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Our Chair of Governors is Anita Willars.

She can be contacted by calling the school on 01827 713284 or by email at anita.willars@racemeadow.org

The Role of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body of the academy has a range of key responsibilities:

  • Strategic direction – setting the aims and objectives for the school and agreeing the school improvement strategy
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school

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On a practical level this means that we are responsible for many tasks such as looking at the budget, appointing senior staff within the school and evaluating how well initiatives to improve learning in school are working.

 

To find out more about who is on your Governing Body and our roles, please click on the links below. 

Appointments

Ms Willars and Mrs Farnell were appointed by REAch2.

We asked parents to put themselves forward to be governors and Mr Barsby and Mrs East were then appointed following the REAch2 protocols.

Similarly staff members were asked to nominate who they would like as staff governors and Mrs Everitt and Mrs Elsmore were elected.

As Headteacher Mrs Collinson was also invited to join the board.

Responsibilities

 

Child Protection/Safeguarding- Ms A Willars

Prevent- Ms A Willars

Looked After Children- Ms A Willars

SEND- Mrs M Farnell

Pupil Premium- Mrs M Farnell

Sports Premium Grant- Ms Anita Willars

Health & Safety- Mr N Barsby

SMSC, pupil and staff wellbeing- Mrs S East

English- Ms A Willars

Maths- Mrs M Farnell

 

Declarations of Interest

From September 2016, it is now a requirement that trustees and governing boards publish on their website a register of interests for each of their board members. You must declare any interest you have, or plans you, your spouse, partner or close family members might have, that are related to or might be construed as being related to the school, academy or trust and its budget.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • relevant business interests
  • governance roles in other educational institutions
  • any material interests arising from relationships between board members or relationships between board members and school staff:

 

  • Nick Barsby - Legionella Control Association - Chairman - October 2021 to present
  • Joanna Collinson - Polesworth High School -  Governor - November 10th 2018 to present

                                       The Nethersole C of E Academy -  Governor- 5th April 2022 to present

  • Anita Willars - Springfield Primary Academy - Vice chair IB - February 12th 2019 to present
  • Mal Farnell- Warwickshire Local Autority- Non lay panel member for admission appeals and exclusions                  

                             Nuneaton Conservative Party- Organising secretary/administrative assistant

 

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2022-23

8th November 2022 (postponed from 13th October  due to Covid)

5th January 2023 (postponed from December 2022 due to Headteacher being ill)

15th February 2023

28th March 2023

13th July 2023

 

Minutes are available on request

 

Attendance at Governing Body Meeting Dates 2022-23

8th November 2022 Attendees- Anita Willars, Mal Farnell, Nick Barsby, Jo Collinson, Nikki Everitt

5th January 2023 Attendees- Anita Willars, Mal Farnell. Stacy East, Nick Barsby, Jo Collinson, Nikki Everitt, Amanda Alsmore

15th February 2023 Attendees- Anita Willars, Mal Farnell. Stacy East, Nick Barsby, Jo Collinson, Nikki Everitt, Amanda Elsmore

28th March 2023  Attendees- Anita Willars, Mal Farnell. Stacy East, Nick Barsby, Jo Collinson, Nikki Everitt,Amanda Elsmore

13th July 2023 Attendees- Anita Willars, Mal Farnell. Stacy East, Jo Collinson, Nikki Everitt, Amanda Elsmore

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2022-23

 

19th October 2023

14th December 2023

February 2024 (date TBC)

March 2024 (date TBC)

23rd May 2024

11th July 2024

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