Acorn Early Years Foundation
Trustees’ Meeting

Date: Saturday 29th April 2023

Time: 9:15 - 13:00

Location: Westcroft Training Centre (MK4 4DE)

Present: Eva Lloyd (Chair), Carolyn Norfolk, Giles Chilton, Narendra Laljani, Vanessa Gwynn, Allawee Albaghdadi, Hema Kotecha-Clarke (until midday), Laura Faulkner, Robert Prosser

Attending: Zoe Raven (CEO), Steve Petty (Facilities and Health & Safety Manager), Laura Andrews (Head of Early Years & Compliance), Santa Svike (Note-taker), Mike Hudson (Compass Partnership Governance Review Director) - part of meeting 

Apologies: Damien Beedham, Katy Pillai, Tracey Coley

Meeting agenda (Word document version)

Rolling actions

Meeting minutes

Governance review workshop notes

Governance review workshop presentation slides

  1. Governance review workshop (9:30am-11:45am)
    - 1.1 Workshop agenda
    - 1.2 2023 Governance Review

  2. Brief review of governance review

  3. Approval of minutes
    - Trustee Meeting - 3rd February 2023

  4. Matters arising

      Action points from meeting (not on the agenda):

    1. Declaration of interests – items on the agenda

    Items for Discussion, Action, or Decision

    6. Proposal of a Remuneration Committee
             - 6.1 Proposal
             - 6.2 Draft terms of reference

    7. Approval of terms of reference for the Strategy & Impact Working Group

    8. Verbal updates from committees & safeguarding trustees

    9. Approval of 2022 annual accounts & report (& discussion of financial MI)

    10. Approval of ‘Letter of Representation’

    11. Plans for Strategy Day

    Reports – To Note Content

     12. CEO report

     13. Finance report – MI for Q1 2023

     14. Operations report

     15. HR report

     16. Marketing report

     17. Early Years report
          - Jubilee Wood Ofsted report

     18. Safeguarding report

     19. 2023 KPI scorecard

     20. AOB

    Zoe, SLT & Santa to leave the meeting.

    21. CEO remuneration

    Dates for next meetings:

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

    • Friday 9th June – Strategy Day
    • Saturday 28th July
    • Friday 3rd November