LOCAL ETHOS & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES

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.

Declaration of Business Interests and Attendance

Minutes

Minutes are available on request by contacting the school.

Please note: access to some information may be restricted to meet legal and confidentiality requirements.

Contact: clerk@lapsw.org 

Committee Members:

Jill Nixon

Jill Nixon

Local Governor - Chair

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 .

Mike King

Mike King

Local Governor (Foundation) - Vice Chair

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 Knox

Reverend Neil Knox

Local Governor (Foundation)

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.

Charlotte Huish

Charlotte Huish

Local Governor (Ex-officio - Dartington)
Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

Local Governor (Ex-officio - St Michael's)
Athena Harper

Athena Harper

Local Governor (Parent Representative)

Athena has a background working in secondary education, counselling and social work and has a wealth of experience in overseeing the safeguarding and pastoral care of children. Athena places a high value on healthy boundaries and duty of care for others. As a parent governor, she would like to see every member of the school community flourish: children, teachers and parents alike.

Myles Arnott

Myles Arnott

Local Governor (Parent Representative)

Myles' professional experience is all around helping leaders and organisations be the best they can be, and he feels passionate about supporting the school, and the Trust more broadly, to deliver an environment all our children can thrive in. Dartington is at the heart of the community Myles' family is part of, and he sees the role of the Parent Governor as representing all the parents to help shape and strengthen the direction the school takes for the good of the community.

Emma Bone

Emma Bone

Local Governor (Director of Education)
Tara Henderson

Tara Henderson

Local Governor
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VACANCY

Local Governor

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