Meet the Governors
Chair Of Governors Rev Robert Harris
Old Priory Junior Academy is part of St. Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust; “A strong family of outstanding schools, serving their community and contributing fully to the provision of education, collaborating with other partners to achieve common goals.” The Multi Academy Trust is accountable in Law for all decisions about its academies however, the Local Governing Board have been delegated responsibilities by the Trust which along with working with the senior leadership team ensures that many of the day to day decisions regarding the school are made locally by those who know the school best. The Local Governing Board also supports staff to ensure that the School continues to move forward in line with its School Improvement Plan.
The Local Governing Board meets 6 times per year with members using their local knowledge to ensure that your children achieve the very highest level they can in all aspects of learning, social development and life skills this is achieved by:
- Building an understanding of how the school is led and managed.
- Monitor whether the school is:
1) Working within agreed policies
2) Meeting statutory requirements
3) Is meeting the agreed targets
4) Managing its finances well
- Engaging with stakeholders
- Reporting to the board
We also work to ensure that all our children are safe and happy in our school and the school’s core values of Collaboration, Individuality, Resilience, Ambition, Respect and Honestyare at the heart of your children’s learning.
As a Governor it is essential that we understand the day to day life of the school therefore we regularly visit the school and spend time in the classroom meeting and talking to children and staff. We are also keen to engage with parents/carers and other stakeholders. If you would like to meet the Board of Governors, have an informal chat or discuss any aspect of life at Old priory please contact the Clerk to Governors either via the School Office or by email: email@example.com
I look forward to meeting you.
Reverend Rob Harris
Chair of Governors
Meet the Governors over Coffee!
Come and join the Governors on the first Friday of the month term time between 9am and 10am. Pop in for 10 minutes or stay for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up on what is happening at Old Priory!
Local Governing Body Members
|Governor Name||Position||Date of appointment||Business and Pecuniary interests||Term of office||End of term||Appointed by||Other information|
|Robert Harris||Chair Of Governors, Co-opted Governor||27/09/2018||Minister of St. Marys Parish church||1 Year||LGB|
|Karen Aspinall||Parent Governor||
Children attend the School
|Sarah Woolven-Allen||Foundation Governor||16/06/2017||Children attend the school||4 Years||Trust|
|Emma Kingwell||Staff Governor||26/06/2018||None||4 Year||LGB|
|Suzie Ottewell||Headteacher||September 2018||Headteacher at St Mary's Primary School||1 year||Trust|
|Jane Burt||Associate Governor||
|Child Attending the School||Ex Oficio||Trust|
|Diane Smith||Foundation Governor||01/09/2019||None||4 Years||Trust|
|Stuart Talbot||Foundation Governor||01/09/2019||Child attends the school||4 Years||Trust|
|Matthew Kent Clare||Parent Governor||01/09/2019||Child attends the school||4 Years||LGB|
|Nick Evans||Foundation Governor||01/09/2019||Governor at Hele's School||4 Years||Trust|
|Christopher Banbury||Foundation Governor||01/09/2019||None||4 Years||Trust|
|Daniel Campbell||Co-opted Governor||01/09/2019||Employed at Plympton St Marys C of E Infant||1 Year||Trust|
|Emma Young||Foundation Governor||01/09/2019||Child at Plympton St Mary's C of E Infant School||4 Years||Trust|
Governor Meetings and Attendance from September 2018 to August 2019
|Governor||Attendance at meetings 2018/2019|
Minutes are available on request.
No Governors have ceased their term of office from 2018 to 2019.