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Governors roles, interests and attendance

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities, Register of Interests and meeting attendance 2016/2017

 

Academy status

Gipsey Bridge Academy and Spilsby Primary Academy are part of the Infinity Academies Trust. As such the Head Teacher is a Trustee and 3 former governors from each of the academies forming the trust have also been as trustees. All of the Trustees meet 6 times a year to ensure the MAT follows current regulations and has the best interests of all Infinity schools at the core of its operating principles and ethos.

 

How are governors chosen?

  • The Infinity Trustees are appointed by the Members
  • Local Advisory Board (LAB) are appointed by the Trustees. LAB governors are still classed as such but have been delegated only certain local aspects of governance.
  • Staff governors are elected by staff at the school and may cover both teaching and non-teaching staff
  • The Headteacher is a LAB governor at their own school by right.
  • Associate governors can either be appointed for long or short term, can hold full, partial or no voting rights and are often appointed for their expertise in a crucial area of school governance.
  • Each governor has the right to vote on each and every agenda item discussed at governor meetings apart from associate governors.

 

Meetings

Both Trust and LAB operate the Circle Model of Governance, in which all Trustees or Governors attend all Trust or LAB meetings. These meetings have alternating focus, Finance & Resources and Curriculum & Standards.

 

Infinity Academies Trust Board

Name

Responsibilities

Relationship to members of staff

Declared business or other interests

Member
Trustee or LAB

Appointed by

Term of Office

Meetings attended

Beris Brickles

None

None

None

Independent Member

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

5/7

Sean Westaway

Chair of Trustees
Finance

None

None

Member & Trustee

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

7/7

Mel Standbrook

VC of Trustees
Safeguarding

None

None

Member & Trustee
Interim Chair of SPA LAB

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

6/7

Tracy Cockram

HT GBA

CEO and Accounting Officer

None

None

Trustee

Members

In post

In post

7/7

Andrew Clarke

HT SPA

Deputy CEO and Accounting Officer

Married to Nicola Clarke, teacher at GBA

None

Trustee

Members

In post

In post

7/7

Juli Coney

School Business Manager

None

Husband does some minor repairs around the school and is invited to tender for contracts

Chief finance officer (ExOfficio)

Members

In post

In post

7/7

Patrick Corke

Health & Safety Trustee

None

None

Trustee

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

7/7

Jo
Vickers

Safeguarding Trustee

None

None

Trustee

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

6/7

David
Bruce

SEND Trustee

None

None

Trustee

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

4/7

Kate
Woods

Vulnerable Pupils Trustee

None

None

Trustee

Members

01/04/2016

Resigned 01/01/2017

3/7

Vacant

Vulnerable Pupils Trustee

None

None

Trustee

Members

 

 

n/a

Angela Saxton

Clerk to Trustees and GBA LAB

None

None

Clerk

Trustees

In post

In post

7/7

 

 

 

 

 

Gipsey Bridge Academy LAB

Name

Responsibilities

Relationship to members of staff

Declared business or other interests

MAT Member,
Trustee or LAB

Appointed by

Term of Office

LAB meetings

Tracy Cockram

Headteacher Gipsey Bridge
CEO and Accounting Officer

None

None

Trustee

Members

In post

In post

5/5

Shona Munden

Staff Governor

None

None

GBA LAB

Staff

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

5/5

Kirsty
Kirk

Chair of LAB

None

None

GBA LAB

Trustees

01/07/2016

01/07/2020

4/5

Lady Rachel Martin

Health & Safety

None

None

GBA LAB

Trustees

01/04/2017

01/04/2021

2/2

Hayley Gatens

Safeguarding

None

None

GBA LAB

Trustees

01/07/2016

01/07/2020

5/5

Karen Simonds

SEND

None

None

GBA LAB

Trustees

01/04/2017

01/04/2021

2/3

Rachel Mason

Vulnerable Groups

None

None

GAB LAB

Trustees

01/07/2016

Resigned 01/03/2018

4/5

Vacant

Vulnerable Groups

None

None

GAB LAB

Trustees

 

 

n/a

Angela Saxton

Clerk to Trustees and GBA LAB

None

None

Clerk

Trustees

In post

In post

5/5

 

 

 

 

 

Spilsby Primary Academy LAB

Name

Responsibilities

Relationship to members of staff

Declared business or other interests

MAT Member,
Trustee or LAB

Appointed by

Term of Office

LAB meetings

Andrew Clarke

Deputy CEO and Accounting Officer

Married to Nicola Clarke, teacher at GBA

None

Trustee

Members

In post

In post

2/3

Mel Standbrook

VC of Trustees
Safeguarding

None

None

Member & Trustee
Interim Chair of SPA LAB

Members

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

3/3

Nishi Bremner

Staff Governor

None

None

SPA LAB

Staff

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

0/3

Gemma Kedzior

Health & Safety

None

None

SPA LAB

Trustees

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

3/3

Melissa Clarke

SEND

None

None

SPA LAB

Trustees

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

3/3

Michael Aicken

Vulnerable Pupils

None

None

SPA LAB

Trustees

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

3/3

Sue
Weaver

SPA SBM & Clerk to SPA LAB

None

None

Clerk

Trustees

In post

In post

3/3

 

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