Governors

Gray’s Farm Primary Academy is part of The Kemnal Academies Trust [TKAT] which is a multi-academy trust that was established on 1st September 2010. Local Governing Bodies [LGB] have been established for each Academy and they are responsible for fulfilling the strategic governance role.

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GRAY’S FARM PRIMARY ACADEMY LOCAL GOVERNING BODY [LGB]

The LGB for Gray’s Farm was re-constituted in February 2016 after a period of 10 months when the previous LGB was removed by TKAT and the governance of the school was undertaken by an Interim Executive Board [IEB]. The three TKAT appointed members of the IEB have transferred to the newly formed LGB.

VALUES & VISION

Vison & Values

MEMBERSHIP [12 Governors]

Constitution

Governor Type

Number

Headteacher

3

Staff Governors

2

Parent Governors

2

Appointed Governors

7

TOTAL

11

 

Name Position
Sarah Hall Chair of Governing Body - (Co-opted)
Malcolm Fuller Vice Chair of Governing Body – (Appointed)
Louise Lynch Executive Headteacher (Ex Officio)
Nicola Furneaux Headteacher - Gray's Farm (Ex Officio)
Matthew Jones Head of School - Royal Park (Ex Officio)
Rachel Cushing Staff Governor
Paul Humfryes Appointed Governor
Gemma Jessup Appointed Governor
Ian Lawrence Appointed Governor
Oreolorun Ojo Appointed Governor
Pauline Paterson Appointed Governor
Luke Ellis Appointed Governor
Carol Thomas Clerk to the Governors

Governor’s Individual Portfolio Responsibilities

Responsibility Governor
SEN Luke Ellis
Wellbeing Luke Ellis
Safeguarding Sarah Hall
Health & Safety Ian Lawrence
Pupil Premium Malcolm Fuller
Attendance Oreolorun Ojo

STRUCTURE OF MEETINGS

Formal meetings of the Local Governing Body are currently held on a monthly basis and have followed on from the pattern inherited by the IEB. All business is undertaken at these meetings but there is an unequivocal focus on the core business of the school namely: raising expectations through high quality teaching and learning and accelerating pupil progress thereby raising overall levels of attainment. The key function of the LGB is to:
 

  • Ensure that there is a clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction for Gray’s Farm
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the further improvement required for pupils progress and attainment
  • Ensure that the school’s money is well spent and financial systems and procedures are secure