Governors

 

Chair

Mrs Lin Coley

Clerk

Mrs V Dower

 

Welcome to Axminster Community Primary Academy.

Axminster became an Academy on the 1st November 2014. At that time we joined with three other schools, Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary, St Andrew’s CE Primary and Marshwood CE Primary to form Acorn Multi Academy Trust (Acorn MAT).  Membury Primary school and Loders Primary school have joined in more recent months. Whilst our school works under the umbrella of the Acorn MAT and its Board of Directors we retain the Local Governing Body (LGB) which works hard to link with the wider community and to preserve the individual character of our school.

We have built a strong team and we are involved in making staff appointments, and oversee competency and disciplinary matters. We also ensure appropriate appraisal and staff development takes place. We endeavour to improve the quality of the premises and make sure pupils are safe. We constantly monitor expenditure and seek value for money. We do not oversee the work of individual teachers, carry out appraisals or act as inspectors. The running of the school and implementation of policies are the responsibilities of the senior staff.

As a Local Governing Body, we are committed to working as a team with children, parents, staff, the community and all other stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for pupils and we constantly review the ways in which we do this. This is part of our current development plan for the Local Governing Body.

These aims will be enhanced by the continued support and challenge of our Chief Executive Officer of the Trust (CEO), Andrea Rice, and the increased management and teaching expertise across the 6 schools of the Trust. As staff develop and share skills and knowledge together the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for all the children will be extended.

The Governing Body is delighted with the way the children and staff have started the new school year with such vigour and determination.  The tone being set by a very smart looking year six is very positive. We are pleased with the way experienced staff have taken up new or changed responsibilities and new staff have arrived with energy and fresh ideas. Ross Minton, our still relatively new headteacher has a clear vision about how to continue to raise the quality of provision in the school.

We look forward to a successful year.

Lin Coley

Chair of Governors, Axminster Community Primary Academy, Stoney Lane, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5BU.

All correspondence for the governors must be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. She can be contacted at St. Andrew's Primary Academy, Chardstock. Axminster.Devon.EX13 7BJ orvdower@acornacademy.org.

 

Governor Information

 

 

Axminster Primary Academy – Local Governing Body

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead role

Registered interests

Mrs Lin Coley

Community

Board

Chair

17/07/17 - 16/07/21

Safeguarding Governor

None

Mr Barry Allsop

 

Director

Board

 

10/11/14 - 09/11/18

SEN & PP

None

Mr Ross Minton

Head of School

  

7/03/16 - present

  None

Ms Heidi Wickens

Staff

Staff

 

20/9/16 -19/9/20

  None

Mrs Emma McDonagh

Parent

Elected by parents

 

25/11/16 - 24/11/20

  None

Mr Mark Symons

Parent

Elected by parents

 

22/09/17 - 21/09/21

  

Governors no longer serving

      

Mr John Mackay

CommunityBoard Stood down 28/03/17 - 13/11/17  

Mr Alec Duffield

Community

Board

 Stood down

9/02/17 - 10/09/17

  None

Mr Iain Paterson

Community

Board

 Stood down

13/9/16 - 9/12/16 

 

 

Mr Barry MaskellCommunityBoard Stood down 13/09/16 0 13/03/17  

All correspondence for the governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. She can be contacted at St. Andrew's Primary Academy, Chardstock, Axminster, Devon EX13 7BJ or vdower@acornacademy.org

 

 

 

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/16 – 31/07/17

Possible

Attended

Ross Minton

8

8

Lin Coley

8

6

John Mackay

3

3

Barry Allsop

8

7

Heidi Wickens

8

4

Emma McDonagh

5

5

Alec Duffield

4

4

Iain Paterson

2

2

Barry Maskell

4

4

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Code of Conduct for Governors 2017 170.73 KB
Scheme of Delegation 2017 826.07 KB
Local Governing Body Terms of Reference 2017 418.64 KB