Governors

The local governing body is accountable for the school’s overall performance – though the school is run on a day to day basis by the headteacher.The local governing body has had many powers delegated to it from the South Northamptonshire Church of England Multi Academy Trust (SNCEMAT*). Governors of this school work closely with the headteacher to set the overall direction and aims of the school and to monitor our progress. We act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school offering a balance of support and challenge. Our responsibilities include appointing the head and other senior staff, overseeing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced, has strong British Values, is broadly based and that the school set challenging targets for pupil achievement (academic and non-academic). We value the advice and support provided by The National Governors’ Association (www.nga.org.uk), which is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance.Read our Newsletters to Parents here:11.11.16 Governors Letter to Parents *For more information about how we work with SNCEMAT, please see the separate section on this website.

Governance at St Loys

Governing Roles:

  • Foundation Governors – Foundation governors are local people with a connection to the church and some must also have children at the school.
  • Staff Governors – the Headteacher together with one teacher and one member of the non-teaching staff who are elected by the school staff.
  • Parent Governors – who are elected by the parents of the children at St. Loys.
  • Community Governor – individuals from the community who have the skills and experience the governing body require
  • Clerk to the Governors

Each governor is appointed for a four year term which can be renewed for a further four years.

If you would like to contact the governors you can write to The Chair of Governors (see below) through the school.

Current Governors (appointed by South Northants CofE MAT):

There are currently no relevant business interests relating to any of the Governors. There are currently no relationships between governors and members of the school staff.

Who we are

Damien Trevatt – Chair, Safeguarding and Community Governor. Appointed 23/5/19. Damien.Trevatt@stloys.co.uk

Julian Roberts – Foundation Governor

Jos Kirkwood – Foundation Governor

Frank Hunter – Community Governor

STAFF:

Kathryn Crawford  – Headteacher.

Susie Addison – Teaching. Committees: Learning, Achievement & Admissions. Appointed 01/11/15

PARENT GOVERNORS:

Antonia Lanyiova – Parent Governor

Fundamental British Values

St Loys CEVA Primary Academy promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, our school can actively demonstrate we are promoting fundamental British values. St Loys CEVA Primary Academy takes this very seriously in both helping to shape the curriculum and experiences offered to its pupils.

The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.

 Through our provision of SMSC, we actively seek (age appropriate) to:

• enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;

• enable our children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of

  England;

• encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;

• enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and

  services in England;

• further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling our pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;

• encourage respect for other people; and

• encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

 The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of our pupils as a result of promoting fundamental British values:

• an understanding of how as citizens we can influence decision-making through the democratic

  Process (e.g. Election to and working of the School Council);

• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for  

  their wellbeing and safety (Understanding roles in society – e.g. the work of police officers);

• an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary,

  and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account

  through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence (Covered more in Years

  5 &6);

• an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in

  law;

• an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none)

  should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory

  behaviour; 

  and

• an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

Examples of actions that we take:

• include in suitable parts of the curriculum (age appropriate for pupils), material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries;

• ensure that all our pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as our school council whose members are voted for by the pupils;

• use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view;

• use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of

  Faiths (especially the use of the RE Agreed Syllabus),

  and

• consider the role of extra-curricular activity, in promoting fundamental British values.