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THE UFTON COURT EDUCATIONAL TRUST
(A company limited by guarantee)
THE UFTON COURT EDUCATIONAL TRUST
(A company limited by guarantee)
TRUSTEES’ REPORT
TRUSTEES’ REPORT (continued)
Governance
The format and content of the report and financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006, the
Charities Act 2011 and the Statement of Recommended Practice ‘Accounting and Reporting by Charities’
(SORP 2005).
Charity Trustees and Company Directors
Trustees:
The Charity trustees are the company directors of the Ufton Court Educational Trust and have all served
in office during this period.
Mrs M Riall – Chairman
Mr N Burrows
Mr C Clare
Mr J Chaffer
Mr E M Crookes
Mr G Eversfield
MR G Morris
Governing Document
The company is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association dated March 2006.
Charitable Objects
The main charitable objects of the Trust as set out in the Memorandum of Association to advance the
education of children and young people by providing a unique historical centre at Ufton Court and other
learning opportunities elsewhere where they can learn about themselves and the past through active
learning experiences; and to advance in life children and young people, primarily living in the deprived
areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.
Our Trustees meet three times a year formally and are closely involved in all areas of the charity.
The day to day running is carried out by a committed team of staff led by the Managing Director, Fiona Craig.
Leadership Team
Mrs F Craig
Mr N Gauld
Mrs A Sutton
Structure, Governance and Management
Managing Director
Head of Learning
Facilities and HR Manager
Principal Address & Registered Office:
Ufton Court, Green Lane, Ufton Nervet, Reading, RG7 4HD
Advisors:
Auditor
Crowe LLP, Aquis House, 49-51 Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PL
Bankers
Lloyds TSB 1-2 Market Place Reading RG1 2EQ
Governing Body
The number of directors must not be less than three. One third of elected Trustees, based on those who
have been longest in office since their last election, retire from office at each Annual General Meeting
but retiring Trustees are eligible to stand for re-election at that Annual General Meeting.
Recruitment and Training of Trustees
The Charity’s Trustees are appointed at a meeting of the Trustees on the basis of nominations made by
current Trustees with regard to personal competence, the necessary range of professional and specialist
skills and availability. New Trustees are inducted into the workings of the Charity, including the Charity’s
policy and procedures, at an induction organised and led by the directors. On appointment new
Trustees receive full information about the Charity and a pack outlining their responsibilities, they also
go through child protection screening.
Organisational Management
Responsibility for the overall management and control of the Trust lies with the Trustees who meet three
times per year and at other times as required by the Trust’s business.
The day to day running of the Trust is delegated to the Managing Director who attends Trustee meetings.
Group Structure
The Trust has a wholly owned subsidiary, Ufton Court Limited, whose activities include those which are
not compatible with the purposes of the Trust.
Solicitors
Blandy & Blandy 1 Friar Street Reading RG1 1DA
A company registered in England and Limited by guarantee No 5794281
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