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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 2018 the Governing Body consists of:

    John Nash (Co-Chair)

    Lord Nash had a successful career in venture capital and is a former Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools and joined the House of Lords in 2013.

    After reading law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, John briefly practised as a barrister but moved on to the City and then into venture capital. He is a Foundation Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Vice Chairman of its Development Committee and a member of its Investment Committee.

    John supports several charities for young people. He has been the Chairman of Future since 2006. John is deeply passionate about transforming the life chances of young people. He is the driving force behind the Trust's Education Enrichment programme.

    John is a member of Finance and Audit Committee.

    • 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 2017/18: 3/3.

    Caroline Nash (Co-Chair) 

    Lady Nash has a BA in History from Bristol University. A stockbroker by training, she had a successful career in the international division of a French merchant bank. She is a former counsellor for the Citizens' Advice Bureau.

    Caroline is the leading force in curriculum development across the Trust. Caroline has overseen the development of the new KS3 curriculum at Pimlico Academy and the KS2 curriculum at the primaries, and she led a national pilot with the Education Endowment Foundation.

    Caroline is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

    • 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 2017/18: 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 2017/18: 0/3.

    Daniel Woodruffe

    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: 4th December 2018
    • 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: 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 2017/18: 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, most recently, as a 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 2017/18: 3/3.

    Alex Dumbell

    After working with Into University on the geography of University Access, Alex wanted to do more to support children achieve their full potential, and became a governor at Pimlico Academy. As a strategy manager at Liberty Global, Alex’s strengths in data analysis and problem solving are particularly relevant to academy governance. Alex is a keen sportsman; playing tennis and rugby regularly, as well as doing Triathlons and Marathons. 

    • Date of appointment: 28th November 2018
    • 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 2017/18 : 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

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