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    Governance at Coast Academies

    Governance at Coast Academies is made up as follows

    The Directors

    A small team of independent professionals who deal with strategic direction, value for money and the overview of standards.  They hold the leadership of the trust to account and deal with the statutory role of governance.

    Academy Challenge Team (ACT)

    ACT is focused entirely on the quality of education provided for the children within our schools. They work across the trust visiting both the schools which provides them with the crucial ability to make comparisons. The members are representative of the schools within the trust and follow a structured programme of visits where they effectively monitor the monitoring.  They look in detail at areas such as Special Needs, standards and progress, the quality of the learning environments and behaviour and safety.  The opportunity to compare practice adds significance to the conclusions they draw within their agreed areas.  Their reports are shared with the senior leadership and the board of directors. 

    In addition to the governance model outlined above, both schools make use of parent forums as a way of getting parent views on a number of school issues. The forums have looked at issues such as uniform, PE and the curriculum.

    THe Local Governing Body

    Consists of parent, staff and community governors who support and challenge the school at a local level.  They specifically recommend the budget to the board, monitor standards and other performance indicators, check compliance, support school improvement and uphold the ethos of the individual school. Please find below details for the Chair of our local Governors:

    Mrs Carianne Toms

    Eden Park Primary School

    Eden Park


    TQ5 9NH

    Tel: 01803 854011

    Member Appointed by Chair/Vice-chair Term of office (4 years) Individual interests Related parties interest Date signed Meetings attended (2017/2018)
    Colin Corkerton Community  

    01.11.14 - 30.09.18

        08.01.18 2
    Sam Knapman Co-opted   01.11.14 - 30.09.18 Owner of Thriving Together (Health & Wellbeing Coach) Husband Director of RJ Knapman & Son Ltd 01.09.17 2
    Al Morris Parent   30.07.17 - 31.07.21     22.08.18 2
    Emily King Teaching staff   08.07.17 - 31.07.21       2
    Louise Smith Parent Vice-chair 30.07.17 - 31.07.21     17.12.17 2
    Carrianne Toms Parent Chair (2nd year) 01.11.14 - 30.09.18 Governor of Torbay Virtual School; Brixham Royal British Legion committee member; Owner - Anchor Administration Services   01.11.17 2
    Ian Morgan Headteacher Eden Park           1
    Scott Ord Headteacher Preston           2
    Governors resigned in the last 12 months
    Andrew Pollard Parent   01.11.14 - resigned 08.0717 Owner of Monty's Beads      

    Preston Primary School Academy
    Old Paignton Road
    TQ2 6UY

    01803 607075