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The Hawksmoor Learning Trust

 

Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School is now part of The Hawksmoor Learning Trust. Please see the Trust's link on the main school webpage for more details on Trust Governance.

We are in course of appointing a Local Governing Body for the school and this page will be updated once these arrangements have been completed.

 

The Governing Body (Academy Trustees and Directors)

The Governing Body are appointed under the terms of Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School's articles of association. The term of office for all governors, except the Headteacher, is 4 years.

Governors are responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the Academy, making major decisions about the direction of the school and senior staff appointments. The Governing Body are responsible for monitoring the performance of the children and the senior staff, and challenging the senior staff to continue to make excellent progress in all areas. The Governing Body are owners of the school building and grounds and are responsible for ensuring that they are kept in good order. The full Governing Body meets twice a term, and sub-committee meetings are held for Finance, Audit, Remuneration and Appointments.

The Governors have implemented a number of systems to assess risks, especially in the operational areas (e.g. teaching and learning, health, safety welfare and school trips) plus control of finance. They have introduced systems including operational procedures (e.g. vetting of new staff and visitors) and internal financial controls in order to minimise risk.

The Governors are currently concentrating on:

  • Maintaining the excellent academic, artistic and athletic standards at the school, as recognised by Ofsted, and seeking to improve these wherever possible.
  • Achieving a new build school that will offer a wider range of facilities, expertise and equipment that takes us forward into the future.
  • Extending community use of the buildings and resources.
  • Working more closely with our Trust partner Sponne School.

Governors at Nicholas Hawksmoor

Andrea Curtis

Headteacher and Accounting Officer

Member of Academy Trust

Karen Falvey

Chair of Governors

Member of Academy Trust

Community Governor

Damian Reynolds

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Member of Academy Trust

Parent Governor

Christopher Lofts Community Governor
Chris Nikel Community Governor
VACANCY Community Governor
Neil Patterson Governor
David Marchini

Governor

Member of Academy Trust

Towcester Learning Trust Representative

Phil Barker Parent Governor
Eleanor Barton Parent Governor
Matthew D'Archambaud Parent Governor
Joerdis Laureyns Parent Governor
Nicola Myhill Parent Governor

Staff Governors

Martin Blake Business Manager and Finance Director
Jenny Jeffery Assistant Headteacher
Jeanette Whiteman Deputy Headteacher

Company Secretary and Clerk to Governors

Martin Blake Company Secretary
Helen Ramos Clerk to Governors

Associate Members

Sophie Matthews Class Teacher

Finance Committee

Andrea Curtis  
Karen Falvey  
Phil Barker  
Martin Blake  
Max Marchini  
Chris Nikel  
Damian Reynolds  Chair

Audit Committee

Andrea Curtis

Martin Blake

(by invitation)
Karen Falvey  
Christopher Lofts  
Chris Nikel  Chair
Damian Reynolds  

Premises Committee

Andrea Curtis  
Martin Blake  
Max Marchini Chair
Phil Barker  
Chris Nikel  
Gerald Whitlock (by invitation)

Personnel Committee

Andrea Curtis  
Karen Falvey  
Martin Blake  
Christopher Lofts  
Neil Patterson  
Damian Reynolds  Chair

Curriculum Committee

Andrea Curtis  
Karen Falvey  
Neil Patterson Chair
Jenny Jeffery  
Max Marchini  
Sophie Matthews  
Neil Patterson  
Damian Reynolds  
Jeanette Whiteman  
 
 
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