"Like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their hard work."
"We are grateful for all the measures put in place and the support has been second to none."
"Home learning was clear and easy to follow, topical and expanded on learning to further capture imagination."
"School did amazing with all help through lockdown and gave me massive confidence that all safety measures were put in place for my child to go back."
"Brilliant communication and fantastic support on a daily basis from."
"Please keep up the fab work these are unprecedented times we live in and I think you have done more than enough for the children and young people plus and their families."
"I felt fully informed at all times during Lockdown, by phone calls, messages etc. My worries, concerns about sending my child back to school were answered and I felt happy overall."
"Felt really supported by the school during lock down with weekly phone calls"
"I felt the school was helpful and supportive during the pandemic and considered me and my child's needs and wellbeing constantly."
"School went well above their requirements during lock down. We never felt as if we were on our own, we always knew we could contact someone if needed. All the staff have been amazing during a very difficult time."
"Excellent support from staff. Thank you"
"Thank you .... you're all doing an amazing job"
"Whilst not ideal, you are working hard to keep the children safe and in a stable routine. Thank you."
"Thank you for the updates and the way you keep our children and staff safe."
"Hope you are keeping yourself safe too."
"Well done! Very challenging times for everyone and I think you’re doing great considering no one knows how to deal with this new horrible virus"

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Members are akin to “shareholders” of the Trust. They should not be involved with the day to day running of the Trust, and they must meet at least once a year (at the Annual General Meeting).

They are the guarantors of the Trust – they have liability to pay up to £10 each if the Trust goes bankrupt.

They are the signatories of the Memorandum of Association and are the only ones who can propose any changes to the Articles of Association (proposed to the Secretary of State).

A Member is not appointed for a term and will typically only leave the role when they choose to. Members must be unpaid.

Below are further details of the Nexus MAT Members:

Mr Andrew Child MBE (Chair)


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Mrs Catherine Hall


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Mr Paul Girling


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Mrs Zanib Rasool MBE


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Mr Peter Leach


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Mr Andrew Child MBE (Chair)

<p>Andy has had a broad career spanning 40 years working for a variety of UK government agencies and departments. He has been involved with school governance since 1988 and has been chair of governing boards in special, primary and secondary schools. He has also delivered training to school governors across South Yorkshire as well as spoken at regional and national conferences on effective school governance. Since becoming a National Leader of Governance in 2014, he has worked on a range of initiatives with schools, Local Authorities, Multi Academy Trusts and other educational stakeholders across South Yorkshire to support and improve governance.</p>

(1a Andrew Child Interests & Attendance Data-Director.pdf)



Mrs Catherine Hall

<p>Catherine has been a Registered Nurse for over 34 years and brings extensive experience of being a Midwife, Health Visitor, Nurse Consultant and Designated Nurse for Safeguarding. Catherine currently works for the Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group as the Head of Safeguarding.</p>

(Catherine Hall Interests & Attendance Data.pdf)



Mr Paul Girling

<p>Paul is part of new habits, a values’ driven training and coaching business that works in partnership with individuals, teams and organisations; across all sectors, and at all levels. Paul founded new habits over 11 years ago following a career initially in Central Government and then in the financial sector.</p>

(Paul Girling Interests & Attendance Data.pdf)



Mrs Zanib Rasool MBE

<p>Zanib brings a wealth of experience from a career spent in the voluntary and community sector. She is currently working for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust; is a Director of Rotherham women’s organisation, GROW; the Chair of Rotherham Independent Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel; the Vice-Chair of Thornhill Primary School Governing Body; the Chair of Rotherham Central &amp; Parkview Children’s Centre.</p>

(Zanib Rasool Interests & Attendance Data.pdf)



Mr Peter Leach

<p>Between 1976 and 1987 Peter was employed as a class teacher, and then Deputy Headteacher, in Northumberland and Sheffield schools for children who experience severe and complex learning difficulties. In 1987 he became the Headteacher at Hilltop School and continued to work there until he retired in 2010. During this period the school became established as a centre of excellence with an outstanding inspection record and membership of the Specialist Schools programme.</p>

(Peter Leach Interests & Attendance Data.pdf)