Local Governing Body

The three core functions for governance in all academies are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the DNEAT Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via a document called a Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governing Body consists of 5 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The full LGB meets twice each term.  There are also termly meetings for each of the sub-committees:

Resources Committee (covering finance, premises, IT, health & safety)

Standards & Curriculum (covering teaching, Learning and safeguarding)

Link to Trust Accounts www.dneat.org/accounts

Link to DNEAT Governance www.dneat.org/governor

The Mundford and Gooderstone Federation Governing Body:​

Mr David Smith

Chair of Governors
Curriculum and Standards Committee
Educational visits/Safer recruitment/Safeguarding/Website/
Maths Governor
Churchside Federation Governor

Mr John Hayden

Resources Committee
R.E/Collective Worship Governor
Churchside Federation Governor

Mr Scott Savory

Vice Chair of Governors
Resources Committee
Health & Safety/Science Governor
Churchside Federation Governor

Mrs Natalie Rudd

HLTA & Staff Governor (Gooderstone)
Curriculum and Standards Committee
EYFS/Healthy Schools Governor
Churchside Federation Governor

Mrs Hannah Keeler

Class Teacher and Staff Governor (Mundford)
Standards and Curriculum Committee
RSE/English/Equality Governor
Churchside Federation Governor

Ms Kate Faro-Wood

Trust Appointed Governor
Standards and Curriculum Committee
Churchside Federation Governor

Mrs Gemma Jermy

Parent Governor
Standards and Curriculum Committee
Churchside Federation Governor

Mr Sean West

Trust appointed Governor
Resources Committee
Churchside Federation Governor

Attendance 2020-21

Attendance 2019-20

Declarations of Interest

Current Governors

MemberConfirmedTerm of office
Ms Kate Faro-Wood
appointed
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021April 21 – March 25
Mrs Sarah Godbold
headteacher
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Jun 2021 
John Hayden
appointed
Nothing – Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Dec 14 – Nov 22
Mrs Gemma Jermy
parent
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 25 Jan 2021Dec 20 – Dec 24
Mrs Hannah Keeler
staff
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 7 Sep 2021Mar 19 – Mar 23
Mr Paul Plumridge
appointed
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Sept 21 – Aug 25
Mrs Natalie Rudd
staff (support)
Nothing – Confirmed 14 Sep 2020Mar 20 – Mar 24
Mr Scott Savory
appointed
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Nov 19 – Nov 23
Dave Smith
appointed
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 8 Sep 2020May 19 – May 23
Mr Sean West
appointed
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 5 Oct 2021Nov 20 – Nov 24

Historical Governors

MemberEntityNatureNotesFromTo
Mrs Ella Hoyos  
 Mr Ian MonsonNone