Governors

Governors

What do school governors do?

The Local Governing Body works in line with the requirements of the Cockburn Multi Academy Trust board at Cockburn John Charles. Its role is to help the establishment fulfil its main aim, to provide the best possible education for all of its students with a rapid and sustained Transformation to Excellence.

There are many things which governors are expected to do.  The following provides a brief outline:

  • Governors have responsibility with the Executive Head teacher & Head of School for deciding, reviewing and monitoring many of the policies, plans and procedures within which the academy operates
  • The governors’ role is strategic. The Executive Head teacher & Head of School role is both strategic and operational
  • It is important to recognise that governors are part of a team. They all have equal status and though they are appointed by different groups (community, staff, Cockburn Multi Academy Trust, parents etc.), their main concern is the welfare of the whole academy
  • Governors make decisions democratically, by consensus. Governors do not have individual powers to act alone
  • Governors have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice at all times
  • Governors share the responsibility of appointing staff with the academy and must act in the same way as any good employee
  • Governors should consider carefully how their own decisions might affect other academies
  • Governors should encourage openness in all of their work for the academy and should welcome enquiries from parents and the general public

The governing body meets at least three times each academic year. During these meetings they systematically challenge leaders on all aspects of the academy. This includes, but not exclusively, the effectiveness of:

  • Attainment and progress
  • Finance
  • Behaviour & Safeguarding
  • The quality of teaching and its impact over time
  • The use of pupil premium funding

Details of Cockburn John Charles academy governors can be seen below.
If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors please write to:
Mr C Pratt – Chair of Governors
Cockburn John Charles Academy

Old Run Road

Leeds

LS10 2JU

Mr Chris Pratt: Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Head of School Performance and Admissions.

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Mrs Eleanor Pickard: Vice Chair
Vice Chair / Community Governor

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Mr David Gurney

CEO Cockburn MAT

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Mrs Siobhan Roberts

Head of School

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Mrs Allison Chin
MAT Director

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Mrs Vicky Smith

Staff Governor

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Cllr Angela Gabriel
Community Representative

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22

 

Cllr Judith Blake
Community Governor

Term of Office 1/4/18-1/4/22