Swaffham CE Junior Academy

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Governors

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In accordance with the Government's requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Swaffham Junior Academy Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  1. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Governance arrangements. 

The Governing body of Swaffham Junior Academy was re-constituted on conversion in 2014 and is now made up of 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), and 5 Trust Governors. Trust Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Norwich (DNEAT) and are people who, in the opinion of DNEAT, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  

The full Governing Body meets twice each term and two committees meet three times a year to discuss specific areas in more detail. They have monitor finance, consider improvements to the premises and monitor the school's progress against the Single Change Plan. Other matters, such as pupil discipline and staffing issues are considered if required. Governors visit the school regularly to support the headteacher and take part in events.

 

 

Our Governors

 

Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and all meetings have been quorate, thus ensuring that legal decisions can be made. 

Governor Chair Term Start Term End Resignation Date Governor Type Appointed by Declaration of Pecuniary or Personal Interest % of Full LGB Meetings Attended 2016-2017
Darren Wynne Yes 27 Mar 2015 26 Mar 2019   Appointed DNEAT Trustee of Swaffham Pre-school Playgroup 67%
Hilary DeLyon No 13 Feb 2015 12 Feb 2019   Appointed DNEAT Audit Chair, Deputy Chair, West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group  Trustee of Royal Society of Medicine (October 2014 - present)  Member of Royal Society of Medicine  Curate at Swaffham (Diocese of Norwich) June 2013- Present 83%
Kate Gordon No 1 Mar 2015 28 Feb 2019   Appointed DNEAT Trustee of Homestart Swaffham & District 100%
Maureen Eade No 1 Mar 2015 28 Feb 2019   Appointed DNEAT On the governing body of: Thetford Grammar School , Moorlands Academy, Stone Lodge Academy, Murrayfield IEB, Clare IEB, Beck Row IEB 100%
Gareth Price No 1 Nov 2015 31 Oct 2019   Appointed DNEAT none 83%
Vacancy         Parent Parent Election    
Vacancy         Parent Parent Election    
Tracey McCarthy No       Headteacher   none 83%
Angela Sharman No       Clerk   none 100%

 

Could you be a Parent Governor?

We would ideally like a parent (or grandparent) with finance skills or experience that could join our team.  Its a rewarding and challenging role that will give you an insight into into the work of Swaffham Junior Academy and a chance to make a difference for the children.  If you have finance experience, but no children or grandchildren within the school, we can still find a place for you within our team as an Associate member.  Some employers encourage their staff to take on roles within the community, and school governing boards are one way that can be done.

If you think you might be interested then please leave your details at the school office and one of the current team will get in touch for a chat - with no obligation!

 

Future plans for the governors.  

Build on current expertise by attending relevant training courses.  Continue a system of monitoring, and tighten up our recording of those visits.

 

How you can contact the governing body.

The governors welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents. The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office, and will endeavor to respond with 5 school days.

 

Name

Position of responsibility

Category of Governor

Body appointed

Term of office

Committees* served on

Attendance 2015/16 %

Claire Cotterill               

Trust Appointed

DNEAT 4 Years  Resources 25
Reverend Hilary De Lyon Looked after children Trust Appointed DNEAT 4 Years Curriculum and Standards 100
Maureen Eade  

Trust Appointed

DNEAT 4 Years Curriculum and Standards 100
Kate Gordon

Pupil Premium

Trust Appointed DNEAT 4 Years Resources 75
Tina Grinsell

Safeguarding

Trust Appointed DNEAT 4 Years Curriculum and Standards 50
Louise Lewis  

Staff

Staff Election 4 Years  Resources 75
Gareth Price

SEND, Vice Chair

Trust Appointed DNEAT 4 Years Curriculum and Standards 100
Tracey McCarthy   Headteacher Ex-Officio Ongoing Resources, Curriculum and Standards 75
Darren Wynne Chair Trust Appointed DNEAT 4 Years Resources, Curriculum and Standards 100

Pupil Discipline: membership by all eligible governors

Strategic and HR (to cover pay items, renumeration, Headteacher performance): membership by all eligible governors

Hearings, appeals and pupil discipline: membership by all eligible governors.

 

Click here for the Governors' Allowance Policy.