Stockingford Academy Local Governing Board
Chair of Governing Board
I am delighted to welcome you to Stockingford Academy, which officially became part of Inspire Multi Academy Trust on 1st September 2019. My name is Phil Johnson and I have been a Governor at Stockingford since March 2018 and became the Chair of Governors at the start of 2019. I am also the link Governor responsible for Safeguarding.
The Local Governing Body is made up of a range of members, bringing diverse skills and experiences to the Governing Body.
As a Governing Body we work in partnership with the senior management team to ensure that a high standard of education is provided to every pupil in our care. The Governing Body acts as ‘critical friends’ to the senior management team. It is our responsibility to ask difficult questions and challenge decisions in a constructive and professional way, in order to help the Academy to deliver the outstanding level of education that the senior management team, staff, parents and pupils are all striving for. To achieve this, Governors work closely with senior managers and staff, reviewing strategic direction, development plans, target setting, monitoring performance against national standards and the school’s own expectations. We meet regularly and visit the school during the day to observe lessons, activities and to review evidence of learning and pupil progress.
On a day to day basis the running of the Academy is the responsibility of the Headteacher, but we as a Governing Body want to make sure that the school keeps on the right course. Therefore, we are keen to gather views and opinions from children, parents, teachers and the wider community. Please feel free to contact any of the Governors through the School Office.