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 The Praxis Trust – Trustee’s and Members click here. Contact information for the Praxis Trust can be found via this link also.
Click here to view our revised Instrument of Governance.
Our Governors are firm advocates of The Nolan Principles as described below and to be a representative of, or employed by our academy these principles translate through to all aspects of school and personal life of those involved.
The Seven Principles are
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
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.
Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
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.
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.
Holders of public office should be truthful.
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
|Name||Governor Type||Links to other schools/academies /Academy Trusts||Business or Financial Interest in any Academy matters||Linked Responsibility||Committee Membership||Meeting Attendance
|Term of Office|
|Mrs. Julie Denham
|Foundation Governor||None||None||Safeguarding and
|Pupil Discipline / IT / Finance||100%||10/2024|
|Mrs. Janette Mountford-Lees
|Staff Governor||None||None||Whole School||Curriculum / Finance & Staffing||100%||n/a|
|Revd Fr David Green||Ex Officio
|None||None||Local Community Links||C of E
|Mr. Stephen Mansfield||Foundation Governor||None||None||Literacy, HSW&E
|Curriculum / Finance||75%||09/2021|
|Fr Tommy Merry||Foundation Governor||St Chads MAT||None||SEN
Wider Community Links
|C of E
|Mr. David Brookes
|Foundation Governor||None||Related party Miss Heather Brookes – KS1
|Finance, Numeracy & Pupil Discipline||HR/Finance||100%||03/2024|
|Mrs. Emma Manchester||Parent Governor||None||None||Flexi-schooling, Marketing & Mental Health||Marketing||75%||07/2022|
|Miss Kimberley Reeves||Parent Governor||None||None||EYFS||100%||09/2024|
|Mrs. Lynda O’Sullivan||Staff Governor||None||Related party – Miss Emily O’Sullivan – Teaching Assistant
|Mr. Stephen Malbon
||Associate Governor||None||Related party by marriage – Mrs Carol Malbon – Teaching Assistant||Finance / Site / Flexi-Schooling Advisor / IT / HR / HS&W / GDPR / Marketing & Web||Finance / HS&W/ Site||100%||n/a|
|Mr. Ian Sharpe||Trust Clerk||Trust and other LA Schools||N/A||N/A|