The following is a list of the current School Governors of the Hope Federation of Church of England Primary Academies. If you are interested in joining the board of governors, please contact us. Mr Chris Wilson-Town is the Chair of the Local Governing Body, he can be contacted through our Academy Offices.
Below is the most recent updated information relating to the Local Governing Body.
Trust appointed Chair of Governors
Mrs B Allen
Trust Appointed Governor
Curriculum and Standards Committee
Mr T Suswain
Staff Governor – Curriculum and Standards Committee
Mrs R Wade
Resources and Ethos Committees and Local Governing Body
Miss M Pattison
Trust Appointed Governor
Looked After Children
Mr J Kerkham
Staff Governor for Brisley
Mrs M Cover
Trust Appointed Governor and Safeguarding Link Governor
Local Governing Body of the Hope Federation of Church of England Primary Academies
What the Local Governing Body does:
The three core functions for Governance in all academies are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school in making sure its money is well spent.
Primary responsibilities for these functions is held by the DNEAT Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via a document call a Scheme of Delegation.
Our Local Governing Body consists of 6 Trust Appointed Governors, 3 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Executive Headteacher.
The full LGB meets twice each term. There are also termly meetings for each of the sub-committees:
- Resources Committee (covering finance, premises, IT, Health and Safety)
- Standards Committee (covering teaching, learning and safeguarding)
- Ethos and Community (covering RE, Christian distinctiveness, Collective Worship, engagement with staff, pupils, parents and community).
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please Contact Us here
Membership 2018 – 19
|Governor||Chair||Term Start||Term End||Resignation Date||Governor type||Appointed by||Declaration of Pecuniary or Personal Interest||No. of Full LGB Meetings Attended 2018-2019|
|Maggie Pattison||No||01-Jun-16||31-May-20||Trust Appointed||DNEAT||The Rudhams MUGA committee secretary||5 out of 6|
|Sue Hatherly||No||01-Jun-16||31-May-20||Trust Appointed||DNEAT||Trustee of Aid Africa (Ch no. 1116336)||5 out of 6|
|Andrea Hick-Taylor||No||30-Jun-16||29-Jun-20||Trust Appointed||DNEAT||None||5 out of 6|
|Julia Little||Yes||01-Jul-18||30-Jun-18||31-May-19||Trust Appointed GIA||DNEAT||Chair for Unity Federation||6 out of 6|
|Mandy Cover||No||10-May-19||09-May-23||Trust Appointed||DNEAT|
|Ed Odell||No||29-Jun-16||28-Jun-20||Parent||Parent Election||Husband of Federation Finance Officer||4 out of 6|
|Jo Kerkham||No||Staff||Staff Election|
|Bethany Fowler||No||02-Aug-17||01-Aug-21||01-Sep-19||Staff||Staff Election||6 out of 6|
|Rachel Felton||No||01-Jun-17||31-May-21||Associate Member||DNEAT||n/a|
|Belinda Allen||Headteacher||ex-officio||ex-officio||n/a||Wife of Exe Head of Unity Federation||6 out of 6|
|Chris Wilson-Town||Yes||01-Sep-19||31-Aug-23||Trust Appointed||DNEAT|
|Tim Suswain||No||12-Nov-18||11-Nov-22||Staff||Staff Election|
|Emma Duggan-Rix||No||23-Oct-17||22-Oct-21||24/07/2018||Trust Appointed||DNEAT||1 ( leave of abs granted)|
|Paula McEwen||No||13-Jul-17||12-Jul-21||24/07/2018||Parent||Parent Election||4 out of 6|
|Sandy Francis||Yes||01-Jun-16||31-May-20||31/08/2018||Trust Appointed||DNEAT||self -employed with p/t contract with Norwich Diocese as education advisor||5 out of 6|