Connected Learning

The Key to Success

Board of Trustees

Trustees have three core functions of governance:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the Trust and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust and ensuring best value at all times

Trustees meet at least once a term. Please click the arrow to view the trustee’s credentials.

Jane Bass – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Claire Brazier – Chief Operations Officer (COO)

JoAnn Williams - Chair of the Board

  • Former Mayor of Witham 2017-2018
  • Witham Town Councillor
  • Trustee, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Member, Witham & District Lioness Club
  • Member of several committees on crime and local youths

Nicholas Redfern

  • Taught in Norfolk after training as a teacher in 1982
  • Then worked in the City of London for 26 years as an investment banker
  • Has taught part time ‘financial awareness’ to Yrs5 and 6 at Powers Hall Academy

Susan Sings

  • Ex-Vice-Chair of Governors of Witham Joint Local Governing Body
  • Ex-Executive Chair of Connected Learning Board of Trustees
  • Previous senior manager at Anglia Ruskin University

Sindhu Rajeev

  • Educationalist for 28 years
  • Supported various philanthropic projects across the world
  • Witham Town Councillor

Colin Willett

  • Head of Strategic Business Development – TSP Legal


2020/21 Trustee attendance at Board of Trustees’ meetings (including Board and Strategy meetings):-

Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 6 out of 6
Mr Simon Webb (CLO) – 2 out of 2 (retired 30.12.220)
Mrs Claire Brazier (COO) – 6 out of 6
Mr Bruce Tuxford (Vice Board Chair) – 6 out of 6
Mrs Susan Sings -6 out of 6
Mr  Nick Redfern – 6 out of 6
Mr Don Burton – 3 
Mrs JoAnn Williams 6 out 6 (Appointed as Chair 16.12.20)

2020/21 Trustee attendance at Standards Committee meetings:-

Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 4 out of 4
Mr Simon Webb (CLO) – 1 out of 1 (retired 30.12.20)
Mrs Susan Sings (Committee Chair) – 4 out of 4
Mrs JoAnn Williams – 4 out of 4
Mr Don Burton – 2
Mr Bruce Tuxford – 4 out of 4

2020/21 Trustee attendance at  Finance & Premises [with Audit & Risk] Committee:-

Mr Don Burton  – 1
Mrs Susan Sings – 3 out of 3
Mrs JoAnn Williams – 3 out of 3
Mr Bruce Tuxford – 3 out of 3
Mr Nick Redfern – 3 out of 3
Mr Colin Willett – 2 out of 2
Mrs Jane Bass (CEO) – 2 out of 3
Mrs Claire Brazier (COO) – 3 out of 3

 

 

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