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Governors

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

In order to discharge their responsibilities, the Directors appoint people with local interests and connections who have relevant expertise to serve on the Local Governing Body of each school.

The board then delegates various agreed functions to the members of the Local Governing Body and meets at certain times throughout the year to provide guidance and assess and monitor progress.

We are very fortunate to have a wide range of skills and expertise within our local governing bodies and a group of people who are absolutely passionate about serving their community and obtaining the absolute best for every child.

Our governors provide an exceptional level of challenge and support to each school on a voluntary basis with the sole ambition of raising standards and achievement.

The role the Local Governing Body is to:

  • implement and administer the Trust’s policies at local level and report termly to the Board of Trustees
  • monitor and be accountable for the performance and standards of the school to Ofsted
  • govern exclusions in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • consider budget monitoring information and proposals
  • act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • represent the views of the community.
  • has earned autonomy and helps support other schools in need of education help (if outstanding school)
  • is supported to improve Ofsted and pupil outcomes (if sponsored school)
  • supports and challenges pupil performance and standards
  • knows the strengths and weaknesses of the school
  • manages the behaviour and safety of its pupils
  • supports the Headteacher in leading the staff
  • manages its own budget

COMPOSITION OF OUR GOVERNING BODIES

DATE OF APPOINTMENT  BY CLT

GOVERNANCE IN ANY
OTHER SCHOOL 

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS 

CEO of Chiltern Learning Trust 

Adrian Rogers

October 2017

Yes

No

Chair

Jim Bryce

 February 2017

 No

No 

Head Teacher

Estelle Jennings

April 2018

No

No

Community Governor

John Symonds

 February 2017

 No

Stewartby Parish  Counsellor

Parent Governor

Tamra Pickavance

 October 2023

 No

No

Co-opted Governor

John Gibson

 October 2017

 No

 No

Co-opted Governor

Tom Vandenburgh

January 2024 

 No

 No

Parent Governor

Adam Dicker

 September 2021 

 No 

No 

Staff Governor

Charlie Bellwood

July 2023

No

No

Clerk To Governing Body

Sally Knight

February 2017

Wootton Academy Trust

Brickhill Primary

No

 

https://www.chilternlearningtrust.org/Governance/

 

https://www.chilternlearningtrust.org/Board-of-Trustees/