Governors

The role of the governing board

The Mease Spencer Academy shares a governing board with Hilton Primary School.  The governing board is well established and experienced, well placed for supporting our new school and very familiar with the local area.

The governors are responsible for working with both schools to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteachers, who are responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

The 3 key roles of a governing board are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 

Structure of the governing board

The work of the governing board is carried out through regular school visits (both in class and to meet members of the school teams), full governing board meetings and committee meetings. The committees are:

  • Standards & Teaching committee, chaired by Nick Campion
  • Finance & Premises committee, chaired by Peter Williams
  • Safeguarding committee, chaired by Dawn Bentley
  • Pay committee, chaired by Bob Gallear

 

Governors, from time to time, are also involved in Working Groups to look at particular issues related to the development of the schools.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Name Category Date of appointment Duration Committees Other roles
Dawn Bentley Community 1st Oct 2018 4 years Safeguarding (chair) Y5 link

Physical & Emotional fitness link

Jaydine Breadon Parent (HPS) 15th Nov 2016 4 years Safeguarding

Pay

Physical & Emotional fitness link
Laura Briggs Parent (HPS) 24th Sept 2019 2 years Finance & Premises
Nick Campion Community (co-vice chair) 1st Oct 2018 4 years Standards (chair) Sports Premium

Languages link

Strategy group

Tricia Edwards Associate n/a n/a Safeguarding
Bob Gallear Community (chair) 1st Oct 2018 4 years Standards

Finance & Premises

Pay (chair)

Maths link

Strategy group

STEM

Julia Hart Principal (The Mease) n/a n/a Standards

Finance & Premises

Safeguarding

Strategy group
Joe Handy Staff Standards
Terry Irvine Community 24th Sept 2019 2 years Finance & Premises
Sujinder Lehal Parent 15th Nov 2016 4 years Finance & Premises Y6 link

Humanities link

Kevan Lomas Headteacher (HPS) n/a n/a Standards

Finance & Premises

Strategy group
Amy Plenderleith Community 1st Oct 2018 4 years Standards

Pay

Y1 link

Pupil premium link

Anna Selby Parent (HPS) 15th Nov 2016 4 years Finance & Premises Y3 link

H & S

Julie Somers Parent (HPS) 15th Nov 2016 4 years Standards N/YR link Strategy group

Pupil premium

STEM

Emma Watson Community 1st Oct 2018 4 years Finance & Premises Y2 link

H & S

Shelley White Associate n/a n/a Standards
Peter Williams Community

(co vice-chair)

1st Oct 2018 4 years Finance & Premises (chair) Y4 link

Strategy group