Meet the Governors

 

Chair governor –Jim Cassidy

Vice govenor– Lesley Mercer


Jacqueline Jackson

Emma Beveridge

Kate Willis

Jodie Younger

Liz Coulam

Richard Dawson

Michaela Odlin

The responsibilities of local governors include:

  • Ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • Providing support and challenge to the academy leadership team
  • Holding academy leaders to account against a range of broad and measurable outcomes identified in the Academy Improvement Plan
  • Have oversight of the academy’s financial situation
  • Helping the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement and future performance

Specifically, this means that governors will:

  • Ensure high outcomes for young people
  • Identify and deal with areas of underperformance, including the implementation of a Strategic Academy Improvement Plan (see appendix 2)
  • Use the resources available to the academy to raise standards and provide evidence of the success of the strategies adopted
  • Raise staff performance through proper performance management and recruitment
  • Ensure that the educational provision aligns with the nature of each Academy and the strategic aims and values of the Trust
  • Report directly to the Board of Trustees

In order to discharge these duties and make a significant difference to the quality of education provided by the academy, governors should:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to furthering the achievement and progress of all learners within the academy
  • Have a commitment to the values of the Enquire Learning Trust
  • Have a commitment to collaborate working including making a contribution to the development of the Trust and it’s academies
  • Have at least one significant area of expertise that can be utilised to add value to the development of the academy and the Trust as a whole
  • Have a passion for developing learning across the locality served by the academy
  • Work with the Trust’s code of conduct

Role of Chair

It is the Chair’s responsibility to liaise with the Principal in order to ensure the Governing Body conducts its business and is able to report to the Board of Trustees effectively. Being a chair of governors is a key role in the leadership and management of the academy.

Chair of governors should:

  • Work with the Principal to promote and maintain high standards of education and achievement
  • Ensure the Governing Body hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils.

 

Scheme of Delegation – 2016

 

Name/Type of Governor Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed

By

 

Relevant business &

Pecuniary Interests

(including governance
roles in other educational
institutions)
Attendance

Record

(past 12 months)

 

Jim Cassidy

(Member/Chair)

 

 

01.04.2016

 

 

4 years

 

Governing Body

 

100%

 

Lesley Mercer

(Member/Vice Chair)

 

 

 

22.10.2014

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Governing Body

 

Freelance

Educational

Consultant

 

80%

 

Emma Beveridge

(Principal)

 

 

 

01.09/2016

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Governing

Body

 

100%

 

Kate Willis

(Staff/Business Manager)

 

 

 

05.01.2016

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Governing

Body

 

 

100%

 

Jacqueline

Jackson

(Co-opted)

 

 

 

 

30.03.2016

 

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Parents

 

 

 

 

100%

 

Jodie Younger

(Member)

 

 

 

01.04.2016

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Enquire

 

Governor at Eastfield
Primary Academy.
Director of Adept BS &
Gareden & Home Property
Solutions LTD
 

 

100%

 

 

Liz Coulam

(Member)

 

 

 

01.04.2016

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Enquire

 

 

100%

 

Richard Dawson

(Co-opted)

 

 

 

 

22.10.2014

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

Classroom in

the Woods

 

80%

 

 

Michaela Odlin

(Parent)

 

 

 

 

11.01.2016

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

Parents

 

 

100%

 

Governors that have served at any point over the last 12 months

Name of

Member

 

Date of

Appointment

 

Date stepped

down

Appointed

By

Relevant business &

Pecuniary Interests

(including governance roles in other
educational institutions)
Attendance

Record

(past 12 months)

Janet

Robinson

(Staff)

 

 

04.07.16

 

 

Staff

 

100%

Jamie Holbrook

(Former Principal)

 

 

 

03.10.16

 

Governing Body Infinate Educational–

Educational Consolt

 

100%