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Local Governance

The school is a member of a multi-academy trust called Anthem Schools Trust (formerly CfBT Schools Trust).

Anthem has a Board of Trustees who govern all of the schools within their Trust.  Further details are available on their website: Anthem School Trust

The school has a Local Governing Body.  The Local Governing Body has been established to carry out the responsibilities delegated to them by the Trust.

The Local Governing Body is made up of twelve members. The Chair of the Local Governing Body, the Headteacher and ten Local Governors:

Name
Role
Category
Appointed by
Date Appointed
Relevant Business Interests
Other Governor Positions
Connected with the Trust's Services

Bridget Holland (LGB Chair)

Pupil Premium/ Disadvantaged and Standards (Teaching & Learning) and Attendance

Chair of Local Governing Body

 

Anthem Schools Trust

November 2016

None

None

None

Richard Lord (Head Teacher)

 

Ex officio

 

September 2016

None

None

Staff

Gareth Baker

  Local Staff Governor Anthem Schools Trust September 2019 None None Staff

Kevin Clayton

Maths Local Governor

Anthem Schools Trust

February 2019 None None None

Roger Gale

Behaviour, attendance and wellbeing

Local Governor

Anthem Schools Trust July 2019 None None None

Tim Hutton (Vice-Chair of LGB)

English, Geography, History, Sixth Form and Parents Forum

Vice Chair of Local Governing Body Anthem Schools Trust November 2016 None None Parent

Helen Morgan

Safeguarding, Child Protection and Careers

Local Governor Anthem Schools Trust May 2017 None None Parent

Zoe Rock

 

Local Staff Governor Anthem Schools Trust November 2020      

Kate Shinkins-Hoppe

SEN Local Governor Anthem Schools Trust March 2018

Deeping St James Parish Councillor (+20 years)

Trustee, Deeping United Charities (+10 years)

LCC School Admissions Appeals Panel member (February 2018)

None None

Rachel Stewart

Finance, Health & Safety and Travel Plan

Local Governor 

Anthem Schools Trust October 2017 None None None

Luke Thornhill

  Local Governor Anthem Schools Trust July 2021     Parent

Julian Welch

Science Local Governor Anthem Schools Trust July 2019 None None Parent

Meetings

The Local Governing Body meet a minimum of six times each year. The meeting schedule for this acdemic year is in the document section at the end of this page.

Contact the Governors

The Chair of the Local Governing Body can be contacted by post or by email, via the Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Sharron Baird-Parker.

Address: Clerk to Local Governing Body, The Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping St James, Peterborough, PE6 8NF.  Please mark your correspondence for the attention of the Chair of Local Governing Body.

Email:  sbairdparker@deepings.anthemtrust.uk

Telephone: 01778 342159

Vacancies

Local Governing Body vacancies are advertised when they arise.  The term of office is four years.  Existing Local Governors can be re-elected for a second four year term, to take their service up to a maximum term of eight years. 

Interested persons will be given an application form and a skills audit to complete. Local Governors are appointed by Anthem Schools Trust.

If you wish learn more about the work of the Local Governing Body, Sharron Baird-Parker, the Clerk to the Local Governing Body will be happy to help:

sbairdparker@deepings.anthemtrust.uk

Governor Vacancies

We would like to invite enquiries from interested persons; whether parents or members of the community.

Local Governors will engage in all normal activities linked with the Local Governing Body including attending the termly Local Governing Body meetings (on average 6 meetings per year) and visiting the school during the day.  In addition, each Local Governor will have responsibility for a link area, including meeting with the link person/team on a termly basis and reporting their findings to the Head Teacher and Local Governing Body meetings.

Meetings usually take place on a Thursday evening at 6pm.  Please see the list of meeting dates on our Local Governing Body information section (at the bottom of this page).

If you are interested in joining our Local Governing Body, please contact Sharron Baird-Parker, Clerk to the Local Governing Body for more information:  sbairdparker@deepings.anthemtrust.uk

The application form and skills audit are available in the Local Governing Body information section (at the bottom of this page).

Applications and skills audits should be returned to the Clerk once complete.

Full training will be provided.

Bridget Holland

Chair of the Local Governing Body

Previous Governors

Governors who have served in the last twelve months:

Name

Role

Category

Appointed by

Term Dates

Relevant Business Interests

Other Governor Positions

Relationships with other governors or staff

Fiona Litman

Staff Governor Anthem Schools Trust October 2017 - November 2020 None None  Staff

Christine Halls

  Local Governor Anthem Schools Trust July 2019 - January 2021

Trustee - Deepings Youth Group

Deeping St James Parish Councillor

Deeping Police station voulnteer

None None

Local Governing Body Attendance

Governors Meeting Record of Attendance

The Deepings School 2020-21

    Meetings Exams PD1 PD2 PD3   Training
    Date 8.10.20 28.1.21 13.5.21 15.7.21   3.12.20
Clerk Sharron Baird-Parker Present Present Present Present   Present
Head Teacher Richard Lord Present Present Present Present   n/a
CoG Bridget Holland Present Attended Present Present   Present
                 
Governors Kevin Clayton Present Present Present Present   Present
Roger Gale Present Present Present Present   Present
Christine Halls Absent NOD NOD NOD   NOD
Tim Hutton Present Present Present Present   Present
Helen Morgan Present Present Present Present   Present
Kate Shinkins-Hoppe Present Present Present Present   Present
Rachel Stewart Present Present Present Present   Present
Luke Thornhill NOD NOD NOD Present   NOD
Julian Welch Present Present Present Apologies   Present
                 
Staff Fiona  Litman Present NOD NOD NOD   NOD
Zoe Rock NOD Present Present Present   Present
Gareth Baker Present Present Present Present   Present
                 
Guests Raja Akhtar Present Present Present Present    
Marie-Claire Bretherton n/a n/a Present n/a    
Richard Corner Present Present Present Present    
Mike Friend Present Present Present Present    
Lisa  Goodchild n/a n/a n/a Present    
Tony Meneaugh Present Present Present Present    
Jo Robertson n/a n/a n/a Present    
Phil  Smith Present n/a n/a n/a    
Jamie Smith Present n/a n/a n/a    

 

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