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East Brent and Lympsham CofE Academies Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) provides strategic leadership and accountability for the schools.  The main purpose of the LGB is:

  • To gain assurance that the primary objective of the schools are being secured – that learners are making good or better progress and achieving good or better personal development.

To meet this purpose, the role of the LGB includes assisting with:

  • Ensuring that the Executive Headteacher has created a culture that sets high expectations and enables learners and staff to excel;
  • The support and challenge of all staff to perform effectively and efficiently and in the best interests of the school, parents and local community;
  • Ensuring that the curriculum is broad and balanced with spiritual, moral, social and cultural content including Christian distinctiveness; 

  • The monitoring and evaluation of the schools’ key performance indicators; effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements; progress and outcomes of learners; 

  • The scrutiny of staff and resource deployment including Health & Safety, SEND, Covid and Pupil and PE/Sport premium;
  • All reviews and take note of resulting reports including those from the Chief Executive, Executive Headteacher, Auditors, Ofsted, SIAMS and School Improvement Partners; 

  • Holding the Executive Headteacher to account for performance through a series of LGB meetings, Headteacher reports, governor visit days, evaluating the risk register and involvement in the annual appraisal process 


The LGB is constituted as a committee of the Wessex Learning Trust Board of Directors in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.  The Local Governing Bodies of East Brent and Lympsham CofE Academies have combined so that one LGB covers the two schools.  The organisation of the LGB was reconstituted in September 2021 in accordance with the Trust’s Scheme of Governance.

 

Alan Davies  

Chair of Governors

 

 

Composition of the Governing Body

The Governing Body currently comprises nine 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

Community

Local Governing Body

1/11/2016-

31/8/2024

 

Chair – Leadership, Raising Standards, Finance

Mr Roland Smith

Community

Local Governing Body

1/9/2021-

31/8/2024

Vice Chair, Finance and Business Services (East Brent), Pupil data, Health and Safety

Mr Christian Oliver

Elected Parent (Lympsham)

Lympsham parents

1/11/2016-31/10/2022

 

Safeguarding and Learner Welfare, Raising Standards/pupil data (Lympsham)

Mrs Rachael Holland

Community

Local Governing Body

1/11/2016-

31/8/2024

Early Years

Health and Safety (Lympsham)

Mrs Patricia Payton

Foundation

Diocese of Bath & Wells

1/05/2018-

31/8/2024

Values and Ethos, SIAMS, RE

Pupil Premium/Vulnerable Learners and SEND (Lympsham)

Mrs Lucy Kelly

Elected  Parent

(East Brent)

East Brent parents

30/11/2020-29/11/2024

Pupil Premium/Vulnerable Learners and SEND, (East Brent)

Mr Michael Frost

Elected Parent

(East Brent_

East Brent parents

30/11/2020-29/11/2024

Safeguarding and Learner Welfare (East Brent)

Health and Safety

Mr Kevin Evans

Elected Parent

(Lympsham)

Lympsham parents

03/12/2018 –

02/12/2022

Finance and Business Services (Lympsham)

Head Teacher’s Performance Management Panel

Mrs Fiona Robertson

Headteacher

Local Governing Body/WLT

25/06/2001

 

Mrs Lynette Blacklock

Clerk to the Governors

Local Governing Body

01/01/2018

Non-voting

 

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 Roland Smith

None

None

None

Mrs Fiona Robertson

None

None

None

Mr Christian Oliver

None

None

None

Mrs Rachael Holland

None

None

None

Mr Kevin Evans

None

None

None

Mrs Patricia Payton

None

None

None

Mrs Lucy Kelly

None

None

None

Mr Michael Frost

None

None

None

Mrs Lynette Blacklock

None

None

None

 

The LGB meets six times a year.  In addition, 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. 

The attendance record at full board and committee meetings over the last academic year 2020/21 is given in the table below.

Name

Full Governing Body

Finance/HR Committee

Standards Committee

Mr Alan Davies

5/5

2/2

3/3

Mr Anthony Barkle (resigned 31/10/2020.)

2/2

 

0/0

Mr David Harries

(resigned 18.5.2021)

3/4

1/2

 

Mrs Natasha Steele

(resigned 31/09/2020)

0/1

1/2

 

Mrs Gemma Fryer

(resigned 11/10/2021)

2/2

 

0/1

Mrs Fiona Robertson

5/5

2/2

3/3

Mrs Jo Brayley (staff governor until 31/8/21)

4/5

 

3/3

Mr Christian Oliver

4/5

 

3/3

Mrs Rachael Holland

3/5

 

1/3

Mrs Patricia Payton

5/5

 

2/3

Mr Kevin Evans

4/5

2/2

 

Mrs Katie Turner

(staff governor until 31/8/21)

4/5

 

3/3

Mrs Lucy Kelly

4/4

 

0/2

Mr Michael Frost

1/4

0/1

 

Mr Roland Smith

4/4

1/1

 

Governor Register of Business/Pecinary Interests 2021/22

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