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Structure and details of Governing Body

Exeter a learning community Local Governing Body is a sub-committee of the Trust Board. Woodnewton Academy Trust approves the governance structure for the trust on an annual basis and has the strategic role in the running of Exeter a learning community.  Currently there is committees in place however a standards committee is planned for 2016/2017. Below are Governors appointed to the Governing Body and a copy of terms of reference.

More information about Woodnewton Academy Trust Directors is available at www.woodnewtontrust.com

There are eight Governors at Exeter, comprising of community, staff and parent Governors who meet at least three times a year as a full Governing Body.  Their involvement with the Academy also includes attending Standards Committee, working parties, key meetings, events and visits.

The Governors responsibility is to set the strategic direction for the Academy and hold leaders to account through supporting and challenging decision making.

Governors are the vision setters and strategic decision makers for the Academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education that takes every child as far as their talents allow. Crucially, that means creating robust accountability for leaders by using and being familiar with objective data on the performance of children, teachers and finances to ask the right questions.

It means ensuring resources are allocated to strategic priorities and safeguarding the highest standards of financial propriety. It also means ensuring that children are kept safe whilst at school through robust policies and procedures.

The Governors ambition is to lead the building of a community of prosocial, emotionally competent, independent learners who:

  • develop a love for learning,
  • excel academically,
  • are inspired to realise their aspirations and
  • become engaged citizens with a global understanding

Governors enable staff to educate all children within a dynamic, respectful and inclusive environment that nurtures the unique talents and abilities of every child.

Following the visit by Ofsted in November last year, Governors are disappointed by the outcome. They understand the points raised within the latest Ofsted report and from this have a clear understanding of the distance and direction they need to take in order to significantly improve standards in the Academy.

 

2016/17 REGISTER OF GOVERNOR BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

NAME

TYPE

BUSINESS INTEREST

OTHER GOVERNING BODIES

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFF/PUPIL – YES OR NO

Leanne Cowie

Community

None

None

No

Zoe Hall

Community

None

None

No

John Hughes

Community

None

The Kingswood Academy

No

Pam Genner

Academy Director

None

Woodnewton Academy Trust

Woodnewton a Learning Community

No

Helen Johnson

Head of School

None

None

No

Jezamin Lindsay (Chair)

Community

None

Woodnewton a Learning Community

Corby Children’s Centre Consortium CIC

Yes

Eddie McGeown

Community

None

None

No

Candice Shaul

Parent

None

None

Yes

Ellen Wallace

Community

CEO – Woodnewton Academy Trust

Woodnewton Academy Trust

Exeter a Learning Community

Woodnewton a Learning Community

Priors Hall a Learning Community

Corby Children’s Centre Consortium CIC

No