Apologies for absence were received from Deputy Clare James.
The Chair led the Board in welcoming Caroline Haines and Deputy Edward Lord who had recently become Trustees and Clare Verga, Chief Standards Officer to their first meeting of the Board.
The Chair was pleased to announce that the City of London Academy Islington and The City Academy, Hackney had now joined the City of London Academies Trust. The Chair led the Board in thanking officers of the City of London Corporation and the City of London Academies Trust as well as leaders and Governors of the two schools for their excellent work in supporting the transfer. The Chair noted that the City University, London and KPMG, would continue to support the City of London Academy Islington and The City Academy, Hackney as strategic partners, respectively.