Local Academy Committee

Local Academy Committee Terms of Reference

There will be three main Local Academy Committee meetings during each term which all governors attend.  This has removed the need for committees.  Our termly meetings have the following remit:

  1. Strategic Vision

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Diocese/Worship/Links with Christ Church
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Voice
  • Partnerships
  • Community – local, national and international
  1. Curriculum and Achievement

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

  • HT Report
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Attendance
  • Curriculum
  • Pupil premium monitoring and evaluation
  • Pupil progress
  • Communication with parents and the local community
  • Extended school – extra-curricular activities
  1. Finance, Personnel & Health and Safety

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Behaviour and Discipline
  • Budget setting and updates
  • Health and safety
  • Premises
  • Financial controls and reporting
  • Staffing

Other meetings may be called as needed. In the event of an appeal panel or disciplinary panel being required, the Local Academy Committee at Christ Church CE Primary Academy has agreed that any governor may be asked to be a member of that panel subject to availability, training and lack of personal involvement.

Guidance on Meetings

  • There will be occasions where attendance at the meetings will include people who are not governors.
  • A member of the teaching staff will be invited to one of the governing body meetings during an academic year to share relevant information about the progress their class are making and the leadership of their national curriculum subject.
  • The quorum for a meeting will be at least 2/3 of the governing body (6 governors)

Link Governors

The following link governors were agreed by the Local Academy Committee. These will be reviewed annually (autumn term):

  • Safeguarding (including E-Safety) – Mr Andy Colclough (Chair)
  • Looked after Children / SEN / EAL – Mrs Carol Paxton
  • Literacy – Mrs Carol Paxton
  • Numeracy – Mr Colin Parkes (Vice-Chair)
  • RE and Worship – Mr Colin Parkes (Vice-Chair)
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Funding: Fr Tommy Merry (Vice-Chair)
  • Attendance: Miss Emma Hill
  • Assessment: Mr Simon Rimmington
  • Science: Mr Simon Rimmington

Foundation Governors
Mr Colin Parkes (Vice-Chair)

Fr Tommy Merry (Incumbent Vicar and Vice-Chair)

Parent Governors
Mrs Carol Paxton
Mr Andy Colclough (Chair)

Local Authority
Mr Simon Rimmington

Staff Governor
Miss Emma Hill

Co-Opted Governors
Mr Andrew Hields

Head Teacher
Mrs Paula Scattergood

Governing Body Business Interests

Governing Body 2017-2018

Governor Attendance 2016-2017

Governor Attendance 2017-2018

Attendance 2018-2019