Chair of governors - Jim Reed
If you need to get in touch with our Chair of Governors please do so through the school office. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone number: 01543 225620
The Local Governing Body
Springhill Academy’s Local Governing Body can comprise a maximum of twelve members, including:
- the Headteacher of the Academy
- up to four members appointed by the REAch2 Trust Board
- at least two elected parents or guardians of a pupil at the Academy
- up to two elected employees of the Academy, usually comprising one teacher and one non-teaching staff member
- up to three members co-opted by the Local Governors
All Local Governors serve a four-year term of office (with the exception of the Headteacher, who remains a Local Governor ex officio for as long as he or she is in post). Subject to remaining eligible to be a Local Governor, any Local Governor may be reappointed or re-elected at the end of his or her term.
Governance within REAch2
Effective governance across our large Multi-Academy Trust is supported by the following:
- Trust Members
- Trust Board
- Regional Boards
- Local Governing Bodies
- Executive Team – the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy CEO, Finance Director and Business and Policy Director and their respective teams
The Trust Board has overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the Academy Trust, including the establishment and maintenance of the Academies.
Regional Boards have three key functions:
- Provide regional overview, scrutiny and challenge of academy education and financial performance;
- Support regional locality forums for academy leaders and governors to shape and influence Academy Trust thinking; and
- Ensure an effective flow of communication between the Local Governing Bodies, Regional Boards and the Trust Board.
Springhill Academy falls under the West Midlands Region.
The governance of each Academy is delegated to the relevant Local Governing Body.
More information on governance within REAch2 can be found by following the link :http://reach2.org/governance-policy/governance
Declaration of Business and Personal interests
Governors and trustees have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their schools. Where a situation arises in which they cannot do this due to a personal interest they have, steps should be taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict. This ensures governors or trustees are acting in the best interests of the school.
Generally, governors should not participate in any discussions in which they or their relatives may directly or indirectly benefit from a pecuniary interest, except where the relevant authority has authorised this i.e. legislation for maintained schools or articles of association for academies. A direct benefit refers to any personal financial benefit and an indirect benefit refers to any financial benefit you may have by virtue of a relationship to someone who stands to gain from a decision of the governing board. Both direct and indirect interests must be declared.
Non-pecuniary interests (Conflicts of loyalty)
There may be a non-pecuniary interest whereby the governor does not stand to gain any benefit but a declaration should still be made. For example, this might be where a governor has a family member working in the school. While the governor might not benefit personally, their judgment could be impaired if something was brought up that would affect the family member.
Pecuniary interest declaration forms
Pecuniary interest declaration forms for Governors who have left Springhill Academy
Please click on this link for: Governor Attendance List 2015 - 2016
If you have any concerns or interests in joining the board of Governors, please contact Amanda Gandolfo at: