A message from the Chairman of the Ardleigh Green Local Governing Committee
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Ardleigh Green Schools, part of the Empower Learning Academy Trust.
At Ardleigh Green we have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to ensuring our children reach their full potential within a caring and supportive learning environment. We have been judged by Ofsted to be outstanding on three occasions and are justifiably proud of our academic, sporting and artistic success and the excellent relationship we enjoy with parents and the local community. At Ardleigh Green EVERYONE GROWS. We hope this website helps you to grow in knowledge and understanding of our vision, values and the wide range of activities offered to our pupils.
I am proud to have been part of the Ardleigh Green community for over 25 years as a parent, governor and now as the Chairman of the Interim Transitional Board. Ardleigh Green is an Adventure Park for the mind where EVERYONE GROWS
Local Governing Committee
The Local Governing Committee meets half termly with the agenda being set by EMPOWER. Before becoming an academy, governors met termly as a full governing body discharging its responsibilities for Teaching, Learning, Finance, Human Resources and Health and Safety through termly committee meetings. As a Local Governance Committee, governors will now be required to focus on teaching and learning with other responsibilities being monitored centrally. The Local Governance Committee will report directly to the Trust Board. For more information, please click here
|Name||Type||Date of Appointment||Category||Business Interests|
|William Jennings||L.A.||September 2019||Chairman||No|
|Sue Consterdine||Co-opted||September 2019||Vice Chair||No|
|Pete Easy||Co-opted||September 2019||Governor||No|
|Kevin Stephenson||Co-opted||September 2019||Governor||Yes|
|Christine Drew||Co-opted||September 2019||Governor||No|
|Nicola Moralee||Parent||July 2023||Governor||No|
|Priya Ramkumar||Parent||July 2023||Governor||No|
|Tracey Coppin||Staff||September 2019||Governor||No|
|Verity Hoffman||Staff||September 2019||Observer||No|
|Janelle Johnson||Staff||September 2019||Observer||No|
Board Skills Audit
Governors are required to complete an annual skills audit to ensure that collectively the Governing Body has the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively monitor school performance. In addition, governors are required to undertake regular training in relation to governance and educational matters. This training is led either by the school or the local authority.
William has been the Chairman of Governors since 1999. He was originally appointed as a parent governor. William, now retired, led a large department of a local council. Bill brings expertise in relation to strategic planning, finance and leadership and management.
Kevin runs a local architect and surveying company. Kevin brings expertise in relation to buildings, project management, finance and health and safety.
Peter, now retired, was a senior manager at national level for a major telecommunications company. Peter brings expertise in relation to leadership and management, performance management, data analysis and strategic planning.
Christine is a retired Infant Headteacher. She was previously a governor for the Infant School. Christine brings educational expertise particularly in relation to Early Years and Infant Education.
A retired primary school senior leader, Sue brings a wide range of educational experience particularly in relation to teaching and learning and Special Educational Needs.
Tracey has been a Teaching Assistant at Ardleigh Green Junior School for over 20 years. Tracey has particular expertise in supporting children in Upper Key Stage 2, particularly in Mathematics. Tracey brings particular expertise in relation to the Junior Curriculum and the analysis and interpretation of data.
All governors are required to declare any business involvement which in any way could be associated with their work as governors at Ardleigh Green Junior School. The following declarations have been recorded:
Kevin Stephenson Architect and Surveyor
Governor Attendance 2023 to 2024
|Name||10th October 2023||Date 2023||Date 2023||Date 2023|
Governor Attendance 2022 to 2023
|Name||13thOctober 2022||1stDecember 2022||21st February 2023||27th June 2023|
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