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Governing Body

The Governors have a general responsibility for determining thepolicy and effective management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation. However, the Headteacher/s control/s the day to day running of the school.

The areas where the Governing Body have responsibility include:

  • school finance
  • the care and use of the school premises
  • the appointment of the Headteacher/s and other staff
  • school hours and holidays
  • the curriculum
  • admissions of pupils
  • discipline and the suspension of pupils from school

The Governing Body must meet at least once a term. Ultimately, the governors answer to the Trustees and the Department of Education for the running of the school. The Governing Body is part of the school partnership ethos at Acton, which works voluntarily for the good of the school with the interests of the pupils as paramount.

The trust has delegated some powers to the Governing Body. It is the link between the Trust, teaching staff and the local community. It is made up of parent governors elected in a secret ballot by parents, one teacher governor and the Headteacher/s, foundation governors and appointed and co-opted members.

If you need to contact the chair of Governors, please address correspondence to:

Attention of Megan Nurse (Chair of Governors)
Acton CE Primary Academy
Chester Road
Nantwich
CW5 8LG

Governing Body

NamePositionDate of AppointmentAppointed byTerms of OfficePecuniary InterestsAttendance Record 20-21
Megan NurseChair of GovernorsSeptember 2018Parents3yrsNo3/3
Jane HortonVice Chair of GovernorsSeptember 2018Parents3yrsNo3/3
Philip PercivalGovernorSeptember 2018Foundation3yrsNo3/3
Lesley LatronicoGovernor8th May 2019Foundation2yrsNo3/3
Paul McIntyreGovernorSeptember 2021Co-GovernorNo-
Rachael McKinlayGovernorSeptember 2018Head Teacher3yrsNo3/3
Ruth StevinsonGovernorMarch 2021Staff 1yrNo2/3

Governor Roles and Responsibilities

Committee AreaGovernor
Health & SafetyPaul Mcintyre and Phillip Percival
FinancePaul Mcintyre and Phillip Percival
SafeguardingLesley Latronico
Vulnerable pupils inc PP and SENLesley Latronico
SIAMsLesley Latronico
Pupil and staff voiceJane Horton
CurriculumMegan Nurse
Head Teacher PerformanceMegan Nurse and Jane Horton

Acton CE Academy joined North West Academies Trust (NWAT) in September 2021.

NWAT is passionate about supporting schools within their community and helping to ensure outstanding learning opportunities for every child. The Trust, and its schools, aspire to excellence in education and this is underpinned by The Seven Principles of Public Life: Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty and Leadership.

The Trust is a charitable body offering advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview to several academies in Cheshire.

Full details of NWAT governance, registers of interest and scheme of delegation are on the Trust website. Please use the link below to find out more.

North West Academies Trust: Governance

Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, The Coach House, Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP Tel: 01244 566167.

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