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School Governors

Northwood Primary School Academy Trust

To contact any of our governors, please call the School Office (01983 293392) or email [email protected]

For more information on the role of a school governor, please see our What does a governor do? document.

This is the committee structure for the Academy

 

 

Governors (Trustees) & Members


Ms Viv Garrett

  • Chair of Governors
  • Academy Trust Member
  • Appointed Governor
  • Committee: ACL, FMA, PAY
  • Areas of responsibility: Year 2 and Year 6
  • Term of Office: (22nd April 2013 – 21st April 2021)

Mr Dean Thistlewood

  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Chair of the Assessment, Curriculum and Learning Committee (ACL)
  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: ACL
  • Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding, Behaviour and Inclusion. SEND
  • Term of Office: (15th December 2016 – 14th December 2020)

Miss Jodie Gibson

  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: ACL
  • Area of Responsibility: TBC
  • Term of Office: (12 December 2019 – 11 December 2023

Mr Brian Taplin

  • Appointed Governor
  • Committee: ACL
  • Area of responsibility: Year 5
  • Term of Office: (21st March 2019 – 20th March 2023)

Perdita Dusgate

  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: ACL
  • Area of Responsibility: Year 3
  • Term of Office: (14th December 2017 – 13th December 2021)

Mr Neil Reed

  • Chair of the Finance, Management & Administration Committee (FMA)
  • Chair of the Pay Committee
  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: FMA, PAY
  • Area of Responsibility: Training
  • Term of Office: (1st June 2015 – 31st May 2023)

Miss Emma Pugh

  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: FMA
  • Area of Responsibility: TBC
  • Term of Office: (12 December 2019 – 11 December 2023)

Hannah Devereux

  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: FMA, PAY
  • Area of Responsibility: Year 1
  • Term of Office: (14th December 2017 – 13th December 2021)

Mr Russell Osman

  • Appointed Parent Governor
  • Committee: FMA
  • Area of Responsibility: Year 4
  • Term of Office: (21st March 2019 – 20th March 2023)

Mrs Avril Sice 

  • Staff Governor
  • Committee: FMA
  • Area of Responsibility: Health & Safety, Premises.
  • Term of Office: (13th May 2013 – 12th May 2021)

Ms Sarah Hussey

  • Ex-officio, (Headteacher)
  • Committee: FMA, ACL
  • Term of Office: (Continuous term of office)

Governors who have resigned or reached the end of their term during 2019-2020:

  • Mrs Jemma Harding
  • Mrs Rachel Pascoe

Governors who have resigned or reached the end of their term during 2018-2019:

  • Dr Catherine Brignell
  • Mr Alex Moffat
  • Mr Adrian Smith 
  • Mrs Anne Sheath

Academy Trust Members

Academy trusts do not have shareholders; they have members.  The role and rights of members is analogous to that of shareholders. Members of an academy trust do not have rights of ownership in the company like shareholders because the profits of the company cannot be distributed to them. However, the members can control changes in the constitution (subject to DfE approval) and other fundamental decisions relating to the academy trust. Members also have the right to remove a governor by ordinary resolution (a vote passed by a simple majority of members).

Northwood Primary School Academy Trust has Four members 

  • Mrs Wendy Bluestone, appointed 1st April 2013 – Original Signatory Member.
  • Mr Richard Quigley, appointed 1st April 2013 – Original Signatory Member.
  • Mr Mark Horton, appointed by Members, 24th October 2014.
  • Ms Viv Garrett, appointed as a Member, by Members, 24th October 2014.

Mrs Jo Parkinson

  • Clerk to Governors

To contact any of our governors, please call the School Office (01983 293392),

or email [email protected]

 

Governors Register of Interests

All of our School Governors are required to provide details of any relevant business interests. Here is a link to these interests.

Current:

Previous:


Governors Meetings

The meetings dates for the Governors for 2019-2020 are given below:

Governor Meeting Attendance :

All Governors attend the Full Governing Body (FGB).   There are at least 6 meetings a year.    All Governors also attend either the Assessment, Curriculum and Learning Committee (ACL) or the Finance, Management and Administration committee (FMA).

Below is a link to documents showing the attendance of Governors at these meetings by year


The percentage of attendance of Governors at meetings in the academic year 2019-2020 are:

 

  • Hannah Devereux – 100%
  • Perdita Dusgate – 60%
  • Viv Garrett – 87.5%
  • ** Jodie Gibson – 87.5%
  • *Jemma Harding – 0%
  • Sarah Hussey – 100%
  • ***Sian Mumford – 100%
  • Russell Osman – 100%
  • *Rachel Pascoe – 100%
  • **Emma Pugh – 80%
  • Neil Reed – 100%
  • Avril Sice – 100%
  • Brian Taplin – 90%
  • Dean Thistlewood – 100%

* Resigned from the Governing Body during the year

** Joined the Governing Body during the year

*** Sian Mumford attending meetings from March 2020 as the Acting Head Teacher

All Governors are on the Full Governing Body.


 

ACL Membership through 2019-2020

Perdita Dusgate, Viv Garrett, Jodie Gibson, Jemma Harding*, Sarah Hussey, Rachel Pascoe**, Brian Taplin, Dean Thistlewood (Chair)

FMA Membership through 2019-2020:

Hannah Devereux, Viv Garrett, Sarah Hussey, Neil Reed (Chair), Russell Osman, Emma Pugh Avril Sice

*Resigned 5 September 2019, **Resigned 9 December 2019

COVID-19

From April 2020 all meetings were held by Video-conference.

It was agreed that after April 2020 that ACL committee meetings were suspended whilst the school was not teaching the curriculum due to lockdown requirements on the school.