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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

East Brent CofE Academy Governing Body

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability for the school. The functions of the board include the following core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • Ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the decisions about balancing resources.

 

Alan Davies

Chair of Governors

 

Composition of the Governing Body

The Governing Body currently comprises seven governors. Each governor serves a term of office of four years apart from the Headteacher.

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office/ Appointed

 

Responsibilities

 

Mr Alan Davies

Co-opted

Local Governing Body

3/11/2016- 2/11/2020

Chair of Governors

Policies

Mrs Claire Lewis

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

23/12/2016– 22/12/2020

Vice Chair

Safeguarding and child protection, spiritual development and looked after children.

Headteacher performance management.

Mrs Natasha Steele

Elected Parent

School Parents

27/06/2016-

26/06/2020

 

Mrs Karen Wright

Elected Staff

School Staff

20/07/2016-

19/07/2020

 

Mrs Fiona Robertson

Headteacher

Local Governing Body

1/09/2016

 

Mr Anthony Barkle

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

30/11/2016– 29/11/2020

Special educational needs and disability (SEND). Pupil Premium.

Mr David Harries

Co-opted

Local Governing Body

3/11/2016- 2/11/2020

 

Headteacher performance management

Mr Jon Bendle

Appointed Parent

Local Governing Body

13/7/2016-22/11/2016

Resigned

Mr Jim Bishop

Clerk to the Governors

Local Governing Body

01/06/2016

Non-voting

 

The following governors were in office as at 1 September 2015 but either resigned their position or had their term of office expire during the 12 months ending 31 August 2016.

 

Governor name

Date of termination of office

Mr David Mitchell

8 January 2016

Mr Chris Morgan

31 August 2016

Ms Nicola Hare

31 August 2016

 

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office

 

All members of the governing body have a statutory duty to disclose any business or personal interests that may affect their position or work as a governor.

 

Name

Business or personal interests

Other governor posts

Other

Mr Alan Davies

None

None

 

Mrs Claire Lewis

None

None

 

Mrs Natasha Steele

None

None

 

Mrs Karen Wright

None

None

 

Mr Anthony Barkle

None

None

 

Mr David Harries

None

None

 

Mrs Fiona Robertson

None

None

 

Mr Jim Bishop

None

None

 

 

During the 2015/16 academic year the full governing body delegated powers and responsibilities related to headteacher and teacher pay and performance management to the Staff Pay and Appraisal Committee which comprised the following members.

  • Mr Alan Davies (Chair)

  • Mr Jon Bendle

  • Mr Anthony Barkle

  • Ms Nicola Hare

The committee structure changed for the 2016/17 academic year and the local governing body now delegates powers and responsibilities related to finance and human resources to the Finance/HR committee and those related to the school curriculum and standards to the Standards committee. These committees comprise the following members.

Finance/HR Committee

  • Mr David Harries (Chair)

  • Mr Alan Davies

  • Mrs Natasha Steele

  • Mrs Fiona Robertson

Standards Committee

  • Mr Anthony Barkle (Chair)

  • Mrs Claire Lewis

  • Mrs Karen Wright

  • Mr Alan Davies

  • Mrs Fiona Robertson

In addition, the Ethos and Values Working Party works in conjunction with the Reverend Simon Lewis, Priest-in-Charge for the Parish of Three Saints, and Governors from Lympsham CofE Academy. The Working Party comprises the following members.

  • Mr Anthony Barkle

  • Mrs Claire Lewis

  • Mrs Fiona Robertson

  • Mrs Mandy Davies

  • Two Governors from Lympsham CofE Academy

  • The Reverend Simon Lewis

The attendance record at full board and committee meetings over the last academic year is given in the table below.

Name

Full Board

Staff Pay and Appraisal Committee

Mr Alan Davies

100%

 

Mrs Claire Lewis

100%

100%

Mr Jon Bendle

70%

100%

Mr Chris Morgan

90%

100%

Mr David Mitchell

50%

100%

Mrs Karen Wright

100%

 

Mr Anthony Barkle

100%

 

Mr David Harries

100%

 

Mrs Natasha Steele

100%

 

Ms Nicola Hare

100%

100%

 

 

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