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
The 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.
|Abbey Local Governing Body|
Luci joined #teamabbey in 2015 and has always been passionate about working with children who have additional needs. Luci has a special interest in Autism due to starting her career as an ABA therapist, She has 2 young children herself and when she isn’t picking them up and dropping them off she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Luci feels privileged to lead #teamabbey as Headteacher and thinks she has the best job in the world!
|Chair of Governors||
John’s aim is to ensure that our children and young people and staff are safe, happy, healthy, confident and successful, contributing to a thriving, inclusive community that is welcoming to all. John has been a teacher, educational psychologist and advisor in all sectors of the education service, and has significant senior management experience at local authority, regional and national levels. Prior to retirement he managed Rotherham’s SEND Assessment Service and was responsible for commissioning specialist provision. With nearly forty years’ experience within the education service he has a breadth and depth of knowledge to draw upon to help support and inspire positive change.
Profile coming soon!
Sonia has worked in administration covering varies positions of office duties. Sonia is married with three children, she is a carer and has home schooled her daughter until she able to be placed at Abbey School.
Sue is a full-time mum. She was a secondary school teacher and has enjoyed volunteering at primary special schools and alternative educational provisions. In the past Sue has run and developed her local Beaver group. Sue is committed, passionate and honoured to be a Parent Governor for Abbey School. Sue will be at every parent group meeting
Profile coming soon.
Profile coming soon!
Ivy is a Primary PE Consultant working for Yorkshire Sport Foundation supporting primary schools in embedding high quality PE in their schools using the PE and School Sport Premium Funding leading to sustainability.
Jill served as a governor at Stocksbridge Junior School for 18 years. She has experience of working with disadvantaged young people as CEO of a non-profit initiative in the NE of England and through fostering teens during short-term periods of family crisis.
Jim has extensive experience in delivering employment and training related services for people with disabilities and health issues. He has been in senior management at local, regional and national level with public, private sector and 3rd sector organisations before his retirement a short while ago.
|Past Governor||Bob Toms – Stepped Down 3/4/19 Interests & Attendance Data
Deborah Berry – Stepped Down 5/2/19 Interests & Attendance Data
Mary Smith – Stepped Down 30/1/19 Interests & Attendance Data
Liz Shimwell – Stepped Down 31/8/18 Interests & Attendance Data
(Previous governors profiles remain for 1 year after stepping down)
Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Abbey School Finance page
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 below:
07 Abbey LGB minutes 14th May 2019 (Leadership & Management)
06 Abbey LGB minutes 2nd March 2019 (Leadership & Management)
05 Abbey LGB minutes 26th February 2019 (Safeguarding & Wellbeing)
04 Abbey LGB minutes 29th January 2019 (Teaching & Learning)
03 Abbey LGB minutes 4th December 2018 (Leadership & Management)
02 Abbey LGB minutes 16th October 2018 (Safeguarding & Wellbeing)
01 Abbey LGB minutes 25th September 2018 (Teaching & Learning)
08 Abbey LGB minutes 19th June 2018
07 Abbey LGB minutes 15th May 2018
06 Abbey LGB minutes 24th April 2018
05 Abbey LGB minutes 13th March 2018
04 Abbey LGB minutes 30th January 2018
03 Abbey LGB minutes 5th December 2017
02 Abbey LGB minutes 17th October 2017
01 Abbey LGB minutes 26th September 2017
How can I contact the School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the Executive Support to the Trust c/o Hilltop School, Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8AZ, or email email@example.com
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
Nomination Form for Parent Governors
Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available
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.