Acorn Early Years Foundation
Trustees’ Meeting

Date: Friday 28th July 2023

Time: 9:30 - 12:00

Location: Westcroft Training Centre (MK4 4DE)

Present: Eva Lloyd (Chair), Carolyn Norfolk, Vanessa Gwynn (9:30-11am), Allawee Albaghdadi, Laura Faulkner, Hema Kotecha-Clarke, Damien Beedham, Robert Prosser

Attending: Zoe Raven (CEO), Emily Hepden (Head of Finance), Laura Tingey (Head of Early Years & Compliance), Santa Svike (board secretary), Gabrielle Brandon (Marketing Manager – part of meeting), Steve Petty (Facilities and Health & Safety Manager – part of meeting), Sue Fenton (HR Manager – part of meeting)

Apologies: Narendra Laljani, Giles Chilton, Katy Pillai

Meeting agenda (Word document version)

Rolling actions

Meeting minutes

  1. Approval of minutes
  2. Matters arising

      Action points from meeting (not on the agenda):

    1. Declaration of interests – items on the agenda

    Items for Discussion, Action, or Decision

    4. Governance review action plan

    5. Review of Strategy Day 2023 notes and Strategic Plan update

    SLT to leave the meeting, except for Laura T. and Emily.

    6. Safeguarding report & overview

    7. Acorn’s view on Ofsted

    8. Anti-bribery policy review

    9. CEO report, including dates for 2024

    10. Finance report – MI for Q2 2023

    Reports – To Note Content

     11. Operations report

     12. HR report

     13. Marketing report

     14. Early Years report

     15. 2023 KPI scorecard

     16. AOB

    17. Review of effectiveness of this meeting

    Dates for next meetings:

    (all 9.30 – 12.00 and in person if at all possible):

    • Friday 3rd November