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Great Bowden Academy

Great Bowden Academy

Local Governors

Pecuniary Interests

Great Bowden Academy is a member of a Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT). Learn-AT has a Board of Trustees and Members who are responsible for overseeing all of the schools in the Trust. For more information about the Trustees please see Learn-AT’s website.

Great Bowden's Local Governing Body works on behalf of the Trust Board in these key areas:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction within the academy.
  2. Acting as a critical friend to the school; holding the academy’s senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  3. Assuring Health and Safety procedures within their school.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP GBA 2021-22

 

 

Ex-officio members

GBA members

 

 

CLUSTER BOARD

2-3 per school

Sarah Bishop

Elspeth Williams (chair)

Kate Jones

Sarah Hill

Richard Moor

 

 

STANDARDS & CURRICULUM

2 per school

Sarah Bishop

Dave Turner

Rebecca Blagburn

(Elspeth Williams)

Chela Grainge

Marianne Quinsee

 

LGB

All local governors (8)

 

Sarah Bishop

Dave Turner

Rebecca Blagburn

Kate Jones

Parish Encumbent (GBA only)

Sarah Hill (VC)

Elected Parent Vacancy

Richard Moor

Marianne Quinsee

Jan Shardlow

Linda Kvatch

Chela Grainge

Staff Vacancy

 

PAY

Sarah Bishop

Sarah Hill

Richard Moor

Elspeth Williams (chair)

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

LOCAL GOVERNANCE CONSTITUTION AT GBA AND RPA 2021-22

 

 

GREAT BOWDEN

RIDGEWAY

 

REQUIREMENT

GOVERNOR

REQUIREMENT

GOVERNOR

1

Elected Parent

Richard Moor (P)

Elected Parent

Richard Holding (P)

2

Elected Parent

VACANT

Elected Parent

VACANT

3

Elected Staff

Chela Grainge

Elected Staff

Justine Lawrence

4

Elected Staff

VACANT

Elected Staff

Helen Price

5

Appointed (foundation)

Linda Kvatch

Appointed

Victoria Creighton (P)

6

Appointed (foundation)

Jan Shardlow

Appointed

Elspeth Williams

7

Appointed

Sarah Hill

Appointed

VACANT

8

Appointed

Marianne Quinsee

Appointed

VACANT

 

Parish incumbent

Hils Corcoran

 

 

(P) = parent

Appointed governors – may be parents or grandparents of children at the school.

They may be appointed for their skills rather than being elected by the parent body.  These would be Appointed/elected on this chart.

However, no more than one third of governors may be parents/grandparents, so 2 or 3.

GBA Appointed governors must include a Parish incumbent and 2 DBE approved governors – called Foundation governors.

Our Governors' Profiles

 

Elspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

Governor - Chair of Governors

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

Attends: Local governing body meetings (Chair of governors)

Governor responsible for: Maths, Arts

Occupation / background: Private music teacher. Married with 2 children.  Experience in marketing (electronics industry) and purchasing (electronics and fashion retail), team management, budget creation and management, product development.

Date of appointment: 07/12/2017

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Community governor (nominated by Kim Stuart)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Freelance music teacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Contact me via: office@gba.learnat.uk