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Governance

For details of the Members and Directors of The Howard Academy Trust, please click here

Chair of Governors:  Barbara Fincham - 01/12/2019 (contactable via the School Office)

Vice Chair of Governors: Jon Rye (Parent) – 01/12/2019

Other members:

Acting Headteacher: Deanne Daburn

Headteacher: Martin McCusker

Cathy Reid (The Howard Academy Trust) 

David Giles (Community) – 18/05/2020

Sue Lamb (Community) - 01/05/2018

Rae Brailsford-Hart (Parent) – 01/12/2019

Paul Chaplin (Community) - 18/05/2020

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Anne Rose

Each Governor is responsible for the monitoring of a key area of the school

Health and Safety - Barbara Fincham 

Finance - David Giles 

Sports Funding - Jon Rye 

Safeguarding, SEN Behaviour and Safety - Barbara Fincham 

Safeguarding, Health and Safety - Sue Lamb

Performance and Curriculum - Cathy Reid 

Staff wellbeing and professional development - Paul Chaplin 

Scrutiny and professional development - Rae Brailsford-Hart 

Curriculum and emotional wellbeing - Jon Rye 

Governing Body Composition:

The constitution for the Local Academy Board is:

2 parent governors, headteacher, 1 staff governor, 1 Trust governor and 4 community governors. 

The quorum shall be 3 governors or, where greater, any one-third (rounded up) of the total number of governors of the LAB.

Meets:

The Local Academy Board will meet at least 3 times a year and otherwise as required.

Members of the Local Academy Board will have at least seven clear days’ notice of the meeting and its agenda, except in the case of an emergency meeting.

The agenda and minutes will be produced by the Clerk to Governors and made available to all members of the Local Academy Board via GovernorHub.

A copy of the minutes, apart from confidential items, will be available in the school office for inspection by parent/carers and staff.

Name Appointed Responsibility Attendance 2017/18
Rae Brailsford-Hart Parent Governor 04/12/2015

Board

Resources Committee

75%

100%

Declaration of Business Interest Nil
Paul Chaplin Community Governor 18/05/2015

Board

Resources Committee

25%

50%

 

Declaration of Business Interest
Robert Napier School: Governor from 2013 to 22 May 2018  
Deanne Daburn Acting Headteacher      
Declaration of Business Interest Son employed at The Howard School
Barbara Fincham Community Governor 01/12/2015

Chair Board

Resources Committee

100%

100%

Declaration of Business Interest

Robert Napier School: Governor from 2006

Featherby Infant School: Governor from 1997 until September 2017

Unison member from 1981

David Giles Community Governor 18/05/2016

Board

Resources Committee

100%

100%

Declaration of Business Interest

Barclays Bank: retired employee

Temple Mill Primary School: daughter deputy HT from July 2016

MUTC: Chair of Post-Ofsted Group and Governors

Sue Lamb 01/05/2018 Board 50%
Declaration of Business Interest   Medway Early Years Ltd: EYFS Consultant
     

 

Declaration of Business Interest   NUT: Member from 2012
Martin McCusker Headteacher  

Board

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

100%

100%

 

100%

Declaration of Business Interest   NASUWT: Member from Nov 2002; Member of NAHT from Jan 2017
Cathy Reid Appointed by Trust 01/12/2015

Board

Curriculum Committee

Resources Committee

100%

33.3%

 

50%

Declaration of Business Interest   Nil

Jon Rye Parent Governor

04/12/2015

Board

Curriculum Committee

50%

75%

Declaration of Business Interest  

Bubble & Scruff: Director of Education Agency 

Holcombe Hockey Club: Voluntary  Chairman/Director 

Paul Morris,Accounting Officer/CEO, The Howard Academy Trust-Declaration of Business Interest

National College: employee (contracted) from 2016

The Howard School: former employee from 01/09/2007 to 16/11/2017

Barclays Bank: account holder from 1975

Nationwide Building Society from 2015

NatWest from 2015

Skipton Building Society from 2013

The Howard Academy Trust:

Member of Finance Personnel & Estates and attendance at Audit, Risk Management & Policy Committees from 10/10/2016
Governors left in the last 12 months
Becky Leng 01/12/2015 to 25/06/2018 

Board 50%

Curriculum Committee 50%

Declaration of Business Interest NUT: Member from 2012
Antony Sales 18/05/2016 to 20/07/2018

Board 100%

Resources Committee 66.6%

Curriculum Committee 33.3%

Declaration of Business Interest Balfour Beatty: employee

All correspondence should be directed to Mrs Barbara Fincham, Chair of Governors, c/o Temple Mill Primary School