Governing Board

Our Governance Structure

Chellaston Infant School is an Academy within Peak Multi Academy Trust.  All academies within the Trust are governed by the Peak Multi Academy Trust Board and Members.

Members

The Members sit above the board of Trustees.  They are considered as the custodians of a trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the multi academy trust.  To ensure robust accountability within our governance structure, the members are independent of the trust board.

Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust and are tasked with assessing if the board is performing well and, as such are ensuring that the purpose of the trust, and its charitable object is being fulfilled.  Members themselves have a minimal role in the actual running of the trust.  It is the trust board, not members, who are the organisations key decision makers.

Trust Board

The Trust Board have strategic oversight and have ultimate responsibility for the management decisions within the Multi Academy Trust.  The Board’s key responsibilities are to ensure the quality of education provision and compliance with Companies and Charities law, along with ensuring that public funds are being spent responsibly.  The Trust Board will meet as often as is necessary to carry out their duties, but at least three times a year.

The Trust Board have established a Finance, Remuneration and Audit Committee which will meet a minimum of three times a year to ensure that the Trust is fulfilling its obligations around financial scrutiny, compliance and operational controls.

The Chair of the Trust Board is Nick Hollis who can be contacted via the Clerk to the Trust Board, Emma Holmes: e.holmes@peakmat.uk

The Local Governing Board (LGB)

The Local Governing Board support the vision of the Trust at a school-level and provide a monitoring role for standards specifically in relation to academic performance, quality of care and provision for the academy.  They play a support and challenge role, acting as a critical friend in ensuring the work of the academy to maintain and improve standards.  They make decisions in line with the Scheme of Delegation, delegated to it by the Trust Board.

 

Ross McCristal – Chair of the Local Governing Board

Co-opted Governor

*Biography*

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Brad Ames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Ames

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

“I started as a parent governor when my youngest of 2 children started at the school. I am now co-opted governor as both of my children have passed through the school and my youngest is just about to commence her final year of the Chellaston academy. I have been a governor for 12 years and chair of governors since 2008/9.
I am an Aerospace Sales Manager for an engineering business based in Kent but have previously spent 28 years in the aerospace sector, 22 years of that with Rolls-Royce in Derby.
I enjoy the interaction with the school at all levels and to offer the potential solutions to issues based upon my industrial experience, whilst also offering suitable challenge to ensure that the children receive the best support they can whilst in the care of the school. I hope as a governing body that we are able to utilise the expansive skills that the governing body possess based upon varying business backgrounds and hence offering solutions to educational setting issues from an independent perspective”.

 

Katherine Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Johnson

Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I’m Katherine Johnson. I have been a Parent Governor since 2013 and have now been co-opted onto the Governing Board. I was initially, appointed by parents of the school via a ballot. I am part of the Teaching and Achievement Committee but have also served on the Finance Committee.  During term time I help at school as a parent volunteer in a class.  I have two children who thoroughly enjoy Chellaston Infant School. Out of school, I work with primary aged children as a tutor of English and Maths”.

Charlotte Convey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Convey

Parent Governor

Chair of Teaching and Achievement Committee

I am Charlotte Convey and have been a parent governor at Chellaston Infants school since December 2014. I have two boys, one now moved on to Chellaston Juniors and one in Year 1. I am currently a Freelance Arts Worker working with Community  and Statutory organisations delivering Creative Wellbeing projects.  I am therefore committed to supporting children and young people, particularly those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, through offering positive experiences in development and education.

Ellen Hancock

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Ellen Hancock

Co-Opted Governor

Finance and Resources Committee

“I have worked in school for over 15 years in various roles. I live locally and my daughter attended Chellaston Infant School. In my spare time I run a bit, play netball and spend many hours walking the paths in the White Peak with my trusty binoculars. I am a Governor because I want to help the school and its children be the best they possibly can”.

 

Jane Walker

Co-opted Governor – Vice Chair of the Full Governing Board

Teaching and Achievement Committee

 

Denise Owusu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Owusu

Parent Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

“I’m Denise, and I’m married to Michael. We have two lovely boys, the eldest is in Year 1 at Chellaston Infant School our youngest is at nursery. I am a secondary school teacher who is passionate about education. I love it when children are given multiple opportunities and support to achieve their very best. Being a parent governor means that I can be the voice on behalf of parents and help the school continue to go from strength to strength.”

Emma Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Baker

Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

I have lived in Chellaston for 10 years with my husband, Rich.  We have two children, Jessica, who is in Year 2 at Chellaston Infant School and James, who started school in September.  Before becoming a Mum I was a Human Resources Manager for Boots.  For the last 6 years I have stayed at home with the children and also enjoyed volunteering for 3 local children’s charities.  I look forward to representing the view of parents on the Governing Body.

 

 

Gemma McKeown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemma McKeown

School Staff Governor

Teaching and Achievement Committee

I am Gemma, I am married with 2 children and a step –daughter who went through the school a number of years ago. I have worked in school as a year 1 teacher for the last 4 years. Prior to this, I volunteered here for 4 years. I have helped in different year groups and have enjoyed being a member of the Chellaston Infant team ever since.  I look forward to learning more and working in a new capacity as a teacher governor.

Governor Strategic Plan