy Performance & Data Manager

Homayon Zeary, Technology, Infrastructure Planning and Strategic Developments Manager

 

Academy Financial Leadership

 

  • Magda Galdysz, Chief Finance Officer (appointed 1 October 2021)
Trade creds, debtors & payroll control accounts monthly recs 
Capitalisation of fixed assets & depreciation
Monthly Budget Monitorings, Cashflows, TB to Chair & trustees
GB meetings & budget figures for meetings
ESFA budget forecasts ( July submission dates)
Land & Buildings Tool
ESFA Self-assessment resource tool submission
Annex Gs (Teaching School April, School Direct & TSST Dec)
ESFA Internal Scrutiny submission
Legal agreements/ leases etc
Management of SEN income
End of year
Preparation of accounts and audit deliverables
Checking annual accounts for submission Dec 
Checking AAR for submission Jan
Website update with necessary financial info
Ensuring monthly returns go to pension providers
Monthly TP contributions form
TP End of Year Certificate and audit
Pensions auto re-enrolment 
VAT return to HMRC (different to a VAT registered organisation)
Support & training
Pensions auto re-enrolment (CCC Apr 23)
develop and maintain Local Financial procedures with EHT

 

  • Sabina Marcianak, Academy Business Manager 
Day to day running of finance 
Preparation Trade creds, debtors & payroll control accounts monthly recs 
Authorisation of Purchase orders 
Authorisation of invoices for payment
BACS payment authorisation 1st stage check & approval, upload on bank
Bank Transfer 1st stage input & authorisation & system input
Payroll items preparation and upload to payroll provider,  
Payroll return check  and 1st authorisation 
Ensuring monthly returns go to pension providers
Monthly TP contributions form
Monitor prepayments, Stripe & income input
invoices to other suppliers
Cashflow
Julie Charge Card on the system
MGL Charge Card On the system
Preparation of accounts and audit deliverables
Register of interest / Financial competency 

 

  • Emilia Aleksandrowicz, Finance Assistant
Parent Pay income reconciliations
Parent Pay refunds
Stripe income reconciliation
Letts refunds on Stripe only
SumUp income reconciliation
Bank Reconcilation
Lunch duty & extra hours payments
Charge Card statements reconciliation
prepayments
D/D charges on system
getting weekly / monthly reconciliations approved by SLT
Parent pay support to parents /students

 

  • Aneta Cichocka, Finance Assistant in lieu of Izabela Dabrowska (on sabbatical from 1 July 2022) 
Purchase orders
Getting invoices authorised
Invoices to FMS
BACS producing 
Bursary
Petty cash
Banking
Shop income
Asset Register
Monthly budget reports to budget holders
Mobile phone confiscation
Parent pay support to parents /students

 

  • Amanda Gomez, Finance Assistant (Catering & Trips)
Organising and support for Trips, Letters , RA, bookings  
Parent pay trip management 
Parent pay support to parents /students
Trip's phones management
Catering TBC

 

(Jenny Donegan, Interim Finance Consultancy)

 

Academy Management

Sarah Haskins, Executive Assistant to the Executive Head Teacher 

Adam Urch, Service Delivery Manager

Zeenat Jussab, HR Manager

Poonam Kaher, HR Manager

Desiree Fernandes, Trainee HR Assistant

Jenny Moir, Sites, Premises and Projects Manager

Mahavir Ladva, Examinations Officer and Careers Coordinator

Dee Dhillon, Admissions & SIMs Manager

Amina Hassania, Attendance Officer

 

QUICK LINK TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PAGE

 

 

KEY

ACADEMY STAFF LEADS ARE DENOTED BY A 3 LETTER CODE 

Executive Leaders

  • AFR: Alan Fraser, Director of High Quality and Ethical Community and Business Partnerships and Income Generation. Designated Prevent Lead
  • KKK: VACANCY, Executive Assistant to the EHT, LMC MANAGER
  • KPR: Kevin Prunty, Executive Head Teacher (EHT) / Accounting Officer (AO) / National Leader of Education (NLE)
  • PST: Peter Stumpf, Associate Head Teacher (Acting Headteacher in the absence of the EHT) 

 

Leadership and Governance Support

  • BMO: Bernadette Moir, Executive Assistant / Company Secretary / Trust Training and Development / Clerk part-time (Retires end February 2022)
  • HZE: Homayon Zeary, Technology, Infrastructure Planning and Strategic Developments Manager
  • MSA: Mudassir Sarwar, Academy Performance & Data Manager

 

Academic Leadership

  • AAT: Amrat Atwal, Acting Teaching, Learning and Internationalism Coordinator (Sabbatical) / Director of Science
  • CSH: Chetan Shingadia, Assistant Head Teacher (Post 16 Academic Leadership)
  • FGR: Fran Green, Assistant Head Teacher (Key Stage 4 Academic Leadership)
  • MBR: Maria Bramhall, Deputy Head of School (Logistics and Compliance). Data Protection Officer
  • RBE: Rita Berndt, Head of School (Curriculum and Academic) / Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • SDS: Shawn D'Souza, Senior Teacher (Logistics and Compliance). Deputy Data Protection Officer
  • SSA: Sharandeep Saroya, Assistant Head Teacher (Post 16 Academic Leadership), part-time
  • SSH: Sahrish Shaikh, Acting Teaching, Learning and Internationalism Coordinator (Sabbatical Cover) / Head of History
  • USE: Uxio Seijas, Senior Teacher (Pastoral Year 7-11 p-t / Teaching, Learning and Internationalism) - On sabbatical

 

Pastoral / Inclusion Leadership

  • DKN: Dawn Knock, SEND Manager
  • KMU: Kerry Mulhair, Assistant Headteacher Inclusion (SENDCo, Access and Inclusion, Head of the ASD, EAL, LAC, Medical Needs, GRT, Literacy and numeracy)
  • MYO: Mehmoona Yousaf, Senior Teacher (Pastoral, Years 7-11), part-time (job share)
  • PLE: Priscilla Ledlie, Assistant to the AHT Inclusion, Medical and Healthcare Lead / Transitions Manager
  • RIN: Robert Ind, Head of School (Pastoral and Voc/Technical Curriculum). Deputy Designated Prevent Lead
  • RSI: Randeep Sidhu, Acting Senior Teacher (Pastoral, Years 7-11), part-time (job share)
  • TJE: Tammy Jenkins, Assistant to Senor Teacher Pastoral, Joint Designated Safeguarding Lead (JDSL)

 

Academy Financial Leadership

  • EAL: Emilia Aleksandrowicz, Finance Assistant
  • IDA: Izabela Dabrowska,  Finance Assistant. IDA on secondment from 1 July 2022 = III VACANCY
  • LLL: VACANCY, Trainee Finance Assistant (JDEFS: Jennie Donegan, Interim Finance Consultancy)
  • MGL: Magda Galdysz, Chief Finance Officer (appointed 1 October 2021)
  • SMK: Sabina Marcianak, Academy Business Manager 

 

Academy Management

  • AHA: Amina Hassania, Attendance Officer
  • AUR: Adam Urch, Service Delivery Manager
  • DDH: Dee Dhillon, Admissions & SIMs Manager
  • DFE: Desiree Fernandes, Trainee HR Assistant
  • JMO: Jenny Moir, Sites, Premises and Projects Manager
  • JJJ: VACANCY, Premises and Projects  Assistant and Executive Support
  • KVI: Post 16 Attendance Manager
  • MLA: Mahavir Ladva, Examinations Officer and Careers Coordinator
  • PKA: Poonam Kaher, HR Manager
  • SHA: Sarah Haskins, Cover and Logistics Manager (Maternity Cover for LKA)
  • ZJU: Zeenat Jussab, HR Manager

 

Governance (Member / Trustee) Oversight is denoted by a 4 letter code

  • ACCC: Appeals and Complaints / Compliments Committee
  • ACRC: Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee
  • CHMM: Chair / EHT Monthly Meetings 
  • CPAP: Cranford Pupil Admissions Panel 
  • FATB: Full Academy Trust  Board 
  • FPMC: Finance, Procedures and Monitoring Committee
  • HTAP: Executive Head Teacher/Deputy Head teacher Appointment Panel 
  • MEMB: Members of the Academy Trust 
  • PPMC: Pay & Performance Management Committee (PPMC)
  • PBDC: Pupil Behaviour & Discipline Committee
  • RPCC: Related Party Collaboration Committee
  • SCDC: Staff Conduct & Dismissal Committee
  • SHWC: Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing Committee 

 

 


 

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