The Generations Multi Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees; in particular there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Academy Board (LAB).

The other Board sub-committees are:

  • Resources
  • Search Committee
  • People

Local Academy Boards debate key matters at school level and pass their recommendations up to the Board, via each committee, for discussion and ratification.

The Trust provides strategic oversight of financial control and strategy through the Chief Financial Officer, the Resources and the main Trust Board. The Trust’s finances are externally audited on an annual basis.


The role of the Trustees is to provide a strategic view of all academies in the Trust, to ensure accountability and to be a critical friend. The Trustees are responsible for the overall direction of the Trust. Trustees also set and monitor targets, the Trust and school budgets, and the effectiveness of policies, to ensure all students have a broad and balanced curriculum.

The Board of Trustees is not responsible for day to day matters within school, which are the responsibility of the Principal.

The Chair of the Trustees is Andrew Clarke and can be contacted via:

The structure and roles for 2023-24 were confirmed at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday 7th September 2023

Position Name
Chair of Trustees / Member Andrew Clarke
Member Kay Leach
Member Joanna Formoso
Vice-Chair of Trustees / Member / Co-Chair of Flamstead End LAB Vanessa Wright
Trustee / Chief Executive Officer Alison Garner
Trustee / Chair of Search Committee/Co-Chair of Flamstead End LAB Jean Holt
Vice-Chair of Trustees / Chair of Goffs LAB / Flamstead End LAB Owen White
Trustee / Goffs LAB Kacey Brown
Trustee / Chair of Goffs-Churchgate LAB / Chair of People Committee Bernard White
Trustee / Vice-Chair of Goffs-Churchgate LAB Janet O’Brien
Trustee / Vice-Chair of Goffs LAB Golda Thompson
Trustee Grace Suleyman
Trustee Hayley Stanton


Generations Multi Academy Trust 2023-24

Chair – Andrew Clarke
Vice Chairs – Vanessa Wright/Owen White
Committee Membership 2023-24

Generations MAT – Resources Committee – Terms Of Reference 2023-24
Generations MAT – People Committee – Terms Of Reference 2023-24
Generations MAT – Local Academy Boards (LAB) – Terms of Reference 2023-24
Generations MAT – Scheme of Delegation – September 2023-24
Generations MAT – Search Committee – September 2023-24

Generations MAT – Declaration of Business Interests 2023-24

Generations MAT – Governance Structure September 2023
Generations MAT – Articles of Association
Generations MAT – Goffs Memorandum of Association 2023
Generations MAT – Trustee Meetings Attendance 2023-24
The agenda and minutes for each Board of Trustees and Sub-Committee meeting will be available to the public, on request, once approved by the Chair. Until formal approval (with appropriate amendments, if any) at the next meeting, any minutes provided must be understood as being subject to amendment. Copy minutes made available to a member of the public will usually have redacted any information relating to individual employees (including teachers), prospective employees, students and prospective students. This will include any information from which the Trust believes that the individual could be identified. All other confidential information will also be redacted. What might amount to confidential information will be dependent upon the state of affairs at the time of the request and consideration of issues relating to confidentiality can be time consuming. Therefore, if a member of the public wishes to see only those parts of the minutes which relate to a particular topic, it would be helpful for this to be stated in the request.

Our Governance

The Generations Multi Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable Trust.

Career Benefits

Competitive base salary with a tailor made development plan aimed at enhancing your future earnings potential.

Why Join?

Our Trust encourages innovation. It is also firmly focused on maximising the monies available to our schools and staff.

Our Parents Say

I’ve been so impressed with Goffs-Churchgate. My daughter is in Year 7 and is really enjoying her time so far, plus she has come on leaps and bounds academically from when she first started. She really enjoys coming to school, which in turn makes us very happy. It’s a fabulous school; well done to all the staff for making this school what it is today.

I am extremely happy with the school. My daughter is doing so well and has achieved a lot in five months. I can say that the discipline procedure is fair and affective and keeps my daughter on track. I would definitely recommend the school to future Year 7.

Great school, managed well. Our child loves it at Goffs-Churchgate.

My daughter is really happy to come to school.

Believing in the kids and not giving up on them.

My daughter felt that the teacher really listened and understood her concerns, so I really appreciate and thank him for that.

I am blown away by the care that is shown (and has always been shown) by Goffs staff to my children.

Our child is thriving as part of the Goffs community.

My daughter is flourishing at Goffs; thanks to all the staff for their dedication.

The Nursery staff have always been amazing with the children.

Throughout the school there are many kind, caring, lovely, easy to speak to staff members.

All children are well-mannered and kind.

Nice, homely, welcoming atmosphere.

Great school and teachers are very caring and do go the extra mile.