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Governors and School Governance

Election of Parent Governors 2020/21 

 

I am pleased to announce that, as a result of the recent Parent Governor Election, Mrs Clair Hubbard and Mr Robert Herbert will be appointed as Parent Governors.  

 

The Governing Board very much appreciate the commitment that all the applicants were prepared to make to the school and would also like to thank all parents who participated in the ballot.

 

Toni Morris - Clerk to Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

Sidegate is part of the Active Learning Trust (ALT). Click here to contact the Active Learning Trust.  ALT are a multi academy trust and there is an Active Learning Trust Board who place a local governing body in each school to oversee the leadership of the school.  The Local Governing Body acts in accordance with the scheme of delegation agreed by the ALT Board. This scheme sets out what the Trust board asks the Local Governing Body to carry out on its behalf.  Please click on the document link below to view our Scheme of Delegation.

 

 

Further ALT Governance information, including the below documents can be found by visiting the documents section on the ALT website.

 

  • Annual reports
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Charity Trustees and Members
  • Funding agreement.

Further Governance information is located on the ALT website.

Meet our Sidegate Governing Body

Biographies 

 

Mrs Wendy James

As the headteacher, I am automatically a member of the Governing Body. Before I became a headteacher I was a staff governor. I was also a parent governor at Suffolk One when my daughter was in the 6th Form.  I value the challenge and support that the Governing Body offers the school. Our governors bring a wide range of experience to the school and can bring a new perspective to our work.

 

  • Business Interests to declare: Employee of Active Learning Trust.

Mr Tim O'Keefe

  • Acting Chair of Governors with effect from January 2020.
  • Appointed December 2020 as Trust Governor.  Term of office ends November 2023. 
  • Business Interests to declare: None declared.
Mr Matthew Ferrier

I joined the school in 2001 and before becoming Deputy Headteacher, was a class teacher in Years 1, 3 and 5.  I have been an Associate Governor since 2011, helping to shape and facilitate the future direction of the school.  Whilst I am proud of the breadth and quality of learning opportunities that the school offers our pupils, I understand that the work of the Governors to build upon, improve and sustain this, remains a constant challenge. I am pleased to contribute to this process.

 

  • Staff Representative.  Business Interests to declare:  Employee of ALT.
Miss Mary Hallett

I am a chemistry teacher at Northgate High School, where I am also responsible for teacher training and professional development across the school. I have been a governor at Northgate since 2008 and I sit on the Finance Committee of the governing body.  I am passionate about teaching and working with teachers to support them as they work with young people. I am excited about being a part of Sidegate’s local governing body and I hope that I will be able to make a valuable contribution to the life of the school.

 

  • Appointed by ALT September 2017 as Trust Governor.   Term of office ends August 2021.  
  • Business Interests to declare:  Northgate High School Employee.
Mr Robert Herbert
  • Appointed December 2020 as Parent Governor.  Term of office ends November 2023.
Mrs Clair Hubbard
  • Appointed December 2020 as Parent Governor.  Term of office ends November 2023.
Mr Matt Moseley
  • Appointed December 2018 as Parent Governor and converted to Trust Governor by ALT February 2019.  Term of office ends January 2022.
  • Business Interests to declare:  None declared.
Mrs Helen Quantrill
  • Staff Representative since April 2017.
  • Business Interests to declare:  Employee of ALT.
Mrs Heather Valentine
  • Staff Representative since September 2017. 
  • Business Interests to declare:  Employee of ALT.

Mrs Karen Wesley

I have lived and worked in Suffolk for most of my life and I am currently employed as a School Financial Business Manager at two Suffolk Local Authority schools.  Prior to this I worked in the School Finance Team of Suffolk County Council (Schools Choice) and provided financial support and advice to a number of schools and academies in Suffolk.  I believe that every child should be given the opportunities to reach their full potential and I am proud to be part of the school team as we continue to build on the positive progress made over the last three years.

 

  • Appointed by ALT September 2017 as Trust Governor, Child Protection Governor and Safer Employment Champion.  Term of office ends August 2021. 
  • Business Interests to declare: Suffolk County Council Employee.

 

 

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