Meet the Trustees
Who are the Blue Bell Hill Academy Trustees?
- Mrs Rebecca Edge – Headteacher
- Ms Jose Coles – (Chair of Trustees + Safeguarding Trustee & SEND)
- Mrs Vicki Unwin - Vice Chair of Trustees
- Mrs Nicola Gilzeane-Dakin - Community
- Mr Mark Rowe - Community
- Miss Lucy Bird - Parent
What is the role of a Trustee?
Trustee's have the responsibility to:
Ensure that the school has clear aims and values and is being run effectively and efficiently for the benefit of the pupils and the wider community;
Focus on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning so that every pupil achieves his/her full potential;
To ensure that a viable and equitable budget is set;
Recognise and celebrate the achievements of the school.
What do Trustee's do?
The full board of Trustee's meet once each term for about an hour and a half. There is a formal agenda with an external Clerk to the Governors taking notes which become the official minutes of the meeting. The Headteacher provides a full update of the previous few months in a Headteacher Report and the Chair of Governors feeds back information about Governor Committee meetings, Governors visits and Governor monitoring:
The two Committees, Personnel and Finance and Strategic also meet once each term;
Governors are excepted to make both formal and inform visits to the school on a very regular basis to ensure that they are knowledgeable and informed about the school;
Governors are always part of any recruitment process, including observing applicants teaching and taking part in formal interviews;
Governors are expected to attend regular training session including induction training, safeguarding training and understanding data training.
The Government expects Trustee's to:
- Systematically monitor the school’s progress towards meeting agreed development targets;
- Be well informed and knowledgeable about the school;
- Take and support hard decisions in the interests of pupils;
- Attend lessons to gather information about the school at work.
How do I access the Governing Body documents?
The governing body documents are available on the academy trust website.
How do I contact the Governing Body?
Contact the Chair of Governors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to the Chair of Governors addressed to the school or handed into the School Office.