Decision details

Reactivation of Uphill and Waters Education Foundation

Decision Maker: Assembly

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Assembly will be asked to approve proposals relating to the re-activation of the Uphill and Waters Education Foundation, which has been inactive for many years, in order that the dormant trust fund can be used to support young people’s education in the borough.


The Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment & School Improvement presented the report on the reactivation of Uphill and Waters Education Foundation.


The Council was seeking to re-activate a dormant trust fund that could be used to support young people’s education and entry into employment in the borough.  The Uphill and Waters Education Foundation had been inactive for many years.  Reactivation of the Foundation according to the terms laid out in its constitution will enable it to work with the Council to continue to provide resources for young people.


The Foundation would also allow the Council to build on the work that had begun through use of the Colin Pond Trust over the past three years, which had already had a demonstrable impact on retaining our schools’ top performing GCSE students at in-borough institutions.  Approximately £90,000 was available, which would be invested in order to sustain the fund over many years.


The Assembly resolved to:


(i)  Support the proposal to reactive the Uphill and Waters Educational Foundation to provide additional resources to disadvantaged young people in the Borough;


(ii)  Appoint Councillors Kangethe and Jones and Jane Hargreaves, Commissioning Director, Education, to serve as Council-appointed Trustees to the Foundation;


(iii)  Note that the London Borough of Redbridge shall be asked to appoint a Redbridge Councillor as a Trustee to the Foundation; and


(iv)  Delegate authority to the Commissioning Director, Education, to appoint a member of the local clergy as the ex-officio Trustee to the Foundation.

Report author: Erik Stein

Publication date: 17/04/2024

Date of decision: 28/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 28/02/2024 - Assembly

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