Meet the Local Governing Body
A warm welcome from the Local Governing Body of The Globe Primary Academy. This is where you can find about the academy’s governors and the work that we do.
The Governing Body is made up of 4 Trust Governors, 2 Parent Governors and 2 Staff Governors all of whom are unpaid volunteers. The Parent Governors and Staff Governors are elected roles whereas Trust Governors are appointed by REAch2 Academy Trust. In addition, the Executive Headteacher and Head of School also sit on the Governing Body. Full details of each of the governors are shown below.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE GOVERNING BODY
Chair of Governors
I am a Trust Governor and have been a governor at The Globe since 2008. I am Vice Chair of Governors and both my children attended The Globe. I strongly believe that every child deserves the best education and to achieve that we all need to work together to provide skills for life. I am very involved with Friends of The Globe (FOG) and feel that by supporting the children and school they can flourish into responsible and caring young adults. My day job involves asking difficult and challenging questions - skills that benefit me in my role as a governor.
I have been a teacher for over 20 years, 10 of those as a headteacher. As a teacher and headteacher I have a wide range of experience of teaching in and running schools that have at times been in difficult circumstances. As Headteacher of White Meadows Primary Academy in Littlehampton, I was instrumental in bringing the predecessor school out of special measures and quickly moved it to being consistently good. I have recently trained as an Ofsted Inspector and so hope to bring this experience to the role of Executive Headteacher and Governor here at The Globe Primary Academy.
I have been working in education since 1994. I have been the Head of School at another Primary School in Littlehampton for the last five years and moved to be Head of School at The Globe Primary Academy in September 2019. I have a daughter and a granddaughter living at home and enjoy meals out, walking the dog and reading 'real' books.
I am passionate about children getting the best education we can provide and making a difference to every child who walks through the doors of The Globe Primary Academy. I also want to develop the school links with the community and work with the staff here to promise every child "11B411" (11 exceptional experiences before the age of 11).
Teaching Staff Governor
I am the teaching staff governor for the Globe Primary Academy and am very excited to be part of the new governing board. I have been a staff governor for over 10 years. I am passionate about the children, parents and staff of The Globe Primary Academy and will strive to ensure the school continues to move forward and make progress in the coming years.
Support Staff Governor
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I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Achievements and Standards Committee. I enjoy using my skills and experience to support the Academy as it strives to make progress, and also my daughter who is currently loving life at The Globe. I am committed to supporting the Academy, I grew up in Lancing, attended Boundstone Community College & 6th Form and taught for six years at Oakfield Middle School (prior to it becoming The Globe Primary School). I am an experienced teacher and have been through a number of exciting changes including the transition from a County Council run school to an Academy at my present school, Shoreham Academy, where I am Head of PE.
I am an experienced Human Resources professional who has worked in the education sector for both an independent training provider and currently for a Further Education College. I have a particular interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and fundamentally believe that every child should have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential through effective teaching, supportand intervention where appropriate. I have three children at The Globe Primary Academy.
The work of the Governing Body
As Trust, Staff and Parent Governors, our main role is to support the academy in delivering the best possible outcomes for children by acting as a critical friend to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. We offer challenge and ensure that plans are robust, stretching and enable all children to thrive through the learning provided by the academy.
The Globe Primary Academy is a registered charity and sponsored by REAch2 Academy Trust. The Local Governing Board are accountable to the Regional Board and the REAch2 Trust Board, as well as the wider community.
The Governors are under a duty to act in the best interests of the academy and have responsibility to ensure it complies with its legal obligations; avoid any conflicts of interest, fulfil the charitable objectives of the academy and ensure robust monitoring of financial expenditure.
The full Governing Body meets at least twice a term. At these meetings, the governing body carries out it's three core functions, as identified by the Department of Education in the Governance Handbook:
ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent
We value the input of parents, carers and the local community, if you have any questions, comments or issues that you would like to discuss in person or bring to the attention of the Governing Body please email the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Kris McCulloch, at firstname.lastname@example.org