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, two elected staff members, two elected parent members and up to eight other Governors.
The Local Governing Body of both Anthony Curton and Tilney All Saints is 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) General Appointed Governor with effect from 07/10/2019.
Dawn Liddle - Executive Head Teacher
Rev. Martin Dale - Ex-officio
Rev. Barbara Burton - Ex officio
Alice Williams - Staff Governor
Lauren Beetlestone - Staff Governor
Ann Chase - Support Staff Governor
Recently Resigned Governors
Heather Smith (End of Term of Office 28th February 2019)
Jo Day (End of Term of Office 28th February 2019)
Steph Brown (Resigned 13th March 2019)
Governor Responsibilities 2019-20
Safeguarding and Child Protection including Prevent - A Laughton
SEND - J Brooks
Looked After Children - J Brooks
Finance & Premises Committee
Head Teacher's Performance Management - A Laughton
Pupil Premium - A Hanrahan
Health and Safety - R Hines
Gifted and Talented/More Able - A Williams
Governor Training - S Kaye (Clerk)
Cluster - A Laughton
SMSC including British Values - J Webb
Attendance - S Cozens
Website - M Bocking
Personnel & Pay Committee
Early Birds and After School Club - L Beetlestone
School Council - L Beetlestone
Staff & Head Teacher Wellbeing
Head Teacher's Performance Management Committee
Designated DEMAT Advisor
Year Group Governors
Reception - S Cozens
Year 1 - S Cozens
Year 2 - A Laughton
Year 3 - A Laughton
Year 4 - TBC
Year 5 - R Hines
Year 6 - TBC
Maths - A Laughton
English - S Cozens
P.E. - TBC
R.E. and Collective Worship - B Burton & M Dale
Science - A Laughton
To be drawn from members of the LGB as required
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.
The DEMAT board consists of:
Peter Maxwell - Chair
Adrian Ball - 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 - Miss D Liddle
Alternate SDP - Mr J Wilkinson
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