Our Local Governing Body
As part of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust the school is ultimately managed by the Board of Directors. Information about the trust governance can be found here. Responsibility for the school is delegated to the Local Governing Body listed below. Responsibility for key areas was previously handled by trust level committees within the old trust. The school is currently reviewing these arrangements as part of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.
Information about the Samuel Ward Academy Trust’s Scheme of Delegation can be found on their website – SWAT Relationship with academies.
A copy of our academy’s Supplementary Funding Agreement can be found here – Supplementary Funding Agreement. The Master Funding Agreement and other documents can be downloaded from the Samuel Ward Academy Trust website).
Current Governing Body Members
|Name||Designation||Term Started||Term Ends||Monitoring Role|
|Mr John Baillie||Chair||Jan 2013||Jan 2017||Maths|
|Mrs Justine Dawkins||Vice Chair||May 2013||May 2017||Safeguarding
|Mrs Vanessa Whitcombe||Headteacher||N/A||N/A|
|Mr Roger André||Community Governor||Nov 15||Nov 19||Overall Achievement|
|Mr David Bray||Parent Governor||Oct 2014||Oct 2018||Science
Health & Safety
|Mrs Janette Godfrey||Community Governor||Nov 2015||Nov 2019||Teaching, Learning & Curriculum|
|Mr David Sutton||Parent Governor||Feb 2014||Feb 2018||English|
Recent Governing Body Members
|Name||Designation||Term Started||Term Ended||Monitoring Role|
|Alison Harris||Staff Governor||Sep 2012|| Sep 2016
Term extended to Nov 2016
|Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural|
|Julie Morse||Staff Governor||Feb 2012||Feb 2016|
A list of declared pecuniary interests can be found here – Pecuniary Interests
Meeting attendance information can be found here – LGB Attendance.