Local Governing body

Link to The Rose Learning Trust governance documents and policies.

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, support academy improvements by working with the staff to put in place a Developing Excellence Plan, we interview and select staff, oversee the performance management of the staff and monitor how the academy budget is spent to provide value for money. We work with the CEO of the Rose Learning Trust to 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. 

The Finance and Resources Committee and the Curriculum Committee meet each term. All governors are invited to these meetings. Either the Chair of Governors or the Vice Chair will lead these meetings. 

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 carry out agreed monitoring activities. 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 Blakemore (Headteacher) at the academy.

 

Handbook for Local Governing Body

 

Area of Responsibility, Link Governor and Staff

Area of Responsibility Link Governor Staff
Safeguarding Donna Young Rhonda Blakemore
Health and Safety All Governors Michelle Stocks
SEND Charlotte Leach Erica Fawcett
Disadvantaged Pupils All Governors Rhonda Blakemore
Assessment All Governors Rhonda Blakemore & Erica Fawcett
PE Susie Bowker Leanne Highton
Mental Health and Wellbeing Donna Rowbottom lead governor but all governorns accountable Trudy Parkin
DEP All Governors Academy Staff
Pay Review

Donna Rowbottom

Charlotte Leach

Charmian Roberts

CEO/Rhonda Blakemore

Local Governing Body Crowle Primary Academy 

Name of Chair

Date of appointment

Date of Resignation

Donna Young

22/11/ 2019

 

Name of Vice Chair

Date of Appointment

 

Charmian Roberts MBE

18/11/2020



 

Local Governing Body

Name

Appointed by:

Governor Board

Elected by school staff

Elected by parents

Category of Governor

Governor, Staff, parent

Term of Office

From

Term of Office

To

Date of Resignation

Rhonda Blakemore

Head Teacher

Ex officio by virtue of office

01/09/2016

   

Donna Young

Governors

Governor

22/11/2019

21/11/2023

 

Laura Turner

Parents

Parent 

16/06/2021

15/06/2025

 

Charlotte Leach

Governors

Governor

25/06/2020

24/06/2024

 

Susan Bowker

Parents

Parent

10/02/2020

09/02/2024

23/07/2021

Trudy Parkin

School Staff

Staff

02/02/2020

01/02/2024

 

Charmian Roberts MBE

Governors

Governor

01/11/2019

31/10/2023

 

Donna Rowbottom

Governors

Governor

07/09/2015

06/09/2023

 

 

Governors who have resigned over the last 12 months

Name

Appointed by

Category of Governor

Term of Office

From

Term of Office

To

Date of Resignation

Susan Bowker Parents Parent 10/02/2020 09/02/2024 23/07/2021

 

Declarations of interest 

 

Governors Date confirmed on Governor Hub

Entity

(Company)

Nature 

(i.e., Director, employee, governor)

Notes From To
Rhonda Blakemore 19/11/2020 N/A N/A Husband owns UPVC company  01/09/2016 Present
Donna Young 12/09/2021 Dophin HR Consultancy Ltd Director No connections to the school 22/11/2019 Present
Charmian Roberts 18/09/2021 NLC Admissions Panel Representative NLC Schools Admissons Panel - sits on the panel, but does not take part in any appeals linked to the school 01/09/2020 Present
Charlotte Leach 10/09/2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Susan Bowker 18/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Trudy Parkin 06/09/2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Donna Rowbottom 18/05/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laura Turner 21/09/2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Attendance Record 2020/2021

Code
Y Attended
N Apologies Accepted
NA Apologies not accepted
NS Apologies not sent
N/A Not required

 

Full Governing Board

Governors invited

Date of Meeting

18/11/2020

Date of Meeting

10/03/2021

Date of Meeting

16/06/2021

Meetings Attended Out of a possible
Rhonda Blakemore Y Y Y 3 3
Donna Young Y Y Y 3 3
Charmian Roberts Y Y Y 3 3
Charlotte Leach Y Y Y 3 3
Susan Bowker N Y N 1 3
Trudy Parkin Y N Y 2 3
Donna Rowbottom Y Y Y 3 3
Laura Turner N/A N/A Y 1 1

 

Audit and Risk Meeting

Governors Invited

Date of Meeting

2904/02021

Date of Meeting

07/07/2021

 Meetings Attended  Out of a possible
Rhonda Blakemore Y Y 2 2
Donna Young Y N 1 2
Charmian Roberts Y Y 2 2
Charlotte Leach Y Y 2 2
Susan Bowker N Y 1 2
Trudy Parkin Y Y 2 2
Donna Rowbottom N Y 1 2
Laura Turner N/A N 0 1

 

Pay Committee

Governors invited

Date of Meeting

05/11/2021

Meeting Attended Out of a possible
Rhonda Blakemore Y 1 1
Charmian Roberts Y 1 1
Donna Rowbottom Y 1 1
Donna Young Y 1 1

Contact Details

If you wish to get in contact with our Governing Body or Chair of Governors, please write to:

Chair of Governors

Crowle Primary Academy

Manor Road

Crowle

DN17 4ET

 

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