Governors

Welcome to Marshwood Church of England Primary Academy. 

Ours is an extremely happy school, providing a caring environment in which each child can feel truly valued. We have dedicated, well-qualified teaching staff who provide a high quality education supported by well trained classroom assistants.  The curriculum is rich and varied and we make the most of visits and visitors to enhance the pupils’ experiences. The children can select from a number  of extra-curricular opportunities which help them to develop their talents and interests to the full. Our small school has high expectations of  the pupils  in all they do and this underpins  activities whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or on day or residential visits.

The Christian ethos pervades the life of the school. We want our children to feel cared for valued and safe, and, in turn, to care for and value others. We want all the children here to feel good about themselves because we know that happy, confident children will both do the best they can and make the most of school life. The pupils attend a simple act of worship in the adjacent St Mary’s church each day to strengthen their understanding of the Christian faith. 

Our membership of Acorn Multi Academy Trust supports and strengthens our aims. The increased pool of management and teaching expertise found across the seven schools in the Trust helps the staff to develop and share skills and knowledge and widens the curriculum opportunities for the children.

Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation, governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

The task for the governors is to monitor and oversee the work of the school. To question the staff  and visit the school, as critical friends. We want to know   about standards , behaviour , the safety of the  pupils, expenditure and the quality of the curriculum.  We all strive to maintain and improve Ofsted’s most recent judgement of a good school with outstanding features.

Choosing the right school for your child is a major decision so  the governors invite you to come to  Marshwood  CE Primary  Academy to meet the head of school, staff and pupils to see if our school will meet the needs of your child. We currently have a vacancy for a foundation governor, if you are interested in joining us please get in touch.

Sarah Forsey c/o Marshwood CE Primary, Tel: 01297 678224

Acting Head: Mr Peter Beare

To contact the governors please email the clerk: clerk@acornacademy.org, or write to the Chair of Governors, Marshwood Primary, Marshwood, Bridport, DT6 5QA 

Scheme of Delegation

LGB Terms of Reference

For further details of the Acorn MAT Trust Board of Directors and the governance structure, please click on the link below:

AMAT Trust Board of Directors

Marshwood Primary - LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Name
Type of Governor
Appointing Body
Office
Term
Role

Peter Beare

Head of School

As Head of School

Head of School

Ex - officio

 

Sarah Forsey

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

Chair

23.02.21 - 22.02.25

Whistleblowing

SEN

Rob Greenman

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

 

16.04.19 – 15.04.23

Ethos Group

Ann-Marie Chapman

Parent

Trust Board

 

20.10.21 - 19.10.25

 

Sarah Cuff

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

 

03.11.21 - 02.11.25

Safeguarding

Revd Sarah Godfrey

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

 

18.07.22 - 17.07.26

 
Governors no longer serving

Catherine 

Grinter

Parent

Trust Board

 

Stood down:

20.07.22

 

Business Interests & Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 01/09/21 - 31/07/22

Name
Registered Business Interest
Possible meetings
Meetings attended

Peter Beare

None

6

6

Sarah Forsey

Martin & Co - accountant

6

6

Rob Greenman

Trustee of Bethany Chapel (Regd Charity)

6

5

Catherine Grinter

Scott Rowe Solicitors - legal secretary

6

3

Ann-Marie Chapman

None

5

4

Sarah Cuff

None

5

4

Sarah Godfrey

School Governor - St Michael's CofE Primary, Lyme Regis

0

0