Key Information

Members, Trust Board & Committees

Harbour Learning Trust was set up as a non-profit charity in 2010 under the name Healing Multi Academy Trust. Over subsequent years the Trust has developed its support infrastructure as more academies have joined.

Trustee Recruitment and Appointment

The recruitment and appointment of Trustees is set out within the Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation. The term of office, number and types of trustees and specific role are all clearly defined.

Governance Information

Please view the relevant documents below:

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Jonathan Lovelle
(Chair)
Position Trustee
Experience Involved with Further and Higher Education Governance since 2013 and held various posts from Vice Chair and Chair of committees and became Chair of Corporation in 2014 of TEC Partnership, which operated from 13 sites, including a nursey and secondary school. Appointed as a National Leader of Governance for the Association of Colleges in 2017 with focused on strategic leadership, organisational change; planning and performance management. Appointed as non-executive of Modal Training in 2016.
Career Partner in regional property firm of Chartered Surveyors.
Pecuniary Interests No
Start Date 15/05/2019
Term Ends 14/05/2023
Appointed By Members
Chris Cherry
(Vice Chair)
Position Trustee
Experience Trustee and Non-Executive Director with fourteen years of experience. Vice Chair of NCFE (Awarding Body) between 2009 and 2011, Chair of the Vision 2015 Committee and Change Project. Currently Trustee of the Thermal Insulator Contractors’ Association and the Independent Trade Training Council, leading on assessment. Non-Executive Director of Saffron Cherry Television Ltd and The Strategic Development Network.
Career Over twenty-five years of experience in education, predominantly post-14 education in the UK and overseas. Teaching and inspecting (for Ofsted and ISI) in secondary schools, further and higher education. Latterly working in the wider civil service advising on policy reform and large national programmes such as apprenticeships. Currently a broadcaster, trainer and education consultant, which includes training inspectors of education in the UK and overseas and advising schools and colleges on processes and systems working with inspectorates.
Pecuniary Interests No
Start Date 16/12/2020
Term Ends 15/12/2024
Appointed By Members
Graham Bratby
Position Member
Experience Currently Governor/Trustee of a "Hospital Academy Trust" for special needs learners and I am also a Trustee/Director of several National, Regional & Local Charities with over 30 years’ experience in Governance.
Career Director of an Independent Training College with over 40 years’ experience at Board level in the Construction, Retail, Hospitality, Property and Marketing Sectors, specialising in Corporate Services & HR.
Pecuniary Interests No
Start Date 13/02/2020
Term Ends -
Appointed By Members
Jonathan Goolden
Position Member
Experience Formerly a governor of a maintained Church of England primary school and a governor of a selective academy (vice chair and chair of pupil discipline committee)
Career Solicitor, Partner and Head of Public Law with Wilkin Chapman LLP for six years. Independent Person to North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council for five years. Formerly Clerk to Lincolnshire Police Authority.
Pecuniary Interests Yes - Partner in legal practise providing Legal and HR services to the MAT
Start Date 04/12/2019
Term Ends -
Appointed By Members
Karina Ellis
Position Trustee
Experience A wide range of experience of working with, and as a member of, boards at a local, regional and national level.
Career Senior Manager with nearly twenty years’ experience working in and across public services (Local Government and Health and Care Sector including time at NE Lincolnshire Council and in NHS England). Held a variety of key corporate roles focused on strategic leadership and operational delivery in partnership and organisational change; service transformation; programme and project management; planning and performance management. Currently working across Health and Social Care Organisations in Northern Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding, York and Scarborough, to develop through partnership working, integrated care.
Pecuniary Interests No
Start Date 12/12/2018
Term Ends 11/12/2022
Appointed By Members
Leoni Kitchin
Position Trustee
Experience Involved with school governance since 2014 as a Governor, Vice Chair and Chair of Governors (twice). Chaired School Improvement/Standards and Finance & Resources Committees as well as recruiting a new Headteacher and appraising performance of Headteachers. Have been responsible for safeguarding, leadership and management, recruitment and development of governors, more able and pupil premium portfolios. Supported a number of schools across Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire to strengthen governance as a Leader of Governance.
Career Career in People Development, as a HR Director, Facilitator, Trainer. Currently working as a Professional Coach and Mentor/Leadership Coach, often working with Headteachers and Deputy Heads.
Pecuniary Interests No
Start Date 12/12/2018
Term Ends 11/12/2022
Appointed By Members
Success and Happiness

Join our Trust

Our Multi Academy Trust is a family of schools, who are genuinely committed to collaborative working, sharing the same vision and values and placing children at the heart of every decision we take.

By working together, we will strive to create a genuine partnership that all of our pupils, staff, governors and wider stakeholders are proud to be part of.

Our Values

We are child-centred, inclusive and ambitious. We expect everyone to act with integrity and be courteous, polite and kind at all times. We value our staff and invest extensively in training.

These values enable us to deliver a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips our pupils with the academic outcomes, confidence, ambition and skills to contribute positively to our community and society in general.

Jo Nolan, CEO.