The Academy Trust and The Governing Body
QEGS is a Phase 2 Academy School which is a publicly funded independent school that provides a first class free education. The school is independent of the Local Authority but still has an important part to play in the local community and will continue to work closely with all the Partner Primary Schools. As the school is independent of the Local Authority it is able to make its own decisions on things like the education it delivers, on how it spends the budget allocated to it and what services it would like to purchase back from the Local Authority.
What an Academy Trust is and what they do.
The Academy is run along similar lines to a Company and all the Governors have had to be registered at Companies House as Directors of The Academy. The Academy Trust is a charitable company responsible for the running of The Academy and has control over the land and assets of the company. It has a strategic role in running The Academy but leaves the day-to-day management of The Academy to the Governors.
How the Academy Trust is made up.
The members of The Academy Trust are the Headteacher, the Chair of Governors, and the Chairs of the three standing committees. At the present time these positions are named as the Head Teacher, The Chair of Governors, the three chairs of the Standing committee’s and the Business Manager.
The Full Governing Body
The Governing Body consists of a number of sub-committees;
- Achievement and standards: Tasked with monitoring tracking and evaluating rates of progress by all students and ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is available and accessible to all students.
- Student and Staff Well-Being: Tasked with monitoring tracking and evaluating behaviour, attendance and general well-being of all students. Ensuring Safeguarding is complied with and managed effectively for Students and Staff and monitoring performance of staff and other HR matters .
- Resources: Tasked with monitoring and evaluating the school budget to ensure best value for money is achieved in areas of expenditure and ensuring that the school grounds and buildings are fit for purpose to deliver a good educational experience for both the students and staff.
David Archer is a Foundation Governor of the Old Trust. He attended QEGS as a student as did his children one of whom also taught here. His wife has also served as a Governor to the school.
Is a Staff Governor (Teaching). Matt has been on the Governing Body for over a year and has worked at the school since 2005. He is a Geography teacher and Assistant Director of Sixth Form.
Is a Parent Governor and has one son in the sixth form with two older sons having left the school she is also a former student of the school. Previously, Amanda worked for the NHS for over 20 years before taking up the position of Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Nottingham. She holds a second position undertaking research; part of a National study team led by Cardiff University.
Professor Liz Barnes is Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Derby. She has been working at the University since February 2010 previously being based in the North East at the University of Teesside. Throughout her career she has had a passion for learning and teaching and was appointed a University Teaching Fellow in 1998. Early in her career she was a school teacher in Staffordshire.
Brian bates is a foundation governor for the old trust. He attended QEGS as a student as did his four sons and now three of his grandchildren. He ran a successful family business in Ashbourne for over 30 years.
Is a Foundation Governor for the Old Trust. He attended QEGS as a student and his now grown-up children also attended the school. He is retired but was previously a teacher in both secondary and junior schools.
Allen Forsyth joined the Governing Body in 2011. He is a Foundation Governor of the Old Trust. His son & daughter both attended QEGS as students and have gone on to achieve successful careers. He is Managing Director of Anglo China Ltd., a company he formed some years ago, after running local companies here in Ashbourne.
Is a parent governor and has 3 children in school and one at Parkside. He lives in Kniveton and is a Director of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.
Mr Griffiths is the Chair of Governors
Is a Community Governor representing the QEGS Partnership Schools. Jeanette has been the Headteacher of Osmaston CE (VC) Primary School since 1999 and is also Chair of the Dove Valley Primary Schools Association. Prior to this she was a Deputy Headteacher in two large inner-city primary schools in Derby. Jeanette attended QEGS as a pupil and the first of her four children is a pupil here.
Michelle Haynes is a Community Governor representing the University of Nottingham. She joined Nottingham University Business School as an Associate Professor in Industrial Economics in 2003. She has worked in the University sector as both a lecturer and researcher for 16 years.
Nominated from JCB, Max is a Chartered Engineer working as a Programme Manager and has worked for JCB for 20 years. He attended QEGS as a student and has recently moved to Ashbourne. He is married and has 2 young children.
He has recently been reappointed as Vice Chair of the Governors.
Mrs Martin became head teacher in 2012. She attends all Governor Meetings, Standing and Sub Committee Meetings. Mrs Martin is also on the Academy Board.
Ian is a parent Governor with a daughter and a son at QEGS in years 11 and 9. Ian lives at Cowers Lane Turnditch and has been Chair of Governors at Turnditch Primary School for seven years during which time he has been involved with two successful Ofsted Inspections.
Is a governor of 7 years standing whose children have now moved on from QEGS. He is an accountant who works with various businesses as a financial manager and has lived in Ashbourne for 16 years.
Rob Tuck is a staff governor, who has been working at the school, as an ICT Systems Development and Support Officer, since 2007.
Helen is a Parent Governor with 3 daughters in Yrs 7, 8 and 10. Her early career (20 years) was spent working within Bass Plc in a number of senior sales, marketing and operational roles, during which time she took a year out to gain her Masters degree in Business Administration. Following the arrival of her family she started her own residential letting and property management business in Ashbourne.
Is a Parent Governor with 1 daughter in school in Year 8 and another at Brailsford School. He has worked at Toyota for over 20 years and is currently Head of Production Control Division at Burnaston.
Contacting the Governors
The governors can be contacted via Mrs Loveridge (Directors' PA) on 01335 343685 extension 1753 or via email email@example.com