The Board of Governors of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Principals, to ensure that the Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.
Detailed work is carried out in two Committees: Academic Standards and Resources which report to the full Board of Governors.
Oaks Primary Academy also has its own Board of Governors which is shared with Tree Tops Primary Academy, Molehill Primary Academy and Langley Park Primary Academy (the Maidstone Primary Academies Board). The Academy Board is responsible for the day-to-day management and governance of the academies under its jurisdiction. The majority of the leadership and management is delegated to the Principals of each academy. The chairperson of the academy board is represented on the Trust Board to ensure that there is effective and coherent governance.
The Board of Governors of the Maidstone Primary Academies Board
Chair To Be Confirmed
Mrs A Barritte â€“ Vice Chair
Mrs D Biggenden â€“ Principal Governor
Mr J Barned â€“ Parent Governor
Mr D Creasey
Mrs T Davies
Mr D Elliot
Mrs K Major â€“ Principal Governor
Mrs C McBride
Mrs C Rotherham â€“ Safeguarding and Parent Governor
Mrs C Yates
Oaks Primary Academy also has a Development Group, which has a largely monitoring role in support of the academy board. The membership of Group is as follows:
Mrs C Yates â€“ Chair
Mrs D BiggendenÂ â€“ Principal Governor
Mrs J TippleÂ â€“ Principal Governor
Mrs S McFaddenÂ â€“ Staff Governor
Mrs L FidockÂ â€“ Principal Governor
Mr I MilesÂ â€“ Parent Governor
Mrs C RotherhamÂ â€“Â Parent Governor
Mr J JankowskiÂ â€“ CommunityÂ Governor
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Good teaching is allowing pupils to make up for previous gaps in their learning. Pupils have good attitudes to learning because teachers plan activities which maintain pupilsâ€™ interest and enthusiasm. Pupils are proud of their work and this is reflected in their books, which are very neatly presented.
The academy provides well for pupils of all abilities. The most able pupils are given work which is at the right level and are encouraged to do as well as they can and so they make good progress.
Pupils enjoy reading and use the well-stocked library to choose a different book each week. Daily reading sessions, together with well-taught phonics (the sounds that letters make) help to secure pupilsâ€™ good achievement in reading.