THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNORS
As a member of the Ely Diocese Multi Academy Trust the school is governed by the members of the DEMAT Board. The scheme of delegation outlines the responsibility of the Local Governing Body whose current members are listed below.
The Local Governing Body take overall policy decisions about how the school is run. They meet once each half term, occasionally more often. The Local Governing Body meets all requirements regarding
Statutory Policies, all of which can be obtained from the school office on request. These include the school policies on Safeguarding and Child Protection, Sex and Health Education, and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination.
The Local Governing Body operates a system of committees to make
it easier to deal with some things in greater detail. These
are for Finance, Curriculum, Personnel and Premises. We also have a committee of Governors who focus on the Spiritual and Christian development of our children. Committees also meet each half term.
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities for the school buildings, staff and pupils. They work together
and they cannot act individually.
The Local Governing Bodies of both Anthony Curton and Tilney All Saints joined to form a joint Local Governing Body in September 2015.
Requests to view or obtain copies of minutes of the Local Governing Body meetings should be made to the Clerk to the Governors via the school office. A small fee may be charged to cover costs if a large number of copies are requested.
Our present Local Governing Body Governors are:
Andy Laughton - Chair of Governors
Steve Cozens - Vice Chair
Dawn Liddle - Executive Head Teacher
Rev. Martin Dale - Ex-officio
Rev. Barbara Burton - Ex-officio
Recently resigned Governors
Heather Smith (Resigned 28th February 2019)
Jo Day (Resigned 28th February 2019)
Steph Brown (Resigned 13th March 2019)
Maths - A Laughton
Literacy - S Cozens
P.E. - A Williams
R.E. and Collective Worship - Revd. B Burton
If you require any further information about the structure and remit of the members of DEMAT or the board of trustees please contact the DEMAT office - 01353 656760
Alternatively please click here to visit their website.
If you would like to see the DEMAT finance report please head over to their website.
Mr. Andy Laughton - Chair of Governors
Mr. Steve Cozens - Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Jane Brooks
Mrs. Jo Webb
Mr. Alan Hanrahan
Mr. Richard Hines
Mrs Emma Evans
Miss Dawn Liddle - Executive Headteacher
Miss Alice Williams - Senior Teacher - Tilney All Saints
Mrs. Lauren Beetlestone - Teacher
Mrs. Ann Chase
Mrs. Stella Kaye - Clerk to the Governors
For the Funding Agreement please go to:- .http://www.demat.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MFA-28.2.19.pdf
The DEMAT board consists of:
Peter Maxwell - Chair
Revd Michael G Banyard - Board Member
Keith Carne - Board Member
Sir David Harrison - Board Member
Ven Dr Alex Hughes - Board Member
David Lee - Board Member
Carole Reich - Board Member
Robert L Skelton - Board Member
Serena Standing - Board Member
Hilary Wright - Board Member
Mike Younger - Board Member
Mr Laughton (and the other Governors!) often come in to do an assembly for us. This one was very interesting and taught us all about leprosy and armadillos!
Safeguarding our children
Senior designated member of staff for Safeguarding - Miss D Liddle
Alternate SDP - Mr J Wilkinson
Governor for Safeguarding - Mr A Laughton
The law requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse. This includes non accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional and or sexual abuse. Headteachers and staff are charged with the duty of reporting whatever their views of the likelihood of abuse. This procedure is intended to protect our children, and school takes the attitude that when there are any suspicions, it is better to be safe than sorry. At times, this does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case that after investigation was proved to be unfounded, but it is hoped that parents will understand how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate task, and that they act only in the best interests of the children in their care.
We like it when Rev Martin Dale comes in to do our assembly!