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The Governing Body

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The academy’s Governing Body is proud to be part of the progress that the Academy is making and is committed to the success of the Academy for the future.

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers organised within the Education Act 2012 and the Regulations associated with that Act that came into force in 2012 and 2013.

The Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, aims, ethos and  strategic direction;
  • Seeking to ensure the educational performance of the Academy and all of its pupils; and
  • Oversight of the Academy’s financial performance, use of resources and performance management

These functions are exercised via the Governing Body.

 
The Governing Body oversee and approve the Academy Improvement Plan and within that Plan have identified particular areas of focus for evaluation and review. These are clearly identified in the Plan and inform the forward plan of Governing Body. There are regular meetings of the full Governing Body, together with frequent meetings between members of the Governing Body responsible for key areas and members of the Academy. These meetings, and these contacts, create a calendar of the Governing Body’s work; a full record of those meetings and contacts is maintained.

These key documents are:

  • The Academy Improvement Plan
  • The Trust and LGB meeting dates 2017-18

The Governing Body also has a number of statutory duties, for example the safeguarding of pupils, employment within the academy and complaints procedures. Finally, the Governing Body is – as all Governing Bodies are - subject to inspection by OfSTED and the Governing Body’s performance is part of the Leadership and Management comments in subsequent reports.

 

The Governing Body’s work

Behind all this formality are the relationships between members of the Governing Body and those working in and supporting the Academy – including students, parents as well as staff. These relationships are based on trust and openness and a shared view of the Academy’s aim and how that shared view is formed. This has produced systems of reporting from the Academy, knowledgeable governors who fully understand what is being done and settings where there are frank discussions about the Academy’s strategic direction, policy decisions and the development of educational practice. This means, for example, that details of examination results are reviewed, policies intended to improve behaviours for learning are considered and key indicators such as RAISEonline reports and attendance and exclusion data are poured over.

The Governing Body is directly involved in the hard decisions that the Academy has to make, especially when resources are so clearly being limited – and also in the Academy’s self-evaluation processes that have been an important a part of the Academy’s success.

 

The Governing Body's membership

The names of the members of the Governing Body follow, together with a brief pen portrait of each of them that note their Governing Body work.

In addition the Governing Body is supported by a Clerk, Kevin Allen-Khimani. Kevin is not a voting member of the Governing Body.

Chair of local governing body

Name Appointed by From To
Joy Allman Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2017 30/09/2020

Local governors

Name Appointed by From To
Adrian Roberts Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 30/09/2020
Luciano Sepede Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 30/09/2020
Miranda Cannon Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 30/09/2020
Rakesh Naik Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 30/09/2020
Sara-Jayne Fletcher Appointed by GB/board 23/08/2017 23/08/2022

Historic (left within last 12 months)

Name Role Appointed by From To
Aisha Ikbal Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 02/07/2018


About the Governors

Joy Allman

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

Joy has over 30 years experience in education, having taught in both schools and in the Post-16 sector.  Her subject specialisms included ICT, Business and Teacher Training. Joy also has a wealth of educational management experience including: Programme Area Manager at Henley College Coventry and Curriculum Manager (Quality & Students) at Leicester College. Joy is currently the Vice Principal for Curriculum at Gateway Sixth Form College.  Her main focus is the development of teaching, learning and assessment and ensuring that the curriculum provided meets the needs of all students, preparing them to progress either on to further/higher education or employment.  Joy’s interests include travel, walking and socialising with friends and family.

Other Business Interests

None.

Miranda Cannon

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

Miranda is a Director with the City Council where her responsibilities include communications, human resources and governance. She has been a governor at Babington for a number of years arising from a desire to put her knowledge and skills to use in a way which will help the achievement of children and young people in the city. Miranda chairs the Leadership & Management Committee, and is a member of the Quality and Standards and Remuneration Committees.

Other Business Interests

Leicester City Council - Director

Rakesh Naik

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

Rakesh is a teacher/manager with a breadth of experience in behaviour change, safeguarding, learner finance and tutorial management across whole institutions. He currently heads up the Pastoral provision at Regent College and is the safeguarding lead there. Rakesh is passionate about the impact of educational research and in particular how schools and colleges can, and have, narrowed attainment gaps with learners who have faced the most disadvantage.

Other Business Interests

Regent College - Head of Progress

Sara Fletcher

Governor Type:
Headteacher/Principal

Date Appointed:
24 August 2017

I have been proud to be part of the journey at Babington for nine years, my first role being Faculty Leader of PE and Performing Arts.  I was seconded onto the senior team as Assistant Principal in 2010 with responsibility for KS3 progress and student voice and was promoted to Vice Principal in 2012 with specific responsibility for KS3 Progress, narrowing the gap and pupil premium.  In 2016 I was appointed to the role of Associate Headteacher at Babington and achieved my NPQH in January 2017.  In August 2017 I was appointed to the role of Principal at Babington.  It is an honour to lead Babington on the next phase of the journey, beyond outstanding.

Other Business Interests

None

Kevin Allen-Khimani

Governor Type:
Clerk (Non Voting)

Date Appointed:
1 September 2017

Kevin became Clerk to Governors in September 2017.

Other Business Interests

None

Adrian Roberts

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office:
4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

Adrian has been a primary school governor for six years and brings a wealth of understanding with him from that experience.  That experience includes a understanding of a student's transition from primary to the secondary sector.

Other Business Interests

None

Luciano Sepede

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office:
4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

I have been a teacher for twelve years, ten of those here at Babington. After beginning my working life as a journalist, I entered education with the principal hope of improving the scholastic achievement of young people. I have watched Babington grow enormously during the last decade and I have hopefully played a small part in the school’s considerable success. As an English teacher, I have had the privilege of working with many fantastic colleagues, but the ultimate honour has been helping our students progress, sometimes way beyond expectations. As a ‘first-time’ governor I look forward to making a further contribution on the Behaviour and Safety committee. 
Away from school, three things dominate my life: family, friends and football. I also enjoy travelling and class myself as a cultured film buff and highly knowledgeable music fan!

Other Business Interests

None

More information

Further governance information such as annual accounts can be found on the Learning without Limits Academy Trust website.

Learning without Limits Academy Trust Website