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The Role of a Governor

The Education Fellowship board is the governing body of all TEF schools. TEF retains an Academy Advisory Board (AAB) structure and welcomes the challenge, the support and advice that governing body provides to the Head teacher and the school. TEF appoint the Governors to the AAB.

The role of the AAB is vital for the day to day running of the school and they are local representatives for TEF in the school and the community. Our Governors know the local community, they know the school and they are uniquely placed to give the Head teacher the relevant support and advice.

Governors are responsible for links with the faculties, which they are required to report on at every meeting. This helps to ensure that attainment and progress and the strategies in place to achieve these are successful. Governors also attend Governors In-Days, which give them the opportunity to:

* Recognise and celebrate success

* Develop relationships with staff

* Get to know the students

* Understand the environment in which teachers are working

* See policies and/or schemes of work in action

This also gives teachers the opportunity to:

* Ensure the AAB understands the reality of the classroom

* Understand better the governors’ roles and responsibilities

* Have the opportunity to reflect on practice through discussion

* Highlight the need for particular resources

Academy Advisory Board – appointed by TEF

Mr William E Mandeville (Community Governor until 09/2017) – Chair – Maths and SEN Link. Care Of Wrenn Academy, London Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2DQ.
Steve Elliott (Principal/TEF)
Mr Matthew Ellson (Parent Governor until 09/2017) – English and Performance Link
Dr Roger Westcott (Community Governor until 09/2017) – Vice Chair -Safeguarding , Health & Safety, and Technology Link
Mrs Debbie Goodrum (Community Governor until 12/2018) – Extended Studies Link
Mr James Aldridge (Community Governor until 12/2018) – PPI Link
Mr Ian Anderson (Community Governor until 06/2019) – Sixth Form Link
Mr Christopher Tidd (Community Governor until 01/2020)
Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk to the Governors


Teaching and Learning Committee – appointed by the AAB

Mr Ian Anderson
Mr Steve Elliott (Principal)
Mr Matthew Ellson (Chair)
Mrs Debbie Goodrum
Mr Bill Mandeville
Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk)

Teaching and Learning Committee Attendance 2016-17

Governors 08/11/2016 07/03/2017 27/06/2017
Ian Anderson YES YES YES
Steve Elliott (Principal) YES YES YES
Tina Mayes (Clerk) YES YES YES

Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Site Committee – appointed by the AAB

 Mr James Aldridge
Mr Steve Elliott (Principal)
Dr Roger Westcott (Chair)
Mr Christopher Tidd
Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk)

Health & Safety, Safeguarding, and premises Committee Attendance

Governors 15/11/2016 21/03/2017 13/06/2017
James Aldridge YES YES YES
Steve Elliott (Principal) YES YES YES
Roger Westcott YES YES YES
Tina Mayes (Clerk) YES YES YES



Register of Interests

Mr James Aldridge – 2 children at Wrenn Academy

Mr Ian Anderson – 2 children at Wrenn Academy, Business Interest – Web developer

Mr Steve Elliott – None
Mr Matthew Ellson – 2 children at Wrenn Academy

Mrs Debbie Goodrum – None
Mr William E Mandeville – None
Mr Christopher Tidd – 1 child at Wrenn Academy

Dr Roger Westcott – None
Mrs Tina Mayes – None