The Academy Council of Mount Pellon Primary Academy

Chair of the Academy Council - Carlton Midgley

If you would like to contact the Chair please send a letter to the school and we will ensure it is passed on:

FAO: Carlton Midgley
Mount Pellon Primary Academy
Battinson Road

The constitution of the Academy Council (2018-19) of Mount Pellon Primary Academy including declarations of Business Interests can be found here: Declarations of Business Interests.

A list of governors from the last academic year (2018/19) is below:

Board Member Governor Type Term of Office Committee Membership Other governor positions Business Interests Material Interests Meetings Attended
Carlton Midgley Chair Chair Of Governors Chair of Governors None None 6
Ruth Collyer Staff 31/08/2018 Governor None Vice Principal at Mount Pellon None 5
Chris Walton Principal 19/06/2017 Principal None None None 5
Kathryn Hoyle Staff
Governor None Husband works in LA. None 5
Linda Cowie Sponsor Governor Governor None None None 2
Tim Scratcherd Sponsor Governor Governor None None None 3
Rhia Lansbury-Palmer Business Manager Staff None None None 5

Effective Governance

There are three core strategic functions of governing bodies:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

As governors we understand that evidence suggests that governors that carry out their role well do so by:

  • understanding their strategic role - building a productive and supportive relationship with the principal while holding them to account for school performance and taking hard decisions in the light of objective data;
  • ensuring governors have the necessary skills and commitment, including to challenge the school to bring about improvement and hold leaders to account for performance;
  • appointing an effective chair to lead and manage the governing board
  • appointing a high quality clerk to advise them on the nature of their functions and duties and who ensures that that governing board operates efficiently and effectively;
  • evaluating their performance regularly in the light of expectations and other good practice and making changes as necessary to improve their effectiveness; and
  • governing more than one school to develop a more strategic perspective and create a more robust accountability through the ability to compare and contrast across schools.

As governors we acknowledge we have responsibility for ensuring that Mount Pellon Primary Academy within Northern Education Trust has an effective and appropriate system of control, financial and otherwise. The governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the Principal, to promote the continuous improvement in the performance of the school. We play an important part in raising school standards through our three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The governing body of Mount Pellon Primary Academy seeks to reflect fully the population of the school and welcomes members from all sections of our community.

The agendas and minutes of our meetings are made available to the local authority and are at the school for anyone to read via the school office. We do, however, maintain the right to confidentiality where appropriate. Non governors may attend meetings at the invitation of the governing body.

If you would like to contact the Governors for any reason, please address your letter to the chair of governors, and leave it for them at the school office.

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