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Trustees & Local Governing Committee

Parent Governor Election 2021

3rd November 2021

Dear Parents/Carer,

 

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION - INVITE TO STAND FOR ELECTION AS PARENT GOVERNOR.

 

In our Academy we have provision for parent governors and there is currently one vacancy.

 

The Local Governing Committee and the Headteacher, have overall responsibility for the running of the Academy along with the Board of Trustees for the Four Cs MAT.

 

No special qualifications are needed, and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the Academy and be prepared to play an active part in the Local Governing Committee work.

 

Training is available free of charge for all governors and this Local Governing Committee has an expectation that those new to being a governor will attend induction training.

 

The enclosed sheet summaries the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. Please note that parent/ carers who have paid employment in the Academy of 500 or more hours per academic year, or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections. 

 

Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the Academy on the first day of the elections 3rd November 2021.

 

If you would like to stand for election, please complete the nomination form on our website and return to office@discoveryprimary.com  no later than 24th November 2021. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 400 words. The statement should cover the following:

 

  • Evidence to extent to which you possess the skills and experience the Local Governing Committee desires (see above)
  • Your commitment to undertake training and development to acquires or develop the skills to be an effective governor;
  • If seeking re-election, details of your contribution to the work of the Local Governing Committee during your previous term of office; and
  • How you plan to contribute to the future work of the Local Governing Committee.

 

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ms. M Siequien

Headteacher 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustees

 

TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS - FOUR CS MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST (MAT)

For more information on Trustees, please see the Four Cs MAT website
First Name Surname Role
David  Briggs Member
John  Dadge  Trustee
Gary Dawkins Trustee and Member
Andrew Finding Trustee
Paulina  Ford  Trustee
John Holdich Member
Sarah Humble  Trustee 
Mary Kiernan Trustee
Gilmour McLaren Trustee and Member
Poppy Reynolds Member
Jonathan Theobalds Trustee
David Whiles Trustee
Sarah  Cooper  Clerk to Governors 
Debbie Sanderson Clerk to Governors

 

 List of the Local Governing Committee (LGC)

Category Name  Term of Office Expiry/ Review Date Link Governor Role      Details of Pecuniary Interest  Governance Role in other Educational Establishments 

Headteacher

Michelle Siequien      01/09/2023 Staff  Headteacher, Discovery Primary Academy  None 
Community/ Co-opted Governor 

Kevin Abbott 

Chair 

15/10/2025

Health & Safety 

Pupil Premium Governor 

Assistant Principal at Ken Stimpson Community School which is looking to join the MAT None 
LA 

Madeleine Roberts 

Vice Chair 

09/07/2023  Safeguarding and Prevent, CiC, SEND  Part time HSW for Age UK  None 
Parent  Staci Cotton  19/05/2024 None 

Account executive- e4education 

The Company provides MAT's websites

None 
Staff  Claire Freeman  01/09/2024 Staff  Husband Daniel Freeman- Site Officer at Hampton Vale Primary  None 
Co-opted  Maria Crutchfield  01/01/2023 None  Waitrose  None 
Co-opted  Charlotte Burrows  11/06/2023

Mental Health and Wellbeing/ EAL 

Pupil Premium 

Equality & Diversity 

Teacher at Queen Katherine Academy  None 
Deputy Head  Cathy Daniels  N/A  Staff member who attends meetings  Deputy Head, Discovery Primary Academy  None 

A Parent Governor election process is currently underway. 

The Local Governing Committee shall consist of:

1 x Headteacher 

1 x Authority Governor 

1 x Staff Governor 

2 x Parent Governors

4 x Co-opted Governors 

Total number of Governors - 9 

Clerk to Governors - Caroline Curtis 

Reviewed and updated October 2021

Meet or Speak to a member of the LGC

If you wish to  speak to a member of the LGC please email the Academy office and they will pass your details on. The email for the office is: 

office@discoveryprimary.com

LGC Register of Interests 2020-2021

The LGC is under duty to publish their register of interests on the DPA website. It sets out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. It also sets out any relationships between governors and members of the academy staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

A Co-Opted Governor is a person appointed by the LGC and who, in the opinion of the LGC, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the academy.