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The role of the Local Ethos & Governance Committee is to support, inform, advise and challenge provision; working together, empowering excellence and improving outcomes for all children. Working with the Senior Team and the Trust Board , Local Ethos & Governance Committees are a local voice and a link with local communities and churches (Church Schools) as well as being advocates for all Trust academies. Details about the composition of this Committee can be found on the Learning Academy Partnership website.
As ambassadors for the academies, Local Ethos & Governance Committees can play a crucial role in enriching community relationships and communication; contributing to the collective effectiveness of academies and the Board of Trustees.
St Michael’s C of E Academy belongs to the South Devon Hub. The South Devon Hub committee members are shown below.
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Mrs Nixon has worked in education for her entire career and has recent experience of Ofsted and SIAMS inspections having worked closely with the Executive Headteacher on both. She is an Early Years specialist with experience ranging from Nursery to Y2, and is passionate about children having a wealth of first hand and outdoor experiences including forest school. Mrs Nixon volunteers for Dartington Hall Trust, and is the secretary of her local village hall committee .
Mr King has a background in education for 20+ years and has been a school governor for many years, most recently as a governor of Dartington C of E Primary School. He was part of the working group of governors at Dartington who helped to choose the Learning Academy Partnership as their preferred partner for academisation. Mr King wants to continue to represent the local community as a member of the Local Ethos & Governance Committee of Trust to bring continuity to the process and experience of Dartington school life and progress.
Reverend Neil has diverse professional experience in senior leadership and management as well as being a member of the local clergy in Paignton. He believes his first-hand view and appreciation of the challenges, issues and opportunities facing our young people and their families today will enable him to contribute to the success of our local committee and schools.
If you have a passion for education and improving outcomes for all children, then this could be the role for you!
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