Governance

The governing body of Southmere Primary Academy is an Academy Executive Council (AEC) with Northern Education Trust. A list of governors is below.

What is an Academy Executive Council?

An Academy Executive Council [AEC] is a small body appointed on a short-term basis to turn around a Northern Education Trust academy that is judged to be in urgent need of improvement. This could be through an academy that has either been placed in special measures or given notice to improve by Ofsted. An AEC is a smaller version of an Academy Council that is described in the Northern Education Trust Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference for Academy Councils. This is usually when the CEO appointed by the Trust Board considers that the Trust Boards' responsibilities are better discharged by an Academy Executive Council [AEC], then an AEC will be established. These Councils will be as big as they are needed to be to get business done quickly and to be quorate.

The role of the AEC is to:

  • carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward,
  • provide internal assurance and, in addition,

The governors are expected to question, challenge and support the academy leadership and feel comfortable that they know, and are able to discuss, the performance of the academy.

The agendas and minutes of our meetings are made available to the Northern Education Trust Board, 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

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.

Register of Interests

Full Name

Type of Governor

[including Associate Members] /

Appointed by

Date of Appointment / Term of Office

End date if Applicable

Committee membership , voting rights of Associate Members

and

any special roles or chairing responsibilities

Other educational institutions

at which a governor

Business Interests

Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

Meetings attended over previous academic year out of a total number of applicable meetings

Adrian Guy

Academy

Northern Education Trust

September 2017

Chair of IEB

Portfolio Holder Leadership & Management/ Achievement and Standards

None

Pennine School Improvement Ltd (Director)

None

1 of 1

Muhammad Khan

Parent Southmere

Northern Education Trust

September 2017

Portfolio Holder Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (Safeguarding)

None

Knapp M&S

None

0 of 1

Susan Dawson

Principal

September 2017

Principal of Southmere Primary Academy

None

None

1 of 1

Helen Clegg

(resigned November 2017)

Director of Primary Academies

September 2017

NET Director of Primary Academies

None

None

0 of 1

David Fann

(resigned November 2017)

Trust Appointee

September 2017

n/a

Chair of IEB, Kersley, Bolton

None

None

1 of 1

Patricia Gavins Trust Appointee December 2017
Whetley Academy, Governing Body None None 0 of 0