Vanguard Learning Trust


Vanguard Learning Trust’s board of trustees’ core functions are to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; to hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and appraisal of staff; and to oversee the financial performance of the organisation, making sure its money is for the public benefit of education.

The Trust currently has four committees - finance & resources, audit, compliance & risk, strategy and education & standards - and two fora, chairs’ forum and safeguarding forum. 

Key roles are as follows:

The Chair of the Board of Trustees: Mr Peter Davies

The Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees: Mr David Trood

The Acting Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Resources Committee : Mr Peter Davies

The Chair of the Trust’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee: Mr Andy Sykes

The Chair of the Trust's Strategy Committee: Cllr Eddie Lavery

The Chair of the Trust’s Curriculum and Standards Committee:  Mr Kim Rowe

The Chair of the Chairs' Forum: Cllr Eddie Lavery

Lead-trustee for safeguarding and Chair of the Safeguarding Forum: Pauline Nixon

Any of the trustees may be contacted directly by writing to them c/o the registered company address (Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Ruislip, HA4 9PQ). 

Our Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer is Dr Martina Lecky.

Pen portraits of members and trustees can be found here.

Role of Local Governing Bodies

Each school within the Trust continues to have a Local Governing Body, whose role it is to work in close partnership with the local Headteacher, staff, parents, students and wider stakeholder community to develop a positive, successful, creative and supportive learning environment for the specific group of students at each school.

The main duties of each Local Governing Body are to:

  • Set the strategic direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Set appropriate targets for student achievement at each Key Stage
  • Set the school's budget (trustees approve)
  • Approve the school development plan and self-evaluation form
  • Review progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • Challenge and support the Headteacher

Further details about the work and membership of each Local Governing Body can be found on individual school websites.

Key documents may be accessed by clicking below: