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School Admissions -

We still have spaces available for children to join us in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 Please contact the school office for more information.

Governors

Co - Chairs

Mrs Lin Coley

Mr Conrad Libischer

Clerk

Mrs V Dower

Welcome to Axminster Community Primary Academy

We are very pleased to welcome you to the governors’ page of Axminster Primary Academy 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, 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 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 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. Kevin Pratt, 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 & Conrad Libischer
Co-chairs 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.

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

Co - chair

17/07/17 - 16/07/21

Safeguarding Governor

Whistleblowing Governor

None

Mr Conrad Libischer 

Community

Trust Board

 Co - chair

08/02/18 - 07/02/22

Pupil Premium

Company Director - legal consultancy

Mr Kevin Pratt

Head of School

Ex Officio

 None

Ms Jill Farrow

Community

Trust Board

05/12/19 - 04/12/23

None

Mr Steve Rowse

Community

Trust Board

05/12/19 - 04/12/23

None

Ms Sarah Clark

Parent

Elected by parents

23/07/19 - 22/07/23

SEN None

Ms Heidi Wickens

Staff

Trust Board

05/12/19 - 04/12/23

None

Governors no longer serving

Ms Sian Flint

Staff Trust Board 24/07/20 None

Ross Minton

Head of School Ex Officio 22/05/20 None

Laura Hitchborn

Community Board 29/11/19 None

Jo Taylor

Parent Elected by parents 13/07/19 None

Kate Ridout

Parent Elected by parents 14/07/19 None


Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/19 – 31/07/20

Possible

Attended

Ross Minton

4

4

Lin Coley

6

6

Conrad Libischer

6

6

Steve Rowse

4

4

Jill Farrow

4

4

Sarah Clark

6

6

Heidi Wickens

3

3

Sian Flint

1

1

Laura Hitchborn

2

0

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