Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Meet Our Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible to the Department of Education and Ofsted for the oversight and strategic management of the Academy. Any enquiries, issues or concerns relating to Bede Academy should be raised with the Principals or members of staff in the first instance; however, parents are free to write to the Chair of Governors, if they so wish. If parents would like to contact any of the Governors, please choose one of the following:

Mrs Bethan Harding

Principal (Primary Years)

Mr A Thelwell

Principal (Secondary Years)

Mr D Warburton

Finance Director

Miss C Taylor

Company Secretary

The Governing Body

Dr Richard Harris

Chair of Governors
Parent Governor
Date of Appointment: 04/07/2009
Responsibility:
Stakeholder/community engagement
Parental/student engagement
Extra-curricular

Dr Beverley Kenny

Vice Chair of Governors
Local Governor
Date of Appointment: 01/10/2014
Responsibility:
Personnel
Sixthform/careers

Mr Alun Ebenezer

Local Governor
Date of Appointment: 11/07/2018
Responsibility:
Quality of Education - curriculum & assessment

Mrs Patricia Cox

Local Governor
Date of Appointment: 27/11/2018
Responsibility:
SEND, safeguarding, behaviour, attitudes
& personal development

Mrs Lucy Cooke

Parent Governor
Date of Appointment: 27/11/2018
Responsibility:
Ethos/B.V, EYFS/Primary,
Quality of Education-curriculum & Assessment - Primary, Parental/Student engagement &
Extra-curricular

Dr Clare Hussey

Local Governor
Date of Appointment: 18/09/2019

Mr dave Swan

Local Governor
Date of Appointment: 05/2020
Responsibility:
Data, Careers & Community

Procedures

The local governing body appoints each governor after the completion of a skills audit to ensure a full comprehensive cohort of governors.

The term of office is for a duration of four years after which a Governor may be re-elected.

The Declarations of Interest for the governing body can be found below

Governance functions are delegated to the Local Governing Body (“LGB”) by the ESF Board.  The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website.

The governing body convenes at least twice per term, focusing on curriculum and standards once a term, and finance and resources once a term.

Governor attendance at Local Governor Board meetings can be found in the attached document.