Academy Council

The Academy Council of St. Mary’s C.E. Aided Primary School

Introduction

All academy councils are made up of a group of people who have a particular interest in the life and work of the school. There are those who represent staff, parents and the wider community and in church schools, Foundation Academy Councillors representing the Diocese.

The full Academy Council meets every half term. The current Chair of St Mary’s Academy Council is Keith Hissit. If you would like to contact him please email makhissit@sbcschools.org.uk

St Mary’s is very fortunate to have a committed and hard-working Academy Council. Members are very conscientious and meetings are well attended.

Current Developments

Academy Councillors have recently completed work on the School Financial Value Standard (SFVS) and are working towards attaining the Governor Mark.

Academy Councillors recognise the support given to the school by the Friends’ Group. They have currently supported the school in developing the wellbeing and reflection area which is a huge asset to the school.

Parents will have noted that there have been changes made in school over the past few years to improve access for those with a disability and also to meet the needs of anyone with particular difficulties. The health and welfare of all staff and pupils is high on governors agenda and work is currently under way to produce the new scheme to meet the government demands of their Disability Equality Act.

Contact

The Academy Councillors openly seek the opinions of parents and children of the school and warmly welcome any suggestions or comments they may have. Contact can be made by speaking with the Head teacher, or to any Academy Councillor, some of whom are frequently in school, or directly to the Chair of St Mary’s Academy Council.

Mrs Emma Robertson – Emma.Robertson@sbcschools.org.uk

Mr Keith Hissitt – makhissit@sbcschools.org.uk

 

Academy Council Members 2018/19

Click on the photos below to read our council members’ pen portraits.

 

 

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

NAME OF SCHOOL: St Mary’s Primary School 2018/19

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at Governing Body Attendance at Committee Nature of Interest Resignation Date
            Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

Mr K Hissitt

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by LA and Governing Body

 

24.01.2018

23.01.2022

 

N/A Chair     Nil Nil Wife – Employee at School as Higher Level Teaching Assistant

N/A

 

Mrs E Robertson

Headteacher

 

1.09.2018

N/A

N/A Headteacher     Nil Nil Nil

N/A

 

Mrs K Holmes

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

 

16.11.2012 – 11.01.2020 N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Mrs C Knaggs

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

 

31.08.2015

30.08.2019

N/A Vice Chair     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Rev J Lambert

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

 

Ex-Officio

From 12.09.2013

N/A

N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil

N/A

 

Mr J Clark

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parent Body

01.03.2016

29.02.2020

N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Mrs K Snowdon

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

21.12.2016

04.10.2020

N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Ms A Saunderson – Darkes

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

11.10.2017

10.10.2021

N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Mr D Artley

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parent Body

09.01.2017

08.01.2021

N/A N/A     Nil Nil Nil N/A

Mrs J Lewis

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

  N/A N/A    

Jameson Productions Ltd, Director

June 2014

St Hild’s CE Secondary School Hartlepool

Matthew Lewis (Son)

Jameson Productions Ltd, Director

June 2014

N/A

Mrs A Chapman-Jones

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

 

  N/A N/A     Senior Leader Director of English Ian Ramsey CE Academy Senior Leader Director of English Ian Ramsey CE Academy N/A N/A

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives.  It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

Note 1.           Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.

Note 2.           Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).

Examples (potential conflicts):

    • A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers.
  • A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
  • A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist.

The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.

Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up.  Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.

 

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