Our School

Governance

Each academy in Northern Star Academies Trust has a Local Governing Body which works on behalf of the trust board to exercise leadership in the running of the individual academy and hold the Head Teacher and staff to account.

It is responsible for promoting high standards and strives to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

The role of the Local Governing Body:

  • Support the Headteacher and SLT to set high standards by planning for the academy’s future and setting performance targets for the academy
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the academy provision
  • Monitor financial performance against budget and the management of risks against the academy’s risk register
  • Act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher and senior leadership team, offering support and advice
  • Help the academy respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Help make the academy be open and accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the academy on planning, developing policies and keeping the academy provision under review
  • Exercise the responsibilities and powers delegated to it by the Trustees in partnership with the Headteacher and staff

Local Governing Body Members

To review governor attendance and declarations of interest, please follow this link.


Willow Tree Primary (2)

Willow Tree Primary (5)


To contact any members of the Local Governing Body, please email governance@nsat.org.uk 

To send correspondence to the Chair of Governors, please send this in a letter to the school address for the attention of the Chair of Governors, or alternatively email: governance@nsat.org.uk 

Roles and responsibilities

Name

Type of Governor

Positions held

Phase / Link Governor

Register of Interests

End of 4 year term of Office

Dr Jane Beasley

Local Authority

Chair of Governing Body

 

  • Key stage 1
  • Government Policy Link
  • School Inclusion Link 
  • Director Beasley Associates Ltd

July 2021

Jonathan Spruce

Co-opted

 

  • Foundation Stage
  • Finance Link
  • Teaching & Learning (FS & KS1) Link
  • Governor (Co-opted, Chair) at Woodfield Primary School
  • Director Fore Consulting
  • Spouse teaches at Willow Tree Primary (UKS2)

April 2023

Sarah Allison

Co-opted

Vice Chair of Governing Body

  • Foundation Stage
  • Kagan Link
  • None declared

April 2023

Julia Grey

Parent

 

  • Key Stage 1
  • Attendance Link
  • External Providers Link
  • None declared

April 2023

Ben Aston

Parent

 

  • Lower Key Stage 2
  • Teaching & Learning KS2 Link
  • None declared

July 2022

Amy Cresswell

Parent

 

  • Upper Key Stage 2
  • Marketing Link
  • Safeguarding Link
  • None declared

May 2021

Laura McCauley

Staff

 

n/a

  • None declared

September 2020

Helen Davey

Headteacher

 

n/a

  • Director Hebden Adderbury Ltd

n/a

 

Meetings Attended

Meetings attended
08.10.18
26.11.18
14.01.19
18.02.19
01.04.19
20.05.19
17.06.19
15.07.19
Total

Helen Davey

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Jane Beasley

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

7

Paul Fogarty

Approved sabbatical

N/A

Julia Gray

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

7

Damien Smith

1

 

1

1

 

1

1

1

5

Jonathan Spruce

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

 

6

Sarah Allison

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Amy Cresswell

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

7

Ben Aston

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Laura Mcauley

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

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