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Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

 

Our team of Governors are all volunteers, parents, school staff and people from our community with a range of experience and expertise who have an interest and desire to improve the education of our children. We attend training courses to ensure we have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the Head and senior leadership in the effective running of the school. The normal term of office for a school governor is four years.  

 

The main roles of the Governing Body are threefold:

 

·To achieve a strategic view. We focus on helping the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.

 

·To act as a critical friend. We provide the head teacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing upon members’ knowledge and experience. This is critical in the sense of the governing body’s responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and a friend because the governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and the wellbeing of the pupils.

 

·To ensure accountability. The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The head teacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance and the governing body has the right to discuss, question and refine proposals, whilst always respecting the professional roles of the head teacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions, above all to the parents and the wider local community for the school’s overall performance.

 

We are proud of our school and we have the greatest confidence in recommending it to you for your child or children.

The Role of School Governors and Trustees

Find out what school governors and trustees do and the key role they play in helping schools to succeed. This short film gives you all the essential information about this rewarding voluntary role. Most people over 18 years old are eligible to govern so, if you're interested in education and making a difference, watch this film to find out more.

Governing Body Members

2023 - 2024

 

Name

Category

Date of Appointment

Term of office          

Sam Scott

Executive Head

03.09.2021

Ongoing

Sally Brayne

Head of School

03.09.2021

Ongoing

Lindsey Hughes

(Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor 

14.10.2021

14.10.21

14.10.25

John Cole

Trust Board Representative

19.10.2012

16.11.21

16.11.25

Sue Winfield

Trust Board Representative

09.02.2023

09.02.23

09.10.23

Resigned 9.10.2023

Paul DaviesParent Governor16.02.2022

16.02.22

16.02.26

Resigned 18.10.2023

Jo Basford

(Chair)

Trust Board Representative16.11.2017

16.11.21

16.11.25

Laurie Johnson

Parent Governor

26.11.2020

26.11.20

26.11.24

Wendy ClaptonTrust Governor17.11.2023

20.11.2023

20.11.2027

Cassandra ChidlowParent Governor12.01.2024

08.02.24

08.02.28

Emma MunnCo-opted Governor16.01.2024

08.02.2024

08.02.2028

Relationship with School Staff 

and Declaration of Interests

 

The governors have no relationships with school staff to declare.

 

Governor Name

End of Term of Office

Declaration of Interests

Business & Pecuniary, including directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses.

For each interest: the name of the business; the nature of the business; the nature of the interest; and the date the interest began. (Current and within last 12 months).

Trusteeships and governorships at other educational institutions and charities (Current and within last 12 months).

Any relevant material interests arising from close family relationships between the academy trust’s members, trustees or local governors. It must also identify relevant material interests arising from close family relationships between those individuals and employees.(Current and within last 12 months)

Mrs J Basford

16/11/2025

None

None

None

Miss S Brayne

Ongoing

None

None

None

Mr J Cole

16/11/2025

None

Shropshire Historic Churches and Market Drayton Mencap

None

Mrs L Hughes

14/10/2025

None

None

Employed at Mereside Academy School

Mrs S Scott

Ongoing

Supporting the management of the STEP Teaching School Hub

None

Partner is a Trustee Board Member

Mrs L Johnson

26/11/2024

None

None

Employed at Empower Trust School

Mr P Davies16/02/2026NoneNoneNone
Mrs S Winfield09/02/2027NoneNoneNone
Mrs W Clapton20/11/2027

Director at RSC Bodycentre Ltd. 

(2005 - present)

NoneNone
Mrs C Chidlow08/02/2028Employed at the Forward Trust Charity (2009 - present)TBCTBC
Mrs E Munn08/02/2028TBCTBCTBC

Attendance at Governors Meetings

2023 – 2024

 

 

October 26th 2023

February 8th 2024 

May

23rd 2024

Sam Scott

YYTBC

Sally Brayne

YYTBC

John Cole

YTBCTBC

Lindsey Hughes

NYTBC
 Jo BasfordYNTBC
 Laurie JohnsonYYTBC
 Paul DaviesResignedN/AN/A
 Sue WinfieldResignedN/AN/A
 Wendy ClaptonN/AYTBC
 Cassandra ChidlowN/AYTBC
 Emma MunnN/ANTBC

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