Our Local Governing Body

As part of the Unity Schools Partnership the school is ultimately managed by the Board of Directors. Information about the trust governance can be found in resources,  Responsibility for the school is delegated to the Local Governing Body listed below. Responsibility for key areas was previously handled by trust level committees within the old trust. The school is currently reviewing these arrangements as part of the Unity Schools Partnership.

Information about the Unity Schools Partnership Scheme of Delegation can be found on their website.  

A copy of our academy’s Master and Supplementary Funding Agreements can be downloaded from resources. 

The staff and governors of the school work together to achieve the best for all of the children in our care.  Burton End Primary Academy school governors are a group of volunteers and members of the local community who give some of their time freely to the school.

As school governors, individually we have no powers but, collectively we make decisions on behalf of the school and the children.  We oversee the curriculum is delivered as government guidelines state;  we oversee the budget and ensure the school is maintained efficiently;  we decide how best to develop the school site and buildings and consider matters of 'Health and Safety'.  These are just some examples of what the governing body does.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor or would like more information,  please contact the Head Teacher or a member of the governing body.

Governing Body Members

Governor Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Ends

Working Party

Specific Responsibilities

All Relevant Business Interests

Relation to Staff Members

Martin Brown

Chair

Trust

USP

02.01.22

Curriculum

HTPM

Finance

Governor at Kedington Primary Academy

No

Alan Stinchcombe

Vice Chair

Trust

USP

30.09.21

SMSCD

Attendance

Employee of University of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate

Self-employed author and educational consultant

Active member of Labour Party

No

Tracy Ayris

Trust

USP

30.09.21

Vulnerable Pupil Champion

Safeguarding

Nil

No

Rebecca Fahy

Trust

USP

16.10.21

Vulnerable Pupil Champion

Tutor of a Year 6 child at Burton End

No

Adam Fielden

Staff

BEPA

30.08.22

Staff Rep.

Nil

No

Karen Sheargold

Headteacher

USP

Curriculum

All areas

Nil

No

Emma Maguire

Parent

Parent

30.09.21

Curriculum

Website

Husband is Head within USP

Cousin is Deputy Head at New Cangle

Father in Law is a Tutor at Samuel Ward

No

Dr Sam Gallacher

Trust

USP

30.09.21

Curriculum

MD Newfield Consulting Ltd

No

Ben Jeffrey

Trust

USP

05.12.22

Curriculum

Headteacher/Governor at Glemsford Primary Academy

No

Stewart Nunn

Parent

Parents

05.12.22

Nil

No

Rosie Smithson

Trust

USP

22.03.22

Curriculum

SEND

CIC

Nil

No

Zoe Frost

Co-opted

USP

05.12.22

Curriculum

Health & Safety

Nil

No