Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

The role of the governing board is to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Name
 
Job Title
Terms
Voting
Mrs Caroline Walker
Head
Headteacher
 
Yes
Mrs Laura Kendall (Chair)
Partnership
Local Authority Early Years Improvement Service Team
4 years
Yes
Mr John Burgess (Vice Chair)
Partnership
BAE Systems
4 years
Yes
Miss Roxanne Marks*
Staff
Assistant Headteacher
4 years
Yes
Mr David Marks*
Partnership
Manager, Nuffield Health Club
4 years
Yes
Mr Peter Thomas
Partnership
 
4 years
Yes
Miss Abigail Webb
Associate
 Teacher
4 Years
No
 Mrs Christiane Clarke
Partnership
BAE Systems 
4 Years
Yes
Mrs Nicola Higginson
Parent
 
4 Years
 Yes
Miss Helena Southall
Parent
 
4 Years
 Yes
Mr Daniel Griffiths
Partnership
 
4 Years
 Yes

*Governors are related

Furness Education Trust- Members and Trustees:

Furness Education Trust comprises of five members, nine Trustee and four co-opted Trustees at Trust level.

Members are responsible for appointing and removing Trustees and hold Trust Board to account for implementing the agreed strategy.

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the running of all academies across the MAT. Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the management of the Trust and also appoint the CEO and the CFO and hold them to account as well.

The authority for running each academy remains with the Headteacher and Local Academy Committee, as detailed above. This authority is defined in the scheme of delegation.

More information about the Trust governance structure can be found here.