Our trustees

 

Our trustees generously give up their time to guide and support Releasing Potential as it seeks to grow and move forward. They are enthusiastic about the work that we do and open to new ways that we can develop as an organisation. They embrace the ‘critical friend’ role, asking all the right questions, ensuring that our executive team have thought through their plans and vision for the future. Our trustees are an integral part of Releasing Potential’s decision-making, safeguarding, and financial processes.

Elise Eminson

Alexis Brooker

Chair of Trustees

Alexis  is the newest trustee to join the team, currently the Chief Operating Officer of a local software business, Alex has a degree in Astrophysics from Cardiff University and is an experienced manager and company Director. Alex is passionate about STEM and runs the Chichester Raspberry Jam, a local community group where people of all ages learn to code.

Paul Suter

Trustee

Paul has the skills essential to any board: a way with numbers. As Finance Director of a local business he provides guidance and support with budgeting and spreadsheets. As Chair of the Finance Group he provides a wise voice and a steady hand, and has been instrumental in recent decisions around focusing the charity’s work on our central mission to support young people.

Sheila Roberts

Trustee

Shelia comes to us with a wealth of experience working as a Justice of the Peace and voluntary member of the Sussex Youth Offending Team. She has also has spent much of her energy over the years supporting voluntary and community sector organisations and has a keen interest in Restorative Justice.
Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer

Trustee

Kate works in Social Care, so brings an understanding of the background and home life of the young people we encounter to her role as a trustee.  An experienced Social Worker, Kate is enthusiastic about the ways in which the work of Releasing Potential can create better options and outcomes for young people and families.
Elise Eminson

Elise Eminson

Trustee

Elise joined the board of trustees in 2016, and serves on the educational steering committee for the Releasing Potential School. Elise is an experienced secondary school English and Drama teacher and holds a PGCE and an MA in English Education. She has also run her own education business and is a mother to four children. Elise is currently studying for a PhD at King’s College London; her chosen area is talk-based teaching and learning.
Elise Eminson

Jo King

Trustee

Having been there at the birth and spent most of the last 20 years as part of the Releasing Potential family in one way or another, Jo isn’t quite ready to step away just yet.  As a former teacher and a Governor of a local mainstream Primary school Jo continues to get involved with the Education Committee bringing her love of processes and data, along with insights into Ofsted, and governance in a mainstream settings.   She welcomes the opportunity to stay connected and to continue to take her part in supporting and growing opportunities available to those young people who need them the most.

Governance

Releasing Potential is governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from the worlds of business and education. The Board consists of sub-groups which report to the full Board, each dealing with a particular area of concern:

Finance Group

Alex Brooker (Chair)

Paul Suter

Mike King (in attendance)

The Finance Group works on setting the annual budget for the charity, on monthly management accounts, the Annual Report and Accounts submitted to the Charities Commission and Companies House, and any other finance-related issues which arise.

Education Governance Group

Elise Eminson (Chair)

Jo King

Jenny Brooker

Lara Penfold (in attendance)

Mike King (in attendance)

The work of the Education Governance Group focuses on improving standards of teaching and learning in the school. The EGG is concerned with analysing data produced in the school and using it to hold to account the Head and Executive Head in ensuring the best possible outcomes for students. The EGG considers the School’s Self Evaluation Framework and advises on the School Improvement Plan.

Safeguarding and HR Group

Sheila Roberts (Chair)

Katherine Emmett

Catherine Brennan (in attendance)

The Safeguarding and HR Group is concerned with all aspects of supporting people in the organisation. The Group supports the Senior Operating Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead in Safeguarding and Human Resources issues which arise. The Group monitors decision making and recording processes to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory frameworks.

Address:

Releasing Potential
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
Ridgway
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1LS

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 04622100

Telephone:

023 9247 9762

Email:

info@releasingpotential.com

© Releasing Potential 2017

Havant

Chichester