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Governance post Academisation

 

On 1st February 2017 Barling Magna Primary school became a Primary Academy joining Great Wakering Primary Academy as one of the two schools in Brickfields Academy Trust. Governance is now undertaken by a board of eight Trustees. Their role is similar to that of Governors in that they have three core functions:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Trustees

from September 2017

 

Judith Puddick (Chair)

Dan Smith (Vice Chair)

Hayley O'Dea (Executive Headteacher)

Anna Stokes

Moira Al-Shaar

Jo Dabbs

Andy Knight

Maz Norman

 

Trustees hold termly meetings together with an AGM in September. In addition there are currently three committees: Finance and Audit that meets half termly; Standards and Performance that meets four times each year and a Pay Review committee that meets in the autumn and spring term. The committees look at their focus areas in considerable detail and findings are fed back to the Board of Trustees.

 

Since the final meeting of the Interim Executive Board (IEB) on 8th March 2017 (see below) an IEB Transition Committee of five Trustees has been formed to monitor  Barling Magna Academy's progress in addressing the issues identified in the school's most recent Ofsted inspection. It is anticipated that this committee will meet termly until the school is next inspected.

Year at a Glance 2017/18

 

Trust Meetings

Sep 17

14.09

Finance and Audit Committee

28.09

Board of Trustees AGM

Oct 17

12.10

Pay Review Committee

19.10

Barling Transition IEB Committee

Nov 17

09.11

Standards and Performance Committee

 

23.11

Finance and Audit Committee

Dec 17

07.12

Board of Trustees

Jan 18

04.01

Members AGM

 

18.01

Standards and Performance

Feb 16

08.02

Pay Review Committee

Mar 16

01.03

Standards and Performance Committee

 

15.03

Board of Trustees

 

29.03

Finance and Audit Committee

April 16

 

 

May 16

10.05

Finance and Audit Committee

June 16

07.06

Standards and performance Committee

 

21.06

Finance and Audit Committee

July 16

05.07

Board of Trustees

Key Documents

 

There are a number of key documents that Trustees use to underpin their governance role.

 

 

Name

Date of appointment to Board of Trustees

Term of office

Date of resignation

Appointed by…

Business and pecuniary interests declared

Attendance at full Board of Trustees meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at Finance & Audit Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at Standards & Performance Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Attendance at BMPS Interim IEB Committee meetings 01/02/17 – 31/08/17

Judith Puddick

23/12/16

4

N/A

Signatory Members

None

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

Daniel Smith

23/12/16

4YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

None

100% (2/2)

66% (2/3)

N/A

N/A

Hayley O’Dea

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

Headteacher at Great Wakering Primary

100% (2/2)

100% (3/3)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

Jo Dabbs

23/12/16

4YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

Bursar at Great Wakering Primary

100% (2/2)

100% (3/3)

N/A

N/A

Anna Stokes

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

None

50% (1/2)

N/A

50% (1/2)

50% (1/2)

Maz Norman

23/12/16

4 YRS

N/A

Signatory Members

  • Standards and Excellence Commissioner (School Improvement) at Essex County Council
  • Billericay Community Trust

100% (2/2)

N/A

0% (0/2)

50% (1/2)

Moira Al Shaar

31/01/17

4 YRS

N/A

Members

None

100% (2/2)

N/A

50% (1/2)

100% (2/2)

Andy Knight

26/05/17

4 YRS

N/A

Members

None

100% (1/1)

100% (1/1)

N/A

N/A

Adam Judge

23/12/16

4 YRS

31/03/17

Signatory Members

None

N/A

100% (2/2)

N/A

N/A

Interim Executive Board

Following the school's Ofsted inspection in June 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) put in place an Interim Executive Board to undertake the governance of the school.

What is an Interim Executive Board?

An Interim Executive Board (IEB) is a small body appointed on a short-term basis to turn around a school that is judged to be in urgent need of improvement. An IEB replaces the governing body of a school that has either been placed in special measures or given notice to improve by Ofsted. The IEB's main functions are to secure a sound basis for future improvement in the school and promote high standards of educational achievement.

 

The IEB takes on all the responsibilities of a governing body including the managment of the budget, the curriculum, staffing, pay and performance managment and if appropriate the appointment of senior leaders if vacancies occur during the time the IEB is in operation. It is expected that progress will be rapid at Barling Magna and that the position of the IEB will be reviewed after six months.

IEB members:

 

Judith Puddick (Chair)

Paul Taylor

Jill Thomas

Judith Puddick

Judith is an experienced chair of governors who has completed the National College Chairs Development Programme and is an accredited National Leader of Governance (NLG). She is an MA Ed qualified teacher with 20 years teaching experience followed by 20 years as a Schools Adviser across Essex and Southend Authorities. During that time she has been an accredited School Improvement Partner, Early Years Foundation Stage Moderator and Ofsted Inspector with extensive experience in data analysis and her roles have included Local Authority Assessment Lead, National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) and Basic Skills Assessor, Literacy Strategy Consultant and National Strategies Lead Officer

 

Paul Taylor

Paul is a retired building contractor. He has been a school governor for 35 years, and a Chair of governors for 28 years. The school where he is currently Chair was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in every area in January 2016. Paul has experience as a member of an Interim Executive Board which agreed academisation and is now Chair of the Local Governing Body of that school. His is currently advisor and mentor to the governing body and new Chair of Governors at a Primary Academy.

 

Jill Thomas

Jill Thomas is an Ofsted inspector. She is a qualified teacher and has gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship. She has extensive senior leadership experience in London secondary schools. As a local authority school improvement adviser Jill supports schools causing concern. She currently advises in special educational needs and disabilities, working in primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools with enhanced provisions, pupil referral units and hospitals. Jill’s particular areas of expertise are in special educational needs and disabilities, school leadership and science.

IEB Minutes
IEB Letters and Information
IEB Attendance

Name

Date of appointment to IEB

Term of office

Date of resignation

Appointed by

Business and pecuniary interests declared

Attendance at IEB meetings 12/09/16 - 08/03/17

Judith Puddick

12/09/16

6 months

N/A

DfE

None

100% (7/7)

Jill Thomas

12/09/16

6 months

N/A

DfE

Local Authority Employee

85% (6/7)

Paul Taylor

12/09/16

6 months

N/A

DfE

None

85% (6/7)

Hayley O’Dea

17/11/16

By virtue of position

N/A

IEB

Executive Headteacher Brickfields Trust

100% (5/5)

Moira Al Shaar

08/03/17

1 meeting

N/A

IEB

None

100% (1/1)


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