Support For Governors

We recognise that the role as a governor is a significant commitment to make and we want all of our governors to feel supported in performing their vital role well.

We want all our children to grow up in a society where everyone has the chance to make the most of themselves and academy governors have a key role to play in helping to make sure every child has the best start in life.

As a new or long standing governor, there is always more to learn about how our academies and the education sector work. Whatever your background you, along with our fellow governors will take the strategic decisions about our academies and ensure that each academy is accountable to its community. Under the strategic leadership of the Multi Academy Trust Board, Local Governing Body and the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, Principals and senior management teams are responsible for the day to day management of the academy.

We provide induction and on-going training so that our governors are well-prepared for the exciting and challenging role they taken on. We have a dedicated team site for governors using Microsoft 365 for easy access to information anywhere, anytime. This site provides all of our governance files and documents. In addition key staff are allocated areas of responsibility for responding to governor requests for further information or for supporting governors who want to become more expert in key areas. (See table below)

We know that our governors want to do all that they can to ensure high academy standards and give every child in our academies the opportunity to progress, to succeed and to fulfill their potential. We are delighted that they give their time, energy and commitment to making a real difference to education.

 

 

 

Title/Provider Duration Date Venue Target audience
ASP, ISDR and School Performance Data

 

1 hour 30 minutes

5-6:30pm

3.12.18 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Directors/Governors
MAT Board direction review ½ day

1-4pm

21.1.19 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Directors
Understanding strategic vision

and assessing strategic effectiveness

CEO

1 hour 30 minutes

5-6:30pm

4.2.19 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Governors
Effective school improvement              planning, performance monitoring & self-review and Ofsted

S Daniels – Ofsted Inspector

1 hour 30 minutes

5-6:30pm

4.3.19 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Directors/Governors
Child Protection/GDPR

responsibilities

S Dutton Johnson – CP Compiance Officer

1 hour 30 minutes

5-6:30pm

8.4.19 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Directors/Governors
HR for Directors/Governors

Performance Management & Pay Progression

HR Manager

1 hour 30 minutes

5-6:30pm

3.6.19 Trust Meeting Room

Newcastle Academy

All Directors/Governors
ATTENDANCE for new members
New Director/ Governor Induction

CEO

1 hour 30 minutes Termly by arrangement New members
ADDITIONAL BRIEFINGS  available on request to identified officer
Title Identified leads Target audience
Attendance – understanding statutory duties and UET approach with partners Deb Kay – Assistant Principal – CHA

Lois Newton – Senior Vice Principal – NA

Louise Wainwright – Assistant Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on pastoral committees
Anti-Fraud responsibilities Wendy Whelan – CEO – UET All Directors/Governors
OneDrive use

 

John Dooley – Head of Service IT – UET All Directors/Governors as needed
Understanding financial controls  and compliance

 

Matt Davies – Finance Director  – UET

 

All Directors/Governors on resources committees
Curriculum Matters

 

Tara Thorn – Assistant Principal – CHA

Simon Walsh – Senior Vice Principal – NA

Craig Barker – Vice Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on T&L committees
Data & Intervention Ben Dugdale – Assistant Principal – CHA

Duncan Adams – Assistant Principal – NA

Paul Warriner – Assistant Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on T&L committees
Anti – Bullying

 

Deb Kay – Assistant Principal – CHA

Lois Newton – Senior Vice Principal – NA

Louise Wainwright – Assistant Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on pastoral committees
Behaviour Management and Exclusions

 

Deb Kay – Assistant Principal – CHA

Lois Newton – Senior Vice Principal – NA

Louise Wainwright – Assistant Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on pastoral committees
Understanding Special Educational Needs James Daniel – SENCOl – CHA

Nicola Bromley-Smith – SENCO – NA

Calvin O’Connor – SENCO – STB

All Directors/Governors on pastoral and T&L committees
Meeting the needs of Gifted and Talent students Tara Thorn – Assistant Principal – CHA

Simon Walsh – Senior Vice Principal – NA

Craig Barker – Vice Principal – STB

All Directors/Governors on pastoral and T&L committees
School Building – Ensuring Effective Learning Environments Vickie Keeling – Head of Estates – UET

 

All Directors/Governors on resources committees
Understanding Health and Safety in Schools Vickie Keeling – Head of Estates – UET

 

All Directors/Governors on resources committees