WHAT IS THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY?
All schools, colleges and academies must have a Governing Body. In multi-academy trusts (MATs) a school’s Governing Body is called a Local Governing Body (LGB) because the MAT has governance arrangements of its own with oversight of all the MAT’s academies.
WHAT DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY DO?
The LGB is responsible for the staffing, finance, premises, curriculum and future planning of the Robert Smyth Academy. In addition, it has statutory oversight of health and safety, safeguarding and some other matters in the Academy. The LGB works closely with the Academy’s Leadership Team when making decisions about the Academy and staff members are also governors.
The Academy’s LGB is new, dating from the 1st September 2017 when the Academy became part of the Tudor Grange Academy Trust (TGAT).
WHO ARE THE GOVERNORS?
Currently (September 2017) there are twelve governors. The names of all governors in the academic year 2016 – 2017 follows, together with their category (the constituency from which they come), the date when they were appointed or left the GB, and their attendance at scheduled full governing body and reporting meetings in the last academic year. The very large number of meetings in 2016 – 2017 is unusual. This reflects the work necessary to make the transfer to TGAT.
|Mrs Sharon Baseley||Elected Parent||11/16||11/17|
|Ms Josie Bessell||Community||08/11||09/17||11/17|
|Mr Aaron Bohannon||Community||10/16||11/15|
|Mr Max Corney||Community||08/11||10/16||2/5|
|Mrs Lucia DeVido||Staff||12/16||12/12|
|Dr Kevin Feltham||Community||08/11||15/17|
|Mr Geoff Green||Community||12/16||11/12|
|Ms Anna Hefford||Co-opted||11/11||03/17||5/10|
|Ms Sarah Hefford||Co-opted||11/11||03/17||2/10|
|Mr Steve Harris||Community||10/16||14/17|
|Ms Sue Jones||Principal||09/14||02/17||9/9|
|Mrs Alice King||Staff||11/12||12/16||5/6|
|Dr Paul Machon||Community||05/16||16/17|
|Mrs Emma Mercer||Elected parent||06/17||3/3|
|Mr Mike Scully||Staff||11/11||15/17|
|Mr Richard Taylor||Acting Principal||03/17||14/17|
|Mrs Judith Waddington||Community||09/15||17/17|
|Mrs Irene Ward||Community||08/11||17/17|
The Chairman of the Local Governing Body is Dr Paul Machon and the Vice-Chair is Mrs Irene Ward.
The GB would always be pleased to hear from those who may be interested in taking part in the LGB’s work. Please contact the Academy (contact details are on the website) if you would like to have more information.
GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS
In the academic year 2017 – 2018 the full LGB will meet on: 12th September, 14th November 2017 and 16th January, 13th March, 8th May and 10th July 2018.