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 Thompson).

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
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)
Mr Martin O'Connell
Chair of Governors
22 August 201421 August 2026Behaviour & Attendance
Mr Gilles Coulombeau
Vice Chair of Governors
02 July 201804 Oct 2026Post 16
The Reverend Paul Franklin
(ex-officio - representing the
Archdeacon of Newark)
19 May 2017Christian Ethos
Mr Matt Colbourne18 September 201804 October 2026Maths and Numeracy
Mrs Michelle Bradshaw28 January 202127 January 2025Careers
Mr Adrian Sunman05 October 202204 October 2026

Co-opted Governors

NameStart DateEnd Date

Parent Governors (2)

NameStart DateEnd DateSubject Area (as a Link Governor)
Mr Robin Wilkinson18 March 201917 March 2023SEN
Health & Safety
Mrs Louisa Harris07 September 202106 September 2025
Mr Adam Shaw18 April 202317 April 2027

Staff Governors (2 including the Principal)

NameStart DateEnd DateSubject Area (as a Link Governor)
Mrs A Martin
01 September 2016
Mr Brett Handley06 May 202205 May 2026