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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

Term ended: 04/01/2022

-Acting Headteacher and Accounting OfficerNone
 Miss R Badrick   
 

Appointed: 22/1/2020

4 years

Elected by staff

None

 Mrs Vicky Brindley   
 

Appointed: 19/02/2018

Term ended: 19/02/2022

4 years

Elected by parents

Chair 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

Term ended: 19/02/2022

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)

 

Revd Jim King

   
 

Reappointed: 28/08/2020

Resigned: 03/12/2020

Appointed: 01/10/2021

1 year

 

4 years

Co-opted

 

Member appointed

Chair of Governors, Chalfont St Peter Infant School (from 15/10/2020)
 Mrs Sheila King   
 

Appointed: 01/10/2017

Term ended: 30/09/2021

4 years

Member appointed

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

 

 Professor Tom Kitching   
 

Appointed: 14/09/2021

4 yearsMember appointed 
 Miss Lydia Lee   
 

Appointed: 14/09/2021

4 yearsMember appointed 
 

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: 01/10/2020

Resigned: 02/12/2021

4 yearsMember appointedHeadmaster, Thorpe House School
 Mrs Jessica Redman   
 

Appointed: 19/1/2021 

4 yearsMember appointedNone
 Mr Jasvinder Sahota  
 Appointed: 21/2/2022 4 yearsTrustee appointedNone
 Mr James Simmons   
 

Appointed: 10/1/2022 

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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