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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

Elected by

Pecuniary & Non     

Peuniary Interests  

 

Richard Coleman

 

(Chair) (Foundation) (Staff Performance and Leadership) Resigned December 2018 Yes DBAT  

Mr David Cain

Chair of Governors 

Pupil Outcomes Governor

Foundation 

Staff Performance and Leadership 

30 August 2020 

Yes 

 DBAT

Self employment 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 Limtied 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.

Mr Stuart James

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding & Prevent Governor

Community

 

15 March 2021

 

 LGB

 None.

Mrs Carly Luce*

 

Head Teacher

Staff Performance and Leadership 

N/A

Yes 

 Ex Officio

None. 

Rev Tudor Roberts* 

 

Collective Worship and RE Governor

Ex-Officio Foundation

 

N/A

Yes

 DBAT

Vicar of All Saints Church from 2007.

Mustard Seed Christian Bookshop, Marlborough from 2009.  

Mrs Jeanne dos Santos

 

 

Staff

 

9 Mar 2019

Yes

 Staff

None. 

Mrs Elaine Mills

Communications Governor

Ridgeway Farm Parent Governor 

 

19 Dec 2021

 

 Parents

Parent of child attending Ridgeway Farm School

Vacancy

 

 

 Parent Governor Lydiard Millicent

     

 

 

Miss Joanne Lakin

 Premium Sports Funding and Leadership and Wellbeing Governor

Community

Staff Performance and Leadership (Chair)

6 July 2020 

Yes

 LGB

Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent School. 

Mr Peter Vernon

 

Community

 

19 September 2022

Yes

 LGB

 

Mr Luke Maddison

 

 

Co-opted

 

4 July 2018

 

 DBAT

Head, South Marston Primary School. 

Mrs Victoria Burton

 Vulnerable Pupils

Community

 

1 Feb 2021 

 

 LGB

 None.

Lt Col John Blakiston

 

Foundation

 

15 May 2021 

Yes 

 DBAT

Director of Nameco.

 

Vacant Position

Clerk 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

No 

 

 

 

*Statutory Positions due to post held

                 

 All Governor roles have a 4 year tenure (date of appointment is 4 years prior to end of term) except the ex officio roles where there is no start or finish.

Lydiard/Ridgeway 2017-18 Local Board Terms of Office 17-18

 

Director

Appointed By

Date appointed

Term of office ends

Date left

 

Richard Coleman

DBAT Member

Main board

14/07/2016

14/07/2020

20/12/208

 

David Cain

Foundation Member

Main board

30/08/2016

30/08/2020

n/a

Self employment 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 Limtied 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.

John Blakiston

DBAT Member

Main board

15/05/2017

15/05/2021

n/a

Director of Nameco.

 

Joanne Lakin

DBAT Member

Main board

06/07/2016

06/07/2020

n/a

Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent School. 

Victoria Hamidi

Community Member

Local board

n/a

n/a

23/03/2018

 

Victoria Burton

Community Member

Local board

06/04/2016

06/04/2020

n/a

 

Stuart James

Community Member

Local board

15/03/2017

15/03/2021

n/a

 

Andy Buss

Parent Member

LMA Parent body

n/a

n/a

30/01/2018

 

Carly Luce

Principal

Reserved position

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tudor Roberts

Ex Officio Foundation Member

Reserved position

n/a

n/a

n/a

Vicar of All Saints Church from 2007.

Mustard Seed Christian Bookshop, Marlborough from 2009.  

Jeanne de Santos

Staff Member

Staff body

09/03/2015

09/03/2019

n/a

 

Elaine Mills

Parent Member

RFA Parent body

19/12/2017

19/12/2021

n/a

Parent of child attending Ridgeway Farm School

 

 

Chair

Richard Coleman

Vice Chair

David Cain

Member

John

Blakiston

Member

Joanne Lakin

Community Member

Victoria Hamidi

Community Member

Victoria Burton

Community Member

Stuart James

Parent Member

Andy Buss

Principal

Carly Luce

Ex Officio Found-ation

Tudor Roberts

Staff

Jeanne de Santos

Co-opted Governor

Luke Madison

 

Co-opted GovernorRoxanne Muller

Parent governor

Elaine Mills

10/10/17

P

P

A

A

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

29/11/17

P

A

P

P

P

A

P

A

P

P

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

07/02/18

P

A

P

P

P

A

P

A

P

A

P

 

P

 

 

23/03/18

P

P

P

P

 

A

P

A

P

A

A

P

 

P

24/05/18

A

P

P

A

 

A

P

A

P

P

P

P

 

P

17/07/18

P

P

P

P

 

A

P

A

P

P

P

P

 

P

Key: P = Present                   A= Absent

           

= not yet a member of the Local Board on this meeting date

= Resigned

Lydiard Millicent/Ridgeway Farm, Local Board Member Attendance Academic year 2017 – 2018

 

To contact our Chair of Governors please email: admin@ridgewayfarmcea.org

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