The Good Shepherd Trust
The Weald Church of England Primary School, is proud to be an academy that is sponsored by The Good Shepherd Trust.
Information on the finances and governance arrangements (including annual reports and accounts) can be found here.
The Trust Board has a Register of Interests, which can be found by following this link.
The Trust Board delegate some functions of the ‘day to day’ running of The Weald to the Local Committee through a Scheme of Delegation, which can be seen below.
Key activities include:
- Delivering excellent education for every pupil
- Enhancing the distinctively Christian character of our Church schools
- Ensuring sound financial management and effective use of public funds
- Agree the aims and objectives for the school
- Set the policies to achieve those objectives
- Set challenging but realistic targets for teaching and monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
- Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (acting as a ‘critical friend’)
The Local Committee (LC) receive regular reports on standards and teaching and monitor progress data. They visit the school regularly, covering all classes, to monitor progress and identify any issues and provide an oversight and agree the budget of the school.
The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and working to the objectives agreed by the LC. The LC provides the framework within which he and his staff work.
The LC meets six times per year (more if required and at least once per half term) and all LC members are expected to attend.
The LC comprises of people chosen and appointed by The Good Shepherd Trust, for their expertise and ability to work with school leaders, in order to accelerate the rate of school improvement. There is much to celebrate in the school’s progress to date and the LC are supporting the initiatives for ongoing improvement, which are already having a demonstrable impact.
Further information regarding the local governance of our school can be found on the Get Information About Schools website.
The current LC membership is:
Sarah Smith, Chair of LC and designated LC member for Safeguarding
James Baguley, Headteacher, The Weald CofE Primary School
Helen Everett, Foundation Member
Mark Brown, Staff Member
Alexia Bolton, General Member
Matthew Sparkes, Parent Member
Richard Green, Parent Member
All members of the LC are appointed by the Good Shepherd Trust.
|Full Name of LGC Member||Name and Nature of Business||Nature of Interest||Date of Appointment or Acquisition of Business Interest||Cessation of Interest||Date of Declaration||Date of Review|
07 Dec 2020
James Eliot Baguley
The Weald CofE Primary School
01 Sept 2020
Helen Elizabeth Everett
Animal and Plant Health Agency, DEFRA
10 April 2006
Mark Owen Brown
The Weald CofE Primary School
01 May 2016
28 Dec 2020
01 Sept 2017
02 March 2021
Matthew James Sparkes
03 March 2021
15 Sept 2021
Further governance documentation can be found below.
Please click here for The Good Shepherd Trust's financial reporting.