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Governance Information

Introduction

On 1st May 2024, Hatherley Infant and St James' Church of England Junior schools converted to academy status as part of the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust (DGAT).

For information about DGAT, including the Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Funding Agreement, Annual Accounts, Annual Report and Register of Interests of Trust Board members, please visit the DGAT website:

Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust

The Hatherley St James' Local Governing Board

The DGAT Trust Board delegates local oversight of its schools to local governing boards. Local governing boards are committees of the Trust Board. Hatherley Infant and St James' CofE Junior schools have a single local governing board which is delegated responsibilities through a scheme of delegation (see atachement below).

The LGB ensures that Hatherley Infant School and St James’ C of E Junior School:

Serve the community of Hatherley Infant School by providing an education of the highest quality to enable children to develop and realise their skills and talents; to foster a sense of social responsibility and equal opportunity for all; and to ensure that all children develop a lifelong enjoyment of learning.

Recognising the foundation and preserving and developing the religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level, serve the community of St James’ C of E Junior school by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

The LGB has the following members:

Type of governor

Number required

Appointed or elected

Foundation governor

1

Appointed by the Diocese Board of Education

Foundation Ex-officio governor

1

Automatic appointment of the local incumbent or their substitute for duration of time in role.

Parent governor

2

Elected by eligible members of each school’s parent community. Each school community will elect one parent local governor.

Staff governor

2

Elected by eligible members of the school staff body. Each school community will elect one staff local governor.

Co-opted governor

4

Appointed by the LGB

Headteacher ex-officio governor

1

Automatic appointment for duration of time in role.

Trust appointed governor

0

Appointed by DGAT

Total number of local governors

                               11

 

The current membership of the LGB is as follows:

Type of governor

Nam of Governor

Date Term Started

Date Term Ends

Foundation governor

Vacancy

   

Foundation Ex-officio governor

Juliet Jensen

01/05/2024

Ex-officio

Parent governors

Shirley Graham

Fazila Patel

01/05/2024

01/05/2024

31/07/2027

31/03/2028

Staff governors

Elliott Prince

Emma Faulkner

01/05/2024

01/05/2024

30/04/2028

30/04/2028

Co-opted governors

Eduardo Beasley (Vice Chair)

Amanda Chong (Chair)

Jenni Vincent

Vacancy

01/05/2024

01/05/2024

01/05/2024

28/02/2026

28/02/2027

30/04/2028

Headteacher ex-officio governor

Simon Millington

01/05/2024

Ex-officio

Trust appointed governor

N/A

   
Clerk to Governors Roger Slater clerk@hatherley-inf.gloucs.sch.uk

 

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Each year, members of the Trust Board as well as members of local governing boards are required to make declarations of their pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests. Please refer to the attachment below for a summary of the LGB's current declarations. A summary of the declarations of the DGAT members and Trustees is available on the DGAT website.

Governors' Attendance at Meetings during the last 12 Months

(See attachment below)