Governance

Local Governing Bodies

Welcome to the Local Governing Body (LGB) for the Henbury Court Primary Academy. We are a friendly team of volunteers who work with the school to ensure that all pupils embrace learning in a safe environment, have access to high quality education provision and that they grow into confident learners.

We want our children to believe in themselves and have confidence to pursue their ambitions.

We also pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming and friendly school that promotes tolerance and respect for others and sits within the heart of the community.

Our governors come from across the parent body, local community and staff and we meet at least 6 times a year as a full committee. These meetings are very varied and range from broad subjects like ‘what are the strengths and weaknesses of the school?’ to specific matters such as ‘Is pupil progress what it should be?’

Any parent, carer or in fact anyone from the wider school community is welcome to attend and observe our meetings and everyone is welcome to view and read the minutes of our meetings. People may also want to talk or write directly to a governor and if anyone would like to do any of these, then please get in touch either via the school office or email chair.henburycourtp@bristol-schools.uk.

We would welcome you getting in touch so please give us your views and opinions and suggest ideas that you would like the governing body to consider. We are interested to know what you think!

Becoming a Governor

Being a governor at Henbury Court is all about making a positive impact on the education of the school’s children and working as a team to support one another, the school and the children. The role of governor is an exciting and challenging one that offers a unique opportunity to understand more about how the school works and to help shape its future direction.

Importantly;

  • Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can be a governor and you don’t need to have children or be a parent of a child at the school to become a school governor.
  • No prior knowledge is required and training and support is available for new and existing governors and is free of charge; and
  • Governing bodies rely on a variety of experiences and perspectives.

The average time commitment is 10-15 hours per term, which includes meetings, background reading and school visits.

We currently have vacancies for governors so if you feel you might be interested in becoming one, again, you can get in touch either via the school office or email chair.henburycourtp@bristol-schools.uk.

Local governors are appointed by the Trust's HR Committee. Over the past 12 months the members of the local governing body at Henbury Court Primary Academy have been:

Name Date of Appointment Date of Resignation Term of Office
Alan Edwards (Chair) 23/09/2014 N/A 23/09/2019
Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher) 01/04/2013 N/A N/A
John Bird 01/10/2013 N/A 01/10/2017
Anne-Marie Bougourd (Teaching Staff, maternity leave) 01/10/2013 N/A 01/10/2017
Jo Hale 28/04/2015 N/A 28/04/2019
Clare Newboult 10/03/2015 N/A 10/03/2019
Bev Willits 01/04/2013 N/A 01/04/2017
James Ingham 02/10/2015 N/A 02/10/2019
Chryssi Poole (Teaching Staff) 02/02/2016 N/A 02/02/2020
Alexa Staddon (Support Staff) 02/02/2016 N/A 02/02/2020
Kathryn Wight (Resource Base Staff) 26/04/2016 N/A 26/04/2020
Dudley Trueman 13/06/2016 N/A 13/06/2020

Summary of relevant business and pecuniary interest of governors at Henbury Court Primary Academy as declared October 2016.
 
Name Business Interests Trustee or Governorships

Any Other Potenrially

Relevant Interest

Alan Edwards (Chair) Owner, Heyday Marketing None None
Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher) None None None
Bev Willits None None Husband is a carpenter working under the name of First Aarvark
John Bird None None None
Jo Hale (Vice Chair) Works for Head 4 Performance None None
Clare Newboult (Parent) None None None
James Ingham None None None
Chryssi Poole (Teaching Staff) None None None
Alexa Staddon (Support Staff) None None None
Dudley Trueman None None None
Kathryn Wight (Teaching Staff) None None None

 

Henbury Court Primary Academy LGB Attendance Register 2016/17

Name Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 * Term 4  Term 5 Term 6
Alan Edwards (Chair)  
Jo Hale (Vice Chair) apologies   apologies apologies
Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher)  
Bev Willits   apologies
John Bird   apologies
Anne-Marie Bougourd / Chryssi Poole  
Clare Newboult  
Dudley Trueman   apologies
James Ingham  
Alexa Staddon (Support Staff) apologies   absent
Kathryn Wight  

* Term 3 meeting was cancelled due to Ofsted inspection


The Trust's Governance Structure

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More information about our Trust's governance stucture can be found here