Governors

THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNORS

As a member of the Ely Diocese Multi Academy Trust the school is governed by the members of the DEMAT Board. The scheme of delegation outlines the responsibility of the Local Governing Body whose current members are listed below.

The Local Governing Body take overall policy decisions about how the school is run. They meet once each half term, occasionally more often. The Local Governing Body meets all requirements regarding

Statutory Policies, all of which can be obtained from the school office on request.  These include the school policies on Safeguarding and Child Protection, Sex and Health Education, and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination.

The Local Governing Body operates a system of committees to make

 it easier to deal with some things in greater detail.  These

are for Finance, Curriculum, Personnel and Premises. We also have a committee of Governors who focus on the Spiritual and Christian development of our children. Committees also meet each half term.  

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities for the school buildings, staff and pupils.  They work together

and they cannot act individually.

 

When complete the Local Governing Body is constituted as follows; Head Teacher, Ex-Officio (Vacancy), two elected staff members, two elected parent members and up to eight other Governors.

 

 The Local Governing Bodies of both Anthony Curton and Tilney All Saints have decided to form a joint Local Governing Body.

 

 Our present Local Governing Body Governors are:

 Andy Laughton - Chair of Governors

Steve Cozens - Vice Chair (Also Governor at Marshland High School)

Anne Senior - Head Teacher

Heather Smith

Jane Brooks

Mark Bocking 

Rev. Martin Dale - Ex-officio

Rev. Barbara Burton - Ex officio

Jo Day

Richard Hines

Steph Brown

Alice Williams - Staff Governor

Lauren Symonds - Staff Governor

Recently Resigned Governors

Kirsty Atter - Elected Parent Governor (Resigned 17th November 2016)

Bill White - Staff Governor (Resigned 12th July 2017)

Sarah Whistler - Staff Governor (Resigned 12th July 2017)

Nick Swann (Resigned 12th July 2017)

Sue Dickinson (Resigned 27th April 2017)

Jan Clubb (Resigned 17th May 2017)

Michael Scott - Vice Chair of Governors (Resigned 9th February 2017)

Governor Responsibilities 2017-18

Safeguarding and child protection including Prevent - A Laughton

SEND - H Smith

Looked After Children -  H Smith

Pupil Premium - H Smith

Health and Safety - J Brooks

Gifted and Talented/More Able - A Williams

Governor Training - S Kaye (Clerk)

Cluster - A Laughton

SMSC including British Values - S Cozens

Website - M Bocking

Breakfast and After School Club - L Symonds

Year Group Governors

Reception - A Laughton

Year 1 - S Brown

Year 2 - S Brown

Year 3 - R Hines

Year 4 - J Day

Year 5 - S Cozens

Year 6 - S Cozens

Subject Governors

Maths - A Laughton

Literacy - S Cozens

P.E. - A Williams

R.E. and Collective Worship - B Burton

Science - A Laughton

Standards Committee

 S Cozens (Chair), J Day, A Laughton, M Bocking, S Brown, A Williams, L Symonds and A Senior.

Ethos Committee

A Laughton (Chair) Rev. M Dale, S Cozens, J Brooks, Rev. B Burton and A Senior.

Finance and Premises Committee

A Laughton (Chair), J Brooks, H Smith, R Hines, Rev M Dale and A Senior.

Personnel Committee

J Day (Chair), M Bocking, A Laughton, A Senior, M Dale, Rev B Burton and R Hines.

If you require any further information about the structure and remit of the members of DEMAT or the board of trustees please contact the DEMAT office - Andrew Read (CEO of DEMAT) 01353652720.

Alternatively please click here to visit their website.

Please see below for a list of Governor meetings

The DEMAT board consists of:

Peter Maxwell - Chair

Andrew Read - CEO

Revd Michael G Banyard - Board Member
Keith Carne - Board Member
Sir David Harrison - Board Member
Ven Dr Alex Hughes - Board Member
David Lee - Board Member
Carole Reich - Board Member
Robert L Skelton - Board Member
Serena Standing - Board Member
Hilary Wright - Board Member
Mike Younger - Board Member

Please see the DEMAT Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year ending 31st August 2016 below.

Safeguarding our children

Senior designated member of staff for Safeguarding  -  Mrs A Senior

Alternate SDP  -  Miss D Liddle

Governor for Safeguarding  -  Mr A Laughton

The law requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse. This includes non accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional and or sexual abuse. Headteachers and staff are charged with the duty of reporting whatever their views of the likelihood of abuse.  This procedure is intended to protect our children, and school takes the attitude that when there are any suspicions, it is better to be safe than sorry.  At times, this does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case that after investigation was proved to be unfounded, but it is hoped that parents will understand how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate task, and that they act only in the best interests of the children in their care

We love it when our Governors come in to see us and help us in school!