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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.

Governors and Terms of Office

 

Richard Moor is Chair of Governors across both Great Bowden Academy and Ridgeway Primary Academy from Autumn Term 2022

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP GBA 2022-23

 

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.  

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

Our Chair of Governors

 

Governor’s full name: Richard Moor

Attends: Local governing body meetings 

Governor responsible for: Maths, safeguarding, Health and Safety

Occupation / background: Programme Manager (National Grid). Married with 2 children.  Experience in portfolio, programme and project management across a range of industries, team management, budget creation and management, operational management, managing change.

Date of appointment: 11/2018 and renewed in 09/2022

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by the governing body (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government): Parent governor (elected by parents)

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Association of Project Managers (APM) – ChPP, RPP, member of Portfolio committee

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Husband to a member of the support staff at Great Bowden, youngest child is a pupil at Great Bowden

Contact me via: office@gba.learnat.uk

 

 

Elspeth Williams Ridgeway Primary Academy

 

Governor’s full name: Elspeth Williams

Attends: Local governing body meetings 

Governor responsible for: 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: 12/2021

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