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

Cricket Workshops

20 Sep 2020

CRICKET Every Wednesday for this half term, we are teaming up with Devon Cricket to improve our skills. Damian Price is running a series of six workshops with each of our classes focusing on developin...

PE Newsletter - Summer 2020

21 Jul 2020

St Andrew’s, Chardstock Summer Term PE Newsletter 2020 Our Sporting Values: Determination, perseverance, honesty, passion, sportsmanship, self-belief, teamwork, discipline, communication, respec...

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...

Bikeability

30 Mar 2020

Bikeability During the week of 16th March, our year 5 and 6 children worked with Ross to complete their levels one and two Bikeability awards. The skills they learned will help them to be safe on...

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...

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...

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 &...