Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.
As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Rosecliffe Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Rosecliffe Spencer Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.
The powers defining the legal relationship between Rosecliffe Spencer Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.
The Scheme of Delegation used at Rosecliffe Spencer Academy can be found here.
The Trust governor handbook can be found here.
A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.
Members of the Local Governing Body
- Fiona Pearson – Chair
- Jo Cuthbert – Parent Governor – SEND – Safeguarding
- Ian Redfearn – Health & Safety
- Ken Fulton – Teaching & Learning
- David Shuttleworth – Community
Outstanding governance is central to the success of Spencer academies, helping to set the direction of our schools and providing the supportive challenge needed to raise standards.
Our local governing bodies are made up of representative members of the school community including parent and community governors. Chosen for a mixture of skills and competencies, they play an important role which includes supporting the Board of Directors with their broader responsibility for governance across the Spencer Academies Trust.
Together, we deliver on the Spencer Academies Trust mission: to provide an outstanding quality of education and improve the life chances of children across the East Midlands.
On behalf of Rosecliffe Spencer Academy, we are currently recruiting for governors. If you would like to be considered for membership of the local governing body, please register your interest through the school office at email@example.com.