Governors

Welcome to St. Andrew's Church of England Primary Academy. We moved to our impressive new school in its beautiful location in 2009 but there has been a Church of England school serving the local community here since 1839. These strong Christian roots and links with both church and community help us to grow and thrive.

Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation, governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

The focus of the governors has always been the well-being of our children. We want them to be the best they can be; happy, safe and healthy within a caring, positive and Christian environment which nurtures and celebrates their talents and provides the highest possible standards of education.

These aims are enhanced by the continued support and challenge of our Chief Executive Officer of the Trust (CEO), Andrea Rice, and the increased management and teaching expertise across the 7 schools of the Trust. As staff develop and share skills and knowledge together the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for all the children will be extended. We closely adhere to our Equal Opportunities Policy and as a small rural school we are aware that we need to offer the children as many different social, cultural and sporting experiences as we can to prepare them for their lives ahead in the wider world.

We shall continue to monitor the work of the school as critical friends, to question and challenge staff through regular visits and reports and we want to know about behaviour, safety of pupils, expenditure and value for money. We value our strong links with our church, St Andrew's, and will ensure that the core Christian values are at the heart of all that we do. 

Correspondence for the governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. She can be contacted at St. Andrew's Primary Academy, Chardstock, Devon EX13 7BJ. Email: clerk@acornacademy.org.

Laura Hutchings & Sarah Wyatt

Co Chair of Governors, C/O St. Andrew's Cof E Primary Academy, Chardstock, Axminster, Devon. EX13 7BJ

Scheme of Delegation

LGB Terms of Reference

For further details of the Acorn MAT Trust Board of Directors and the governance structure, please click on the link below:

AMAT Trust Board of Directors

Name
Type of governor
Appointing Body
Term
Office/Lead Role
Laura Hutchings Foundation Trust Board 11.10.18 - 10.10.22 Co Chair/SEN
Donna Butler Staff As Head of School Ex officio Head of School
Revd Clive Sedgewick Foundation Trust Board  03.12.20 - 02.12.24  
John Tucker Community Trust Board 11.10.18 - 10.10.22 Safeguarding
Sarah Wyatt Parent Elected by Parents 11.10.18 - 10.10.22 Co Chair
Sarah Dolan Parent Trust Board 26.05.22 - 25.05.26  
Governors no longer serving
      Date stood down  
Lucy Rattenbury Parent Elected by Parents  21.01.22  
Tim Bell Parent  Elected by Parents 25.11.21  
Business Interests & Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings 

Name

Register of Interests

Possible meetings attended 2021-22

Meetings Attended 2021-22

Laura Hutchings

Teacher, Holyrood  Academy

6

5

John Tucker

None

6

6

Donna Butler

None

6

6

Sarah Wyatt

None

6

6

Clive Sedgewick

Rector of Axminster Parish. Spouse is a town councillor. Spouse a governor at All Saints PS

6

5

Sarah Dolan

None

1

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Lucy Rattenbury

None

2

1