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Lympsham C of E Academy and Lympsham Pre-School

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Governors

East Brent and Lympsham CofE Academies 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.  The Governing Bodies of East Brent and Lympsham CofE Academies have combined so that one Governing Body now covers the two schools.

 

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

Local Governing Body

01/11/2016- 31/10/2020

Co-Chair of Governors

Policies

Health and Safety (East Brent)

Mr David Harries

Co-opted

Local Governing Body

01/11/2016-

31/10/2020

Co-Vice Chair

Safeguarding and child protection (East Brent)

Data protection (East Brent)

Health and Safety (East Brent)

Finance

Mr Anthony Barkle

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

01/11/2016-

31/10/2020

SEN and Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, spiritual development

Mrs Natasha Steele

Elected Parent (East Brent)

East Brent Parents

01/11/2016-

31/10/2020

Finance/HR

Mrs Gemma Fryer

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

26/10/2017 – 25/10/2021

Spiritual development

Mr Christian Oliver

Elected Parent (Lympsham)

Lympsham Parents

01/11/2016 – 31/10/2020

Health and Safety (Lympsham)

Mrs Rachael Holland

Co-opted

Local Governing Body

01/11/2016 – 31/10/2020

Early Years

Health and Safety (Lympsham)

Mrs Patricia Payton

Co-opted

Local Governing Body

01/05/2018 – 31/04/2022

SEN and Pupil Premium, Looked After Children

Mr Kevin Evans

Elected Parent

(Lympsham)

Local Governing Body

03/12/2018 –

02/12/2022

Finance/HR

Miss Jo Thyer

Elected Staff (East Brent)

East Brent Staff

01/05/2017-

30/04/2021

 

Mrs Katy Turner

Elected Staff (Lympsham)

Lympsham Staff

01/01/2017 – 31/12/2021

 

Mrs Fiona Robertson

Headteacher

Local Governing Body/WLT

01/09/2016

 

Mrs Lynette Blacklock

Clerk to the Governors

Local Governing Body

01/01/2018

Non-voting

 

The following governors were in office as at 1 September 2017 but either resigned their position or had their term of office expire during the 12 months ending 31 August 2019.

 

Governor name

Date of termination of office

Kerrie Bruce

31/08/2019

John Flavin

31/03/2019

 

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 Christian Oliver

None

None

None

Mrs Rachael Holland

None

None

None

Mr Kevin Evans

None

None

None

Mrs Patricia Payton

None

None

None

Mrs Katy Turner

None

None

None

Mrs Lynette Blacklock

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.

The committees comprise the following members.

Finance/HR Committee

  • Mr David Harries (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Alan Davies
  • Mr Kevin Evans
  • Mrs Natasha Steele
  • Mrs Fiona Robertson

Standards Committee

  • Mr Anthony Barkle (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Christian Oliver (Co-Chair)
  • Mrs Fiona Robertson
  • Mrs Gemma Fryer
  • Miss Jo Thyer
  • Mrs Katy Turner
  • Mrs Rachael Holland
  • Mrs Patricia Payton
  • Mr Alan Davies

 

 

Ethos & Values Working Group

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

 

The attendance record at full board and committee meetings over the last academic year 2018/19  is given in the table below.

Name

Full Governing Body

Finance/HR Committee

Standards Committee

Mr Alan Davies

4/4

4/4

3/3

Mr Anthony Barkle

3/4

 

2/3

Mr David Harries

3/4

4/4

 

Mrs Natasha Steele

2/4

0/4

 

Mrs Gemma Fryer

3/4

 

3/3

Mrs Fiona Robertson

4/4

4/4

3/3

Miss Jo Thyer

4/4

 

3/3

Mrs Kerrie Bruce

3/4

2/4

3/3

Mr Christian Oliver

3/4

 

3/3

Mrs Rachael Holland

4/4

 

1/3

Mr John Flavin

1/1

1/1

 

Mrs Patricia Payton

3/4

 

2/3

Mrs Katy Turner

4/4

 

4/4

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