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.

Tim Bell & Laura Hutchings

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

Chair

 

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

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead

Registered interests

Donna Butler

Staff

As Head of School

Head of School

Ex officio

 

None

Laura Hutchings

Foundation

Trust Board

 Chair

11.10.18- 10.10.22

 Whistleblowing

Anon Creatives, part time teacher, Mrs Ethelston's

Tim Bell

Parent

Elected by parents

 Chair

02.05.19 - 01.05.23

None

Zoe Betterton 

Parent

Appointed by Trust Board

 Vice Chair 03.12.20 - 02.12.24  SEN  Partner: Cornerstone Design & Build

John Tucker

Community

Trust Board

11.10.18 - 10.10.22 Safeguarding None

Revd Clive Sedgewick

Foundation

Trust Board

03.12.20 - 02.12.24 Rector of Axminster Parish

Governors no longer serving

Fiona Bowie

Foundation

Trust Board

18.12.20 stood down Anon Creatives, part time teacher

Allison Howsam

Parent

Elected by Parents

07.01.19 stood down None

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/19– 31/07/20

 

Possible

Attended

Tracey Leganski

5

5

Fiona Bowie

5

5

Laura Hutchings

5

5

John Tucker

5

5

Tim Bell

5

4

Zoe Betterton

5

5

Governors Media Files

Devon Sports Skills Challenges

18 Dec 2020

Devon Sport Skills Challenges Over the past half-term, all of our key stage 2 children have been doing sporting challenges every lunch break! Our results have now been submitted for judging with the r...

Netball

18 Dec 2020

Netball Sessions with Axe Vale Netball Club Our series of netball sessions with Mrs Warwick from Axe Vale Netball Club were a very popular addition to our PE provision this half term. Our children lea...

Christingle

18 Dec 2020

It was a grey and intermittently very wet day but we managed to find a dry spell to celebrate our Christingle Service on Thursday. It was a joy to celebrate Jesus as the light of the wo...

Netball

19 Nov 2020

Netball This half term, our key stage 2 children are developing their netball skills with Trish Warwick from Axe Vale Netball Club. Each KS2 class will have 6 sessions to develop a...

Cross Country

19 Nov 2020

Cross Country Competition Results All of our Key Stage 2 children have entered Devon’s virtual cross country competition this year. We measured the circumference of the field so that we could ca...

Kabaddi Tournament

10 Nov 2020

Orangutans Kabaddi Tournament At the end of the first Autumn half term, each class used the fitness skills they had practised to compete in a Kabaddi tournament. Kabaddi is a fast-paced game from Indi...

Seventh Spirit of the Games Competition

10 Nov 2020

Seventh Spirit of the Games Competition The School Games and #DevonVirtualGames is about creating a positive and rewarding experience for all, and bringing together sport, culture and education. Compe...

Cricket Workshops

10 Nov 2020

Cricket We have now completed our cricket programme with Damian Price from DevonCricket.The children thoroughly enjoyed the set of six sessions and gained a wealth of newskills to help them improve th...

Boccia Sockia

10 Nov 2020

BOCCIA SOCKIA During the Summer term, we entered Devon’s virtual Boccia-Sockia competition. The game, based on the Paralympic sport Boccia, involved children throwing socks at a target. Our team...

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...