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The Quantock Academy Board and Statutory Documents

The Quantock Academy joined the West Somerset Academies Trust on 1 April 2017.

The Quantock Academy Board

Company Members :

Cerys Randell, Paula Smythe, Liz White, Bernard Maynard-Smith, Rev Clive Gilbert,      

 

Directors  (also known as Governors) - term of office 4 years from the date appointed

Members: Cerys Randell, Liz White, Dave White (resigned 24/2/16), Bernard Maynard-Smith  (appointed 1/3/14)

 

DBE appointed: Kenneth Cross appointed 1/3/14 and *resigned 19/11/15 ), Carl Smethurst (appointed 19/5/14,*resigned 7/3/16) , Joanne Turner (appointed 5/2/15)

CEO : Carl Winch (Principal) - appointed 1/4/15 (*resigned 10/4/16).  Paul Rushforth - Acting Principal (appointed 11/4/16)

Member appointed: Richard Lock (1/3/14 and resigned 25/03/17) , Karen Abraham (1/3/14 and **resigned 22/02/17)) , Mag Hatton (staff elected) (appointed 3/2/15)

Rob Swan (appointed 20/11/14 and *resigned 22/3/16) and Maida White (appointed 20/11/14) (both parent elected), Andy Kingston-James  (appointed 15/12/15) 

Co-opted: Kevin Francis (appointed 7/7/14 and *resigned 14/3/16)

*Mark Willis resigned as a director 7/5/15    *Paula Smythe resigned as a director 16.7.15  *Sonja Carr resigned as a director 12.10.15

Company Secretary (Clerk) Helen Hatfield

The governors can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors c/o Danesfield School

 

Governing Body Structure:

Cerys Randell (Chair)  (SEN)                              Liz White (Vice Chair)

Bernard Maynard Smith                                      Paul Rushforth (Acting CEOl)

Maida White                                                        Andy Kingston-James

Joanne Turner     (Safeguarding Governor)                                                

Mag Hatton                                                         

 

For Local Governors Body information  - visit the individual school websites

 

Business

Bernard Maynard-Smith

Liz White

Mag Hatton

Andy Kingston James

Judy Shore - Acting Business Manager

Paul Rushforth - Principal

 

Foundation

Joanne Turner, Cerys Randell,

Staff responsible for RE/Collective Worship  (invited) 

Chaplain (invited)

 

Record of Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings - Academic Year 14-15

Trustee

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

C M Winch (principal & accounting officer) +  (appointed 01/04/2015)

2

2

K J Abraham 

4

6

S Carr  (resigned 12/10/2015)

4

6

Rev K J Cross (resigned 19/11/2015)

4

6

K A Francis 

6

6

C M Hatton (appointed 03/02/2015) +

4

4

R Lock 

5

6

B H Maynard-Smith 

6

6

D J Perry (resigned 23/10/2014)

0

1

C E Randell (Chair of Trustees)

6

6

Rev C Smethurst 

5

6

P Smythe (resigned 17/07/2015)

5

6

R A Swan (appointed 20/11/2014)

2

4

J Turner (appointed 12/12/2014)

4

4

D J White 

5

6

E J White 

4

6

M White (appointed 20/11/2014)

3

4

M A Willis (resigned 07/05/2015)

2

4

 

 

 

+ Staff trustee

 

 

   
 
   

Record of Attendance Trustee Meetings September 2015 to 2016

Trustee

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

C M Winch (principal & accounting officer) +  (resigned 10/4/16))

2

2

K J Abraham 

3

6

S Carr  (resigned 12/10/2015)

0

1

Rev K J Cross (resigned 19/11/2015)

1

1

K A Francis (resigned 3/16)

2

2

C M Hatton +

6

6

R Lock 

3

6

B H Maynard-Smith 

6

6

C E Randell (Chair of Trustees)

6

6

Rev C Smethurst (resigned 3/16)

2

2

R A Swan (resigned 3/16)

2

2

J Turner

6

6

D J White (resigned 3/16)

2

2

E J White 

6

6

M White

3

5

A Kingston- James (appointed 10/15)

2

3

P Rushforth (appointed 11/4/16)

2

2

+ Staff trustee

 

 

 

 

Record of Attendance at Business Committee Meetings - Academic Year 15-16

 

A Kingston James (joined 11/4/16)

2

2

K A Francis (joined 09/12/15) (resigned 3.16)

0

1

C M Hatton +

6

6

R Lock 

6

6

B H Maynard-Smith 

6

6

C E Randell (Chair of Trustees)

6

6

D J White (resigned 24/2/16)

2

3

R A Swan (resigned 22/3/16)

1

3

E J White

6

6

C Winch (resigned 11/4/16)

2

4

 

+  Staff trustee

 

 

Judy Shore Business Manager appointed 11/4/16)

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

Record of Attendance Trustee Meetings September 2016 to date

Trustee

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

 

 

 

K J Abraham 

2

2

C M Hatton +

2

2

R Lock 

2

2

B H Maynard-Smith 

2

2

C E Randell (Chair of Trustees)

2

2

J Turner

2

2

 

 

 

E J White 

2

2

M White

1

2

A Kingston- James

1

2

P Rushforth

2

2

+ Staff trustee

 

 

 

 

All Governors have declared their business interests and these are recorded on the Trust’s Register of Business Interests. At Governors’ meetings, if a potential conflict of interest arises, the relevant Governor withdraws from the discussion.

 

Director's Business Interests

Declared  16-17:

Liz White (proprietor of a Catering Business: Liz White Catering ), Richard Lock employee at Boeing, Cerys Randell - Director of First Degree Homes Ltd, Bernard Maynard-Smith - Director of Minehead Development Trust, Joanne Turner - Employee at Quantock Medical Centre and Cranleigh Gardens Medical Centre, Maida White - employee of Quantock Academy, Mag Hatton - employee of The Quantock Academy, Karen Abraham - Company Director of CLOWNS and Minehead Eye, Paul Rushforth - Director Seashells Nursery, CEO WSAT , Andy Kingston James - employed by Hedley Price funeral directors and director of AKHR, Minehead Town Councillor;

 

Governors work involves all aspects of the life of the three schools. We meet regularly as a full governing body, but we also do a lot of work in the various committees that have been created. The strategic decisions that we make are driven by the information we gather from our personal visits to the schools, our discussions with the wonderful staff there and by our committee meetings. These are split into three areas, Business, Teaching & Learning and Welfare. Alongside this each governor has their own area that they are involved with and which they monitor. So for example, there is a governor that looks at the teaching of Numeracy across the three schools, the same with Literacy. There is a governor with specific responsibility for Special Educational Needs and for the Gifted and Talented. We keep a watching brief on the behaviour and attendance in the schools and the standards of education that the children reach. A full record is kept of our decisions and the minutes of the governors meetings are available for people to see.

 

The overriding ethos of a good governing body though is teamwork. This means not just working together well as governors but also being involved with all the staff in the three schools. There are always interesting challenges within a group of schools and there are also great opportunities. We would welcome any input from all the people involved with the school; parents, children, staff and the community. Through federation the bonds between the three schools have developed enormously to the benefit of the children. As governors we are committed to ensuring this progress continues.

 

Cerys Randell

Chair of the Academy Board of Governors

 


Click on the following links for more information:
For more information about school governors , www.six.somerset.gov.uk/governors

 

 

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If you would like to know more about the work of the governors, or if you have any requests for specific information on governance matters, you should contact the Clerk via the school email or via telephone during normal office hours.

Governor meetings will be held as follows.

Full Governing Body meetings.... meet fives times/year on Tuesdays at 5.30 pm

Business Committee...... Monday - Third week of half term....

Foundation & Ethos...... Tuesday - third week of 1st half term

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Each school has a local governing body - details available on the school website

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