Greenbank’s 34th AGM took place on 5th March 2018 to report on the charity’s performance during the year from 1st August 2016 to 31st July 2017.
Council of management chair, Alan Irving presided the meeting in the absence of Greenbank’s president, Lady Angela Morgan, who sent her apologies.
This was the first AGM for Greenbank’s new chief executive officer, Mary Beaumont, who replaced founder Gerry Kinsella in this role last December, following his retirement.
Mary reported on the key performance achievements for the year which included:
- Educational opportunities for 460 students
- An improvement in overall achievement rates from 77.5% in 2015/16 to 82.6% in 2016/17
- Student course satisfaction rate of 98%
- Provision of 112 work placements
- 1060 starts on the Working Futures programme
- Provision of 14 disability sports clubs
- 200 disability sports and activity participants per week
- Partnership working with 21 schools for sport development activities
- Organisation of 38 sports and community events
She also discussed the future direction of the charity highlighting the following key focus areas:
- Attracting funding and improving the quality of Sports Academy services
- Aspiring to be graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for college provision
- Improving college facilities with the addition of 4 new classrooms
- Developing curriculum to support the Liverpool City region agenda and giving consideration to course progression routes
- Securing sub-contracting arrangements for adult provision
- Developing employer relationships through work placements and supported internships
Council of Management and members of the charity approved the Trustees Report and Accounts and the following trustees were re-elected: John Lennon, Jean Stephens, Emma Hulme and Stefanie O’Connor.
Anthony Baines was elected as a new trustee.
The Chair highlighted the delight of council of management at the recent Ofsted report and requested that thanks be recorded to all those involved for their hard work.