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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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
|James Ingham (Vice Chair)||02/10/2015||N/A||02/10/2019|
|Clare Newboult (Co-Chair)||22/01/2019||N/A||21/01/2023|
|Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher)||01/04/2013||N/A||N/A|
|Bethany Sykes (Teaching Staff)||28/11/2017||N/A||28/11/2021|
|Alexa Staddon (Support Staff)||02/02/2016||07/01/2019|
|Kathryn Wight (Resource Base Staff)||26/04/2016||29/01/2019|
|Tom Cook (Co-Chair)||29/09/2017||N/A||29/09/2021|
|Name||Business Interests||Trustee or Governorships||
Any Other Potenrially
|Clare Newboult (Co-Chair)||North Bristol NHS Trust||None||None|
|Tom Cook (Co-Chair)||None||None||None|
|Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher)||Endeavour Academy Trust, HCPA member of staff||None||None|
|Bev Willits||None||None||Husband is a carpenter working under the name 1st Aardvark Carpentry|
|Stephanie Root||Venturers Trust||Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants||Husband is owner of Adams Root & Associates Chartered Accountants, renamed Ara (Bristol) Ltd|
|James Ingham (Vice-Chair)||None||None||None|
PGCE Teacher Training
Trueman Consulting Ltd (IT consultancy)
|Alexa Staddon (Support Staff)||Information yet to be obtained||
|Kathryn Wight (Teaching Staff, Resource Base)||Endeavour Academy Trust, HCPA member of staff||None||None|
|Bethany Sykes (Teaching Staff)||Endeavour Academy Trust, HCPA member of staff||None||None|
Henbury Court Primary Academy LGB Attendance Register 2018/19
|Name||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4||Term 5||Term 6|
|Clare Newboult (Co-Chair)||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Tom Cook (Co-Chair)||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Jo Rice (Academy Head Teacher)||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|James Ingham (Vice Chair)||✔||apologies||apologies||✔|
|Alexa Staddon (Support Staff)||apologies||✔||resigned|
|Kathryn Wight (Staff Governor, Resource Base)||✔||✔||resigned|
|Bethany Sykes (Teaching Staff)||✔||
For details of annual accounts and further information about the Trust's governance arrangements, please click here.