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Iwade School


Trust Board of Directors

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Original Appointment Date Term of Office Voting Rights
Neil Peterson Chair of Trust Board


Academy members


04/07/2024 to 03/07/2025

13/02/2023 to 12/02/2027

Diane Browning CEO - Accounting Officer Academy members 01/01/2019 01/01/2023 to 31/12/2027 Y
Richard Longley Trustee Academy members 15/10/2021 15/10/2021 to 14/10/2025 Y
Mandy Garner


Academy members 23/04/2019

22/04/2023 to 21/04/2027

Simon Mason Trustee Academy members 19/01/2023 19/01/2023 to 18/01/2027 Y
John White Trustee Academy members 08/05/2019 08/05/2023 to 07/05/2027 Y

Finance Committee

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Diane Browning CEO   01/01/2023 to 31/12/2026 Y
John White Chair of Finance Committee    27/01/2021 to 26/01/2025 Y
Richard Longley      05/05/2022 to 04/05/2026 Y
Neil Peterson     01/09/2022 to 31/08/2026 Y
Dee Stacey CFO   01/06/2014 N

Academy Members

Name Position of responsibility Appointed by From
David Walker Chair of Members Member Appointed 1 May 2014
Neil Peterson   Member Appointed 1 Nov 2019
Liam McHugh   Member Appointed 12 Dec 2023
Graeme Lloyd   Member Appointed 1 May 2014
Louise Wade   Member Appointed 18 May 2018

The address for correspondence to the  Chair of the Trust

Neil Peterson
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS


Bourne Alliance    Local Governing Board

Name Position of Responsibility Appointed by Term of Office Voting Rights
Debbie Elliott Staff - Chair Trust Appointed 24/02/2024 to 23/02/2028 N
Katrine Stewart Head of Iwade School Ex-officio 01/09/2023  N
Lauren Flain Head of Grove Park School Ex-officio 16/05/2023 N
Tim Harwood Head of Bobbing School Ex-officio 01/09/2023  N
Neil Dipple Headteacher Aspire School Ex-officio 01/05/2023 N
Mrs D-M Cass   Parent Elected 06/06/2024 to 05/06/2028 N
Michelle Bartlett   Parent Elected 07/11/2023 to 06/11/2027 N
David Crompton   Trust Appointed 06/02/2023 to 05/02/2027 N
Zoe Silvester   Trust Appointed 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N
Sarah Downes Staff Trust Appointed 24/02/2024 to 23/02/2028 N
Liam Corbett   Parent Elected 18/01/2022 to 17/01/2026 N

The address for correspondence to the  Chair of the Local Governing Body

 c/o Debbie Stryzyk
Iwade School, School Lane,
Iwade, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 8RS

Please click   here  to view  a link to the  Governance handbook.

Governance Structure


MEMBERS Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Members
The members are akin to the shareholders of a company.  They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint or remove trustees and the right to amend the trust’s Articles of Association. Bourne Alliance has a minimum of 3 members.
 Members can be considered as the custodians of the trust.  However, they have a hands-off role in terms of managing the trust.
They meet once a year.
TRUST BOARD Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Board of Trustees
The trustees/directors are responsible for three core governance functions; setting the direction; holding the Executive Principal to account and ensuring financial probity.

The trustees are responsible for the trust.
The board is made up of professional people from business and education sectors.
  Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for the strategic decisions within the trust and are accountable for the performance of the trust in terms of finance, standards, compliance and HR.
  The Trust Board reports to the members and feeds back to the LGB.

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE Bourne Alliance Academy Trust Finance and Audit Committee
The dedicated committee’s remit is to advise the trust board on the adequacy of financial controls and risk management arrangements. The Finance and Audit Committee scrutinises the management accounts, recommends budgets, advises the trustees on financial matters and holds the Chief Financial Officer to account.
 The Finance and Audit Committee reports to the trust board.
LOCAL GOVERNING BODY Bourne Alliance Local Governing Body (LGB)
A group of people made up of volunteers and professionals.  They carry out monitoring at a local level and hold Heads of School to account for the implementation of the School Development Plan and pupil outcomes.  The LGB produces reports that are shared with the trust board. The LGB works across all schools to provide support and challenge to the school leadership teams.
 Areas that the LGB monitor and report on are quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and mangement, the school plan, safeguarding and health and safety.
   A local governor also attends the Finance and Audit Committee and reports to the LGB.
 The LGB reports to the Trust Board.

Copies of the minutes are available on request to the clerk.