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Academy Committee

Chair of Governors - Mr Ben Conway 

Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs Jan Howe and Mrs Jenny Stokes

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Beverley Damant

Parent Governors

  • Mr Ben Conway
  • Mrs Jenny Stokes
  • Mr Adam Cornthwaite
  • Mr Scott Mackenzie
  • Mrs Jody Howell (Press Officer)

Only parents (includes foster parents, guardians and acting parents) who have children registered at the school are eligible to stand for election as a Parent Governor. A Parent Governor is elected, by way of a nomination, and voting by ballot, if more nominations are received than vacancies, by all the other eligible parents at the school.

LA Appointed Governor

  • Mrs Sue Elvis

LA Governors are appointed by the Local Authority. It is felt that people best suited to be selected as LA Governors are those who have a good understanding of the community, have the understanding and commitment to work to meet the needs of the school, are motivated to act in the best interest of the Governing Body and are able to participate fully in the work of the Governing Body.

Co-opted Governors

  • Mrs Jan Howe (SEND Governor)
  • Mrs Charlotte Wilkinson

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body. They can be persons who live or work in the community served by the school, or persons who do not work or live close to the school, but are committed to the good governance of the success of the school.

Staff Governors

  • Mrs Sharon Whitelaw - Headteacher (Chair of Health and Safety Committee)
  • Mrs Shelley Myles-Gardiner (Staff Welfare Governor)
  • Mrs Sue Sykes (PTA Link Governor)

Staff Governors are elected by the school staff and must be paid to work at the school, volunteers are not eligible. Both teaching and support staff are eligible for staff governorship, but if a Governing Body has three or more staff governor places, as least one must be a member of the support staff.

 

Terms of Service

All Governors are elected for a 4 year term of service. Please find below the end of term for each Governor (date of appointment is in brackets):

Mrs S Elvis - 15th July 2021 (appointed 16th July 2013 - re-elected)

Mrs B Damant - 31st August 2021 (appointed 1st September 2013 - re-appointed)

Mr B Conway - 31st August 2019 (appointed 1st September 2015)

Mrs J Howell - 25th January 2019 (appointed 26th January 2015)

Mrs S Sykes - 16th October 2022 (appointed 1st September 2015 - re-elected)

Mrs J Howe - 31st August 2019 (appointed 1st September 2015 - re-elected)

Mrs J Stokes - 31st December 2019 (appointed 1st January 2016)

Mrs S Myles - Gardiner - 9th May 2020 (appointed 10th May 2016 - re-elected)

Mr S Mackenzie - 29th January 2021 (appointed 30th January 2017)

Mr A Cornthwaite - 29th January 2021 (appointed 30th January 2017)

Mrs C Wilkinson - 31st August 2021 (appointed 1st September 2017)

 

Register of Interests

All Governors must register any conflicts of interest.  No conflicts of interest/pecuniary interests have been registered.

No Governors have relationships with other Governors or Staff.

No Governors are part of a Governing Body at another school.

 

Outgoing Governors

Mrs J Howell - Resigned - January 2019

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2018 - 2019

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017 - 2018

Our Achievements 2017 2018

Safer Employment Policy

Gender Pay Gap Narrative

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 30th January 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 24th April 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 10th July 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 6th November 2017

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 30th April 2018

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting held on 9th July 2018