Governors

As an Academy, the school has a contract with the Department for Education which requires the school to perform effectively in return for which the school receives funding from central government.  This contract requires the school to be a registered company with Directors (we call them Governors)

The Governing Body elects a Chair and a Vice-Chair of Governors at the beginning of each academic year.  The Governing Body has a Clerk.

There are four main governor committees and these are:
Learning & Achievement, Personnel & Pay, Finance & Premises, Admissions

There are agreed Terms of reference for each committee. Each Committee elects its own Chair at the first Committee Meeting in the academic year. Whilst each Committee has specific areas of responsibility the support of other governors may need to be sought before decisions can be implemented.  The Committees usually meet once a term or as required.

Responsibilities of The Governing Body

The primary role of the Governors is to carry out the day to day running of the Academy Trust in accordance with its Articles of Association and with company law.

Infant Nativity scene

The governing body has specific responsibilities including:

  • To ensure the quality of educational provision
  • To ensure that the school sets challenging targets
  • The responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Ensuring policies relating to the School’s operation are prepared and reviewed
  • Providing information for parents
  • Managing the Academy Trust’s finances and property
  • Personnel matters including staff appointments
  • Pupil discipline and behaviour
  • Monitoring and evaluating the activities of the school
  • Ensuring that the Academy Trust complies with both charity and company law
  • Preparing for and responding to OfSTED and SIAMS inspections

Our Governors are:

 

Appointment in accordance with Articles

  Name

Appointed

Expires

Business Interests

Incumbent

Reverend Charles Roberts

September 

2017

 

 

3 x Persons nominated by the Trustees

 

Christopher Chorley

 

 

Carole Alison Hope

01/09/2016

 

 

 

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

 

 

31/08/2020

Governor at Westfield Primary School

 

Teacher at Chew Stoke Church School

Company Secretary/Director - Aquatak Ltd

2 x Persons nominated by the DBE

Sophie Louise James

 

VACANCY

 1/7/2014

 

30/6/2019

 

Company Secretary - Landlore Ltd

 

3 x Persons nominated by the Foundation Members who are parents of a registered pupil at the academy at the time of appointment

Jill Elizabeth Baker (CHAIR)

 

VACANCY

 

VACANCY

 

 

01/09/2016

 

 

31/08/2020

 

 

 

 

2 x Staff Governors through such process as they may determine

Victoria Louise Hennessy

Suzanne Denise Lewis

12/11/2017

 

12/11/2017

 11/11/2021

 

11/11/2021

 

 

Employed by Chew Stoke Out of School Club

The Principal

Benjamin Paul Hewett

 7/10/13

 

 

Governor at Court de Wyck Church School

2 x Parents elected by parents of registered pupils at the Academy at the time of election

Marita Mary Price

 

 

VACANCY

20/07/2016

 

19/07/2020

 

Director - Bestaward

Director - Hello Performance

 

Associate Governor

Fiona Jean Myra Beech

10/09/17

 

 Membership of Committees 2018-19

 

 

 

Premises & Finance Committee

Marita Price (Chair)

Jill Baker

Ben Hewett

Sue Lewis

Sally Connell (SBM)

 

 

 

Personnel & Pay Committee

Jill Baker

Sophie James (Chair)

Fiona Beech

Ben Hewett

 

 

 

Learning and Achievement Committee

Carole Hope

Chris Chorley (Chair)

Ben Hewett

Vicki Hennessy

 

 

 

Admissions Committee

Sophie James

Ben Hewett

Sue Lewis

Liz Dagger (Clerk)

 

 

 

 Governors with Special Interests

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding

Early Years

Special Educational Needs

Fiona Beech

Chris Chorley

Sophie James

 

 

 

Attendance at Meetings 2017 - 18

Governor Name

No. of Meetings Attended

No. of Meetings Held

Baker, Jill

10

12

Barlow, Fiona

11

12

Beech, Dr Fiona

6

8

Chorley, Christopher

7

7

Heath, Phil

12

12

Hennessy, Vicki

6

6

Hewett, Ben

15

15

Hope, Carole

6

7

James, Sophie

8

8

Lewis, Sue

10

12

Marita Price

10

12

Roberts, Revd Charles

2

6

Emma Taylor

5

7

Wakeford, Debbie

3

8

 

The Clerk to the Governors is Elizabeth Anne Dagger.

The Governors and Clerk may be contacted through the School Office.

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