All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at www.reach2.org. The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today. You can also find details of who our trustees are.
Our school, like all the schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB). There is a scheme of delegation, which details how the LGB should work. The LGB hold meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership and pupils whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they should.
Our school’s LGB is made up of 4 trust-appointed members, who are volunteers, two parents, two staff and the headteacher. They can invite other members of staff in to meetings to discuss current issues. They have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declaration of interests form.
The LGB also works alongside a regional board where region-wide issues are discussed. The Regional Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, with head teachers and chairs of governors. There is also a team of regional officers, led by the Regional Director, Tim Culpin. They provide support to the schools in finance, HR, estates and governance.
We have to share this information with you about our governors and governance:
- REACh2 Trust website http://reach2.org/governance-policy/governance/
- Our governors’ names and roles and responsibilities on the LGB
- Our governors’ declarations of interests
- Our governors’ attendance at meetings during the last academic year
- The local governing body’s terms of reference document
Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gamble
|Name||Type of Governor||Links and areas of specialism||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Paul Wilkinson||Vice-Chair, REAch2 Appointed||
|Laura Davies||Staff - Teacher||
|Jane Bell||REAch2 Appointed||
|Appointments and Committee Membership|
I have had a close association with Riverside Academy since I became Vicar of Newbold-on-Avon in 1990 and I am very keen to support the Academy in whatever way I can. I hope that my many years living in this community and my regular contact with a wide cross-section of its residents enables me to make a positive contribution to the leadership of the Academy through its Governing Body.
Born in the village, whose family have been associated with the village for over 200 years. I have a deep interest in science and engineering, serving as a Naval Engineer Officer, and currently working in the scientific field. As governor I have take in interest in Greater Depth since my child is fortunate enough to have been part of that programme in KS1. Using my background I hope to enhance the academy, giving assistance in any way I am able. I volunteered to be a governor to give back to the school and community what it has given me and my family over many years we have been associated with the village. My aim is to help make this school an excellent school for the whole community, an asset for our children to thrive and become the very best they can be.
My reason for becoming a Governor was to give me the opportunity to positively influence the standard of education and opportunities available to the children of Riverside Academy, now and in the future, my son is a pupil of Riverside Academy, so this is especially important to me. Other than my most important job of being a mum, I am a full-time Project Manager in Logistics. Because of my professional role and experience, I bring a broad and strong skillset to the Local Governing Board, such as time management & effective organisation & planning, prioritising, diplomacy and conflict resolution. I am confident in speaking in more formal settings, or communicating with large groups. I have a commercial awareness, so I am able to interpret and discuss budgetary & financial issues too, all of which I hope to draw on to benefit the school.
In September 2012, I joined Riverside Academy as the Year 2 teacher. My teaching role in school has enabled me to have a strong understanding of the National Curriculum requirements as well as the end points for learners across all subjects and year groups. A memorable and engaging curriculum is something I have always been passionate about and during my employment at Riverside Academy I have been fortunate enough to have had an involement in the design of our bespoke curriculum. I am the 11B411 ambassador for Riverside Academy and lead a trust-wide enrichment programme that aims to offer all pupils 11 amazing experiences before they leave primary school.
I became a teaching govenor as I wanted to work as part of the Governing body to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all our children. Included in my role as teaching governor is the monitoring of staff CPD. As a teacher, I am able to see the impact on our staff and learners from the different CPD that has taken place.
In September 2018, I joined the Senior Leadership Team as Curriculum Lead. My passion for providing an exceptional curriculum, which raises aspirations and broadens knowledge, continues and I look forward to the next stage in our journey.