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Our Governors

Lime Tree Primary Academy is now part of Bright Futures Educational Trust.

The Trust’s Articles of Association, Delegation Framework and other governance documents can be found on Bright Futures’ website: https://www.bright-futures.co.uk/information/governance-documents/

Governance information listed below is currently being reviewed and updated.


The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the school is run both efficiently and effectively by the Head of School and its staff, by playing the role of “critical friend”.  The Body meets in full six times per academic year. 

The Governors take a full and active role in the monitoring of the School Development Plan.  Each Governor acts as a ‘Link Governor’ to a named member of staff and meets twice per year to focus on particular areas of the curriculum.

Each Governor is appointed or elected for a three-year term of office.

You can contact the Chair of Governors either via the school or email.

Local Governors

  • Individuals who sit on local governing bodies (LGBs) are usually referred to as ‘local governors’
  • Trustees delegate governance functions to the local level as per the Scheme of Delegation.
  • LGBs only have such responsibilities as are delegated to them by trustees and as indicated in the Scheme of Delegation
  • Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB
  • MAT leadership and management comes from the MAT executive leaders; governance comes from trustees and (only as a last resort) from members.

Effective governance is a key element of a successful academy. Local Governing Bodies act as a vital and critical friend to school leaders and staff.  They provide the key and crucial connection to the community and to the Board of Trustees.

Local Governing Body members

Mrs C. Larkin
Head of School
  • Daniel Jagger – Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor (01.09.21 – 31.08.24)
  • Iain Wilson – Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor (26.09.19 – 26.09.22)
  • Cllr Joanne Bennett – Co-opted Governor (01.07.21 – 30.06.24)
  • Joanne Egerton – Parent Governor (20.04.18 – 19.4.22) Awaiting Election
  • Lauren Slack – Staff Governor (15.11.18 – 14.11.22)
  • Siân Leighton – Co-Opted Governor (19.03.2021 – 18.03.2024)
  • Sarah Daw – Co-Opted Governor (05.07.2021 – 04.07.2025)
  • The Rev’d Father Lee Wood – Co-Opted Governor (24.03.2022 – 23.03.2025)

Link Governor Roles

The Link Governor role is to provide a broader connection between the Governing Board and the school and prevent the Governing Board being solely reliant on information provided by the Headteacher. By supporting their particular area Link Governors help develop the understanding across the Governing Body to provide additional evidence and insight that enables the Governing Body to challenge information presented by the school and also support the school to meet its strategic objectives.

GovernorGovernor Link RoleStaff Link
Dan Jagger – ChairSEND
Safeguarding
Mrs D. Lloyd
Mrs D. Rea
Iain Wilson – Vice ChairCurriculum
Assessment
Art
Subject Leads
Miss A. Royle/Mrs J. Crouch
Miss A. Gilmartin
Jo EgertonWellbeing
Health and Safety
Attendance
Mrs E. Symonds/Mrs J. Kenny
Mr S. Morgan
Mrs D. Rea
Equality
EAL
Mrs J. Crouch
Mrs J. Crouch
Siân LeightonLooked After ChildrenMrs J. Kenny
Sarah DawEYFSMrs L. Brownell/Miss J Windress
Lauren SlackN/AN/A
The Rev’d Father Lee WoodN/AN/A

Academic Year 2021/22

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2021/22

Member07/10/202125/11/202110/02/202224/03/202219/05/202214/07/2022
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYesYesYes 
Iain WilsonYesYesYesAbsentYes 
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsentYesYes 
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYesYes  
Sarah WindramAbsentYesYesYes N/A N/A
Lauren SlackMaternityMaternityMaternityMaternity Maternity 
Vasiliki KorfiatiYesResignedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Siân LeightonYesYesYesYesYes 
Sarah DawYesYesYesAbsentYes 
The Rev’d Father Lee WoodN/AN/AN/AYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYesYes 

Observers

Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)  

Academic Year 2020/21

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2020/21

Member01/10/202004/02/202120/05/2021
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Iain WilsonYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Lauren SlackAbsentYesAbsent
Denis MallalieuAbsentYesYes
Bernadette KellyN/AAbsentResigned
Vasiliki KorfiatiN/AYesYes
Siân LeightonN/AN/AYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversKate Moss
Jayne Carmichael
Kate MossElla Bray

Attendance at Resources Sub-committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor01/12/202025/03/202108/07/2020
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Bernadette KellyN/AYesResigned
Siân LeightonN/AN/AAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
Observers Bernadette  Kelly
Louise Edwards
Siân LeightonLouise Edwards

Attendance at Teaching and Learning Sub-committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor26/11/202018/03/202115/07/2021
Iain WilsonYesYesYes
Denis MallalieuYesYesYes
Lauren SlackYesYesAbsent
Vasaliki KorfiatiN/AAbsentAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversBernadette Kelly
Vasiliki Korfiati
Ella BrayElla Bray

Academic Year 2019/20

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2019/20

Member26/09/201930/01/202006/05/202008/06/2020
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYesYes
Iain WilsonYesYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentYesAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYesYes
Lauren SlackYesYesYesYes
Janet JarvisAbsentN/AN/AN/A
Denis MallalieuYesYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYes
ObserversNoneJayne Carmichael Nicola Toop
Simon Beswick
Louise Edwards
Jayne Carmichael
Katherine Moss
Jayne Carmichael
Katherine Moss

Attendance at Resources Sub-committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor15/11/201912/03/202030/06/2020
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Denis MallalieuAbsentAbsentAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversLouise EdwardsLouise Edwards
Nicola Toop
Louise Edwards
Simon Beswick
Nicola Toop

Attendance at Teaching and Learning Sub-committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor14/11/201903/03/202002/07/2020
Iain WilsonYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Janet JarvisAbsentN/AN/A
Lauren SlackYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
Observers Simon BeswickSimon Beswick

Academic Year 2018/19

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2018/19

Member20/9/201815/11/20187/3/201910/7/2019
Phil Welch (Chair)YesYesYesResigned
Dan JaggerYesYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettYesYesYesAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYes
Sarah WindramAbsentYesYesYes
Janet GreenYesResigned
Janet JarvisYesYesYesAbsent
Denis MallalieuYesYesAbsentAbsent
John SmithYesYesYesResigned
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYes
ObserversSimon BeswickYesSimon Beswick
Jayne Carmichael
Simon Beswick
Nicola Toop

Attendance at Resources Sub-committee Meetings 2018/19

Governor04/10/201801/03/201921/06/2019
Phil Welch (Chair)YesYesYes
Denis MallalieuAbsentAbsentYes
Joanne EdgetonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversSimon Beswick
Nicola Toop
Louise Edwards
YesSimon Beswick
Nicola Toop

Attendance at Teaching and Learning Sub-committee Meetings 2018/19

Governor27/09/201824/01/201921/05/2019
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Janet JarvisYesAbsentAbsent
Lauren SlackYesYesAbsent
John SmithYesYesAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversSimon BeswickYesAbsent
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