COOMBESHEAD

 ACADEMY

Inspiring Excellence

‘a GOOD school with Outstanding features’

Governors

Contact

The Governing Body can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors.

Sarah Spaull
Coombeshead Academy
Coombeshead Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1PT
01626 883556
Sarah.SPAULL@coombesheadacademy.org.uk

or direct via governors@coombesheadacademy.org.uk

Governing Body

Parent Governors

Anna Brooking
Name Anna Brooking
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 05/10/2015
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy
Amanda Ineson
Name Amanda Ineson
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 25/04/2017
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility Safeguarding, Child Protection, DofE & ICT Governor
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy
Jonathan Evans
Name Jonathan Evans
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 24/02/2017
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility Vice Chair
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests Centre Director at Heatree Activity Centre
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy
Clare Sallery
Name Clare Sallery
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 06/11/2017
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility Safeguarding Governor
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy

Staff Governors

Matthew Shanks
Name Matthew Shanks
Category of Governor Headteacher
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office ex-officio
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests R J Shanks Contract Furniture
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Employed at the school
Mike Morley
Name Mike Morley
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 06/06/2017
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy

Co-opted Governors

Graham Austin
Name Graham Austin
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 11/09/2016
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School
Angela Major
Name Angela Major
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 11/09/2016
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility Careers Governor
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School
Andrew Seaman
Name Andrew Seaman
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 07/09/2016
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility SEN & Sustainability Governor
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests Non-Executive Director of the Energy Consortium
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy
Rebecca Hewitt
Name Rebecca Hewitt
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 07/09/2016
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests Trustee of Honest Truth Charity
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy
John Pike
Name John Pike
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 4 years commencing 11/09/2016
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed Member of the Trust Education South West
Relationships With Other Members of the School
Lindsay Yelland
Name Lindsay Yelland
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body LGB
Term of Office 1 year commencing 18/01/2018
Other Committeess LGB
Positions of Responsibility Chair
Voting Rights Yes
Relevant Business / Financial Interests Managing Director of Yellands Limited
Director of Babbacome Cliff Railway CIC
Other Educational Establishments Governed Director of the Trust Education South West
Relationships With Other Members of the School Children attend Coombeshead Academy

Committee Structure

The full Governing Body meets six times per year Link Governor Meetings (termly), focus on delivering high quality education and ensure sharing of good practice.

Key Roles of the Governing Body

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Director of Education, Head teachers and Heads of School to account for education and school improvement across the Federation. Set KPIs for each schools’ academic achievement
  • Monitor, challenge and support academic standards in the schools
  • To oversee the financial performance of the schools, ensuring best value at all times and recommending school budgets
  • To promote the development of best practice across the four schools
  • Approve and monitor 3 year strategic and annual management plans for the schools
  • Head teacher and staff recruitment
  • Ensure an appropriate curriculum is taught to all students
  • Ensure provision of RE meets statutory and ESW policy
  • Ensure academy meet statutory obligations
  • Monitor, challenge and support Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Values standards in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards achieved by Disadvantaged and SEND students in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards of safeguarding, behaviour, attendance in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards of Health and Safety in the schools
  • Adopt and review home-school agreements
  • Adopt and review home-school agreements
  • Determine capital strategy
  • Support and encourage school initiatives such as Forest School/Rights respecting schools programmes etc.
  • Supporting bids and PTA’s to deliver additional resources

ESW

ESW Governance

Link to the Education South West governance website.

Documents