Governance

As we are part of  an Academy Trust we have a local governing body  and also a Trust Board. The Chair of Governors for Birstall Primary Academy also sits on the Trust Board as a representative.

A Message from the Chair of Governors

Choosing the right school is very important as we all want our children to have the best start in life.  Birstall Primary Academy understands this and we have worked hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.  The school offers children an exciting curriculum which they themsleves help to shape, a skilled and dedicated staff team and excellent resources for children to discover learning is enjoyable.

Children at our school have a voice and we act on their suggestions and comments. We are proud of our exciting innovations such as pupils teaching their own lessons, our life skills sessions and our community classes.

We are not a school who rests on its laurels! We are constantly trying to improve and keep improving life chances for our pupils. We were described by OFSTED as being an inclusive school and we  actively promote equality and celebrate diversity.

On behalf of all the governors I would like to encourage you to come and visit our super school and see for yourself our happy and enthusiastic children. I am always available should you wish to speak to me- just contact the school office.

Dan Spencer,  Chair of Governors

Membership of the Local Governing Body

Chair of Governors: Mr Dan Spencer

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Vice Chair of Governors: Ms Anne Pugh

Parent governors: Mrs Adele Appleyard

Parent governor: Miss Elizabeth Tingle

Trust governor: Mr Richard Black

Trust governor:  Mrs Michelle Cowan

Staff governor: Jayde Weir

The key responsibilities of the governing body are to:

– Ensure the quality of educational provision

– Evaluate pupil outcomes

– Challenge and monitor performance

– Take decisions about personnel management

– Manage financial, physical and human resources

– Raise concerns with the Chief Executive of the Focus-Trust in a timely manner

FOCUS-TRUST GOVERNANCE DISCLOSURE  2015 – 2016

Name of Governor Type of Governor (e.g. Parent / Trust) Date of appointment Term of Office Conflicts Interests declared

(name of company only)

 

Relationship to any member of staff (where applicable) Member of other educational institutions

(if applicable, please list names)

Number of meetings attended 2015 -16

Out of a possible 5

 

Date of resignation

(where applicable)

 

Dan Spencer

 

Trust

 

19.03.2013

 

4 years

Amey Facitily Management  

 

 

5

 

Anne Pugh

 

Trust

 

27.02.2013

 

4 years

 

None

 

5

 

Vicky Oddy

 

Staff

 

19.09.2014

 

4 years

 

None

 

4

 

22.07.16

 

Nadia Hannam

 

Principal

 

01.09.2014

ongoing  

None

 

5

 

Richard Black

 

Trust

 

16.10.2014

 

4 years

 

None

 

2

 

Andrew Moore

 

Parent

 

02.10.2013

 

4 years

 

None

 

0

 

01.04.2016

 

Adele Appleyard

 

Parent

 

14.03.2016

 

4 year

 

None

 

2

 

Michelle Cowan

 

Trust

 

23.05.2016

 

4 years

 

None

 

3