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Governors

GOVERNANCE


Aligning our values to IPAT our vision is to transform the future for our children through partnership and collaboration.  Placing children at the centre of all we do, we aim to create a climate where excellence flourishes as a result of outstanding leadership, engaging teaching and high quality learning.Welcome to Forest Academy, as a local governing body we are really proud of our school. As part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust (IPAT), the governing body has oversight of Forest Academy. The details of our remit are set by the IPAT Trust Board and are detailed in its scheme of delegation and for a list of Inspire Partnership Trustees, please click here.  For corporate information relating to the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust, including the governing documents and the Annual Report and Financial Statements, please click here.

Our aim is to transform the lives of children and we believe the best way to achieve this is through relationships and collaboration.  We celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of our schools but believe together, we are stronger.  Our staff and children place no limits on learning, and our schools are inspiring places to learn! 

As a Governing Body, we are a strong and active cross section of people, with the objectives of providing a strategic view, ensuring accountability, and acting as a critical friend, through support and advice.

By providing an exciting curriculum within a caring and secure environment, we aim to ensure that each child can reach his or her full potential in every aspect of their development whilst at our school.

The governing body welcome your feedback and can be contacted via Julie Newman, clerk to governors:  jnewman@inspirepartnership.co.uk   

Les Jones

Appointed

31/08/2021

Interest Declared

Sara Kennett

Associate Governor

n/a

None

Laura Marshall

Parent

01/11/2022

None

Eileen Muwonge

Appointed

06/06/2022

None

Onyeka Onyewelu

Appointed

19/03/2024

None

Lizzie Parkes

Appointed

17/07/2023

Interest Declared

Abi Oldfield

Staff

n/a

None

Kate Samuels

Staff

31/08/2021

None

Martin Warner

Appointed

31/08/2021

None

 

Meet your Local Governing Body  

The Local Governing Body are made up of two parents elected by parents, one staff member elected by staff, the Associate Head and up to five community governors appointed by the governing body.  We have a parent governor vacancy so if you are interested in joining our governing body please email

jnewman@inspirepartnership.co.uk

 

Interim Principal

Abi Oldfield

Appointed governor by virtue of role

Term of office: ongoing

Attendance during academic year 2018/2019: not applicable

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

Associate Head

Eileen Wray

Appointed governor by virtue of role

Term of office: ongoing

Attendance during academic year 2018/2019: not applicable

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

Eileen Muwonge – Chair of Governors

  • Safeguarding link governor 
  • Pupil Premium link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 7th June 2018   to 6th June 2022
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019:  (4 from 4)

      VACANCY -  Vice Chair of Governors

Les Jones

  • Curriculum link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: IT Consultant  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: (3 from 4)

Sara Kennett

  • Associate governor.  Term of office: ongoing as associate
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: on maternity leave

Laura Marshall

  • SEND link governor
  • Parent governor.  Term of office: 2nd November 2018 to 1st November 2020
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: (3 from 3)

Onyeka Onyewelu

  • Community governor.  Term of office: 20th March 2020 to 19th March 2024
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: not applicable

Lizzie Parkes

  • EYFS link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 16th July 2019 to 15th July 2023
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: Data Analysis Consultant
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: not applicable

Kate Samuels

  • Staff Wellbeing link governor
  • Staff governor.  Term of office: 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: (4 from 4)

Martin Warner

  • SEND link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: (4 from 4)