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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 6 December 2018 5 December 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Will Smith Not recorded Elected by parents 28 May 2021 27 May 2025
David Joy Not recorded Elected by school staff 19 October 2020 18 October 2024
Angela Barnes Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Emma Watson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Jayne Booth Not recorded Elected by school staff 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Rachel Jones Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Sylvia Pinyoun Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 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
Rachel Ellison Local governor Elected by parents 6 December 2018 31 August 2021
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Link Governors

Subject / AreaGovernor
LeadershipAngela Barnes
MathsAngela Barnes
Early Reading
Sylvia Pinyoun

Rachel Jones
ScienceDavid Foster
Computing and Online SafetyAndrew Tickle
HistoryDavid Foster
GeographyDavid Foster
RERachel Ellison
MFLJayne Gibson
PSHE and WellbeingRachel Ellison
MusicRachel Ellison
Art / DTDavid Joy / Rachel Jones
EYFSRachel Jones
PEDavid Foster
Pupil PremiumRachel Ellison
SafeguardingAndrew Tickle

Governor Documents

Register of Interests LGBDownload
2020 – 2021 Meeting Attendance The AvenueDownload
Local Governing Body Attendance 2019 – 2020Download

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