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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.

Meet the Governors 2021 - 2022

 

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

Co-opted Governor (prev. staff)

09.09.2014 (staff)

14.10.2021

(Co-opted)

16.11.17

31.08.21

14.10.21

14.10.25

John Cole

Trust Board Representative

19.10.2012

16.11.17

16.11.21

Peter Armitage (Vice Chair)

Trust Board Representative

09.11.2011

06.05.15

06.05.23

Debbie

Potts

Co-opted Governor

17.09.2012

31.03.15

31.03.23

Ricky CravenParent Governor08.03.2017

16.02.21

16.02.25

Jo Basford

(Chair)

Co-opted Governor16.11.2017

16.11.17

16.11.21

Reverend Jane Morris

Co-opted Governor

15.11.2018

15.11.18

14.11.22

Laurie Johnson

Parent Governor

26.11.2020

26.11.2020

26.11.2024

Delia Beckett

Trust Board Representative

25.03.2021

25.03.2021

25.03.2025

VacancyStaff Governor  

School Development Plan Link Governors

 

Area Of School

Development Plan

Governor

Personal Development

Jo Basford

Reverend Jane Morris

Behaviour and Attitudes

 

Jo Basford

 

Quality of Education

Literacy - vacancy

Mathematics - John Cole

Curriculum Development - Laurie Johnson, Ricky Craven

SEND - Jo Basford

Pupil Premium - John Cole

Safeguarding

Children Looked After/Previously Children Looked After

 

Debbie Potts

 

Health & SafetyPeter Armitage
 

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)

Mr P Armitage

06/05/2023

None

None

None

Mrs J Basford

16/11/2021

None

None

None

Miss S Brayne

Ongoing

None

None

None

Mr J Cole

16/11/2021

None

None

None

Mr R Craven

06/02/2025

None

None

None

Mrs L Hughes

14/10/2025

None

None

Employed at Empower Trust School

Rev J Morris

06/12/2022

None

None

None

Ms D Potts

31/03/2023

None

None

None

Mrs S Scott

Ongoing

None

None

Partner Trustee Board Member / Mother employed in site

Team at MDIS

Mrs L Johnson

26/11/2024

None

None

Employed at Empower Trust School

Mrs D Beckett25/03/2025NoneNoneNone

Attendance at Governors Meetings

2021 – 2022

 

 

October

14th 2021

February

10th 2022 

May

19th 2022

Sam Scott

   

Sally Brayne

   

John Cole

   

Peter Armitage

   

Lindsey Hughes

   

Debbie Potts

   

Ricky Craven

   
 Jo Basford   
 Reverend Jane Morris   
 Laurie Johnson   
 Delia Beckett   

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