Governors

Welcome to the Hummersknott Academy Local Governing Body - a word from the Chair (Penny Jones)


Many parents don’t know what the governing body does, or who the school’s governors are. Here at Hummersknott governors work hard with the Principal and other staff to provide the best education and care possible for every pupil in the school. We hope the information below helps you understand what governors do, who the governors are, and how you can contact them.

Hummersknott Academy has 14 Governors


A Governor's term of office lasts four years.

Responsibilities


The Governing Body is responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future, and operates by acting as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the Executive Principal and his management team. We have a range of powers and duties including oversight of:

 

There are six full Governing Body meetings held each year, two in each of the school terms. We have several sub-committees:

 

Each parent or community governor is linked with a department and visits once/twice a year, or more frequently if needed, reporting back to the full governing body. Parent and community governors also take responsibility for another area of the school’s operations, such as health and safety. We have a budget for governor training and a Service Level Agreement with the Local Authority so governors can attend their training. We attend Governor meetings convened by the local authority to ensure we participate fully in the life of the wider community. We actively encourage all newly appointed governors to attend Induction Training and more experienced governors to continue to access training throughout their term of office. All new governors are "partnered" up with a governor mentor/buddy to help them settle in.

If you wish to get in touch with a member of the Governing Body please contact:
Alison Stansfield, Clerk to the Governors/Directors tel: 01325 246455, or email: ast@hummersknott.org.uk

Statutory documents relating to the Governing Body may be viewed here

Hummersknott Academy Local Governing Body Members 2018-19

Name

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Faculty Links

Other Areas

LGB Meeting Attendance 2018-19

(6 meetings)

Mr James Keating (Executive Principal)

 

Ex Officio

 

1.9.15 -

Curriculum & Standards 

Community

Health & Safety 

-

-

2

Mrs Penny Jones (Chair)

 

Community Governor

9.7.16 – 8.7.20

Curriculum & Standards

Health & Safety 

Individual Needs

Pupil Premium

Teaching and Learning

2

Mr Mike Fryer

Community Governor

6.4.14 – 5.4.18

Community

Health & Safety (Chair)

 

SEN

Safeguarding

Health & Safety

Behaviour and Welfare

Link Governor Responsibilities

1

Mrs  Jo Davis

Community Governor

 10.12.18 - 09.12.22

Curriculum & Standards

Community

 

 

 

1

Mr Graeme Thompson

(Vice Chair)

Community Governor

6.2.16 – 5.2.20

Community (Chair)

 

Science

Technology

 Careers

Apprenticeships

1

Dr David Brown

Community Governor

10.12.18 –09.12.22

Curriculum & Standards

Community

 

 

 

1

Mr Robert Goddard

Parent Governor

 14.5.18 - 13.5.22

Curriculum & Standards

MFL

Business and ICT

2

Mrs Anita Heath-Tarn

Parent Governor

8.2.16 – 7.2.20

Curriculum & Standards 

PE & the Arts

Parents Forum

2

VACANCY

Parent Governor

 

 

Humanities

 PHSE/British Values

 

Mr Steven Maltby

Parent Governor

5.12.16 – 4.12.20

Curriculum & Standards 

English

 

2

Mrs Vicky Franks

Staff Governor

8.2.16 – 7.2.20

Curriculum & Standards

Community 

 

 

1

Mr Stephen Cheeseman

Staff Governor

8.2.16 – 7.2.20

Community 

 

 

2

 

 

Hummersknott Academy Local Governing Body Members 2017 18
Governor Meeting Attendance 2017 18
HA GOVERNORS RELATED PARTY DEALINGS 2018 19
GOVERNORS RELATED PARTY DEALINGS 2017 18