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Governing Body

Sponsors

Pimlico Academy is sponsored by the Future Academies (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. Lord and Lady Nash are the Co-Sponsors and Co-Chair of Governors for Pimlico Academy. 

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 school’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the Academy in the wider community.

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

Click here to view the Future Academies' annual report and accounts.

Click here to view the Pimlico Academy Supplemental Funding Agreement.

Click here to view the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association.

For more information on the Governance Structure at Future Academies, click here 

Governing Body

Full profiles of the members of the present governing body at Pimlico Academy can be found below.

John Nash (Chair)

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: Trustee
  • Date of appointment: 10th September 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: 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

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: Trustee
  • Date of re-appointment: 10th September 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: 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

Paul Smith

Mr. Paul Smith is the CEO of Future Academies and a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is greatly experienced in education, and has served as head teacher of several schools as well as working as an Ofsted inspector and as a Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Role: CEO
  • Date of appointment: 10th September 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: Governor of Pimlico Academy; Chair of Governors on the Future Academies Primary Local Governing Bodies and Barclay Academy; and Governor of Phoenix Academy and Laureate Academy.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: 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 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.

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.

  • 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 2019/20: 3/3.

Would you like to shape the future of one of our thriving Academies as a Governor?

Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide. 

At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme. 

Being a governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Next Steps

If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact Jonathan Been – jonathan.been@futureacademies.org

Future Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.