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
Libby Fidock (Link Principal, Langley Park Primary Academy)
Jonathan Jankowski (Governor)
Ian Miles (Parent Governor)
Catharine Rotherham (Parent Governor)
Jane Tipple (Principal, Oaks Primary Academy)
Pen Portrait of our Chair of Governors
Giles Osborne is a former Head of School who has worked in a range of Good and Outstanding schools. He is also formerly an advisor to Kent LEA and a Senior University Lecturer at Brighton and Canterbury Christ Church.
An experienced governor, currently on the board of 2 schools, Giles combines this with his work supporting trusts and schools focusing on the data and outcomes of the pupils. Giles teaches on the National qualification for Headteachers and nationally leads the training for schools on understanding the Dfe and Ofsted’s data.
Giles, born and bred in Kent, has a daughter who is currently in year 5, and understands the challenges faced by parents on a day to day basis
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