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 advisors 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!
Mary is a former Early Years Strategic Manager and before leaving RMBC was one of the Early Help Locality Managers. Mary has extensive experience of working in and around the education system whilst also spending a long time in social care. Her vast experience brings a wealth of advice and support to the school.
Deborah is a full time mother of two. In the past she has been a respite foster carer. She has worked for a residential school for children with server learning and behaviour difficulties. She also has qualifications in makinton and a btec narional diploma in childcare. Deberah has also set up and run a support group for parents with children on the autistic spectrum. She is currently a volunteer for Rotherham parents carers forum and Rotherham rise.
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.
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.
Since taking early retirement Bob has worked with schools on a voluntary basis – supporting them as they carried out their school improvement agenda. As an LA Principal Adviser, performance and review, Bob worked with schools to improve experiences for pupils bringing better levels of engagement and a rising trend of pupil achievement.
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.
Liz Shimwell – Stepped Down 31/8/18 Interests & Attendance Data
Cara Jones – Stepped Down 20/6/18 Interests & Attendance Data
Ronnie Norton – Stepped Down 19/6/18 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:
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.