Academy Governance

Hadleigh High School acquired academy status on the 1st July 2011. For us, the freedom to personalise the curriculum around pupils to keep them engaged with learning was crucial. Schools that do well can get overlooked in funding discussions. Academy status allows us to take the decisions about how we use our funding to support learners. We work closely with a wide range of schools to develop further learning opportunities for our pupils and also attend Local Authority training and events.

The principles of governance are the same in Academies as in maintained schools but the governing body has greater autonomy.

The Governing Body at Hadleigh High School Academy

The Governors are responsible for policy and strategy and the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to- day running of the Academy and ensuring that the policy and strategy agreed by the Governors is implemented. The Governing Body has a large number of legal responsibilities and amongst these are ensuring that the National Curriculum is properly delivered, arranging for religious education to be carried out, deciding how to spend the delegated budget and approving the many different Academy policies, such as those referring to discipline and behaviour and health and safety.

In this section of the website you can find out who the governors of our Academy are.

If you would like to contact the governors, please do so by phoning the Academy at the number on this website's front page or by emailing the Headteacher's PA, Mrs Suzy Ambler:  sambler@hadleighhigh.net.

Governor Committee Structure

The Governing Body only has full Governing Body meetings since becoming part of a Multi Academy Trust on 1st June 2017.

Attendance 2016-17: Note: leading up to conversion 1st June 2017

Governing Body members

Leadership Committee Meetings

Behaviour Committee Meetings

Achievement Committee Meetings

Finance & Audit

Committee Meetings

 

19.10.16

14.12.17

08.02.17

22.03.17

24.05.17

28.9.16

25.1.17

10.10.16

23.11.16

15.3.17

10.5.17

29.03.17

Maggie Brown

Apols

Apols

Apols

n/a

Matthew Cole

Apols

Apols

Apols

Ab

Apols

Apols

n/a

Sandy Davies

n/a

Apols

Apols

n/a

Apols

Caroline Gibson

Apols

Apols

Apols

Sarah Grimsey

Ap

Apols

Apols

Apols

Apols

n/a

Joanne Hipkins

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Apols

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Trudie Kram

n/a

Olga Lancaster

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Joe McMillan

Apols

Apols

n/a

n/a

Apols

Apols

Becky Preedy

Georgina Scriven

n/a

n/a

Apols

Sarah Sheridan

Apols

Apols

Apols

Apols

Apols

Apols

n/a

David Smyth

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Apols

n/a

Attendance 2016-2017: Note: post 1st June 2017

Local Governing Body Members

Local Governing Body Meetings

 

05.07.17

19.07.17

Maggie Brown

n/a

Matthew Cole

n/a

Absent

Caroline Gibson

Sarah Grimsey

n/a

Joanne Hipkins

Apols

Trudie Kram

Apols

Joe McMillan

Becky Preedy

n/a

Sarah Sheridan

n/a

David Smyth

Attendance 2017-2018

Local Governing Body Members

Local Governing Body Meetings 2017-18

 

20.09.17

18.10.17

 

15.11.17

29.11.17 – Extra-ordinary

 

07.02.18

 

26.03.18

 

23.05.18

 

20.06.18

Karen Clarke

N/A

N/A

Absent

 

 

David Fox (link governor SSLT)

Apols

Apols

Apols

 

 

Caroline Gibson

Apols

 

 

Sarah Grimsey

 

 

Joanne Hipkins

 

 

Emma Iliffe

 

 

Trudie Kram

Apols

 

 

Joe McMillan

N/A

N/A

N/A

-

-

-

-

-

Becky Preedy

 

 

Sarah Sheridan

Apols

Apols

Apols

 

 

David Smyth

Apols

 

 

Terri Taylor

Apols

 

 

 

Register of Business Interests for Academy Governors

The register should set out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between governors and members of the Academy staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

 

Name of Governor

NIL RETURN

(if applicable)

Name of Organisation 

Nature of Interest 

Caroline Gibson

 

South West Ipswich and South Suffolk Schools (SWISS) Trust

 

The Suffolk Academies Trust.

 

Company Director/Trustee

 

 

 

Company Director/Trustee

Karen Clarke

 

Hadleigh Community Primary

Assistant Headteacher

Sarah Grimsey

 

Hadleigh High School

Staff member

Joanne Hipkins

 

Whatfield Primary School

School Bursar

Emma Iliffe

 

Hadleigh High School

Staff member

Trudie Kram

NIL

 

 

Becky Preedy

NIL

 

 

Sarah Sheridan

NIL

 

 

David Smyth

NIL

 

 

Terri Taylor

 

Hadleigh High School

Staff member