Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh

VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

Our Governors

Mr P Looker (Chair)
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 19.12.2018
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 18.12.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/3
Area of Responsibility: Chair, Workforce Development & Finance
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Employee at City of York Council (From Oct 2003)
Son of Janet Looker – Councillor at City of York Council (current Lord Mayor) 
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A
Contact: chair@voy.hslt.academy
Address: Vale of York Academy, Rawcliffe Drive, Clifton (without), York, YO30 6ZS

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Mr T Eastaugh
Principal (Ex-Officio)

Date of Appointment: 01.01.2019
Appointed By: Ex-Officio
End of Term: 
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/3
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mr J Martin
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 27.01.2021
Appointed By: Staff Election
End of Term: 26.01.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 2/2
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/3
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mr A Thirlwell
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 07.12.2018
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 06.12.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: Vice Chair, Curriculum & Standards 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Programme Manager at STEM Learning (From Oct 2017)
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mrs H Todd
Trust-Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 20.05.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 19.05.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: SEND
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mrs J Smailes
Trust-Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 20.05.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 20.05.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mr M Halifax
Trust-Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 11.07.2018
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 10.07.2022
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mr P Clayton
Trust-Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 16.09.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 15.09.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: Behaviour & Attendance
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

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Mr I Wright
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 25.04.2022
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 25.04.2026
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: TBC
Area of Responsibility: TBC
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: TBC
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: TBC

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Trust-appointed Governor – Vacancy

Trust-appointed Governor – Vacancy

 

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Governor attendances are updated once a term

To become a Governor, please contact the school – hello@voy.hslt.academy or apply here
Trust Governance Advisor – jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST GOVERNANCE

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

WHAT DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNING COMMITTEE DO?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

FORMER GOVERNORS WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Mr D Seddon
Parent Governor
Resigned: 09.03.2022

Date of Appointment: 09.09.2019
Appointed By: Parent Election
End of Term: 08.09.2023
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/3
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

SKILLS AND TRAINING

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.

Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.

Vale of York Academy Governor information

The LGC is made up of:

The Principal, two Parent Governors and one Staff Governor. The remaining governors are co-opted and all the above governors have full voting rights at Local Governing Committee meetings and on their relevant sub-committees. Information on the governors is below with detail of committee membership, business interests and terms of office.

There are three governors employed by Vale of York Academy, Toby Eastaugh, Principal, Matt Halifax and Jack Martin. There are no relationships between governors and any members of staff in school (in terms of spouse, partners or relatives).

To contact the Chair of Governors please email: chair@voy.hlt.academy

LGC MEETING DATES

Monday 20th September 2021, 5pm
Monday 15th November 2021, 5pm
Monday 24th January 2022, 5pm
Monday 21st March 2022, 5pm
Monday 13th June 2022, 5pm

COMPLAINTS

The number of complaints registered during the preceding academic year was 2.

For details of our complaints policy, please visit our policies page.

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