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Christ Church Academy was formed on 1st August 2013.

The Governing Body is the strategic leader of a school and has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. The purpose of having a Governing Body is to:

  • Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice.  Governors are often said to be ambassadors of the school
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • Not intervene in day to day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it has a duty to take action

The Governing Body will therefore be involved in:

  • Developing the strategic plan for the school
  • Determining the aims, policies and priorities of the school
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  • Ensuring the management of the budget
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the pupils
  • Acting within the framework of the policies of the Governing Body and legal requirements
  • Fostering links with parents and the community

All Academy Boards of Trustees have additional functions and responsibilities.

A copy of the Department for Education’s (DFE) Governors’ Handbook can be downloaded here.

Christ Church Academy Governor Register Of Interests:

Please see the current register here

Our current Governors are:

  • John Watts – Chair of Governors
  • Philippa Foster – Ex-officio Governor
  • Paul Chell – Staff Governor
  • Vinay Verma – Vice Chair
  • Emily Watkins – Governor
  • Irene Docherty- Governor
  • Laura Turvey – Parent Governor
  • Sonita Kaur – Parent Governor