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Structure of Governing Body and Register of Interests

Governance Structure

Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy as an Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The Trust has two layers of governance:

  • the Members, who operate at a strategic level with ultimate control over the direction of the Academy Trust, and
  • the Governors (often referred to as the Directors or Trustees) with responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the Academy Trust.

 

The Members

The functions of the Members of the Academy Trust include: overseeing the achievement of the objectives of the company, taking part in Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings, appointing some of the governors and signing off the company’s financial accounts and annual report. They have the power to amend the Articles of the company and, ultimately, to remove the governors.


Overall, Members usually have much more limited practical involvement in the management of the academy than the governors.


The Members are:

  • The Bishop of Oxford 
  • The Archdeacon of Buckingham
  • The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education
  • The Chair of Governors

 

The Governors

The Governing Body is responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the Academy’s expenditure of budgets, making decisions about the direction of the Academy, capital expenditure and staff appointments. The Governors have delegated components of their responsibility to three main committees: Administration, Curriculum & Ethos, and Finance.

 

The Administration Committee is responsible for admissions, appeals, personnel matters, health & safety, building matters and general administration.

 

The Curriculum & Ethos Committee makes decisions on matters relating to the educational provision at the Academy including monitoring/reporting progress. It also ensures that as a designated Church of England education provider, the religious character of a broad and balanced curriculum is maintained in accordance with the principles, practices and tenets of the Church of England.

 

The Finance Committee is responsible for contributing to the formulation of the Academy’s development plan, monitoring the annual budgets, forecasts and variance of expenditure. It also ensures all external reporting is adhered to for bodies such as HMRC, Companies House, Department of Education, Educational and Skills Funding Agency, Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme, etc.


The Full Governing Body meets half-termly, as do each of the committees.

 

In addition, the Audit and Risk Committee meets termly to carry out and report on internal scrutiny of the Academy's processes and procedures.


Details of the Governors who have served in the last 12 months are as follows:

 

Governor

Term of office

Method of appointment

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Mrs N Alburg

Appointed: 11/1/2021

-Acting Headteacher and Accounting OfficerNone

Miss R Badrick
Appointed: 22/1/2020

4 years

Elected by staff

None

Mr Michael Baxendine
Appointed: 1/5/2019 (third term)

Resigned: 30/9/2020

4 years

Member appointed

None

 

Mrs Vicky Brindley

Appointed: 19/02/2018

4 yearsElected by parentsChair of Governors, Chalfont St Peter Infant School (to 15/10/2020)

Mrs Hayley Broad

Appointed: 1/1/2018

 - HeadteacherNone

Dr Jackie Brown
Appointed: 20/05/2019

4 years

Member Appointed

 

None

 

Mr Kellam Greenwood

Appointed: 19/01/2017

 4 years

Member appointed

None

Rev John Goodman

Appointed: 19/02/2018

4 yearsMember appointedNone

Mr Chris Hicks

Appointed: 3/10/2019

4 yearsElected by staffNone

Mrs Paula Hicks

Appointed: 26/11/2018

4 yearsElected by parents

None

Mr Simon James
Appointed: 9/9/2019 (second term)

4 years

Member appointed

Member of Rotary Club of Misbourne Matins (contributes financially to some school activities)

Rev. Jim King

Reappointed: 28/08/2020

Resigned: 03/12/2020

1 yearCo-optedChair of Governors, Chalfont St Peter Infant School (from 15/10/2020)

Mrs Sheila King
Appointed: 01/10/2017

(second term)

4 years

Member appointed

Governor, Chalfont St Peter Infant School (from 15/10/2020)

 

Ms Jean Meakin
Appointed: 10/05/2021

Resigned: 17/07/2021

4 yearsMember appointedNone

Mr Tim Mears
Appointed: 01/05/2019 (third term)

4 years

Member appointed

None

Mr Nicholas Pietrek

Appointed: 1/10/2020

4 yearsMember appointedHeadmaster, Thorpe House School

Mrs Jessica Redman

Appointed: 19/1/2021 

4 yearsMember appointedNone

 

Attendance at meeting in the last academic year (1 Sept 2019 – 31 August 2020)

 

Full Governing Body

Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

R Badrick (Staff governor)

5

5

M Baxendine

27
V Brindley57
H Broad (Head and Accounting Officer)77

J Brown (Chair)

67
K Greenwood57

J Goodman

22
C Hicks (Staff governor)77
P Hicks77
S James67
J King 77

S King 

77

T Mears 

67
H Waegner11

 

Administration Committee


Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

V Brindley45
H Broad55
J Brown33

K Greenwood (Committee Chair)

5

5

J King55
T Mears45

 

Curriculum & Ethos Committee

Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

R Badrick

22

M Baxendine

25
V Brindley55
H Broad55
J Brown55
J Goodman22
P Hicks55
J King 55

S King (Committee Chair)

5

5

T Mears

4

5

 

Finance Committee


Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

J Brown(Committee chair)

6

6

T Mears

66

S King

66
C Hicks24

S James

36
H Broad66

 

Audit & Risk Committee


Governor

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

J Brown

3

3

T Mears (Committee chair)

23

S King

33
S James23
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