Woodham Academy Trust

Governors and Academy Trust

Woodham Academy is part of The Eden Learning Trust. The Eden Learning Trust is a company limited by guarantee, company number 10980753.

 

The Eden Learning Trust Members

Original Members signatories to the Memorandum; new Members appointed by unanimous agreement of the existing Members

 

Members

Mr K Lumsdon

Mr E Freeman

Mr J Simpson

 

Trustees

Ms I Lavelle

Mr S Barnett

Mr K Brennan

Mrs C Forsyth

Ms K Grieveson

Mr K Lumsdon

Ms A Pybus Coates

Mr S Raw

Mr R Roberts

Mr D Shearer

Mr G Stout

Mr G Summerville

 

Headteacher Board

Mr K Brennan

Mrs C Forsyth

Ms A Pybus Coates

 

Finance

Mr D Coates

Ms L Edgar

Ms C Samways

+ members of the Headteachers Board

 

Woodham Academy Governing Body

Chair Person:               Mr S Barnett

Vice Chair Person:      Mr R Cherrie

Headteacher:               Mrs C Forsyth

 

Member Appointed

Mr S Barnett                             16/10/2019

Mr J J French                           05/06/2020

Mr A Marshall                           19/10/2018

Mrs D Newton                          24/01/2022

Mr B Winwood                         06/04/2019

 

Parent Governors

Mr R Cherrie                           23/11/2019

Mr S M Mendelsohn               23/06/2020

 

Staff Governors

Mr R Gales                                14/01/2022

Mrs C Forsyth                           Ex Oficio

Mr R P Heaven                         20/10/2018

 

Membership of Committees

Appeals / Pay Appeals

Mrs C Forsyth (advisor)

Mr A Marshall

Mr B Winwood

 

Appointments

Mr S Barnett

Mr R Cherrie

Mrs C Forsyth

 

Curriculum & Structure

Mr S Barnett

Mr R Cherrie

M J J French

Mr R P Heaven

Mr R Gales

 

Finance & Resources

Mr J J French

Mr R Gales

Mr A Marshall

Mr B Winwood

 

First / Pay Review

Mr S Barnett

Mr R Cherrie

Mrs C Forsyth (advisor)

Mr J J French

 

Policy & Planning

Mr S Barnett

Mr R Cherrie

Mr A Marshall

 

Pupil Discipline

Mr S Barnett

Mr R Cherrie

Mr R P Heaven

Mr B Winwood

Responsibility

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This general responsibility gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities some of which are delegated to committees.

Committees include Appeals/Pay Appeals, Appointments, Curriculum and Structure, Finance and Resources, First Committee/Pay Review, Policy and Planning and Pupil Discipline. The governing body must review the establishment, terms of reference, constitution and membership of any committee annually and any committee to whom a decision has been delegated must report any action taken or decision made.

It is essential for the governing body to have access to adequate financial skills to ensure they meet their statutory responsibilities for the financial management of the school and can safeguard the large amounts of public money for which they are responsible. Not all governors need all these skills, but collectively members of the governing body (and finance committee) have these skills among them.

The finance committee analyse their skills on a regular basis to identify any skills gaps and have access to training when gaps are identified. This helps them to fulfil the role of challenge and support in the field of budget management and value for money. The governing body can show how the school has used its resources and is able to respond honestly to questions about its financial probity and minutes of the full governing body and committee meetings are available on request.

 

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