Governing Body

King James I Academy Governing Body

 

                                Chair of the Governing Body 

Elizabeth Varley

 

                                Vice Chair of the Governing Body

George Campbell

 

                                Members

George Campbell

Date appointed:     27/11/2015

Valerie Hetherington

Date appointed:     09/11/2020

Heike Stevens

Date appointed:     01/12/2017 to 11/02/2021  

Elizabeth Varley

Date appointed:     15/06/2017

Jane Whitaker

Date appointed:     02/01/2018

 

                                Headteacher / Accounting Officer

Simon Whitehead

Nick Grieveson

Date appointed: 01/01/2021

Date appointed: 01/06/2011 to 31/12/2020

 

                                Trustees

Name

Date Appointed

Term of Office End

Appointed By

Sharon Boughey

22/03/2021

21/03/2025

Members

George Campbell

27/11/2019

26/11/2023

Members

Rachael Dobinson

24/07/2017

23/07/2021

Parents

Luke Holmes

25/03/2021 24/03/2025 Co-opted

Lisa Lumley-Imerson

 08/03/2021  07/03/2025  Staff

Daniel Martin

07/01/2019

28/05/2021

Staff

Daniel Powell

07/06/2021 06/06/2025 Staff

Simone Price

09/10/2019

08/10/2023

Parents

Craig Robinson

30/09/2019

29/09/2023

Parents

Tanya Tucker

09/04/2018

08/04/2022

Members

Elizabeth Varley

16/11/2017

15/11/2021

Members

Keith Wilkinson

20/05/2019

16/07/2021

Members

 

 Terms of Reference

Chair:                                      Elizabeth Varley        

Vice Chair:                              George Campbell

Committee Members:        Sharon Boughey, George Campbell, Rachael Dobinson, Luke Holmes, Lisa Lumley-Imerson, Daniel Powell,  

                                                  Simone Price, Simon Whitehead, Craig Robinson, Tanya Tucker, Elizabeth Varley (Chair), Keith Wilkinson

                                                                                      

Purpose:

Strategic Leadership and Accountability:

  • In collaboration with school leaders, to determine a clear and explicit vision for the future of the Academy and ensure this is communicated to the whole organisation.
  • Set strong and clear values and ensure these are embedded across the organisation and adhered to.
  • Determine the strategic direction for the Academy.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and attainment against targets by receiving reports and information from the Headteacher and other school leaders to compare against national and local benchmarking data.
  • Receive reports from committees, working parties or individuals and agree actions.
  • Approve the SEF and monitor throughout the year.
  • Approve the Academy Improvement Plan priorities and monitor throughout the year progress towards agreed actions.
  • Ensure there is a transparent system for performance management of all staff which is clearly linked to the Academy priorities.  Have oversight of staff performance throughout the year through the work of the Pay Review Committee.
  • Ensure there are mechanisms in place to listen to and respond to the views of parents/carers, pupils, staff, local communities and employers, through involvement with the Parents Forum.
  • Agree recruitment process to be followed in relation to SLT posts.
  • Final approval of the annual budget plan.
  • Monitor the school’s budget throughout the year through the work of the Finance, Property & Pay Review Committee and Budget Working Group Sub-Committees.
  • Agree virement and expenditure limits for the Headteacher through the ratification of the Academy’s Scheme of Delegation.
  • Hold 3 termly meetings each academic year.  Ensure that committee meetings are held in accordance with the agreed terms of reference.
  • To read termly and consider the ‘Headteacher’s report to Governors’ paying particular attention to the outcomes section, and ensure all governors have a good understanding of pupil outcomes.
  • To monitor and evaluate the provision for all groups of vulnerable students.

 

People and Structures:

  • Appoint Committee Chairs or delegate such appointments to each committee, as appropriate.
  • Consider proposals from Members, with regard to the delegation of functions to individuals or committees.
  • Agree committee terms of reference and membership.
  • Establish a register of Governors / Trustee business interests and manage the process of declaring interests.
  • Ensure Governors information on online registers (Edubase) and the school website is up to date and compliant with current requirements.
  • Appoint and / or agree the appointment with Members, of new Co-opted, Community, Member Appointed and where necessary Parent Governors (following an election process) to the Board.
  • Review and monitor the Governor Induction Process.
  • Have regard for Governors professional development through the work of a nominated Governor and the SLT Lead.
  • Where necessary, support Members in suspending or removing Governors from the Board.
  • Appoint/dismiss the Clerk to the Governing Body.

 

Compliance and Evaluation:

  • Consider business provided by Local Authority and other sources.
  • Suspend or end suspension of staff members through the work of Staff Management of Capability Committees.
  • Ensure all statutory policies are in place and there is an effective policy review cycle.
  • Review and agree the Governor Code of Conduct.
  • Confirm arrangements for completion of a Governor Skills Audit.
  • Ensure there is regular self-evaluation and review of individual’s contribution to the Board as well as the Board’s overall operation and effectiveness.
  • As necessary, consider an external review of the Board’s effectiveness.
  • Ensure school website is up to date and compliant with current DfE requirements.