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Governing Body and Governance

Welcome to the Governor’s section.

The role of a Local Governor within REAch2 Multi-Academy Trust is an important one.

The broad duties of the Local Governing Body are summarised as:

  • To contribute to and fulfil the vision and ethos of REAch2 in so far as it relates to the Academy, ensuring that the Academy achieves the aims and ambitions it has for its pupils.

  • To implement and review from time to time the strategic plan for the Academy, focussing on the Academy’s performance and achieving sustained school improvement and having regard to any locally agreed priorities identified by the Trust Board;

  • To act as a critical friend to the Academy’s senior leadership team, being ready to challenge and hold senior leaders to account for all aspects of the Academy’s performance;

  • To oversee the management of the finances of the Academy, assessing the annual budget prepared by the Academy’s Executive Headteacher (with the support of the Academy’s senior leadership team) and submitting such for approval by the Regional Board and the Trust Board, ensuring that the Academy works within its budget and the Academy’s senior leadership team adopts and implements appropriate risk and financial management policies and practices;

  • To support the Trust Board in ensuring that insurance or equivalent risk protection is put in place and maintained for all risk areas including damage to property, employer liability, public and third party liability and director liability in accordance with any policy issued by the Trust Board from time to time;

  • To support the Academy’s Executive Headteacher in the development and review (from time to time) of an appropriate staffing structure for the Academy, ensuring there is robust and accountable monitoring of the performance of staff and implementing all and any policies relating to staff adopted by the Trust Board;

  • To support the Trust Board in its monitoring and evaluation of the delivery of any central services and functions provided or procured by the Academy Trust for the Academies, reporting any issues or concerns to the Regional Executive Principal and, if necessary, the CEO, the Chair of the Regional Board or the Chair of the Trust Board;

  • Having regard in particular to the benefits of being part of a family of schools which stresses the importance of collaboration and mutual support; To promote within the organisation and externally the benefits of collaboration with the other Academies and to actively seek opportunities to work together either with the aim of improving economic efficiencies within the Academies or identifying and implementing best practice;

  • To develop effective links within the Academy’s community, communicating openly and frequently as appropriate and ensuring that the Academy meets its responsibilities to the community and serves the community’s needs in relation to the safeguarding and education of its pupils; and

  • To engage fully and openly with any inspection of the Academy, whether by the Trust Board, Ofsted or any other appropriate public body to whom the Academy is accountable.

 

Governing Body           

 

Tymberwood Academy  Governing Body  

Full Name(s)

Anita Wright

Matthew Clark

Dean Vine

Rebecca Trevisani

Hazel O'Brien

Vicky Climpson Kathleen Quinn

Position and term of office

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Governors

Focus - CP

4 years

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair,

Focus -

GRT Link,

SEN & Attendance

4 Years

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

Focus - Curriculum, Wider Opportunities & Anti-bullying

4 Years

 

Parent Governor

Focus -

Health & Safety/site

& Parent Forum

4 Years

 

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date appointed

01/09/17

01/09/17

01/09/17

01/09/17

01/09/17 01/09/17  

Date stepped down if applicable

 

 

 

 

     

How  appointed i.e. elected, appointed by trust, ex-officio or co-opted

Trust appointed

Ex Officio

Trust appointed

Elected

 

   

Relevant business & pecuniary interests of self or close family member

None

None

None

None

None    

Date interest was registered

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A    

Date interest ceased

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A    

Attendance at LGB meetings in last academic year

6/7

7/7

7/7

3/7

1/7    

Notes

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

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If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email office@tymberwoodacademy.org.ukmarked for the attention of the Chair of the Governing Body or write c/o the school address

 

 

Financial Statements

 

Please see link below for the 2014/15 statement for REAch2 Kent – which covers our school

 

http://reach2.org/governance-policy/financial-statements/

 

For info – 2015/16 statements not due to be published till after Christmas.

 

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