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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

Sue Lamb  (Co-opted) – 01/12/2019 (resigned September 2017)

David Giles (Co-opted) – 18/05/2020

Tony Sales (Co-opted) – 18/05/2020

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

Paul Chaplin (Co-opted) - 18/05/2020

Clerk to Governors: Mr Geoff Rudd

We have two committees a resources and a curriculum committee,the copy of each committee's first minutes contain their terms of reference.

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

Health and Safety - Tony Sales (resources committee)

Finance - David Giles (resources committee)

Pupil Premium / Vulnerable Groups - Tony Sales (curriculum committee)

Sports Funding - Jon Rye (curriculum committee chair)

EYFS, Safeguarding, SEN Behaviour and Safety - Barbara Fincham (resources committee chair)

Performance and Curriculum - Cathy Reid (curriculum committee)

Staff wellbeing and professional development - Paul Chaplin (resources committee)

Scrutiny and professional development - Rae Brailsford-Hart (resources committee)

Curriculum and emotional wellbeing - Jon Rye (curriculum committee)

Mr McCusker attends both committees and Miss Leng serves on the curriculum committee as Staff Governor

Governing Body Composition:

Following the transfer of Temple Mill Primary School the The Howard Academy Trust, the Local Governing 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 5 community governors. 

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

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 2016/17
Rae Brailsford-Hart Parent Governor 04/12/2015

Board

Resources Committee

100%

100%

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

Board

66.67%

 

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

David Giles Community Governor 18/05/2016

Board

Resources Committee

100%

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

100%

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

100%

50%

Register of Business Interest   Nil

Jon Rye Parent Governor

04/12/2015

Board

Curriculum Committee

100%

100%

   

Bubble & Scruff: Director of Education Agency from Jan 2013

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

Tony Sales Community Governor 18/05/2016

Board

Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

50%

100%

100%

Register of Business Interest   Balfour Beatty: employee from 01/03/1988
Sue Lamb Community Governor 01/12/2015 resigned 10/07/2017

Board

66.67%
Register of Business Interest   Medway Council: Early Years employee
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