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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Here at Crowle Primary Academy, we are very proud to work with and be part of a team of an outward looking academy that is striving to Outstanding.  As members of the Governing Body we see the immense effort and dedication that goes into moving our academy forward and improving standards.  It is our role to support and challenge the academy to do even better.   

Our governors are an important link between the academy and our local community.  They are made up of parents of children at the academy, staff at the academy and community representatives. 

The Governing Body, alongside the Headteacher and staff, are responsible for the academy.   We hold the academy to account for the standards and progress it achieves - we aim to improve the academy and pupil performance.  We help make important decisions about the academy, improve the academy by putting in place an Academy Improvement Plan, we interview and select staff, oversee the performance management of the staff and decide how the academy budget is spent to provide value for money and on the right things to improve the academy.  We appoint the Headteacher and delegate to her the responsibility of the day to day running of the academy.  Any important decisions are made by the Governing Body as a whole. The Governors operate at a strategic level. 

We have a Local Governing Board meeting at least once a term.  We also have a Finance and Resources Committee that meets each term and Task and Finish Groups that review our assessment and policies.

Our governors are;

Mrs Donna Young (Chair)

Mrs Jane Thomas (Vice Chair)
Mrs Rhonda Blakemore (Headteacher)
Mr Andrew Stocks
Mrs Trudy Parkin
Mrs Donna Rowbottom

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors this can be done in writing using the academy's address. 

Governors are individuals committed to improve the performance of the academy for the benefit of all students.  Outstanding academies require outstanding governance.  The Governor role is as much about being a critical friend as it is about holding the academy to account about all aspects of the school’s performance. There is a requirement to attend a meeting each term and Governors are actively encouraged to visit the academy, to observe lessons and meet with the teachers and children. The role does require you to volunteer some of your time but is very rewarding.  If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact Rhonda (Headteacher) at the academy.