Governance

Our Governors and their role

All of our Governors are committed to the long term prospects of your children and our Academy. Below are our present Governors and their responsibilities within our academy and with the Praxis Multi-Academy Trust of which our academy is one of its founding members, along with Bursley Academy and Manifold C of E Academy.

Information regarding Praxis Multi-Academy Trust– Trustee’s and Members click here

Click here to view our revised Instrument of Governance.

Our Governors are firm advocates of The Nolan Principals as described below and to be employed at our academy these principals translate through to our employees;

Selflessness

Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

Integrity

Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.

Objectivity

Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.

Accountability

Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.

Openness

Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.

Honesty

Holders of public office should be truthful.

Leadership

Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs. Service Before Self, Community and  Tolerance

Our Governors
                 Name Links to other schools / academies / Academy Trusts Business or Financial Interest in any Academy matters Linked Responsibility Committee Membership Meeting Attendance
%
Term of Office
Mr Justin Wilson (Chairman) Foundation Governor Praxis MAT Trustee
Bolton Free School Trustee
Director – Enlightened HR Support Services Ltd
Associate Member of New Schools Network
None Whole School Appeals Staff & pupil Dismissals / H & S / Finance & Staffing /Prevent 100% 01/2021
Mrs Janette Mountford-Lees
Principal
None None Whole School Curriculum / Finance & Staffing 100% n/a
Father Tommy Merry
Foundation Governor 
Governor Christchurch Primary School – Stoke on Trent None Race Equality / R.E. / LDBE / Curriculum
C of E
Distinctiveness oversight
75% n/a
Mr David Brookes
(Vice Chairman)
Foundation Governor
None Related party
Miss Heather Brookes
Teacher
(Daughter)
Numeracy Pupil Discipline / IT / Finance 100%  09/2021
TBC
Foundation Governor
None None SEN N/A 100% N/A
Mr Stephen Mansfield
Foundation Governor
None Parent Literacy Curriculum / Finance 100% 09/2021
Revd Fr John Baines
Ex Officio
Foundation Governor 
Governor @ St. Bartholomew’s – Longnor None Community Links Local Community Links
C of E
Distinctiveness oversight
25% n/a
Mrs Emma Manchester Parent Governor None Parent Flexi-schooling  Marketing 50% 07/2022
Mr Alex Drennan
Parent Governor
None None H&S H&S / Finance / Site 100% 09/2021
Mrs Lynda O’Sullivan Staff Governor None Related party
Miss Emily O’Sullivan
Teaching Assistant
(Daughter)
N/A Curriculum 100% 09/2019
Mr. Stephen Malbon
Associate Governor/ Bursar
None Related party by marriage
Mrs Carol Malbon
Teaching Assistant
Finance / Site / IT/ HR / H&S / GDPR Finance / H&S/ Site 100% n/a
Mr Ian Sharpe
Trust Clerk
LA Schools N/A N/A