Introduction by Chair of Governors – Malcolm Norman MBA
Hello and a big welcome from the Governing Body here at Branston Community Academy. The Governing Body are all volunteers and there are 15 members varying from teachers, parents and members of the local and business community. We work together with the Principal and her senior team for the benefit of all the pupils and staff at Branston Community Academy. We are proud to have been one of the first Academy converter schools in the country which enabled us to retain our ethos in ever changing times.
One of the questions I often get asked is “What do Governors do?”
Governors at Branston do not manage the Academy, that is the role of the Principal and her senior management team; as Governors we aim to support them in doing this. At Branston Community Academy we have been privileged for some years to support a very successful Academy; our task is to help to maintain and improve on that success rather than, as in some school, dealing with failure.
Governors are responsible for the strategic vision of the school and for supporting the Principal and her team in achieving that vision. Governors have responsibility for appointing the Principal, managing the Academy’s budget, setting annual targets and monitoring performance against those targets, all in the interest of raising standards of achievement. In addition to these statutory responsibilities, Governors do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the school.
If you want to contact us then we would be happy to hear from you; please contact Helen Marriott, Clerk to the Governing Body at the Academy or via our Contact Us page
List of Governors
Mr M Norman – Chairman
Mr D Dearden – Vice-Chairman
Mrs V Foottit – Community Governor
Mrs J Turner – Principal
Mr R Woollen – LA Governor
Mr D Boyd – Partnership Governor
Mrs R Gilbert – Parent Governor
Mr C Firth – Parent Governor
Mrs P Coombes – Parent Governor / SEN Governor
Mr N Harris – Parent Governor
Mr J Wilcox – Community Governor
Mr M Turner – Community Governor
Mrs D Thompson – Staff Governor (Teaching)
Mrs M Bell – Staff Governor (Teaching)
Mrs L Sargeant – Non-Teaching Governor