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Governors

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.

 

The Governing Body (Academy Trustees and Directors)

The Governing Body are appointed under the terms of Hawskmoor Learning Trust 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.
    • Working in partnership with all Trust schools to provide a safe and encouraging environment where both staff and pupils can achieve their best
    • 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

Member of Academy Trust

Chris Nikel

Community Governor

Member of Academy Trust

Neil Patterson

Governor

Member of the Academy Trust

David Marchini

Governor

Member of Academy Trust

Towcester Learning Trust Representative

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

Staff Governors

Martin Blake Business Manager and Trust Finance Director
Jenny Jeffery Assistant Headteacher
Joseph Fulford Deputy Headteacher

Company Secretary and Clerk to Governors

Martin Blake Company Secretary
  Clerk to Governors

Associate Members

   

Finance Committee

Andrea Curtis  
Karen Falvey  
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
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  
Joseph Fulford  
Neil Patterson  
Damian Reynolds  
   
 
 
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