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Academy Committee (Local Governing Body) – Membership 2021 – 2022

Category of Governor Name Term of office expires
Parent Governor

Mr. C. Williams


Parent Governor

Mrs. K. Skelton


Co-opted Governor



Co-opted Governor

Miss J. Burkinshaw Vice-Chair


Co-opted Governor

Mrs. J. Smith


Co-opted Governor



Link Trustee

Mr. M. Skelton


Associate Governor

Mrs. J. Dawson


Staff Governor

Ms. S Adams


Head Teacher

Mr P Rust


Deputy Headteacher

Mrs. R Zimozdra



Empowering Minds Governance Annual Meeting Schedule 2021 – 2022

Academy Committee Attendance Record 2021 - 2022


Academy Committee

    Autumn 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Autumn 2022
Highwoods Academy Committee Meetings
Clerk: B Fallowfield 17th November 2021 22nd March 2022 19th July 2022 22nd September 2022
Trust Members Meetings
Clerk: Angela Stringer AGM 14th December 2021 11th January 2022 12th July 2022 28th September 2022
Trustees Meetings
Clerk Angela Stringer 22nd September 2021 22nd February 2022 14th June 2022 13th September 2022
Trust Finance Committee Meetings
Clerk: TBA 18th October 2021 22nd March 2021 28th June 2022 18th October 2022
  7th December 2021    
Trust Strategic Committee
  15th October  2021 TBA TBA TBA

Academy Committee (Local Governing Body) – Membership 2020 – 2021

Academy Committee Minutes & Attendance Record 2020-2021

Governing Body Written Statement of Behaviour principles

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
  • The Positive Relationships and Behaviour Policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • The Positive Relationships and Behaviour Policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life

The Academy Committee also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the Academy Committee annually.

Historical Governing Body Membership and attendance records

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