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Governors

Welcome to our Governor page.

The Governors of The Acorn Federation are responsible for both Long Lane Church of England Primary School and Marston Montgomery Primary School.

Please find below how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The school has 9 governors and a Clerk to the Governing Body. Parents wishing to raise items for discussion at a Governors’ meeting should in the first instance contact a Parent Governor who will pass on information to the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

The Roles, Procedures and Allowances Regulations set out the key functions of the governing body, which are to:

  • ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
  • ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

They also set out that the headteacher is responsible for the internal management, control and educational performance of the school and make clear that s/he is accountable to the governing body in relation to all her/his responsibilities and must comply with any reasonable request of the governing body.

In order to fulfil our statutory duties our Governing body meets six times a year (every school half term). At each meeting, there is a formal agenda and our Clerk to the Governors takes the minutes of the meeting. The Headteacher updates the Headteacher’s Report for each meeting, other information that helps Governors to monitor the school’s work is also provided, e.g. attainment and the school improvement plan. During the meetings, Governors also share their completed Governor Visit forms and approve any new or reviewed policy documents.

Between meetings Governors make both formal and informal visits to the school on a regular basis to ensure that they are knowledgeable and informed about the school.

Governors can be involved in any recruitment process, including observing applicants teaching and taking part in formal interviews. Governors attend regular training sessions, including induction training and safeguarding training.
 
Rachael Housley Bates

MMPS Parent Governor & Chair of Governors

Start of Term of Office: September 2018

Rachel Yemm

LLPS Parent Governor & Vice Chair

Start of Term of Office: July 2019

Ashleigh Harris

Staff Governor

Start of Term of Office: September 2019

Teresa Bosley

Head Teacher

Start of Term of Office: September 2018

Susan Haslam

Foundation Governor

Start of Term of Office: September 2018

Diane Taylor

Foundation Governor

Start of Term of Office: September 2018

David Vaughan-Birch

LA Governor

Start of Term of Office: September 2018

Jonathan Calow

Foundation Governor

Start of Term of Office: July 2019

Matthew O’Shaughnessy

MMPS Parent Governor

Start of Term of Office: July 2019

VACANCY: Coopted Governor
VACANCY: LLPS Parent Governor
 
The term of office for all Governors is 4 years.

Our Clerk to Governors is Amanda Lovett (info@marstonmontgomery.derbyshire.sch.uk)

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Lovett.
 
Governor Information - 2019 to 2020