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Governance

Pimlico Academy is sponsored by Future Academies, a multi-academy trust founded by Lord and Lady Nash with the aim of broadening horizons for young people across the country. Core to Future’s vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve.


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Governing Body

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

Shaun Bailey

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 5 September 2021
  • Term of office: 3 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: Member of the Trustee Board of London Music Masters
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Joe Francis

Joe is musician and teacher who has taught music at Pimlico Academy for nearly twenty years. In addition to being heavily involved in the musical life of the school over the years, he is also works as a professional saxophonist and is a trustee of a small, voluntarily run outdoor education charity, Forest School Camps.

  • Role: Staff Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 October 2021
  • Term of office: 1 year
  • Appointed by: Elected by Staff
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the Register of Interests: None.
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Member of the Trustee Board of Forest School Camps
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Florentina Kasabaqi

  • Role: Parent Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 October 2021
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Elected by Parents
  • 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

Caroline Nash

Lady Caroline Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. Caroline is the founder of Pimlico Primary and has been the driving force behind the Trust’s knowledge-rich approach. As the Director of the Curriculum Centre, Caroline has personally written the British History, Ancient History and Geography KS2 curricula as well as advising on all other aspects of curriculum development. She read Modern History at the University of Bristol. Caroline is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 July 2019
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future; Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy; Governor of Phoenix Academy and Laureate Academy
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Wife of John Nash
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

John Nash, Chair of Governors

Lord John Nash is a co-founder and trustee of the Future Charity. He read Law at the University of Oxford, was a venture capitalist for 30 years, and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools between 2013 and 2017. John is a passionate advocate for social mobility and leads the Trust’s Education Enrichment strategy. John is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Role: Chair of Governors
  • Date of appointment: 1 July 2019
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Trustee of Future; Governor and Chair of Laureate Academy and Phoenix Academy.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband of Caroline Nash.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3
  • Future Academies, Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AT

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.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 July 2019
  • Term of office: 3 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 2019/20: 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 an RSC.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 1 November 2018
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Governing Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests:None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor and Chair of Barclay Academy, the Grange Academy, Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Millbank Academy and Pimlico Primary. Governor of Future Academies Watford, Laureate Academy and Phoenix Academy.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 3/3

Maiken Vestergaard-Poulsen

Maiken has background in management consulting with McKinsey & Co. and in sales and marketing with AstraZeneca. She is a board member and co-owner of Burner International, located in Denmark and holds an MSc Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School as well as an MSc Psychology from University of Westminster.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 23 June 2021
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Trust Board
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests:
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions:
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives):
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2020/21: 1/1

Daniel Woodruffe

Daniel 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. Daniel's two sons attended Pimlico Academy.

  • Role: Trust Appointed Governor
  • Date of appointment: 4 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 2020/21: 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, England.