As an academy, the Local Governing Body of Abbey School has delegated powers from the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation
The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisers to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings
Abbey School Local Governing Body was constituted on 1st June 2016 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:
Local Governing Body
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.
|Abbey Local Governing Body|
|Executive Head Teacher||Luci Windle|
|Chair of Governors||Alison Warner|
|Parent Governor||Janine Brullo|
|Parent Governor||Sonia Seymour-Thackery (Learning and Teaching Gov)|
|Parent Governor||Sue Hodgkinson (Family Champion, WAVEE and Careers Gov)|
|Staff Governor||Tayla Hamilton|
|Staff Governor||Peter Macaulay (TA, LAC and PLAC Gov)|
|Governor||Ivy Dorchester-Brown (Upper School and Wellbeing Gov)|
|Governor||Jim McIntosh (Finance and Health & Safety Gov)|
|Parent Governor||Dawn Jeffery|
|Parent Governor||Ian Tankard|
|Past Governor||Zoe Berry (Lower School Gov) - Stepped Down 04 December 2020 Interests & Attendance Data|
(Previous governors profiles remain for 1 year after stepping down)
Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting. All individual Governor information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found with the Individual Governor Profiles by clicking on the names above.
Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.
How can I contact the School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office.
You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this address email@example.com