Governors

 

We have 12 Governors including the Headteacher. 

2 Parent Governors who are elected by parents/carers of pupils at the school

2 Staff Governors who are elected by staff at the school

7 Community Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body.

Sophy Bellis - Head Teacher
Member of Finance, Staffing and General Purposes and Teaching and Learning Committees

Geoff Corfield - Chair of Governors,

Community Governor

Member of Teaching and Learning and Finance Staffing and General Purposes Committees
Current Term of Office 30/11/2020-29/11/2024

Simon Jones -Vice Chair of Governors
Parent Governor

Member of Finance Staffing and General Purposes Committee

Current Term of Office 4/12/2018 to 3/12/2022

Leslie Aspey 

Community Governor

Member of Finance Staffing and General Purposes Committee

Current Term of Office 25/03/2021 to 24/03/2025

 

 

Peter Cartledge

Community Governor
Member of Finance, Staffing and General Purposes Committee

Current Term of Office

4/10/2018 to 3/10/2022

Patricia Hawkins

Community Governor
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

Current Term of Office

25/03/2021 to 24/03/2025

Antony Lowry

Parent Governor
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

Current Term of Office

22/04/2021 to 21/04/2025

Terry Lowry

Community Governor
Chair of Finance Staffing and General Purposes Committee

Current Term of Office

20/09/2021 to 19/09/2025

 

 

Debbie Simmonds

Community Governor
Chair Of Teaching and Learning Committee

Current Term of Office 30/11/2020 to 29/11/2024

Susan Tinn

Staff Governor
Member of Finance Staffing and General Purposes Committee 

Current Term of office

01/07/2021 to 30/06/2022

Helen Waugh

Staff Governor
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

Current Term of Office 25/01/2020 to 24/01/2021

 

 

The Governing Body of Lakelands Academy is formed of people from all walks of life - from parents of children in the academy, to members of the local community who want to give something to the School.

All give hugely of their time, free of charge, endeavouring to ensure that your child’s education is the best it can be.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
  • The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, day to day management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Board.

The full Governing Body usually meets four times a year, but because the running of a school is a complex issue, the Governing Body is also split up into two main sub-committees. These are Finance, Staffing and General Purposes and Teaching and Learning. There are also a series of ad hoc committees that meet as necessary to deal with issues such as Admissions.

Further information, if required, is available via the Clerk to the Board of Governors Miss J Warren at admin@lakelandsacademy.org.uk

 

G Corfield
 Chair of Governors

 


 

Governance Information

 

Governors Members and Chief Financial Officer Pecuniary and Personal Interest Declaration

Name

Position

Interest Declared 

Date of Last Return     

Sophy Bellis

Ex- Officio Headteacher

Employee Lakelands Educational Trust

July 2020

Leslie Aspey

Community Governor

Employment - Maelor School -part time, NHS -part time

Governor – Maelor School

April 2021

Peter Cartledge

Community Governor

Partner/Proprietor - Sigma Associates

Trustee - Rotary Club of Ellesmere Charitable Trust

Member - Rotary International

September 2020

Geoffrey Corfield

Community Governor

Member

None

July 2020

Archie Hart

Member

None

December 2020

Rev Patricia Hawkins

Community Governor

Employment – Vicar of parish of Ellesmere

Trustee – St Mary’s PCC – Friends of St Mary’s Trust

Governor – Ellesmere Primary School

April 2021

Graham Hutchinson

Member

None

Dec 2020

Simon Jones

Parent Governor

Sole Trader Electrician

September 2020

Antony Lowry

Parent Governor

Partner/Proprietor – Pickles Coffee House Ltd

Governor – Marches Academy Trust

May 2021

Terry Lowry

Community Governor

Trustee - Ellesmere Community care Trust and RAPC Association

Member - FCIS and MINSTMgt

September 2020

Debbie Simmonds

Community Governor

None

September 2020

Craig Simmonds

Chief Financial Officer

Employee Lakelands Educational Trust

January 2021

Susan Tinn

Staff Governor

Employee Lakelands Educational Trust

September 2020

Vito Sanchi

Member

Partner/Proprietor - Sanchi Jewellers

Goods and Services  -Trophies, engraving, Key Cutting

December 2020

Helen Waugh

Staff Governor

Employee Lakelands Educational Trust

August 2020

Ian Ward

Member

Trustee – The Plantation Wood Ellesmere

Member – Institute of Health Management

December 2020

John Whitfield

Community Governor

 

None

November 2020

Left the Governing Body in the Last 12 Months

Brian Healey

Parent Governor

Partner/Proprietor - BM Construction. Term of Office ended 28/02/2021

October 2020

 

Governors Attendance at Meetings September 2020 to July 2021

Name

Teaching and Learning Committee (4 Meetings held)

Finance Staffing & General Purposes Committee

(4 meetings held)

Full Governing Body Meeting

(6 meetings held)

Leslie Aspey Joined 25/3/21

Not a member of this committee

2/2

2/2

Sophy Bellis

3/4

4/4

6/6

Peter Cartledge

Not a member of this committee

4/4

6/6

Geoff Corfield

4/4

4/4

6/6

Brian Healey Term of Office ended 28/2/2021

Not a member of this committee

1/1

3/3

Pat Hawkins Joined 25/3/21

1/2

Not a member of this committee

1/2

Simon Jones

2/2

2/2

5/6

Terry Lowry

Not a member of this committee

4/4

5/6

Antony Lowry Joined 22/4/21

2/2

Not a member of this committee

2/2

Debbie Simmonds

4/4

Not a member of this committee

5/6

Susan Tinn

Not a member of this committee

3/4

6/6

Helen Waugh

4/4

Not a member of this committee

5/6

John Whitfield Joined 5/11/2020

2/4

Not a member of this committee

3/5

Governance Arrangements and Terms of Reference of Governor's Committees

Scheme of Delegation

The Lakelands Academy Articles of Association.

Memorandum of Association


There are no relationships between any Governors and members of Lakelands Academy staff to declare.

Copies of minutes of Governors meetings are available on request from the Clerk to the Governors, Miss J Warren at admin@lakelandsacademy.org.uk

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to - Chair of Governors, C/O Lakelands Academy, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere SY12 0BA