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

09.01.20- 08.01.24

 Safeguarding

Whistleblowing

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

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

Handball Tournament

30 Mar 2020

Handball Tournament On Monday 16th March, we attended the Y5/6 MAT handball tournament at Axminster Primary.We played four group round matches, winning two matches against Mrs Ethelston’s a...

Sport Relief

30 Mar 2020

SPORT RELIEF Well done to all children for coming in to school dressed ready for action on Friday 13th March. We certainly had an active day! To begin the day, we challenged the children to complete a...

The School Run Virtual Challenge

30 Mar 2020

The School Run Virtual Challenge - Spring 2020 For the first time, we entered a virtual challenge organised by The School Run. They challenge schools to complete a series of activities and then collat...

Rugby

30 Mar 2020

Tackling Health Workshops Throughout this half term, our Years 3 and 4 children have been working with Mike and Tom from Exeter Chiefs.They have taken part in a series of classroom-based sessions as w...

East Devon Open Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

30 Mar 2020

East Devon Open Quicksticks Hockey Tournament On Thursday 5th March, we attended the East Devon Quicksticks Hockey Tournament at The Kings School, Ottery St Mary. In the first round of matches, our te...

World Book Day 2020

09 Mar 2020

World Book Day 2020

The children (and staff) had a fabulous day and came dressed in a fantastic array of costumes.  We started the day with a whole school worship to s...

Josh Davey - Cricket Workshops

14 Feb 2020

JOSH DAVEY VISIT Josh Davey, a Somerset cricket player, spent the whole day with us on Wednesday 6th February, demonstrating and teaching batting and bowling techniques to our children. The children h...

Stockland Cross Country

14 Feb 2020

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY Another wet and muddy race was enjoyed by our team of runners on Wednesday 13thFebruary.The children all came across the finish line covered in mud up to at least their knees &...

Year 3/4 Catchball Tournament

11 Feb 2020

Y3/4 MAT Catchball Tournament Although it took us a while to get into the tournament, once we got going there was no stopping our team!! With some determination from our players, we tightened up on ou...

Multi Sports Tournament

11 Feb 2020

Multi-Sports Event In January, a selected team of children went to Axminster to take part in a multi-sports event. The afternoon consisted of lots of activities testing children’s sporting skill...

Christmas Nativity - It's a Baby

16 Dec 2019

Our Reception and KS1 children performed in our Christmas Nativity 'It's a Baby'.  They did a fantastic job and made all of staff here at St. Andrew's Primary Academy extremely proud.  ...

Christmas Nativity - It's a Baby

16 Dec 2019

Our Reception and KS1 children performed in our Christmas Nativity 'It's a Baby'.  They did a fantastic job and made all of the staff here at St. Andrew's C of E Primary Academy extremely proud.&...

Tag Rugby Tournament year 5/6

21 Nov 2019

Tag Rugby On Monday 18th November, Axminster hosted the Acorn Multi Academy Trust Tag Rugby Tournament for Years 5 and 6. Our first match was against Axminster. We made a convincing start to the day,...

Majorettes

19 Nov 2019

Majorettes Wednesday saw us welcome Brodi, Grace and Allison from Evolution Majorettes in Chard to our school. Firstly, they demonstrated two routines for us; one with poms and one with batons. The wo...

Aldi Stickers

19 Nov 2019

ALDI SPORTS STICKERS Following weeks of frantic collecting, WE DID IT!!! We have managed to complete and submit two full posters of stickers to Aldi! After a huge effort from many parents, staff, frie...

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...