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Welcome to The Premier Academy Governing Body

As a Governing Body we have three main stipulated tasks, which are:

  • To provide a sense of direction for the work of the school
  • To support the work of the school as a 'critical friend'
  • To hold the school to account for the standards and quality of education it achieves.

Each year we sit down with the CEO and the Leadership Team and agree what should be the Academy’s priorities for the coming year. The key question is always, "what can we do to further improve teaching and learning for everyone at The Premier Academy?"

Teaching and learning is after all the core business of our Academy. As a Governing Body we bring a variety of different experiences to the Academy ranging from business, IT, finance, and the health services. This coupled with educational specialists contributes usefully to the running of the school. Some of us also have children at the school!

I hope that having looked at our website, you will agree with me that The Premier Academy has a well-deserved reputation as a caring school which promotes the highest aims and expectations and where the children come first.

The Board of Trustees has formally met 5 times during the year 2019/20. All meetings are Full Governing Body Meetings and the attendance during the year at meetings of the Board of Trustees was as follows:

Forename Surname Position Responsibility End of Term Meetings Attended Out of a possible
Paul Ayres Chair of Governors,
Director (Trustee) & Member
Performance Management 31/08/2022 5 5
Nigel Mason Vice Chair of Governors
Director (Trustee)
Health & Safety 05/09/2024 3 5
Colin Marsh Co-Opted Governor
Director (Trustee)
Responsible Officer 14/11/2024 3 5
Rachel Pilkington Parent Governor
Director (Trustee)
Teaching & Learning 14/11/2024 3 5
Warren Harrison Ex-Officio, Director (Trustee)
& Member
  N/A 5 5
Saras Pillay Staff Governor
Director (Trustee)
Pupil Premium 19/05/2024 5 5
Lee Robinson Staff Governor
Director (Trustee)
Curriculum  06/11/2021 4 5
Tracey Onan Co-Opted Governor
Director (Trustee)
Mental Health 06/11/2021 4 5
Victoria Cattini Parent Governor
Director (Trustee)
  11/03/2023 5 5
Keith James Member   N/A 0 5


Declaration of Interests (Pecuniary Interest)
At The Premier Academy we have one Governor who has declared a Business Interest (Pecuniary Interest). This governor is Colin Marsh.

Declaration of Interests are recorded at all meetings and Pecuniary Interest forms are signed once a year at the anniversary of each signing.

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