Governors
Our Governors

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. Governance has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and ensuring value for money

Within a multi-academy trust such as Lionheart, governance is led by the Trust Board, with some responsibilities delegated to both the Local Governing Body of the individual schools and Operations Governing body across all of the schools.

Further Trust and governance information including the annual accounts can be by clicking here.

Brocks Hill Primary School has a Local Governing Body. Contact the governing body via the Chair of Governors:

Diane Miller
Chair of Governors

 

Brocks Hill Primary School Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body Details 2021 - 2022

Name

Governor Type

 

Date of Appointment

(for 4 years)

Key Responsibilities

Skills

Attendance at LGB & Committee Meetings 2020 - 21

Diane Miller Community 01.08.2017

Chair

Education & Data

Pupil Premium

Safeguarding

Primary Education – retired Headteacher.

Governance – Primary & Secondary

Charity volunteer and liaison on NHS East Midlands
4/4

Michelle Walton

Ex-Officio

01.09.2019

Executive Headteacher

Well-being, health and sport.

N/A

Cathryn Shilling

Ex-Officio

26.06.2020

Head of School

EYFS

N/A

Kate Quirk

Staff

10.09.2019

Staff Voice

Humanities

PhD

Primary Teacher

Grant writing

Fund raising

Governance

4/4

Deepa Odedra

Staff

13.11.2019

Pupil Voice

EYFS

LSA

SEND

4/4

Dheeraj Bhasin

Community

14.01.2019

Resigned 10.02.2021

Vice Chair

Computing

D & T

Lionheart Award

Pilot & Trainer

2/4

Tom Matheson

Parent

02.07.2021

 

Reader (Associate Professor) in Neurobiology

N/A

Tasneem Dungarwalla

Parent

02.07.2021

 

Trainer and Teacher of PSHCE for a Mental Health Charity

N/A

Saima Ahsan

Community

26.02.2020

Parent Voice

EYFS

Science

Secondary Teacher

Science

Parent Liaison

3/4

Jonathan Bill

Community

15.12.2017

Business

Maths

PE

Dentist.

Business owner

2/4

Jo Lockley

Parent

16.05.2017

SMSC & British Values

English

Wellbeing

Teacher

SEMH team at the LA

4/4

Shanta SinhaRoy

Community

26.05.2021

 

 

1/1

Shila Rawson

Community

26.05.2021

 

 

N/A

Previous Governors 2020 – 2021

Name

Governor Type

Appointment Date

Resignation Date

Attendance at LGB Meetings 2020 – 21

Dheeraj Bhasin

Community

14.01.2019

10.02.2021

0/2

Jas Bola

Parent

02.03.2017

01.03.2021

2/3

Chris Swan

Ex-Officio

16.09.2020

31.08.2021

3/3

Local Governing Body Details 2020 - 2021

Name

Governor Type

 

Date of Appointment

(for 4 years)

Key Responsibilities

Skills

Attendance at LGB & Committee Meetings 2019 - 20

Diane Miller Community 01.08.2017

Chair

Education & Data

Pupil Premium

Safeguarding

Primary Education – retired Headteacher.

Governance – Primary & Secondary

Charity volunteer and liaison on NHS East Midlands
4/4

Michelle Walton

Ex-Officio

01.09.2019

Executive Headteacher

Well-being, health and sport.

4/4

Cathryn Shilling

Ex-Officio

26.06.2020

Head of School

EYFS

N/A

Kate Quirk

Staff

10.09.2019

Staff Voice

Humanities

PhD

Primary Teacher

Grant writing

Fund raising

Governance

2/2

Deepa Odedra

Staff

13.11.2019

Pupil Voice

EYFS

LSA

SEND

3/4

Dheeraj Bhasin

Community

14.01.2019

Resigned 10.02.2021

Vice Chair

Computing

D & T

Lionheart Award

Pilot & Trainer

2/4

Jas Bola

Parent

02.03.2017

Resigned 01.03.2021

Finance

EAL

Music

Solicitor

4/4

Tom Matheson

Parent

02.07.2021

 

Reader (Associate Professor) in Neurobiology

N/A

Tasneem Dungarwalla

Parent

02.07.2021

 

Trainer and Teacher of PSHCE for a Mental Health Charity

N/A

Saima Ahsan

Community

26.02.2020

Parent Voice

EYFS

Science

Secondary Teacher

Science

Parent Liaison

4/4

Jonathan Bill

Community

15.12.2017

Business

Maths

PE

Dentist.

Business owner

3/4

Jo Lockley

Parent

16.05.2017

SMSC & British Values

English

Wellbeing

Teacher

SEMH team at the LA

4/4

Chris Swan

Ex-Officio

16.09.20

Resigned

31.08.2021

LAT Governance Professional

Education

Governance Strategy

N/A

Shanta SinhaRoy

Community

26.05.2021

 

 

N/A

Shila Rawson

Community

26.05.2021

 

 

N/A

 

Previous Governors 2019 - 2020

Name

Governor Type

Appointment Date

Resignation Date

Attendance at LGB Meetings 2019 - 20

Michael Kent

Community

30.09.2019

25.11.2019

0/1

Chris Swan

Community

27.01.2019

31.08.2020

4/4

Harriet Pugsley

Community

15.10.2016

29.01.2020

1/2

John Sugden

Community

23.06.2018

17.06.2020

1/4

June Kendell

Community

23.06.2018

10.09.2019

1/1

Darren Schofield

Ex-Officio

01.09.2019

31.08.2020

4/4

 

Contact & Info

Diane Miller
Chair of Governors
 
and
 
Nicola Tyers
Clerk to Governors

 

Trust Organisation

Scheme of Delegation

The Trust operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Board.

 

TRUST ACROSS ALL LAYERS OF GOVERNANCE 

TRUST BOARD

Vision and ethos  |  Strategic direction  |  Risks and Opportunities

Finance  |  Overall responsibility

 

TRUST BOARD COMMITTEES

FINANCE

EDUCATION

AUDIT, COMPLIANCE & RISK  (ACR) 

REMUNERATION  

In compliance with the Academies Trust Handbook  

Delegated authority under the Trust Scheme of Delegation  

 

LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES (LGB)

Teaching & Learning  |  Pupil & Parent & Staff experience  | Safeguarding  |  Business & Community links

Each school

 

Trust Board

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for all governance in the trust and carries the final accountability for this. The focus of the Board is on the big picture, working with the trust Executive Team to set the overall vision for the trust, lead strategically and identify and respond to risks and opportunities.

Trust Board Committees

The purpose of Lionheart Committees is to ensure that the Trust adheres to the governance framework outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and ensures there is a high level of scrutiny and oversight of key areas. 

All Trust Board committees are made up of Trustees with specific knowledge and experience.  The Chairs of Committees have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead discussions and make recommendations to the Trust board for decisions.  The roles and responsibilities of the committees are defined in the terms of reference.  

Local Governing Bodies

Each school has a Local Governing Body, which holds the school to account for the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of pupils, parents and staff, the processes to ensure safeguarding, and informal links with the local community and businesses. LGBs ensure that school leaders are mindful of the school’s context and work within the overall vision of Lionheart Academies Trust.

Members

The Members of a trust are not involved in the practical running of the organisation and do not take part in governing body or Board meetings, except as occasional observers. Their role is to ensure that the Board keeps its core priorities at the centre of its work – providing education for children and young people – and retains its stated ethos and values.

Members appoint some of the trustees and, in exceptional circumstances, can remove trustees who they have appointed.

 

Local Governing Body: Roles and Responsibilities of LGB Governors

 

Membership

Meetings

Key roles

Attending

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff governor
  • Head
  • Executive Head (where appropriate)
  • 5-8 community governors

 

 

LGB meetings

  • 4 meetings per year in line with data snapshots
  • No committees
  • Working parties as needed

Trust Finance meetings

3 per year, attended by Finance Governor, Head and finance lead, CEO and CFO (or their representative).

 

  • Business links & careers   Community Links
  • Education & Data
  • Finance & grants - Sports Premiu, Catch Up
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Premium
  • Pupil Voice         
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND & Looked After Children
  • SMSC & British Values
  • Wellbeing – staff and pupils
  • EYFS (Primary)  6th form (if relevant)
  • Senior leadership team
  • Occasionally and where appropriate: CEO, trustees
  • Senior leadership team
  • Occasionally and where appropriate: CEO, trustees

Performance Management & Pay

  • Pay Committee – agree pay on recommendation from Head following moderation by trust leadership – one autumn meeting
  • Performance management of Head by CEO, external advisor, Chair of LGB & Chair of Trust

Holding the school to account for standards:

Pupil, Parent & Community

Compliance

Ambassadors & Vision

Receive reports on:

  • Development Plan updates
  • End of year results analysis
  • Data snapshots & KPIs including vulnerable groups, more able etc.
  • Information comparing school to national data
  • External quality assurance reports
  • Pupil Premium impact reports
  • Primary Sports Funding impact reports
  • Catch up funding impact reports
  • Attendance & Behaviour
  • Wellbeing support

First hand knowledge:

  • Learning walks linked to Development Plan priorities, mainly as part of trust reviews
  • Annual learning walk to audit safeguarding
  • Annual SEND learning walk
  • Governor links to key subjects

Ofsted:

  • Meet with Ofsted to discuss governance in this school, along wit trustee representative

Stakeholder voice:

  • Parent forums & PTAs
  • School Council
  • Community networking

Pupil experience:

  • Curriculum offer
  • Enrichment – curriculum and before/after school clubs etc.
  • Support school in ensuring curriculum and pupil offer match the context of the school’s community

Parents as co-educators – hold school to account for:

  • Communication with parents
  • Parent workshops re. curriculum, esafety, etc.

Complaints:

  • Carry out Stage 3 complaints process (meeting with Chair or another governor)

Risk:

  • Receive and question risk register
  • Escalate concerns to Board

Compliance – hold school to account for:

  • Safeguarding & Prevent
  • British Values
  • Equality

Exclusions:

  • Monitor exclusions, behaviour partnership arrangements
  • Receive representations from parents in relation to exclusions

Local policies:

  • Agree local policies
  •  

Ambassadors:

  • Hold school to account for PR, marketing, pupil recruitment
  • Act as ambassadors for the school
  • Act as ambassadors for the Trust
  • Build positive relationship with PTA
  • Build networks with stakeholders and alumni to benefit the school and build a benevolent community
  • Build networks with businesses & useful community/education providers
  • Encourage school to engage in appropriate fundraising activities and enterprise

Vision & ethos:

  • Ensure the vision for the school matches the community context, within the wider Trust vision
  • Holding the school to account for a positive, aspirational ethos

 

Governors Contact

Nicola Tyers
Clerk to the Governors
clerknt@lionhearttrust.org.uk