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Enfield Learning Trust


Carterhatch Junior School officially became a member of The Enfield Learning Trust (later known as Connect Education Trust) on 1 January 2018. The Trust was formed in September 2016 and is the formal partnership between Bowes Primary, Carterhatch Junior, Chesterfield Primary, Delta Primary, Fern House, Grange Park and Hazelbury Primary Schools.

The overarching responsibility and accountability for governance of the Trust and its academies lies with the Board of Trustees, who meet three times a year.  

The Trustees are responsible for setting and monitoring strategic objectives, as well as ensuring compliance with charity and company law and the Trust’s funding agreement.

The Trust Board has delegated these responsibilities to four committees, each with its own terms of reference. Chaired by a Trustee, each committee meets termly with their minutes submitted to the Board of Trustees for noting, comment and action. 

  • Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and safety and Wellbeing
  • Resources and Finance
  • Pay

Statutory policies adopted by the Trust Board are reviewed on a rolling cycle.

Vision, ethos and direction

  • In partnership with the Executive team and the Headteachers, Trustees ensure that the culture of each school reflects the vision, ethos and direction of the Trust described in its vision and values statement.
  • Be Included: ” The ethos for the Connect Education Trust is strongly rooted in improving life chances of all pupils, where they can give and receive respect and have a strong sense of identity, well-being, worth and achievement. Our aspiration is that all pupils will develop the skills and attitudes necessary to prepare them for life now and in the future.
  • The Connect development plan is informed by an annual self evaluation of the Trust by Trustees, LEC members and staff.

Quality of Education

Accountability for the educational performance of each school is delegated to the Executive team who are also responsible for promoting and monitoring standards of safeguarding and ensuring high quality professional development and staff wellbeing. The Executive team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Finance Officer, Chief Standards Officer and Chief Operations officer.

The Education Committee oversees the educational performance of each school and the personal development and wellbeing of pupils.  The responsibility of the Education Committee is to ensure all pupils in each school receive the very best education through a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.

Each school has a Local Education Committee (LEC), comprised of parents, staff, executives and Trust appointed members. Their primary role is to enable school leaders to achieve the highest educational outcomes for all pupils, through monitoring the quality of education and by providing effective support and challenge. In cases where any school require rapid improvement an Interim Management Board is formed in place of a LEC to deliver the necessary improvements until such time the Trust Board deem appropriate.

The Trust Board is accountable for the financial performance of each school and delegates the operational management, regulation and oversight to the Chief Finance Officer, (CFO) in accordance with scheme of delegation. The CFO reports to the Finance and Resources Committee.  The Finance and Resources Committee have responsibilities for issues of finance, risk, control and governance.

Click Connect Education Trust website (Governance) which contains information on the Trust's Register of Business Interests.

Connect Education Trust website Governance information

School Funding Agreement

Connect Education Governance Structure September 2022 

ELT LEC Membership January 2022

Connect Scheme of Delegation

ELT Trustees Report and Financial Statement 2020-2021

ELT Trustees Report and Financial Statement 2019 - 2020

ELT Executive Pay 2020-2021

Governance and Trustee attendance 2020 - 2021

Governance and Trustee attendance 2021-2022

ELT Partnership accounts information

School Funding Agreement

 Carterhatch Junior School Local Education Committee



   Date Appointed 

Term of Office 


Trust Appointed 

LEC Member (Chair)

Alex Monk    12.05.2021 11.05.2025  

Helen McGovern



Staff LEC Member

Amy Fry



Parent LEC Member

Sheila Asare



Parent LEC Member

Adeola Joseph    

   17.05.2022 16.05.2026  
Chief Executive Officer               Androulla Nicou     06.01.2022 N/A   

Contact details for the Chair of the Carterhatch Local Education Committee are as follows:

Alex Monk -

Carterhatch Junior School, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield EN1 4JY