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Governors

Chair

Mrs Lin Coley

Clerk

Mrs V Dower

Welcome to Axminster Community Primary Academy

Axminster became an Academy on the 1st November 2014. At that time we joined with three other schools, Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary, St Andrew’s CE Primary and Marshwood CE Primary to form Acorn Multi Academy Trust (Acorn MAT). Membury Primary school and Loders Primary school have joined in more recent months. Whilst our school works under the umbrella of the Acorn MAT and its Board of Directors we retain the Local Governing Body (LGB) which works hard to link with the wider community and to preserve the individual character of our school.

As a Local Governing Body, we are committed to working as a team with children, parents, staff, the community and all other stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for pupils and we constantly review the ways in which we do this. This is part of our current development plan for the Local Governing Body.

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 6 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 Governing Body is delighted with the way the children and staff have started the new school year with such vigour and determination. The tone being set by a very smart looking year six is very positive. 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. Ross Minton, our headteacher has a clear vision about how to continue to raise the quality of provision in the school.

We look forward to a successful year.

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

All correspondence for the governors must be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. She can be contacted at St. Andrew's Primary Academy, Chardstock. Axminster.Devon.EX13 7BJ or vdower@acornacademy.org.

Governor Information

Axminster Primary Academy – Local Governing Body

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead role

Registered interests

Mrs Lin Coley

Community

Trust Board

Chair

17/07/17 - 16/07/21

Safeguarding Governor

None

Mr Barry Allsop

Community

Trust Board

 

10/11/14 - 09/11/18

SEN & PP

None

Mr Ross Minton

Head of School

   

7/03/16 - present

   None

Ms Heidi Wickens

Staff

Staff

 

20/9/16 -19/9/20

   None

Mrs Emma McDonagh

Coopted

Trust Board

 

25/11/16 - 24/11/20

   None
Miss Joanne Taylor Parent Elected by parents 15/12/17 - 14/12/21  None
Mr Conrad Libischer  Community  Trust Board   08/02/18 - 07/02/22   Company Director - legal consultancy

Ms Kathryn Ridout

Parent

Elected by parents

 

15/12/17 - 14/12/21

  Graphic Designer

Governors no longer serving

Mr John Mackay

Community Board  Stood down  28/03/17 - 13/11/17    

Mr Alec Duffield

Community

Board

 Stood down

9/02/17 - 10/09/17

   None

Mr Iain Paterson

Community

Board

 Stood down

13/9/16 - 9/12/16 

 

 

Mr Barry Maskell Community Board  Stood down  13/09/16 - 13/03/17    

All correspondence for the governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. She can be contacted at St. Andrew's Primary Academy, Chardstock, Axminster, Devon EX13 7BJ or vdower@acornacademy.org.


Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/16 – 31/07/17

Possible

Attended

Ross Minton

8

8

Lin Coley

8

6

John Mackay

3

3

Barry Allsop

8

7

Heidi Wickens

8

4

Emma McDonagh

5

5

Alec Duffield

4

4

Iain Paterson

2

2

Barry Maskell

4

4

Announcement

Please ensure that your child is sun safe for the fantastic weather we are currently experiencing!

New arrivals

13 Mar 2018

We have some new arrivals and Beech class are taking full advantage to use them as a model for descriptive sentences! 

World Book Day

09 Mar 2018

On Friday 9th March, the children (and staff) all came into school dressed as a character from their favourite book.  The costumes were amazing!  Thank you to all parents and carers who helped to crea...

Early Years Activities

26 Feb 2018

The children in our Early Years Centre have been very busy recently.  They have been talking about their pets and the children and some of our teachers have brought in photos of their animals for our...

Maple & Spruce classes

05 Feb 2018

Maple and Spruce class Pupils in Year 3 and 4 have been busy working on their latest topic – Extreme Animals.  The children have discovered a multitude of fascinating facts about animals – including...

@Bristol

18 Jul 2017

On Monday 26th June, Spruce and Rowan classes went to @Bristol Science Museum to support their learning of the science curriculum.  They had a fabulous day and were able to learn more about friction,...

Sports Day

18 Jul 2017

Today Axminster Community Primary Academy held its annual Sports Day.  Thankfully the recent heatwave was over and we were able to hold the event as scheduled.  Our children excelled in the various ev...

Axe Vale Festival

18 Jul 2017

The children of Spruce and Rowan classes have been working hard, with Mrs Hogarth the Art Teacher, designing a poster on the theme "Axminster Carnival" for the Axe Vale Festival. Although all the chil...

Tadpole update

18 Jul 2017

The tadpoles that Beech Class were studying last term have continued to thrive! 

Election Week

18 Jul 2017

Here at Axminster Community Primary Academy, a decision was made to change the names of our four team colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. With the general elections drawing closer, our school council...