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.

After three successful years in partnership with Mrs. Ethelston's Cof E Primary School, Uplyme within the Acorn Federation, St. Andrew's converted to Academy status on 1st November 2014 as part of the Acorn Multi-Academy Trust, along with Mrs. Ethelston's, Marshwood C of E Primary, Axminster Primary, Membury Primary and Loders CE Primary.

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 6 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.

Fiona Bowie
Chair of Governors,
St. Andrew's Cof E Primary Academy, Chardstock, Axminster, Devon. EX13 7BJ

St. Andrew’s CE Primary Academy – LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead

Registered interests

Tracey Leganski

Staff

As Head of School

Head of School

Ex officio

 

None

Fiona Bowie

Foundation

PCC

 Chair

14.12.15 – 13.12. 19

 Safeguarding

Anon Creatives, part time teacher, Mrs Ethelston's

Zoe Betterton 

Parent

Elected by Parents

 Vice Chair 21.10.16 - 20.10 20  SEN  Partner: Cornerstone Design & Build

John Tucker

Community

Trust Board

11.10.18 - 10.10.22 None

Laura Hutchings

Foundation

Trust Board

11.10.18 - 10.10.22 None

Tim Bell

Parent

Elected by Parents

02.05.19 - 01.05.23 None

Revd Clive Sedgewick

Director (Foundation)

Trust Board

01.11.17 - 31.10.21 Rector of Axminster Parish

Barbara Capper

Staff

As AIP

01.01.17 

Governors no longer serving

Allison Howsam

Parent

Elected by Parents

07.01.19 stood down None

Debs Kellaway

Staff

Staff

01.01.18 stood down None

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/18 – 31/07/19

 

Possible

Attended

Tracey Leganski

6

6

Fiona Bowie

6

6

Laura Hutchings

5

5

Allison Howsam

2

2

Clive Sedgewick

6

4

John Tucker

5

5

Tim Bell

2

0

Zoe Betterton

6

6

Governors Media Files

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

Hooke Court Residential - Lunch, den making and group photo

07 Nov 2019

Miss Grabham said they have had a busy day so far den building.  They have just had some lunch and are heading back out for this afternoon's activities. 

Hooke Court Day 1

06 Nov 2019

Update from Miss Grabham We’re having a fab time. The rain held off for our afternoon activity and we have only lost one wellie boot in the moat so far! We’re off for tea now then going o...

Stockland Cross Country - October

18 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY A huge well done to all children who took part in the second Stockland Cross Country event of the year. The conditions were wet, muddy and slippery which made the races even mo...

Cyclo Cross Challenge

14 Oct 2019

CYCLO CROSS CHALLENGE This term, British Cycling Coach, Justin Knox, turned our school field into a race track! The years 5 and 6 children had the chance to use specialist bikes, which were supplied b...

Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition

10 Oct 2019

We asked all of our children to create a poster for our Special Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition.  We received some fantastic entries but our winner of this competition was Marco.  Well...

Stockland Cross Country

01 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY Our Cross Country season kicked off on Wednesday 25th September with a mud-filled race! We were able to takea full team of children, who all ran amazingly! Special mention...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...