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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:

Headteacher:        Martin McCusker

Becky Leng (Staff) – 01/12/2019

Cathy Reid (The Howard Academy Trust) – 01/12/2019

David Giles (Community) – 18/05/2020

Sue Lamb (Community) - 

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 

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:

Following the transfer of Temple Mill Primary School the The Howard Academy Trust, the Local Academy Body of Temple Mill Primary School came into effect from 1st December 2015.

The constitution for the governing body 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 full governing body will meet at least 3 times a year and otherwise as required.

Members of the governing body will have at least seven 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 governing body 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%

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

Board

Resources Committee

25%

50%

 

Register of Business Interest Robert Napier School: Governor from 2013
Barbara Fincham Community Governor 01/12/2015

Chair Board

Resources Committee

100%

100%

Register 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

75%

100%

Register of Business Interest  

Barclays Bank: retired employee

Temple Mill Primary School: daughter deputy HT from July 2016

Becky Leng Staff Governor 01/12/2015

Board

Curriculum Committee

75%

100%

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

Board

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

100%

100%

 

100%

Register 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%

50%

 

50%

Register of Business Interest   Nil

Jon Rye Parent Governor

04/12/2015

Board

Curriculum Committee

75%

100%

   

Bubble & Scruff: Director of Education Agency from Jan 2013

Holcombe Hockey Club: Voluntary Vice Chairman/Director from April 2004

       
     
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

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