Springbank Academy - Governance
Members have a similar role to the shareholders of a company. The role of Members and Trustees are separate in order to achieve robust accountability. Members have ultimate control over the multi-academy trust, with the ability to:
The Trustees are both charity trustees and company directors. Academy Trusts are charitable companies and the trustees must comply with company law requirements. Duties are largely the same as those of a governor of a maintained school. Trustees have responsibility for 3 core governance functions:
Local Governing Body
Springbanks Governing Body meets weekly with our Senior Leadership Team for strategic 'catch up' and corporate decision making. Additionally to this the Local Governing Body meet 3 times a year to assure the highest quality provision, safeguarding and equality of opportunity for all pupils, and effective support and management of staff. Through formal reviews the Local Governing Body robustly considers school performance.
The Local Governing Body considers:
Here is some information about our governors:
Julie Vaccari is the Headteacher governor and believes in a vision of excellence for all. Part of this is working closely with a skilled governing body to ensure all decision making is corporate.
Julie Vaccari has been the Headteacher of Springbank since April 2010. Julie is also a facilitator for NPQOnline supporting Senior Leaders and Headteachers in growing their national accreditations. She works with up to 50 schools per year both nationally and internationally.