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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.  Below are Governors appointed to the Governing Body and a copy of terms of reference.

 

Our chair of Governors is

Sue Cordwell                                                                                                                                                                  c/o Exeter a Learning Community                                                                                                                  Brayford Ave                                                                                                                                                         Corby                                                                                                                                                              Northants                                                                                                                                                               NN18 8DL

 

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.

 

2018/19 REGISTER OF GOVERNOR BUSINESS INTERESTS

 

 

NAME

TYPE

BUSINESS INTEREST

OTHER GOVERNING BODIES

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFF/PUPIL – YES OR NO

Sue Cordwell

Community

CEO – Woodnewton Academy Trust

Priors Hall

Woodnewton

Wallace Trust

No

Sarah Bennett

Community

CEO - IFTL

 

No

John Hughes

Community

None

The Kingswood Academy

No

Fiona Silley

TBC

None

 

No

Liz Adamson

TBC

None

None

No

Jezamin Lindsay

Community

None

Woodnewton a Learning Community

Corby Children’s Centre Consortium CIC

Yes

Shan Oswald        
Kim Kemp        

Peter Jones

Trustee     No
Glyn Rushton     Woodnewton A Learning Community