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The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) is overseen by a Board of Directors who are responsible for the managment and administration of DBAT and schools run by DBAT.  DBAT is accountable to external government agencies including the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency and the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education provided by the schools and its management of public funds and it is required to have systems in place through which it can assure itself of quality, safety and good practice.

In order to assist in the discharge of these responsibilities the Board of Directors of DBAT appoints Local Governing Boards for particular schools.  The Local Governing Board for Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy has been established to ensure the good governance of both schools and to ensure that the business of the Academies is conducted in accordance with their purpose and ethos.  The people appointed to the Local Governing Board have connections to the schools and/or communities and churches they serve.  

The Local Governing Board of Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy meet six times a year.  It monitors progress, ratifies policies, plans future work and discusses issues relevant to the schools.  Much work is carried out by sub-committees who give feedback at these meetings on the work they have carried out. 

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Sub-committees and working parties meet frequently to look at matters relevant to Curriculum, Staffing, Finance, Special Educational Needs, Site Management, Target Setting, Travel Planning, etc.  In addition to this, individual governors are also designated a subject responsibility and they spend time in class and with teachers learning more about this.

 

Types of Local Board Members (generally called Governors):

DBAT Members - appointed directly by the Main Board of Directors;

Foundation Members - appointed by the appropriate Parochial Church Council in accordance with such Diocesan procedures as may be in place from time to time but subject to the prior written consent of the main Board;

Ex-officio Foundation Member - the principal officiating minister of the parish in which the relevant Academy is situated or, if he/she declines to act, a person appointed to act in his/her stead by the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the Academy is situated;

Community Members - appointed by the Local board with the consent of the Main Board, provided that the person lives or works in the community served by the Academy or, in the opinion of the Local Board, is committed to the government and success of the Academy;

Staff member - elected by employees of DBAT working at the relevant schools in accordance with such procedure as the Main Board may direct;

Parent Members - elected or appointed by parents of registered pupils at the relevant academies in accordance with such procedure as the Local Board may determine;

 * Principal/Head Teacher - the Principal/Head teacher of each Academy shall be an ex-officio Local Board member;

 * Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Local Governing Board these are people with specific skills chosen to help members with their responsibilities or as potential members to ensure succession planning.  Co-opted Governors are not full members of the LGB and do not have a vote.

 

Who we are

 

Name

Role

Governor Type

Committees

End of 4 year term

Voting Rights

Pecuniary & Non     

Peuniary Interests  

 

Richard Coleman

Chair of Governors

Data Governor

DBAT Member

Community

Staff Performance and Leadership (Chair) 

14 July 2020

Yes

Director of Lydiard Consulting Limited from 6 October 2010 

 Mr David Cain

Vice Chair of Governors 

 

Foundation 

Performance (Chair)

Staff Performance and Leadership 

30 August 2020

Yes 

Self employed as management Consultant since 1980.

Director of Ducklet Limited since 2006.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance since 2010.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Property Services Ltd since 2010.

Director and Member and Finance Portfolio Holder of All Saints Church of England Academy since 2011.

Member (Diocesan Synod) of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance Limited since 2015.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Trust since 2010.  Trustee of All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth since 2011.

Custodian Trustee and Hon Treasurer of St Luke's College Foundation since 2011.

Mrs Carly Luce*

 

Principal/Head teacher

Performance

Accountability

Staff Performance and Leadership 

N/A

Yes 

None. 

Rev Tudor Roberts *

 

Ethos and Values RE/CW Governor

Ex-Officio Foundation

Performance

N/A

Yes

Vicar of All Saints Church since 2007

Mustard Seed Christian Bookshop, Marlborough since 2009 

Stuart James

 

Safeguarding Governor

Community

Accountability

15 March 2021

Yes

None.

Mrs Jeanne dos Santos

 

 

Staff

Performance

9 March 2019

Yes

None. 

Mr Andy Buss

 

 

 Parent Governor

Accountability (Chair)

Staff Performance and Leadership

14 November 2021

Yes

Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent CE Primary School 

Miss Joanne Lakin

 

Community 

Accountability

Staff Performance and Leadership 

6 July 2020

Yes

Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent CE Primary School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Victoria Burton

 

 

Community Performance 1 February 2021    

 

Elaine Mills

 

 

Parent Governor

 

 

19th December 2021

 

 

Parent of a child at Ridgeway Farm CE Academy

Luke Maddison

 

 

DBAT Head

 

4 July 2021

No

Head of South Marsden Primary School

Lt Col John Blakiston

 

Foundation

Accountability

15 May 2021

 

Director of NameCo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Heather Large

Clerk 

N/A 

n/A 

N/A 

No 

 

*Statutory Positions due to post held

GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE RECORD

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

 

Governor

19.10.16

30.11.16

01.02.17

15.03.17

17.05.17

05.07.17

Richard Coleman

P

P

P

P

P

P

David Cain

P

P

P

P

P

P

John Blakiston

-

-

P

P

P

P

Joanne Lakin

AA

AA

P

P

P

P

Victoria Hamidi

P

P

AA

AA

P

P

Victoria Burton

-

-

P

P

AA

P

Stuart James

-

-

P

P

P

P

Luke Maddison

-

-

-

-

-

-

Michael Harrison

-

-

P

P

X

X

Andy Buss

P

P

AA

AA

P

AA

Carly Luce

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rev Tudor Roberts

P

P

AA

AA

AA

P

Jeanne dos Santos

P

P

P

P

P

P

Jez Piper (Optional)

-

-

-

-

P

P

Ian Wiltshire

P

P

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Gina Harfield

-

AA

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

 

STAFF PERFORMANCE & LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

 

Governor

28.09.16

09.1116

11.01.17

22.02.17

26.04.17

21.06.17

Richard Coleman

P

P

P

P

P

P

David Cain

AA

AA

P

P

AA

P

Andrew Buss

P

P

P

P

P

P

Joanne Lakin

P

P

P

P

P

P

Carly Luce

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

 

Governor

28.09.16

11.01.17

22.02.17

17.05.17

21.06.17

Richard Coleman

P

P

P

P

P

David Cain

P

P

P

P

P

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