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Governors

Our Governance Structure

 

Eton Park Junior: A de Ferrers Trust Academy is an academy within a Multi-Academy Trust namely The de Ferrers Trust.
 

The de Ferrers Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and as such they are required to comply with charity law and company law.
 

The Trust is one legal entity with one set of Articles of Association that governs each academy within the Trust.  The Trust has a Master Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State and then each academy has a separate Supplementary Funding Agreement.  All documents referred to are located at the bottom of this page. 
 

The Governance Structure is divided into three layers: Trust, Board and Local Governing Body.

 

The Trust

 

The Trust consists of five members who are very similar to shareholders in a normal company.  They are often considered as the custodians of the Trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the Multi-Academy Trust.  The members have the power to appoint or remove directors, amend the Articles of Association and, if necessary, wind up the Multi-Academy Trust.  To ensure robust accountability within our governance structure the Trust has a majority of independent members.


To see a list of the Trust’s members please click here. 

 

The Board of Directors

 

The board of directors have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for all of the management decisions within the Multi-Academy Trust.  The board consists of at least 9 directors, 5 of whom are appointed by the members.  The directors are appointed purely on a skills basis.  The board’s key responsibilities are to ensure, through their governance structure and leadership team, that the Multi-Academy Trust is making proper and effective use of public funds and for the quality of provision.
 

The board of directors has established two sub-committees, namely The Audit and Risk Committee and The Policy Committee.  Each committee operates with its own set of Terms of Reference.  All documents referred to are located at the bottom of this page. 

To meet the directors please click here. 

 

The Local Governing Body

 

The board of directors has made the decision to establish a Local Governing Body (LGB) at each academy within the Trust.  A Local Governing Body (LGB) has been established for Eton Park Junior.  The LGB carry out the Trust’s vision, policies and priorities.  They play a support & challenge role and will hold senior leaders to account for the academic performance and quality of care and provision for this academy.  They are responsible for making decisions by way of the powers delegated to it by the board of directors in accordance with the Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation.  Such decisions will include seeking value for money and ensuring that resources are applied appropriately at academy level.  They will also support the board in relation to the proper use of funds and delivering high quality education provision. 

The Local Governing Body has established one sub-committee, namely The Pay Committee.  The Pay Committee operates with its own set of Terms of Reference.  All documents referred to are located at the bottom of this page. 

 

Meet our Local Governing Body

 

Ex-Officio Governors

The Principals of our Academy also sit on our Local  Governing Body.  They are referred to as ex-officio governors.  This means that they remain a governor for as long as they are employed in their role as Principal.  As we have two Principals, they form one vote on our Local Governing Body.

Julie Green -  Principal

 

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 2/2

Committee Membership 

Also a member of the board of directors for The de Ferrers Trust 

Register of Interests

Teaching Displays 

Bio

Julie has been the Headteacher at Eton Park Junior School since April 2002.  As a founder member of the Burton Cooperative Trust, she was tasked with bringing Horninglow Primary out of Special Measures and became the Executive Head of both schools. With a record of improving progress, Julie works as a Local Lead in Education and has worked with the L.A. to support other schools on their journey of improvement.

She has a passion for education and a commitment to education from three years to eighteen and as such, when the schools converted to academy status, she became the Executive Principal for The de Ferrers Trust Primary Phase. 

Helen Phillips -  Principal

 

Attendance for 2015/16

N/A

Committee Membership 

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

In addition to being Co-Principal at Eton Park Junior, I am also Co-Principal at Lansdowne: A de Ferrers Trust Academy, our main feeder school.  I have worked at Eton Park for 15 years and therefore have a good understanding of the needs of the local area.  My specialisms are in English and Special Needs. 

 

Board Appointed Governors

Governors who are Board Appointed are appointed by the board of directors.  Their term of office is 4 years.

 

Sonia Andjelkovic - Chair of Governors

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 2/2

Committee Membership

Pay Committee

Register of Interests

None

Bio

I am a teacher at The de Ferrers Academy and a local Councillor. I believe that these experiences have helped me in my role as a Governor. I have been a Governor at Eton Park for a number of years and have enjoyed the different perspective on education which this role has given me. I have recently become the Chair at Eton Park and have helped them through transition to become part of The de Ferrers Multi-Academy Trust. 

To contact our Chair of Governors please email SONIA.ANDJELKOVIC@deferrers.com

 

Rachel Wooliscroft - Vice Chair of Governors

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings –1/2

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

Board Member of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Bio

I have worked within the construction industry for over 18 years and my current role is as Director of Sustainability for the Wates Group, a multi million pound developer and contractor operating across the UK.  I am passionate about ensuring young people have the right opportunities and creating a better partnership between businesses and education.  In addition to my full time employment, I also participate in a number of industry forums including Build UK to tackle the skills agenda within the industry and consider the future of sustainable buildings.  I am Board Director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability - a professional body and editor for some of the industry publications.

 

Simon Webster

 

Appointed: 5 July 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

N/A

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

I am currently Headteacher at Richard Wakefield C.E. Primary School which is a feeder school to the de Ferrers Academy. I am in my third year at Richard Wakefield but I have been a Headteacher in Staffordshire for nearly 15 years. My curriculum specialisms are Mathematics, Science and PE but I have also been the SEN co-ordinator in most schools I have worked in. 

Brenda Henchliffe

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Resigned: 10 November 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 2/2

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

Coming Soon.

 

Parent Governors

Parent Governors are elected by the parents/guardians of the students who attend Eton Park Junior.  When a parent governor vacancy occurrs, nominations are requested from all registered parents and guardians and an election takes place.  Their term of office is four years. 

 

Claire Brown

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 1/2

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

Coming Soon.

Malcolm Tucker-Hughes

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Resigned: 31 January 2017

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 1/2

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

Coming Soon.

 

Staff Governor

The Staff Governor is elected by the staff based at The de Ferrers Academy.    When a staff governor vacancy occurrs, nominations are requested from all members of staff based at The de Ferrers Academy and an election takes place.  Their term of office is four years. 

 

Emma Mason

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 2/2

Committee Membership

None

Register of Interests

None

Bio

I am a Staff Governor at Eton Park, have been teaching here for six years and enjoy every moment of it. I have been on the Governing Board at Eton Park for the last three years.  At Eton Park I am responsible for the provision for Pupil Premium children alongside being responsible for the computing curriculum. I have also recently begun to lead reading in the School.  This year I am about to take on a distance part-time masters degree in education with Edge Hill University.

 

Co-Opted Governor

The governors listed above may co-opt up to three further governors to the Local Governing Body in order to bring a specific skill set that will add value to the academy, making the governors even more efficient and effective in carrying out their duties.  Co-opted governors have a term of office of four years. 

 

 

Steve Plumb - Safeguarding

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 1/2

Committee Membership

Pay Committee

Register of Interests

Scout Association Assistant Director, Eagles Nest Mentor, The Community Church - Occasional Youth Worker.

Bio

Born in Burton I was educated at Richard Wakefield and the Forest of Needwood High School.  After a brief period living in London, I returned to my home town.  I currently work in a training environment in Leicester.  Spare time interests include running, fitness and watch most sports.  Along with being a Governor I am Assistant District Commissioner for the Scout Association involved in the cub scout section.  I am also a mentor for a local charity (Eagles Nest) which helps and supports disadvantaged children.

 

Anne Andrews 

Appointed: 12 January 2017

Register of Interests

Secretary of the Local Performing Arts Committee

Bio

I have recently retired from post in the Academy where the job included administering the HR and Finance for the site.  I had been employed within schools for 18 years and am a qualified HLTA with extensive classroom experience, specialising in ICT delivery.  In jobs prior to this I was the Managing Director of a group of nine Staffordshire Vocational Training centres; moderator/assessor for an Awarding Body and PA to a Personal Director at a Local Brewery.  I have lived and worked in Burton for the last 37 years.  I am actively involved in local performing arts organisations.  My child received an excellent education within the Trust and I aspire to help other children to believe they can achieve their maximum potential.

 

Val Bowden

 

Appointed: 10 May 2016

Resigned: 30 November 2016

Attendance for 2015/16

LGB Meetings – 2/2

Committee Membership

Pay Committee 

Register of Interests

None

Bio

Coming Soon.

 

We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted governor.  If you would like to be considered or simply want further information on the role then please contact the Clerk to Governors.  

 

Clerk to Governors

If you would like to contact or hear more about the work of the Local Governing Body please contact our Clerk via the Academy or via email - cfotheringham.etonpark@deferrers.com