St Bartholomew's

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Governance

A warm welcome to St Bartholomew's C of E Academy.

 

The aim of the Academy Governance Committee (AGC) at St Bartholomew's is to work with all the staff in helping the children to achieve their full potential in a happy, caring and Christian environment. All the AGC Members are volunteers from a wide cross section of the community.

 

The AGC Members work closely with the Head to ensure that the school is constantly seen to bear witness to the faith in every aspect of its work and to provide the best possible education for pupils.

 

We do this in these main ways:

  • Setting the schools's values, vision and strategic aims
  • Agreeing plans and policies, including admission arrangements
  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used
  • Acting as a critical friend to the Head to support and challenge them in leading the school
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to the local community and the Diocese

 

To deliver this effectively the AGC Members are representatives of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Community and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years.  Further information in the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust Committee Terms of Reference, available here.

The school is part of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust and the AGC is part of the governance structure of the Trust which is responsible for overseeing strategic decisions of the school. The governance structure for the trust as a whole is outlined in the governance structure documents here. As an Academy Governance Committee we work in close partnership with the Headteacher and senior leadership team to ensure the best quality education is provided to every child. It is our responsibility to support, challenge, ask questions and ultimately represent the school community. The Academy Governance Committee acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the senior leadership team, questioning and challenging decisions in a constructive and professional way.

 

Academy Governance Committees have key roles in relation to: providing support, monitoring and challenge around educational experience and performance; church, community and stakeholder engagement and supporting alignment with Trust strategy, approach, ethos and values. The AGC Members meet regularly, visit the school when possible and during special events.  As a team, we are able to support the school to function well and strive to provide a high standard of education.


We meet together at least twice a term as a whole Academy Governance Committee, working parties also meet as appropriate. In addition each AGC Member has an area of responsibility that they are responsible for monitoring, including SEN provision and Safeguarding. AGC Members will regularly visit school to help them to monitor progress against targets set. 

The AGC Members at St Bartholomew's Academy are:

 

GOVERNORTYPE OF GOVERNORCHAIR OR VICE CHAIRAREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

CONNECTIONS TO STAFF

Y OR N

If Y please state who/ how

TERM OF OFFICE END DATE

OTHER SCHOOL GOVERNOR POSTS HELD

Name of school and Governor type

BUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED Y OR N

If Y please state

Mr Peter TansleyCommunityVCFinance; Maths; PayN07/09/24NoneN
Miss Lindsey WrightCommunityCEnglish; Pay; Pupil PremiumN31/08/22Dunchurch Boughton FoundationN
Revd Kathryn FlemingFoundation Curriculum, Christian Distinctiveness N23/06/24NoneN
Mrs Dawn SherryFoundation SafeguardingN31/08/22NoneN
Revd Jon TaylorFoundation (Clergy) Christian Distinctiveness NClergyNoneN
Mrs Suneta BagriCommunity WellbeingN11/24NoneN
Ms Mina SharmaHead Teacher  NHead TeacherNoneN
Mr Sean Dougan

Staff Governor

(Teacher)

 Health and SafetyN20/03/25NoneN
Mrs Alison DisleyParent SENDN16/01/25NoneN

 

 

CLERK TO THE AGC - Ms Jenny Steckles

Correspondence may be sent to the Clerk, care of the school.

 

Correspondence can be sent to the Chair, Miss Lindsey Wright by post at the following address:

The Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust, Harris CofE Academy, Harris Drive, Overslade Lane, Rugby, CV22 6EA.

 

AGC MEMBER VOTING RIGHTS 

All AGC Members (except Associate Members) are eligible to vote on all matters.  During the year, AGC Members will vote / make decisions at the Academy Governance Committee meetings.

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