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Governing body

The school has an experienced and supportive governing body, with a strong core of long standing members, who know the school very well. The governing body is made up of parents/carers, professionals and members of the whole school community who have expertise and experience in a wide range of education or related fields. 

The governing body meet as a full governing body and as sub-commities at least every half term. Governors also take part in learning walks and attend various events throughout the year.

“Governors never hesitate to challenge practice and seek the very best provision and outcomes for pupils. There is a supportive, healthy and mutually respected relationship between governors and staff and a strong sense of shared accountability and responsibility.Governors continue to provide effective challenge and support to school leaders. Governors’ deep knowledge of the school enables them to identify any emerging potential issues so that swift and decisive action can be taken. For example, governors have been relentless in their determination to improve attendance so that no pupil is disadvantaged by missing school. As a result of the school’s actions, attendance improved considerably last year. Governors value the opinions of key stakeholders, including staff, pupils and parents. Governors use this information well to improve the school further. Governors have a wealth of experience and expertise. However, they do not rest on their laurels and are continually accessing further training to keep on top of their game”.  Ofsted 2018


Academy Governance Structure

Chair of Governors – Mr Peter Tite

Vice Chair of Governors – Mr Chris Beswick

Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee

Chair – Mrs Fiona Johnson

Mr Peter Tite, Mrs Sue Warner

Curriculum, Quality and Standards Committee

Chair – Mr Chris Beswick

Members Dr. Anne Ferguson, Mrs Cath Stone, Dr. Fassah Bibi, Dr. Walid Omara, Mr George Roberts, Mrs Lynn Macdonald, Mr Colin Shepherd


BFET Scheme-of-Delegated-Authority-Policy-May-2012

Committee Terms of Reference

Governor Impact Statement 2018

Governor Terms of Office


Governor Profiles

Mr Peter Tite

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Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Trust Appointment 01/09/15 31/08/21 6 out of 6

Mr Chris Beswick

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Appointed 12/05/15 18/06/22 5 out of 6

Mrs Sue Warner

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Principal Ex Officio 5 out of 5

Mr Colin Shepherd

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14/05/2019 14/05 2022

Mrs Fiona Johnson

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Appointed 08/05/2018 07/05/2022 3 out of 3

Mrs Cath Stone

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Parent: Elected 01/08/12 01/03/22 3 out of 6

Dr Fassah Bibi

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Parent: Elected 31/03/12 26/11/22 4 out of 6

Dr Walid Omara

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Parent: Elected 31/03/15 26/11/22 5 out of 6

Dr Ferguson

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Appointed 01/12/2016 01/12/2019 3 out of 6

Mr George Roberts

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Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Staff: Elected 07/11/17 06/11/21 5 out of 5

Mrs Lynn Macdonald

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Type of
Governor
Term of office starts Term of office ends Meetings attended in the last academic year
Staff: Elected 01/08/12 05/11/21 6 out of 6