Governors

Chair of LGB
Mr Andrew Hunns
 
Clerk
Mrs V Dower

 

We are very pleased to welcome you to the local governors’ page of Axminster Primary Academy's website.
Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation (see links below), governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

These aims are enhanced by the continued support and challenge of our Chief Executive Officer of the Trust (CEO), Andrea Rice, and the increased management and teaching expertise across the 7 schools of the Trust. As staff develop and share skills and knowledge together the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for all the children will be extended.

The Local Governing Body is delighted with the way the children and staff have started the new school year with such vigour and determination. We are pleased with the way experienced staff have taken up new or changed responsibilities and new staff have arrived with energy and fresh ideas. 

We look forward to a successful year.

Andrew Hunns

Chair of Governors, Axminster Community Primary Academy, Stoney Lane, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5BU.

All correspondence for the chair and governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. Email: clerk@acornacademy.org.

Scheme of Delegation

LGB Terms of Reference

For further details of the Acorn MAT Trust Board of Directors and the governance structure, please click on the link below:

AMAT Trust Board of Directors

Governor Information

Axminster Primary Academy - Local Governing Body

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Term

 

Office/

Lead Role

 

Registered Interests

Andrew Hunns

Parent 

Trust Board

3/12/20 - 02/12/24

Chair

SEND

Whistleblowing

None

Lin Coley

Community

Trust Board

 

15/07/21 - 14/07/25

Safeguarding Governor

 

None

Conrad Libischer

Community

Trust Board

 

08/03/22 - 07/02/26

Vice Chair

Pupil Premium

Company Director - Greengate Enterprise, legal consultancy

Luke Owen

 

Acting Head of School

 

Ex Officio

 

None

Jill Farrow

 

Community

 

Trust Board

 

05/12/19 - 04/12/23

 

Mayor of Axminster Town Council and Trustee, Axminster Guildhall

 

Matt Roe

Parent

 

Trust Board

 

02/12/21 - 01/12/25

 

Company Director -Custom creative solutions (contracted to AMAT)

Trustee - Uplyme PCC

Governors no longer serving

Mr Kevin Pratt

Head of School

Ex Officio

 

02/08/21

 

None

Mr Steve Rowse

Community

Trust Board

 

18/08/21

 

None

Ms Heidi Wickens

 

Staff

Trust Board

 

31/08/21

 

None

 

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 01/09/20 - 31/07/21

Governor

Possible

Attended

Lin Coley

6

6

Conrad Libischer

 

6

5

Steve Rowse

6

6

Jill Farrow

6

6

Sarah Clark

2

0

Heidi Wickens

6

6

Andy Hunns

4

4

Kevin Pratt

5

5