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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

East Brent CofE Academy Local Governing Body

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability for the school. The board has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body is constituted as a committee of the Wessex Learning Trust Board of Directors in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association. It discharges its functions and meets jointly with the Governing Body of our partner school, Lympsham CofE Academy.

 

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

Full Governing Body

1/11/2016- 31/10/2020

Chair of Governors

Policies

Mr David Harries

Co-opted

School Governing Body

1/11/2016– 31/10/2020

Vice Chair

Safeguarding, child protection, and looked after children.

 Mr Anthony   

 Barkle

  Foundation

 Diocesan Board 

 of Education

  1/11/2016–   31/10/2020 SEN and Pupil Premium, spiritual development.

Mrs Natasha Steele

Elected Parent

School Parents

27/06/2016-

26/06/2020

 

Mrs Gemma Fryer

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

26/10/2017-

25/10/2021

 

 Miss Jo Thyer Elected Staff  School Staff

1/05/2017-

30/04/2021

 

Mrs Fiona Robertson

Headteacher

Full Governing Body

1/09/2016

 

Mr Jim Bishop

Clerk to the Governors

School Governing Body

01/06/2016

Non-voting

 

The following governors were in office as at 1 September 2016 but either resigned their position or had their term of office expire during the 12 months ending 31 August 2017.

 

Governor name

Date of termination of office

Mr Jon Bendle

22 November 2016

Mrs Karen Wright

9 March 2017

Mrs Claire Lewis

31 August 2017

 

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

None

Mr David Harries

None

None

None

Mrs Natasha Steele

None

None

None

Mr Anthony Barkle

None

None

None

Mrs Gemma Fryer

None

None

None

  Miss Jo Thyer  None  None  None

Mrs Fiona Robertson

None

None

None

Mr Jim Bishop

None

None

None

 

The governing body operates with two committees and a working group. Responsibilities related to finance and human resources are delegated to the Finance/HR committee and those related to the school curriculum and standards to the Standards committee. The Ethos and Values Working Group supports the school in maintaining and developing its Christian ethos and promoting important British values in accordance with the school’s Vision and Values. All three bodies meet jointly and work together with their counterparts from the Governing Body of Lympsham CofE Academy.

 

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 Fiona Robertson

  • Mrs Gemma Fryer

  • Miss Jo Thyer

  • Mr Alan Davies

Ethos & Values Working Group

  • Mrs Gemma Fryer (Chair)
  • Mr Anthony Barkle
  • Mrs Fiona Robertson
  • Mrs Mandy Davies (RE Co-ordinator)
  • Reverend Simon Lewis (Parish Priest)

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

Name

Full Governing Body

Finance/HR Committee

Standards

Committee

Mr Alan Davies

100%

70%

70%

Mrs Claire Lewis

100%

 

100%

Mr Jon Bendle

30%

0%

 

Mrs Karen Wright

100%

 

30%

Mr Anthony Barkle

100%

 

100%

Mr David Harries

100%

100%

 

Mrs Natasha Steele

70%

100%

 

Mrs Fiona Robertson

100%

 

100%
  Miss Jo Thyer  100%   100%

 

 

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