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Governance

Governors (who are also company directors and trustees) share responsibility for the strategic overview of how the School runs now, how it should run in the future and how well it carries out all its functions as an Academy Trust. This is not about day to day leadership and management of the School, which is the responsibility of the staff lead by the Principal and the Support and Leadership Team, but holding the School to account for its effectiveness. It is about establishing and maintaining a broad picture of what we do here and why, and contributing to our future direction. It is also about maintaining the vital links with the community we serve by acting as a conduit for the views of parents and others, and by acting as an ambassador for the work of the School.

Organisational Structure - The Board of Trustees meet every  term. The Board establishes an overall framework for the governance of the Academy and determines membership, terms of reference and procedures of Committees and other groups. It receives reports including policies from its Committees for ratification. It monitors the activities of the Committees through the minutes of their meetings. The Board may from time to time establish Working Groups to perform specific tasks over a limited timescale. There are 2 main committees, School Improvement and Resources, who also consider Value for Money and Audit.

The following decisions are reserved to the Board of Trustees; to consider any proposals for changes to the status or constitution of the Academy and its committee structure, to appoint or remove the Chair and/or Vice Chair, to appoint the Principal and Clerk to the Trustees, to approve the Annual Improvement Plan (SIP) and budget. The Trustees are responsible for setting general policy, approving the budget and statutory accounts, monitoring the Academy by the use of budgets and other data, and making major decisions about the direction of the Academy, capital expenditure and staff appointments. The Trustees and Board of Trustees have devolved responsibility for day to day management of the Academy to the Principal and Support and Leadership Team.

To contact the Chair of Governors, Gemma Poulton, please e mail the Clerk, Lisa Champ on l.champ@qe.devon.sch.uk

 

Name

Type of Governor

Position

Date of Appointment

End of Office

Gemma Poulton

Member / CHAIR

Member/Trustee

20/10/2014

N/A

Keith Baker

Member Appointment

Trustee

03/06/2019

02/06/2023

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Cooper

Member Appointment / Vice Chair

Trustee

11/03/2013

21/05/2021

Caroline Gale

Parent Governor

Trustee

23/03/2020

22/03/2024

Matthew Gould

 Parent Governor

Trustee

25/03/2019

 24/03/2023

Rosie Howard

Member Appointment

Trustee

27/03/2017

 28/03/2021

Dawn Mayo

Member Appointment

Trustee

12/09/2019

11/09/2023

Carey Thorne

Member Appointment

Trustee

24/11/2017

23/11/2021

Sue Williams

Member Appointment

Trustee

03/06/2019

02/06/2023

Mary Quicke

Member

Member

3/06/2019

N/A 

John Jolliffe

Member

Member 

3/06/2019

N/A 

 Roy Sambles

Member 

Member

3/06/2019

N/A 

 David Smith

Member

Member

3/06/2019 

N/A 

 

Governors who are no longer serving but have served during the last academic year

 

Andrew Cook, Co-opted, End Term 17/07/2020

Stephen Barnes

Parent Governor

End Term 20/3/2020

James Gregory

Member Appointment

End Term 09/12/2019

Nick Way

LA

End Term 18/10/2019

Stephen Hichens

Staff Governor

End Term 20/07/2018

Caran Reddick

Staff Governor

End Term 01/10/2018

 Sue Leyman

Member/Governor

End Term 29/10/2018

 David Brenton

Member/Governor

End Term 08/01/2019

Rupert Poole

Staff Governor

End Term 03/06/2019

Jacqueline Laffar

Staff Governor 

End Term 03/06/2019 

Paul Tearle

Staff Governor 

End Term 03/06/2019

 

Accounting Officer & Principal Rupert Poole

Company Secretary Ben Brook

Clerk to Governors Lisa Champ 

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