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
Rev. Martin Dale - Ex-officio
Rev. Barbara Burton - Ex officio
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
Maths - A Laughton
Literacy - S Cozens
P.E. - A Williams
R.E. and Collective Worship - B Burton
Science - A Laughton
S Cozens (Chair), J Day, A Laughton, M Bocking, S Brown, A Williams, L Symonds and A Senior.
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.
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!