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Academy Trust & Governance

Learning Without Limits Academy Trust

Babington Community College is the lead school in the

Learning Without Limits Academy Trust
151 Strasbourg Drive
Leicester
LE4 0SZ

Tel: 0116 2221616

 

The Governing Body of Babington Community College

 

The College’s Governing Body is proud to be part of the progress that the College is making and is committed to the success of the College 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 College and all of its pupils; and
  • Oversight of the College’s financial performance, use of resources and performance management

 

These functions are exercised via the Governing Body and its respective committees. These committees are:

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards – chaired by Joy Allman

The role of this committee is to focus on supporting and evaluating progress in relation to the College Improvement Plan and the evaluation of that plan in a wide range of areas namely finance, staffing, curriculum, policies and procedures.

It also oversees student achievement and progress, and the quality of teaching and learning and has oversight of Hearing Committees drawn from the Governing Body.

This Committee’s work also includes scrutiny of the Governing Body’s own constitutional arrangements.

Leadership, Management, Quality and Standards Committee Terms of Reference

 

Behaviour and Safety – chaired by Adrian Roberts
The role of this committee is to focus on supporting and evaluating progress against the College Improvement Plan in relation to safeguarding, student behaviour and safety for all working and studying in the College.

Behaviour and Safety Committee Terms of Reference

 

The Governing Body and its Committees oversee and approve the College 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 and Committee meetings. There are regular meetings of the committees (where members of the College’s leadership team are also present), and the full Governing Body, together with frequent meetings between members of the Governing Body and members of the College. 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 College Improvement Plan
  • The Governing Body forward plan
  • The 2015-2016 calendar of meetings

The Governing Body also has a number of statutory duties, for example the safeguarding of pupils, employment within the College and complaints procedures. These duties are also contained within the work of the committees and the Governing Body as a whole. 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 College – including students, parents as well as staff. These relationships are based on trust and openness and a shared view of the College’s aim and how that shared view is formed. This has produced systems of reporting from the College, knowledgeable governors who fully understand what is being done and settings where there are frank discussions about the College’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 College has to make, especially when resources are so clearly being limited – and also in the College’s self-evaluation processes that have been an important a part of the College’s success.


The Governing Body's membership

 

The Governing Body’s composition conforms to regulations that must be in place by September 2015. There are twelve members of the Governing Body. Their names follow, together with a brief pen portrait of each of them that note their Governing Body work including the committees on which they serve.

In addition the Governing Body is fully supported by a Clerk, Sally Oakes, who is employed at the College and who can be contacted in the first instance with any questions about the Governing Body. Sally is not a voting member of the Governing Body.
 

Academy Governors

Joy Allman - Chair

Adrian Roberts - Vice Chair

Rakesh Naik

Miranda Cannon

Aisha Ikbal

Luciano Sepede

Rachel Hall

Verity Hancock

 
Principal
Denise Newsome

 

Clerk
Sally Oakes

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.

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Behaviour and Safety

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.

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Other Business Interests

Leicester City Council - Director

Aisha Ikbal

Governor Type:
Academy Governor

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

"I am married and have three children. My eldest daughter currently attends the school and my son is hoping to join in Autumn 2016. As a parent the well being of your children is always a concern, hence I  have always had a passion to be parent governor and now having this opportunity I am very enthusiastic about gaining a wider understanding of the running of the school and voice a parental perspective towards it."

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Behaviour and Safety

Other Business Interests

TBC

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.

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Behaviour and Safety

Other Business Interests

Regent College - Head of Progress

Denise Newsome

Governor Type:
Headteacher/Principal

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointment Ceases:
30 September 2020

 

I have worked in education for more than 30 years. Initially I worked in special education becoming Head of Keyham Lodge School in 1996. I then moved to John Cleveland College in Hinckley, initially as Vice Principal and then as Acting Principal before becoming Principal at Babington in April 2008. I love my job and am proud of the successes that the students have had over the years.

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Other Business Interests

None

Sally Oakes

Governor Type:
Clerk (Non Voting)

Date Appointed:
1 October 2016

 

Sally became Clerk to Governors in 2011, after being clerk to the Committees for several years.  Sally also works at Babington in the capacity of HR Admin.

Committees

Clerk of all committees

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.  David is married and has two daughters; the older daughter will be joining Babington Community College this year - and is very excited about that!  Adrian and his wife are Leicester City Council Foster carers.  David is responsible for running his own company and in his spare time volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Care as a bereavement counsellor.

Committees

Leadership, Management, Quality & Standards

Behaviour and Safety

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!

Committees

Behaviour and Safety

Other Business Interests

None

 


  College Improvement Plan

  Governing Body Structure

  The Governing Body Forward Plan


 

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