Our school is governed at a local level by an Academy Committee, comprised of individuals local to our community who have a commitment to improving education, parents and staff. The Academy Committee’s main role is to carry forward the vision, values, ethos and strategic direction of the school, hold senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school, and ensure the voices of stakeholders are heard. The Committee meets regularly and individual governors also visit the school to oversee specific aspects of our work.
Chair of the academy committee - Colin hammond
CURRENT TRUSTEE ROLES
- Member of the People and Infrastructure Committee
CURRENT ROLE ON ACADEMY COMMITTEE OF A PKAT SCHOOL
- Chair of Governors of Longthorpe Primary School
GOVERNOR, EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
- Thorpe Primary School
- Parent Governor & Co-opted Governor since 2005
- Was a member of all committees, personnel & Finance, Premises & School Effectiveness
- Link Governor Sport, Food for Life, KS2 + Leadership
- Completed LA Governors Services courses Level 1 and 2.
- Completed Safer Recruitment course
- 34 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry.
- Business Development Manager for a Large Multi-National company.
- Worked in various Departments including Senior Management
- Undertaken courses and Diplomas through employment
- Community Champion for my Team at work.
- Governor Duties
SKILLS AND EXPERTISE IN RELATION TO SCHOOL GOVERNANCE
- School improvement
- HR & personnel
- Premises & Capital projects
- Strategic planning
- Data analysis
- Business and corporate management
- Change management
- Community engagement
- Pastoral support
- Extended services
- Parent engagement
safeguarding governor - gurdeep suali
jOINT send gOVERNOR - Rodney james
I am now retired, but formerly worked in financial services and with the local council as Data Quality Manager.
My Hobbies and interests lie within sports, politics and current affairs, reading and family.
Both of my sons, who are now in their 30s went to Longthorpe Primary School, as does currently my eight year old grandson.
I became a governor to give something back to the school that has featured so much within our family.
jOINT send gOVERNOR - YASMEEN FAROOQ
As a graduate of Psychology with a master’s in health psychology, I have always shown a keen interest in formal education and would now like to take the opportunity to contribute to raising the standards at Longthorpe Primary School. I currently work as an Early Help Co-Ordinator for Disabled Children and a sub section of my job role entails writing supporting evidence for their Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs). This has provided me with an invaluable insight into children's wellbeing, their identified needs and the provisions in order to meet their needs.
I have had previous employment roles at Clare Lodge and St Andrews Healthcare which are both specialist mental health services. As a current financial administrator of a local community funeral fund, I understand the importance of financial performance and accountability. Therefore, in order to comply with the overriding objective of every pupil having the best possible education, I am committed to the school’s continuous improvement to benefit each and every child both educationally and in support of their mental health. I appreciate the importance of continuously engaging with pupils, staff and parents to ensure the schools long term vision and strategy is met and 1 understand the pivotal role of working closely with the head teacher by supporting them, but also challenging them when deemed necessary.
For a full list of active Academy Committee members please click here.
The Academy Committee is here to support you and your child through your child’s school career, if you have any questions about the work of the academy committee or are interested in becoming a member please contact us through the school office or speak to a parent member. For full details of our governor responsibilities, their business interests and their attendance record, please click here.
HOW TO CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY COMMITTEE:
Academy Committee members can be contacted through the school office on 01733 265959 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A GOVERNOR?
To find out more about the role and current opportunities within PKAT, please contact our Head of Governance, Emma Stephens-Dunn, at email@example.com
Qualifications & Disqualifications to serve as a Governor
Information for Prospective Parent Governors
OUR WIDER GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Our Academy Committee is part of the wider governance structure of the Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT). To find out more about the PKAT governance structure, including our Members and Trustees, visit the PKAT website here: PKAT Governance Structure
You can also find further compliance information here:
Compliance Documents including Gender Pay Gap Information and Executive Pay Reporting