Governance Structure


Stockland CofE Primary Academy Trust – Governance 

Stockland is structured in accordance with its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The governance model is a two-tiered structure, with members and governors. The term ‘Governor’ is interchangeable with ‘Director’ and ‘Trustee’.

Members

The Trust comprises 5 members. The members are accountable to the DfE and have ultimate responsibility for the Trust achieving its charitable objectives. They sign off the Articles of Association and have the power to appoint and remove the governors. The members include a representative from the Diocese of Exeter (EDEN). Members who are independent of the governors provide challenge and scrutiny to the Board.

Directors
Governors in the academy trust are directors of the company and trustees of the charity. They set the strategic direction for the academy and are accountable to the Secretary of State for its performance. This is set out in a legal document known as the ‘funding agreement’

The Board of Governors has three core functions:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


The Full Board of Governors meets six times a year: the first meeting in the autumn to elect the Chair and approve the terms of reference and membership of the committees and their delegated powers.  

Committees

There are three committees of the Governing Board with delegated powers. The terms of reference and delegated powers for each of the committees can be viewed below. 

Summary of Governor Information

Members of the Trust

Member

Position

Date appointed

Date stepped down

Business Interests

 Sarah Thompson The Chair of the Governing Board 20.09.17    

Kathryn Lowther

The Vice Chair of the Governing Board

20.09.17

 

Ed Psychologist

Katharine Hamshere

The Chair of the Resources Committee

26.09.16

 

None

Patricia Morris

EDEN Member

31.10.16    
Juliet Hall     19.08.17

Director: Hall & Hall

Consulting

John Leaver

 

06.10.15

4.10.16

 

Monica Parris

Foundation Member - EDEN (Exeter Diocesan Education Network)

 

31.08.16

Farmer

 

 

STOCKLAND CofE PRIMARY ACADEMY – GOVERNING BOARD

 

Name

Type of Director

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Committee(s)

Sarah Thompson Parent Governor Elected by Parents Chair 28.03.17 - 27.03.21 Resources
Kathryn Lowther Parent Governor Elected by Parents Vice Chair 30.09.13 – 29.09.17 Teaching & Learning

John Leaver

Community

Members

 

18.05.16 - 17.05.20

Resources

David Perkins

Principal

Ex officio

 

 

Teaching & Learning, Resources

Katharine Hamshere

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

Chair of Resources

25.07.14 – 24.07.18

Resources

Toby Bateman

Co-opted Governor

Board

 

25.07.14 - 24.07.18

Resources, Pay & Performance

Alan Williams

Co-opted

Governing Board

 

09.02.16 – 08.02.20

Teaching & Learning

Rozanne Bulmer

Foundation

Diocese of Exeter

 

11.02.16 – 10.02.20

Teaching & Learning

Rev Simon Holloway

Ex Officio

Diocese of Exeter

 

09.12.14

 

Teaching & Learning

Julia Hamilton

Staff Governor

Elected by staff

 

25.09.15 - 24.09.19

Teaching & Learning

Juliet Hall Community Members   Stood down 19.08.17  
 Luke Hatherly  Parent   Elected by parents   Stood down 06.06.17  
Julie Rich Foundation Exeter Diocese  

Stood down 04.05.17

 

Jane Wedlock

Community

Governing Board

 

Stood down 03.05.17

 

Monica Parris

Foundation

Exeter Diocese

 

Stood down   31.08.16

 

 

 

Like all academy trusts, Stockland is governed by its Articles of Association and the Funding Agreements entered into with the Secretary of State. Copies of these documents can be viewed by clicking the links below.

The trust's annual report and audited accounts for the year to August 2016 and impact statement are available to download below.

Articles of Association 

Annual accounts 2016

Impact Statement

Governors' Code of Practice

Supplemental Funding Agreement 2011