The Hamblin Education Trust

Our Directors & Members

Hamblin Education Trust
MAT Structure
Plan of Delegation and Profiles of Members/Trustees

Hold Directors to account for financial performance via annual accounts.
Review Funding Agreement.
Appoint the Directors to develop strategic direction.
Review and Amend the Trust’s Articles.
Members Graham Brady
Sir Graham Brady is an Old Boy of AGSB. He serves as MP for Altrincham and Sale West (since 1997) and is also Chairman of the 1922 Conservative Backbench Committee. Graham is a strong supporter of Trafford schools and his expertise in the political arena will be of great value to the Trust. 
  Andrew Shaw
Andrew is a council member of the Football Association serving on many committees. Andrew has considerable experience in senior directors’ roles and in governance of public institutions. He was previously a Governor of AGSB for 15 years.
  Robin Russel-Fisher
Has served for 2 years as Chair of Finance at AGSB. He is a Chartered Accountant who has held a senior role at the Cooperative Bank and now works at Baines & Ernst Ltd in a senior role. He is a Member for his financial experience.
Responsible for:
• Election or removal of the Chair or Vice Chair of the Local Governing Bodies
• Development of overall strategy
• Financial management of the two schools – approval of annual budgets and annual reports
• Monitoring of educational performance – setting key performance indicators
• Operational issues common to both schools
• Holding the Executive Head to account – Executive Heads’ performance management
• Compliance with educational, charity and company law
• Key appointments: Executive Head, Heads of Schools, Responsible Officer, Finance Officer
Central Policies for both schoolsAudit Committee reviews the work of Trustees and LGBs – finance, governance procedures and risk management
Trustees  Duncan Battman, Chair of Trustees
Duncan is an Old Boy of AGSB and ran a family garden centre for 28 years. Since selling the business he trained as a celebrant for the British Humanist Association. He was also previously a Governor at AGSB for 13 years.
  Tim Gartside, Executive Head
Head Master at AGSB for 13 years. Achieved Ofsted Outstanding grading in 2007 and regularly placed in top 50 state schools for GCSE and A level results. This year value added of 1030 and 79% of subject entries at A level at A*/A/B (23% at A*). Tim is an Inspector for Ofsted conducting inspections across the North of England and has been an NLE since 2012, recently supporting schools in the Greater Manchester area. He has worked closely with the Free Schools section of the DfE in bringing North Cestrian School into the state sector.
  Sharon Forster
Sharon is Finance Manager at a local school, was a Governor at AGSB for 8 years and is currently a governor at North Cestrian School. She acts as the NCS link on the Board reporting back to Trustees and governors on the full range of governance issues.
  John Kinney
John is the AGSB Governor’s Representative on the HET Board. He has many years of experience in advising businesses on technology, processes, people and change across many industries and geographies. He brings a wealth of practical business and management experience to the Trust.
  Richard Green
Richard is a chartered accountant and worked for KPMG in both Manchester and Sydney, Australia. He has worked as Finance Director for a number of companies and public organisations including BBC North West. He has also provided consultancy to the NHS, the Department for Education, and private sector companies including ITV. He is the Finance lead for the Board and is a member of the audit committee.
  Jill Bottomley
Jill is an HR specialist, and Director of HR Department, a local franchise company which provides specialist advice to businesses and to the educational sector. Jill advises on the full range of HR issues and has been leading on TUPE at NCS.


Additional Information

Register of Business Interests click here
Attendance log 2017/18 click here


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