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Governors

The Avenue Primary School is part of the James Cook Learning Trust. The Trust has responsibility for four primary schools. Academy trusts with multiple academies may establish a type of committee known as a Local Governing Body. Each school in the James Cook Learning Trust has a Local Governing Body.

Local Governing Bodies play a crucial role in the governance of the school and commit to working together in the best interests of the school and the James Cook Learning Trust. The Trust has delegated certain responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body.  The main purpose of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Hold their school to account by monitoring and reviewing its academic and financial performance and its impact on pupil outcomes,
  • Ensure a School Improvement Plan is in place reflecting key priorities for the Academy and the Trust,
  • Ensure sound governance and financial management of their Academy,
  • Work collaboratively with the other schools in the James Cook Learning Trust,
  • Ensure effective links with the school community, and that the school meets its responsibilities to the community in relation to the safeguarding and education of its pupils.

Each Local Governing Body has up to nine members, two parent governors, the Headteacher, two staff governors and three co-opted governors. Your Local Governors may be contacted via the school.

Please visit our Trustee page to find out further details about the governance of the James Cook Learning Trust.

Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Andrew Tickle Not recorded Elected by parents 06 December 2018 05 December 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David Joy Not recorded Elected by school staff 19 October 2020 18 October 2024
Angela Barnes Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Emma Watson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Jayne Booth Not recorded Elected by school staff 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Rachel Ellison Not recorded Elected by parents 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Rachel Jones Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Sylvia Pinyoun Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
David Foster Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 November 2019 21 November 2022

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Samantha Seaman Local governor Elected by school staff 06 December 2018 06 October 2020

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Meetings

LGB Meeting Attendance 2020-2021

Name of Local Governor19/11/202025/02/202117/06/2021
Mrs A Barnes1
Miss J Booth1
Mrs R Ellison1
Mr D FosterX
Mrs R Jones1
Mrs S PinyounX
Mr D Joy1
Mr A Tickle, Chair1
Mrs E Watson, HT1

Also in attendance – not a local governor

Name19/11/202025/02/202117/06/2021
Mrs H Bone, CFOO1

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