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As an academy, the Local Governing Body of Heatherwood School has delegated powers from the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation 

Scheme of Delegation

The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings

Membership

Heatherwood School Local Governing Body was constituted on 1st November 2019 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:

The total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.

The membership shall comprise:

  • the Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
  • the Headteacher;
  • no fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
  • two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
  • the remaining Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.

How are Governors chosen?

There are different categories of Governors: Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available. Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available. All Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish. 

 

Members of Heatherwood School Governing Body

Gary Bullock

Chair, Parent Governor & Safeguarding Link Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Lisa Suter

Executive Headteacher

Interests & Attendance Data

Bridget Coy 

Head of School

Interests & Attendance Data

Marc Bratcher

Vice Chair & Wellbeing Link Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Karen Latimer

Staff Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Anne-Marie O’Dell

Staff Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Fiona Kirkham

T&L Link Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Mel Pidgeon

Parent Governor & Wellbeing Link Governor

Interests & Attendance Data

Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting.  All individual Governor Information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found within the Individual Governor Profiles.

Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page

 

Frequency

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

 

Meet the Governors:  Pen Portraits

COMING SOON.

 

How can I contact the School Governors?

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the School office Tel: 01302 322044  

You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this address clerkingservices@nexusmat.org

 

Past Governors: 

Irene Ratcliffe

Governor

31st August 2020

 

Governor Minutes

Governors LGB Minutes 28 January 21

Governors LGB Minutes 10 December 20

Governors LGB Minutes 08 October 20

Governors LGB Minutes 12 December 19

Governors LGB Minutes 07 October 19

 

USEFUL INFORMATION 

Nexus Governance Handbook 

DfE Governance Handbook

Glossary of Terms

Nexus Multi Academy Trust