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A warm welcome to visitors, parents and prospective parents to the Kaye's Academy website.

As Chair of the Governing Body and as a parent I am particularly proud to support Kaye's, which delivers such high standards of education for the local area.
In support of the Headteacher, volunteer Governors have a valuable role in representing the views of parents as Kaye's meets new challenges and continues to improve.
With such highly motivated and dedicated staff, Kaye's provides a happy, safe and caring environment for children to learn and play. 
I hope that you find the website useful and further information is available by contacting Kaye's direct. If you would like to contact the governors then you can email myself, Carol-Anne Lockwood, at
Chair of Governors
  Governor   Category
  Mrs Jeanette Dearnley   Headteacher
  Mrs Emmeline Boothroyd   Staff
  Mrs Hayley Audin   Parent
  Mrs Danielle Augustine   Parent
  Mrs Rachel Harrison   Co-opted
  Mrs Carol-Anne Lockwood   Co-opted
  Mr Brian Bailey   Co-opted
  Miss Helen Biver   Co-opted
  Vacancy   Co-opted
  Vacancy   Co-opted


Governing Body Documents

Governor Meetings

 Full Governing Body AGM  8th September 2022
 Finance and Resources  13th October 2022
 Standards and Effectiveness  10th November 2022
 Full Governing Body   24th November 2022
 Standards and Effectiveness  19th January 2023
 Full Governing Body  2nd February 2023
 Finance and Resources  23rd March 2023
 Standards and Effectiveness  27th April 2023
 Full Governing Body  11th May 2023
 Finance and Resources  6th July 2023
 Full Governing Body  13th July 2023

Governing Body Minutes

Additional Committees

Staff Dismissal Committee
Mr B Bailey
Dismissal Appeals Committee
Mrs C-A Lockwood
Mrs H Biver
Teacher Appraisal/Performance Management Committee
Mrs C-A Lockwood
Mrs H Biver
Staff Pay Committee
Mrs C-A Lockwood
Mrs H Biver
Complaints/Pupil Discipline Committee
Mr B Bailey

Governor Categories

Parent Governors

Parents of pupils at the school, elected by the parents. Any parent or person with parental responsibility, or carer of a registered pupil of the school at the time of the election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor.

LA Governors

Nominated by the LA. There is one place on the governing body.

Co-opted Governors (Community Governors)

Appointed by the governing body. The number on governing body set up in the reconstitution.

Staff Governors

Head teacher plus 1 member of staff elected by all the staff at the school.

Associate Members

Appointed by the governors for 1-4 years.  

What do Governors do?

What is a governor?

School governors come from every walk of life. No matter what type of governor, each have the same role and responsibilities and are charged with acting in the best interests of the children in the school. Being a governor involves time, energy and a willingness to become involved in the life of the school on a regular basis over at least four years.

The different types of governors represent the school stakeholders and provide different perspectives. But they are not ‘delegates’ of these stakeholders and are not there to act in the interests of any one group. A parent governor is a representative parent, not a parent representative, although clearly, they are well placed to alert the governing body to any parental concerns. They are one of 300,000 governors in England forming one of the largest volunteer forces in the country.

Purpose of the governing body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their health and well-being.

Governors should act, at all times, with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, pupils, parents and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school. They should both challenge and support the school.

They should set the strategic direction of the school by:

  • setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • setting the statutory targets and
  • agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure.

They should challenge and support the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  • the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • progress towards targets
  • the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy and
  • the budget and staffing structure.

They should ensure accountability by:

  • signing off the Self-Evaluation form (SEF) [This is very useful in Ofsted terms but no longer a compulsory document.]
  • responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
  • holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school.
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