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The Westwood Academy (Coventry) is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 7700728.

The registered address is: The Westwood Academy, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY



MENSA Governing Body

Why is there a Governing Body? There is a governing body in every school and its purpose is to help the school provide the best education possible for its pupils. The members of the School’s Governing Body are:


Parent Governors

Mr Paul Harris – Chair of Governing Body

Mr Peter Shearing

Mrs Emma Sharp

Mr James Hinde


Academy Governors

Ms Jane Benton – Head Teacher

Mr Stuart Beamish

Mrs Kate Hughes- Vice Chair of Governing Body

Mrs Satwinder Toor


Co-Opted Governors

Cllr Marcus Lapsa

Mr Martin Vickery

Mr Ben Brereton


Staff Governors

Mrs S Campbell-Barker


How are governors appointed? The term of office for any Governor shall be four years; the current structure comprises up to 8 general or academy governors, two staff governors, a maximum of 3 co-opted governors and not less than two parent governors. The Head Teacher is also a governor. Subject to remaining eligible to be a particular type of Governor any Governor may be reappointed or re-elected. Where required the Governing Body will hold Governor Elections, e.g. for parent governors, the rules governing any election are as laid out in the term of office documentation and as directed by statute.


Policies and Procedures Adopted for the Induction and Training of governors

The training and induction provided for new and existing Governors will depend on their existing experience. Where necessary induction will include training on educational, legal and financial matters. All new Governors will be given the opportunity of a tour of the Academy, have the chance to meet with staff and students and are provided with copies of key documents, such as policies, procedures, accounts, budgets, plans and other documents they need to undertake their role as Governors. As there is expected to be only a small number of new Governors a year, induction will be carried out informally and will be tailored specifically to the individual. Training provided by the Coventry Governor Support Unit can also be accessed as required by any governor.

The Chair of Governors will oversee the training of all Governors and will provide a training schedule and agree Link Governors for individual academy faculties.



Organisational Structure


The new Academy was set up with a management structure to support the Education Brief. The Academy’s organisational structure consists of three levels: the Governors, the Strategic Leadership Team and the extended Leadership Team.


The Governors are responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring its financial and operational performance and making strategic decisions about the direction of the Academy, approving major items of expenditure and making senior staff appointments, such as Head Teacher (Principal, Deputy Head Teacher and other such senior posts). .


What do governors do? 


The Governing Body acts as a group, although each governor makes up their own mind about matters considered. Governors are responsible for the mission, aims and the values of the school. They decide with the Head Teacher how the school will develop; maintain and improve standards; and approve the policies and procedures which will support that development. To do things effectively, governors serve on committees and task groups: they attend meetings, get to know the school, undertake training and promote the interest of the school and the education of its pupils.


How to Contact the Chair of Governors

 

If you need to contact the chair of Governors please do so by writing to :

 

Mr Paul Harris

Chair Of Governors

The Westwood Academy

Mitchell Avenue

Coventry. CV4 8DY

 

Or e mail: admin@thewestwoodacademy.co.uk and mark you e mail ‘For the Attention of the Chair of Governors ‘ in the subject field


Final Accounts 2015-2016

Final Accounts 2014-2015

Final Accounts 2013/2014

Value for money statement

Final Accounts 2012/2013

Value for money statement 2012/2013

 Memorandum and Articles of Association - June 2011

Funding Agreement August 1st  2011

Governors Transparency Information 2014 - 2015

The Westwood Academy Financial Procedures Manual 2016 2107

Governance_handbook_November_2015

Governors Transparency Information 2015 - 2016

Governor Visits to School Policy and Protocol September 2016

Westwood Academy Governors Code of Conduct September 2016

Westwood Academy - Governors Terms of Reference  2016 - 2017