LOCAL ETHOS & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES

The role of the Local Ethos & Governance Committee is to support, inform, advise and challenge provision; working together, empowering excellence and improving outcomes for all children. Working with the Senior Team and the Trust Board , Local Ethos & Governance Committees are a local voice and a link with local communities and churches (Church Schools) as well as being advocates for all Trust academies. Details about the composition of this Committee can be found on the Learning Academy Partnership website.

As ambassadors for the academies, Local Ethos & Governance Committees can play a crucial role in enriching community relationships and communication; contributing to the collective effectiveness of academies and the Board of Trustees.

Dartington C of E Academy belongs to the South Devon Hub.  The South Devon Hub committee members are shown below.

Declaration of Business Interests and Attendance

Minutes

Minutes are available on request by contacting the school. Please note: access to some information may be restricted to meet legal and confidentiality requirements.

Committee Members:

Mr M King

Mr M King

Local Governor (Foundation)

Mr King has a background in education for 20+ years and has been a school governor for many years, most recently as a governor of Dartington C of E Primary School. He was part of the working group of governors at Dartington who helped to choose the Learning Academy Partnership as their preferred partner for academisation. Mr King wants to continue to represent the local community as a member of the Local Ethos & Governance Committee of Trust to bring continuity to the process and experience of Dartington school life and progress.

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Local Governor (Foundation)
Mrs N Miller

Mrs N Miller

Local Governor (Parent Representative)

Mrs Miller believes that all children deserve a quality education in an inclusive, supportive environment which both fosters their interests (academic and otherwise) and nurtures their individual needs, and wants to contribute to the achievement of high educational and social standards at Dartington. She has years of experience working as a Data Manager within both Primary and Secondary school settings, and looks forward to engaging with the staff and other parents to ensure that our children are encouraged to be good learners and confident happy individuals

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Local Governor (Parent Representative)
Mrs C Huish

Mrs C Huish

Local Governor (Ex-officio - Dartington)
Mrs J Edwards

Mrs J Edwards

Local Governor (Ex-officio - St Michael's)
Mrs E Bone

Mrs E Bone

Local Governor (Executive Head)
Mrs J Tisdall

Mrs J Tisdall

Local Governor

Mrs Tisdall is passionately committed to a fully inclusive education that gives all children access to a great learning experience in their mainstream local school, and was a parent governor and vice chair of governors at her children's primary school for four years. Mrs Tisdall is also chair of a Community Land Trust in Harberton.

Mr G Breckin

Mr G Breckin

Local Governor

Mr Breckin has been a governor of Dartington C of E Primary School since 2015. He is a retired chartered civil engineer with over 40 years experience in the delivery of major projects, and has 2 adult daughters and is married to a retired Key Stage 2 teacher. He regards his experience as managing resources, both materials and people, to achieve results and that this can be applied to situations that occur outside engineering.

Mrs J Nixon

Mrs J Nixon

Local Governor

Mrs Nixon has worked in education for her entire career and has recent experience of Ofsted and SIAMS inspections having worked closely with the Executive Headteacher on both. She is an Early Years specialist with experience ranging from Nursery to Y2, and is passionate about children having a wealth of first hand and outdoor experiences including forest school. Mrs Nixon volunteers for Dartington Hall Trust, and is the secretary of her local village hall committee .

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If you have a passion for education and improving outcomes for all children, then this could be the role for you!

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