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 an Local Academy Board (LAB).

The other Board sub-committees are:

  • Resources and Workforce Development (R&WD)
  • Standards & Achievement (S&A)
  • Personnel

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 Workforce Development 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 Mr Andrew Clarke and can be contacted via:

The structure and roles for 2021-22 are to be confirmed at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday 9th September 2021.

Position Name
Chair of Trustees/ Member/ Chair of Personnel Mr Andrew Clarke
Member Mr Martin Baker
Member Mr Martin Jackson
Member Mrs Joanna Formoso
Vice Chair of Trustees / Member Miss Vanessa Wright
Trustee / Vice Chair of Trustees / Chair of R&WD Mr Patrick Philpott
Trustee / Executive Principal Ms Alison Garner
Trustee / Chair of Standards & Achievements Mrs Jean Holt
Trustee (Teaching staff) Mrs Toyin Oyelade
Trustee Mr John O’Sullivan
Trustee / Chair of Goffs LAB Ms Donna Cooper
Trustee Mr Ian Fish
Trustee Mr Kacey Brown
Trustee / Chair of Goffs-Churchgate LAB Mr Bernard White


Generations Multi Academy Trust 2021-22

Chair – Andrew Clarke
Vice Chairs – Patrick Philpott and Vanessa Wright
Committee Membership 2021-22

Generations MAT – Standards Achievements Committee – Terms Of Reference 2021-22
Generations MAT – Resources & Workforce Development Committee – Terms Of Reference 2021-22
Generations MAT – Local Academy Boards (LAB) – Terms of Reference 2021-22 
Generations MAT – Schedule of Delegation – September 2021-22
Generations MAT – Scheme of Delegation – September 2021-22

Generations MAT – Declaration of Business Interests 2021-22

Declaration forms for 2021-22 to be completed during the first term of the academic year 2021-22, and any changes updated in due course

Generations MAT – Governance Structure September 2021
Generations MAT – Articles of Association
Generations MAT – Policies Schedule of Delegation 2021-22
Generations MAT – Trustee Meetings Attendance 2020-21

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.