An Academy is a good deal freer than other types of school, to spend its own money, design its own curriculum, and take its own direction – as long as it is for the educational benefit of all the young people in the area. And the people responsible for setting the strategy to achieve this successfully are the Academy’s Governors.
The government has charged Governors with three over-riding tasks:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its students
- Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and ensuring financial probity
We do these through meetings of the full governing body twice a term and in our three committees:
Learning and Progress which has responsibility for all the teaching and learning which takes place in the Academy, including the curriculum and the academic success of all students.
Personnel which has oversight of the well-being of everyone in the Academy, staff and students. This involves issues such as behaviour, reporting, relations with parents. It is also the Pay Committee.
Finance and Business which monitors the budget, balancing the demands of the resources needed for successful learning with responsibility for ensuring that the premises provide an excellent working environment for all.
The Principal and the Senior Leadership Team run the school. A member of the Senior Leadership Team attends each committee meeting and we work closely with them, but always keep sight of our strategic function.
For the full 'Terms of Reference' of these committees Click here
Membership of the Governing Body
There are up to 18 members of the governing body who are both governors and directors of Ansford Academy, a limited company.
7 elected parents
2 elected members of staff
Members of Ansford Academy Trust
Chris Culpin - Chair of Governors
Chris Chapman - Governor
Arthur Llewellyn - Governor
Terena Harrison - Governor
Why become a Governor?
If you have an interest in helping Ansford build on its successes and continue to provide excellent 21st century education in our community, then why not join us?
It’s a team. You will join a team of friendly and experienced Governors. You don’t have to be an expert in education. We are looking for enthusiastic people, willing to give time (a minimum of four meetings a term, mostly in the early evening) to shaping our Academy’s future. You may well have experience and talents which we need - maybe in business or finance, in dealing with people, making things happen or tackling change. It’s a responsibility – but very rewarding.
Induction and on-going training will be provided. Why not come and talk to us about it?
For more information or to arrange a meeting please contact:-
(Clerk to Ansford Academy Trust)
Tel: 01963 350895
Links & Downloads
Should you wish to view a committee agenda or a particular report tabled at a committee meeting please contact our Clerk Sue Graham.
When vacancies for parent governors arise the Clerk to the Governors will inform parents of children in the academy, by letter, seeking nominations.
If there are more nominations than places then a ballot of parents is held. All Governors hold their term of office for four years.
If you are interested in becoming a parent governor look out for nomination forms which are sent out when there are vacancies (there are usually one or two a year).
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