Governors

Governors

Welcome to Marshwood Church of England Primary Academy.  Ours is an extremely happy school, providing a caring environment in which each child can feel truly valued. We have dedicated, well-qualified teaching staff who provide a high quality education supported by well trained classroom assistants.  The curriculum is rich and varied and we make the most of visits and visitors to enhance the pupils’ experiences. The children can select from a number  of extra-curricular opportunities which help them to develop their talents and interests to the full. Our small school has high expectations of  the pupils  in all they do and this underpins  activities whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or on day or residential visits.

The Christian ethos pervades the life of the school. We want our children to feel cared for valued and safe, and, in turn, to care for and value others. We want all the children here to feel good about themselves because we know that happy, confident children will both do the best they can and make the most of school life. The pupils attend a simple act of worship in the adjacent St Mary’s church each day to strengthen their understanding of the Christian faith.

Our membership of The Acorn Multi Academy Trust supports and strengthens our aims by offering skilled and experienced support and challenge from Andrea Rice, the CEO of the trust. The increased pool of management and teaching expertise found across the five schools; Mrs Ethelstons CE Uplyme, Axminster Primary, St Andrew’s CE Primary Chardstock, Membury Primary and ourselves, helps the staff to develop  and share skills and knowledge and widens the curriculum opportunities for the children.

The school is set in a beautiful location with ever improving facilities such as outside play spaces and a newly developed garden and wild areas. We try to ensure the school offers a stimulating, welcoming environment for children and parents alike.

The task for the governors is to monitor and oversee the work of the school. To question the staff  and visit the school, as critical friends. We want to know   about standards , behaviour , the safety of the  pupils, expenditure and the quality of the curriculum.  We all strive to maintain and improve Ofsted’s most recent judgement of a good school with outstanding features.

Choosing the right school for your child is a major decision so  the governors invite you to come to  Marshwood  CE Primary  Academy to meet the head of school, staff and pupils to see if our school will meet the needs of your child.

Jo Jones

Chair of Governors

Chair

Mrs Jo Jones

Vice Chair

Mrs Tara Ballam

Clerk

Mrs V Dower

 

 

Head Teacher            Mr Luke Owen

To contact the governors please email the clerk: vdower@acornacademy.org, or write to the Chair of Governors, Marshwood Primary, Marshwood, Bridport, DT6 5QA 

 

 

 

 

MARSHWOOD CE PRIMARY ACADEMY – LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Portfolio

Registered interests

Jo Jones

Parent

Elected by parents

Chair

01.11.14 - 31.10.18

Personnel & HR

 

Partner in Parsons & Jones

Rev Stephen Skinner

 

Ex-officio foundation

 Salisbury Diocese

 

01.11.14

(Ex-officio)

Parents & Community/ Curriculum

Trustee of Monkton Wyld Court

Luke Owen

Head

 

As Head of School

Head of School

Ex-officio

 

None

Tara Ballam

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

 Vice Chair

14.11.15 – 13.11.19

School Improvement & Standards

None

Sarah Forsey

Foundation Governor

Salisbury Diocese

 

22.03.16 - 21.03.20

Finance              

Early Years

 

None

Barry Allsop

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

 

01.11.14 - 31.10.18

 

None

Rob Greenman

 

Foundation Governor

Salisbury Diocese

 

01.11.14 – 31.10.18

Ethos & Christian distinctiveness

Trustee of Bethany Chapel (Regd Charity)

 

Anna Morgan

Staff

 

Elected by Staff

 

01.11.14 – 31.10.18

 

 

Paul Bailey

Foundation

  

01.11.14 - 21.07.17

Stood down

  

 

 

 Local Governing Body meeting Attendance

 

 

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/16 – 31/07/17

Possible

Attended

 

 

 

Jo Jones

8

8

Barry Allsop

8

4

Rev Stephen Skinner

8

5

Luke Owen

8

8

Tara Ballam

8

7

Rob Greenman

8

7

Paul Bailey

8

6

Sarah Forsey

8

7

Anna Morgan

8

6

 

 

To find out a little more about us, click on the link below to view our pen portraits.

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Marshwood Governor Development Plan64.62 KB
Code of Practice for Governors 2016 170.76 KB
LGB Pen Portraits Marshwood 218.14 KB
Scheme of Delegation 2017 826.07 KB
Local Governing Body Terms of Reference 2017 418.64 KB