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    Pimlico Academy is sponsored by Future, a charity founded by Caroline Nash and John Nash.

    Future is a charity that aims to help young people succeed, believing that with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what young people can achieve. John and Caroline Nash are the Co-Sponsors and Co-Chair of Governors for Pimlico Academy.

    A sponsor plays a number of roles in the life of an Academy, setting direction for the Academy, working with the leadership team to ensure that the Academy provides the best learning environment for the students, and leading the Governing Body. The sponsor is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the Academy in the wider community.

    Future Academies' annual report and accounts

    The Local Governing Body

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

    The Pimlico Academy Governing Body meets each term, and reports to the Directors of Future Academies. Click here to visit the Future Academies website.

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

    For the year beginning September 2016 the Governing Body consists of:

    John Nash (Co-Chair)

    Lord Nash founded Future, our Sponsor, to help young people succeed. John is the driving force behind Pimlico's Raising Aspirations programme.

    • Governor’s name: John Nash
    • Date of re-appointment: July 2016
    • Term of office: 4 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 and Trustee of Future.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3 / 3.

    Caroline Nash (Co-Chair) 

    Lady Nash led the Key Stage Three curriculum project that has made such a difference to pupil outcomes.

    • Governor’s name: Caroline Nash
    • Date of re-appointment: July 2016
    • Term of office: 4 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, Trustee of Future, Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3 / 3.

    Sarah Richardson  

    Sarah is Director of Public Affairs at Centrica Energy and was Lord Mayor of Westminster and Deputy High Steward of Westminster Abbey from May 2013 - June 2014.  Sarah was instrumental in the academisation of the failing Pimlico School, and the selection of Future as Sponsor.

    • Governor’s name: Sarah Richardson
    • Date of re-appointment: July 2016
    • Term of office: 4 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: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 1 / 3.

    Lorna Parker  

    Formerly in Executive Search, Lorna is a senior adviser with BC Partners and brings expertise to Pimlico from, among other areas, her time as governor of Godolphin and Latymer.

    • Governor’s name: Lorna Parker
    • Date of re-appointment: July 2016
    • Term of office: 4 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, Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3 / 3.

    Daniel Woodruffe (Parent Representative)

    Daniel has two sons at Pimlico Academy.  He works mainly in the voluntary sector, in primary education both in Westminster and Lambeth.  He is on the steering group of a free school for secondary students diagnosed with an autism-spectrum condition.

    • Governor’s name: Daniel Woodruffe
    • Date of appointment: September 2013
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future Academies
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governors and Chair of St George's School.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3 / 3.

    Paul Smith

    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, latterly, as an RSC.

    • Governor’s name: Paul Smith
    • Date of appointment: November 2015
    • Term of office: 4 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, Governor on the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3/3.

    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

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