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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.
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' 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.
As a Church of England minister, Reverend Chris can support the schools in its Christian foundation, and in its care for the spiritual development of the children – that often hidden aspect of life that is so important to our sense of who we are, how we find our place in the world, and what we believe, value, hope for, and act for. Reverend Chris hopes that we will be able to grow and deepen the connections between school, church, and community, so that the children grow in their agency as part of that community.
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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