Governance

Governors

Governors are representatives of the wider Academy community and include people drawn from the parents, the Academy staff, other members of the local community and/or people with special skills that could benefit the work of the governing body.

Governing bodies are expected to play three key roles:

  • They provide a strategic overview of the work of the Academy.
  • They act as a critical friend to the Academy.
  • They ensure accountability to the local community.

Committees

The committees undertake their work in conjunction with the Academy Improvement plan, which looks at all aspects of the Academy from standards and targets to issues governing leadership, personnel and physical resources.

Governors can be contacted through the Academy Office.

NameRoleResponsibilityCommitteeDetails of Pecuniary interest
Jenny
Farnham
CHAIR Co-optedPrincipal's
PM
CurriculumGovernor at St Michaels
CE VA Primary School
Dennis
Kirwan
PrincipalAllSpouse employed as
Art Teacher at Atlantis House.
Linked to Peterborough
Music Hub Board.
Fran
Sandall
VICE CHAIR Co-optedSafeguarding/
Welfare/CiC
Curriculum
(Chair)
Christian
Hogg
Co-optedSENDFinance and
General Purposes
Tim
Burgess
Parent
Governor
Website ComplianceCurriculumTrustee at Peterborough
District Scouts
Julian
Webb
Parent
Governor
Cybersecurity/GDPR/ITFinance and
General Purposes
(Chair)
Adam
Tan
StaffTrainingFinance and
General Purposes
Employed by Ormiston
Bushfield Academy
Greg
Hines
Co-optedSixth form/
Careers
Finance and
General Purposes
Alan
Measures
Co-optedSENDFinance and General PurposesGovernor at The College of
West Anglia, Kings Lynn.
Governor at Polebrook Church
of England Primary.
Mike HalcombCo-optedTeaching & LearningCurriculum
Alice KeenanOAT
Nominated
Pastoral ProvisionCurriculum
*VacancyCo-opted
*VacancyStaff
Laura
Corcoran
Clerk to
Governors
TrainingAll

The Committee has wide-ranging responsibilities - these include reviewing and monitoring all matters relating to the current and future curriculum, the agreement of priorities and targets, and reviewing the published data on pupil attainment and the standards achieved by the academy. Its overarching focus is to promote the quality of the overall student experience, and it does so by supporting the development and use of best practice in all matters.

The Committee is responsible for monitoring and advising on the day to day financial operations and controls. It monitors the monthly management accounts, reviews and recommends the annual budget and account, and considers the adequacy of risk management and internal controls. It also focuses on all personnel, HR, premises and Health & Safety issues.