Governors

Governor's Welcome

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy. Our current School has served the Parish of Uplyme since 1873 and nowadays we welcome children from many surrounding villages too. The school was built by the Reverend Charles Ethelston in memory of his wife, Anne Ethelston, and is not named after the Headteacher as some visitors think! The school has grown considerably since then, but still retains the feel of a small village school sitting snugly next to the beautiful Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the heart of the village. The church is used frequently by the pupils for Worships and other events, and this helps to keep the close links between the two very much alive.

After three successful years in partnership with St. Andrew’s CE Primary School in Chardstock, within the Acorn Federation, Mrs Ethelston's converted to Academy status in November 2014 as part of the Acorn Multi-Academy Trust, along with St Andrew’s, Marshwood CE Primary and Axminster Community School. Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of the Acorn Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and a Board of Directors, the school retainsits strong Christian ethos and its own Local Governing Body.

The focus of the governors has always been the well-being of our children. We want them to be the best they can be; happy, safe and healthy within a caring, positive and Christian environment which nurtures and celebrates their talents and provides the highest possible standards of education.  These aims are 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 developed and extended. We closely adhere to our Equal Opportunities Policy and, as a rural school, we are  aware that we need to offer the children as many different social, cultural and sporting experiences as we can to prepare them for their lives ahead in the wider world.  We shall continue to monitor the work of the school as critical friends, to question and challenge staff through regular visits and reports and be well informed about behaviour, safety of pupils, expenditure and value for money. We value our strong links with our church, St Peter and St Paul, and will ensure that the core Christian values are at the heart of all that we do.

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 and we welcome any feedback.

Although Mrs Ethelston's has its own Local Governing Body we have decided to retain joint Local Governing Body meetings with St. Andrew’s Primary Academy for the oversight of all statutory responsibilities and school improvement plans for both schools. The expertise that we have gained over the years of federation and our combined skill sets enable us to be better 'critical friends' of the schools for the benefit of the children. Please find the list of governors for Mrs Ethelston's, their profiles and lead roles below.

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 or vdower@acornacademy.org.

 

Corinne Hales

Chair of Governors,

Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy

 

 

Mrs Ethelston’s Primary – LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead Governor

Registered interests

Michaela

Kite

Staff

As Head

Head of School

 Ex Officio

 

 None

Corinne

Hales

Foundation

Appointed by PCC &Trustees

Chair

1.11.14 – 31.10.18

Safeguarding

 Teacher - The Woodroffe school

Nick Ivins

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

 07.11.16 - 06.11.20

 

 Director: Gone Wild Ltd

Neil Vincent

Parent

Elected by Parents

 Vice Chair

 20.10.15 – 19.10.19

 

 Teacher - The Woodroffe school

Claudia Betteridge

Foundation

Appointed by Trust Board

 

 30.03.17 - 29.03.21

 

 

 Director Capstone Management LTD

Dr Joanna Cursley

Foundation

Appointed by Trust Board  22.03.16 -21.03.20SEN None

Governors no longer serving

      

Ciara McMackin

Staff

Elected by staff 

6.10.16 - 24.7.17

 

  

Katherine Mansi

Foundation

Appointed by Trust Board 

17.03.15 - 21.4.17

stood down

  

 

Clerk, Veronica Dower on 01460 220534 or vdower@acornacademy.org

Chair of Governors, Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy, Pound Lane, Uplyme, Lyme Regis. DT7 3TT 

Governors from St. Andrew’s Primary with responsibilities

Sarah Ellis – Safeguarding

Judy Chisholm – Early Years

 


 

 

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/16 – 31/07/17

Possible

Attended

Mrs Corinne Hales

8

6

Ms Michaela Kite

8

8

Ms Ciara McMackin

8

7

Dr Joanna Cursley

8

7

Mr Neil Vincent

8

6

Mr Brian Impey

7

6

Ms Claudia Betteridge

3

3

Mr Nick Ivins

6

4

Mrs Katherine Mansi

5

3

 

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Governor Development Plan 38.93 KB
Governor Profiles Mrs Ethelston's 2017.pdf354.51 KB
Code of Conduct for Governors 2017 223.17 KB
Scheme of Delegation 2017 826.07 KB
Local Governing Body Terms of Reference 2017 418.64 KB