The Role of the Governing Body

The Local Governing Body is divided into two committees: the Curriculum and Standards Committee, and the Resources Committee. The Curriculum and Standards Committee reviews, monitors and evaluates curriculum planning and delivery, contributes to the Academy’s Improvement Plan, and develops and reviews curriculum policies as identified within the academy’s review programme. It also ensures that the requirements of children with SEND are met, reviews the impact of student attendance and behaviour and oversees how Pupil Premium funding is used and the success of interventions. The Resources Committee’s responsibilities include budget forecasting, quotations and tenders and monitors on-going expenditure. It also has the responsibility of exercising a duty of care towards the academy’s employees and consults on issues such as recruitment and retention, and sickness and absence levels, and health and safety. It monitors safeguarding procedures and a named Governor liaises with the academy’s senior designated safeguarding member (Lindsay Gilbert).

Each committee meets three times a year (once a term) and the full governing body meets three times a year (once a term).

Our Chair of Governors is Martin O’Connell. To contact him, you can email or write to him:
c/o Magnus Church of England Academy
Earp Avenue
Newark
NG24 4AB

The governing body consists of eleven governors comprising:

Diocesan Sponsor Governors (7)

Appointed by the Directors of the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust.

NameStart DateEnd DateSubject Area (as a Link Governor)
Martin O'Connell
Chair of Governors
22 August 201421 August 2022Behaviour & Attendance
Mrs M Ranger
(Local church representative – ex-officio)
Currently a Chaplain at Magnus Academy
10 October 2019
The Reverend Paul Franklin
(ex-officio - representing the
Archdeacon of Newark)
19 May 2017Christian Ethos
Mr Giles Coulombeau02 July 201801 July 2022Post 16
GDPR
Mr Matt Colbourne18 September 201817 September 2022Maths and Numeracy
Mr A Bardsley14 October 201913 October 2023
VACANCY

Co-opted Governors

NameStart DateEnd Date
VACANCY

Parent Governors (2)

NameStart DateEnd DateSubject Area (as a Link Governor)
Jemma Young7 July 20166 July 2020English and Literacy
Robin Wilkinson18 March 201917 March 2023

Staff Governors (2 including the Principal)

NameStart DateEnd DateSubject Area (as a Link Governor)
Mrs A Martin
Principal
1 September 2016
Mr A Bradford25 October 201924 October 2023