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

Further Governor Information

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

Mr C Firth – Parent Governor

Mrs P Coombes – Parent Governor / SEN Governor

Mr N Harris – Parent Governor

Mr Mark Andrews – 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


Articles of Association 2019

Articles of Association 2020

Company Membership & Adoption of Articles of Association 2020

Funding Agreement 2017

Funding Agreement 2018

Governing body procedures and conventions

Governing Body dates of membership November 2021

Memorandum of association

Governors guide to the law

Value for money statement 2013

Value for money statement 2014

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2013

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2014

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2015

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2016

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2017

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2018

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2019

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2020

Governors Report and Financial Statements 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

School Inspection Handbook September 2015

Register of Interests Summary 2019-20

Record of Attendance 18-19

Record of Attendance 19-20

Record of Attendance 20-21


Academy Details – Companies House

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