Governors

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Welcome to Marshwood Church of England Primary Academy.  Ours is an extremely happy school, providing a caring environment in which each child can feel truly valued. We have dedicated, well-qualified teaching staff who provide a high quality education supported by well trained classroom assistants.  The curriculum is rich and varied and we make the most of visits and visitors to enhance the pupils’ experiences. The children can select from a number  of extra-curricular opportunities which help them to develop their talents and interests to the full. Our small school has high expectations of  the pupils  in all they do and this underpins  activities whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or on day or residential visits.

The Christian ethos pervades the life of the school. We want our children to feel cared for valued and safe, and, in turn, to care for and value others. We want all the children here to feel good about themselves because we know that happy, confident children will both do the best they can and make the most of school life. The pupils attend a simple act of worship in the adjacent St Mary’s church each day to strengthen their understanding of the Christian faith. The school is set in a beautiful location with ever improving facilities such as outside play spaces and a newly developed garden and wild areas. We try to ensure the school offers a stimulating, welcoming environment for children and parents alike.

Our membership of Acorn Multi Academy Trust supports and strengthens our aims by offering skilled and experienced support and challenge from Andrea Rice, the CEO of the trust. The increased pool of management and teaching expertise found across the six schools; Mrs Ethelstons CE Uplyme, Axminster Primary, St Andrew’s CE Primary Chardstock, Membury Primary, Loders CE Primary and ourselves, helps the staff to develop  and share skills and knowledge and widens the curriculum opportunities for the children.

Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation, governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

The task for the governors is to monitor and oversee the work of the school. To question the staff  and visit the school, as critical friends. We want to know   about standards , behaviour , the safety of the  pupils, expenditure and the quality of the curriculum.  We all strive to maintain and improve Ofsted’s most recent judgement of a good school with outstanding features.

Choosing the right school for your child is a major decision so  the governors invite you to come to  Marshwood  CE Primary  Academy to meet the head of school, staff and pupils to see if our school will meet the needs of your child.

Sarah Forsey

Chair of Governors

Clerk

Mrs V Dower

Head Teacher Mr Luke Owen

To contact the governors please email the clerk: clerk@acornacademy.org, or write to the Chair of Governors, Marshwood Primary, Marshwood, Bridport, DT6 5QA 

MARSHWOOD CE PRIMARY ACADEMY – LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Lead

Registered interests

Luke Owen

Head

 

As Head of School

Head of School

Ex-officio

 

None

Sarah Forsey

Foundation Governor

Salisbury Diocese

Chair 

22.03.16 - 21.03.20

SEN

Whistleblowing

 

None

Rob Greenman

 

Foundation Governor

Salisbury Diocese

 

16.04.19 – 15.04.23

 

Trustee of Bethany Chapel (Regd Charity)

 

Sarah Perrett

Parent 

Elected by parents

09.05.19 - 08.05.23

Safeguarding

None

Sam Miller

Director

Trust Board

08.02.18 - 07.02.22

None

Governors no longer serving

Tara Ballam

Parent

Elected by parents

13.11.19

None

Jo Jones

Parent

Elected by parents

31.10.18

Partner in Parsons & Jones

Anna Morgan

Staff

Elected by staff

31.10.18

Rev Stephen Skinner

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

30.11.18

Barry Allsop

 

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

 

30.11.17

   

Local Governing Body meeting Attendance

Local Governing Body Meetings
01/09/18 – 31/07/19

Possible

Attended

Sarah Perrett

1

2

Jo Jones

2

2

Rev Stephen Skinner

1

1

Luke Owen

5

5

Tara Ballam

5

5

Rob Greenman

4

4

Sarah Forsey

5

5

Anna Morgan

1

1

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

We are open from Tuesday 2nd June for children who are eligible to return in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and those classed as vulnerable and children of critical workers. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org for further information.

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